Translation of calcular in English:

calcular

to calculate, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1Mathematics

      (precio/cantidad) to calculate
      (precio/cantidad) to work out
      calculando por lo bajo at a conservative estimate
      • calculé mal la distancia I misjudged / miscalculated the distance

    • 1.2(considerar, conjeturar)

      calculo que estaremos de vuelta a eso de las seis I should think / I would estimate we'll be back around six
      • ¿cuánto tiempo calculas que tardarán? how long do you reckon / suppose / think it'll take them?
      • yo le calculo unos sesenta años I should think he's about sixty
      • se calcula que más de cien personas perdieron la vida over a hundred people are estimated to have lost their lives

    • 1.3informal (imaginar)

      to imagine
      calcula el disgusto que se habrán llevado imagine / just think how upset they must have been
      • tendrás muchas ganas de volver a verlo — ¡calcula! I expect you're really looking forward to seeing him again — you bet! / what do you think?

  • 2

    (planear)
    to work out
    lo tenía todo calculado he had it all worked out
    • con un gesto calculado with a calculated gesture
  • 3

    (puente/bóveda) to do the calculations for