There are 2 main translations of suponer in Spanish

: suponer1suponer2

suponer1

masculine noun

  • 1

    imagínate que te toca la lotería, es un suponer, ¿qué harías? imagine you won the lottery, just supposing, what would you do?
    • si la empresa quebrara, es un suponer, … just suppose / just supposing the company were to go bankrupt, …

There are 2 main translations of suponer in Spanish

: suponer1suponer2

suponer2

to suppose, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(tomar como hipótesis)

      to suppose
      supongamos que lo que dice es cierto let's suppose / assume what he says is true
      • suponiendo que todo salga como está previsto assuming everything goes according to plan
      • supongamos que los dos ángulos son iguales let us suppose / assume that both angles are equal
      • ni aun suponiendo que fuera verdad, no tiene derecho a hablar así even supposing it were true, he has no right to talk like that

    • 1.2(imaginar)

      supuse que ibas a comprarlo tú I thought / presumed / assumed you were going to buy it
      • supongo que tienes razón I suppose you're right
      • nada hacía suponer que ocurriría una cosa así there was nothing to suggest / there was no reason to suppose that something like that would happen
      • ¿va a venir hoy? — supongo que sí is she coming today? — I should think so / I imagine so
      • es de suponer que se lo habrán dicho presumably / I should think / I would assume / I would imagine he's been told
      • era de suponer que se lo iban a dar it was to be expected that they would give it to him
      • se supone que tendría que empezar a las nueve it's supposed to start at nine
      • ¿dónde se supone que vamos? where are we supposed / meant to be going?

    • 1.3(atribuir)

      le suponía más edad I imagined / thought he was older
      • se le suponen propiedades medicinales it is believed / held to have medicinal qualities
      • al cuadro se le suponía un valor aproximado de … the painting was thought to be worth approximately …

  • 2

    (significar, implicar)
    to mean
    el proyecto supondrá una inversión de cinco millones de dólares the project will mean an investment of five million dollars
    • la preparación del congreso supuso cinco meses de trabajo the preparation for the convention involved / took five months' work
    • eso supondría tener que empezar desde el principio that would mean having to start from the beginning again
    • ese negocio no le supuso ningún beneficio that deal didn't make him any profit
    • no me supone problema ninguno/ninguna molestia it's no trouble at all
    • el traslado nos va a suponer muchos inconvenientes the move will cause us a great deal of inconvenience