French translation of 'guess'
1. (= make a guess) deviner
Guess! Devine !
to guess wrong se tromper
Janice guessed wrong. Janice s’est trompée.
to keep sb guessing laisser qn dans le doute ⧫ laisser qn dans l’incertitude
to keep sb guessing about sth laisser qn dans le doute au sujet de qch ⧫ laisser qn dans l’incertitude au sujet de qch ⧫ tenir qn en haleine au sujet de qch
2. (mainly US) (= suppose) croire ⧫ penser
I guess so probablement
1. [answer] deviner
I had already guessed the identity of her companion. J’avais déjà deviné qui était son compagnon.
Can you guess what it is? Devine ce que c’est !
2. (= surmise) supposer
to guess (that) ... supposer que ...
3. (= realize)
you’d never guess that ... on a du mal à croire que ...
4. (= foresee) prévoir
to guess that sth will happen prévoir que qch va arriver
5. (= estimate) [speed, age, number] estimer
to guess how many ... estimer combien ...
Guess how much I paid for this. Devine combien je l’ai payé.
to guess sth to be ... estimer qch à ...
guess what! devine !
Guess what I did last night! Devine ce que j’ai fait hier soir !
Guess who! Devine qui c’est !
You’ll never guess who ... Tu ne devineras jamais qui ...
7. (mainly US) (= suppose) croire ⧫ penser
I guess (that) ... je pense que ...
1. (= surmise) supposition f ⧫ hypothèse f
It’s just a guess. C’est une simple supposition.
to make a guess essayer de deviner
to make a guess at sth essayer de deviner qch
to take a guess, to have a guess essayer de deviner
Have a guess! Devine !
anyone’s guess (informal) (= impossible to say)
Why it happened is anyone’s guess. Personne ne sait pourquoi c’est arrivé.
2. (= opinion)
my guess is (that) ... d’après moi ...
3. (= estimate)
our best guess is (that) ... d’après nous ...
to make a wild guess risquer une hypothèse
at a guess au jugé
Phrasal verbsguess at
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Example Sentences Including 'guess'
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Science connects reality to our guesses about it.The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
Guess who makes effective drugs for diabetics?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Where all this will end up is anyone 's guess.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
I suppose the managers just have to guess.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
If you take the last guess, you may guess wrong.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Neither man could have guessed just how true that observation would turn out to be.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
That's pretty precise for a wild guess.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Wanna hazard a guess as to how this will play out?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Why it does this is anybody 's guess.The Sun (2009)
You can probably guess the answer to all three.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You forced the opponents to take the last guess and now you are taking it yourself.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
You get no points for guessing what happens next.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You have to make a wild guess and hope that the paint sticks.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
You will imagine them guessing correctly about 50 per cent of the time.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You're getting a website to guess your age?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Anyone with the slightest inkling of the hooker's character may have guessed this selection was a recipe for a red card.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This is just a guess, mind.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Whether it would be valid now is anyone 's guess.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Swap roles if they guess correctly.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The available data only allow us to guess which is correct.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Who the lucky owner will be is anyone 's guess.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You will have guessed the answer already.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Despite staying out getting battered the night before her big audition, guess what happens.The Sun (2016)
He quickly handed her back to her father after wrongly guessing her age.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
He says: 'I guess it was verging on the ridiculous to work so much on just one record.The Sun (2010)
Now take a wild guess who that could be.The Sun (2007)
Now, guess the signs of early meningitis.The Sun (2016)
What seem lucky guesses are winning answers in a gameshow.The Sun (2006)
You would hazard a guess there are some huge strings attached.The Sun (2010)
Your doc may take a guess in terms of months.The Sun (2009)
Anybody want to guess what my wife weighed in with?Christianity Today (2000)
He not only guessed wrong about the problems to which computers could be usefully applied.Infinite in All Directions (1989)
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'guess' in Other Languages
British English: guess /ɡɛs/ NOUN
A guess is an attempt to give an answer or provide an opinion when you do not know if it is true.
If you don't know, just have a guess.
- American English: guess
- Arabic: تَخْمين
- Brazilian Portuguese: suposição
- Chinese: 猜测
- Croatian: nagađanje
- Czech: odhad
- Danish: gæt
- Dutch: gissing
- European Spanish: suposición
- Finnish: arvaus
- French: hypothèse
- German: Vermutung
- Greek: εικασία
- Italian: supposizione
- Japanese: 推測
- Korean: 추측
- Norwegian: gjetning
- Polish: przypuszczenie
- European Portuguese: suposição
- Romanian: încercare de a ghici
- Russian: догадка
- Spanish: suposición
- Swedish: gissning
- Thai: การคาดคะเน
- Turkish: tahmin
- Ukrainian: здогадка
- Vietnamese: ước đoán
British English: guess /ɡɛs/ VERB
If you guess something, you give an answer or provide an opinion when you do not know if it is true.
She guessed that he was about 40 years old.
- American English: guess
- Arabic: يُخمِن
- Brazilian Portuguese: adivinhar
- Chinese: 猜测
- Croatian: nagađati
- Czech: odhadnout
- Danish: gætte
- Dutch: raden
- European Spanish: adivinar
- Finnish: arvata
- French: deviner
- German: schätzen raten/denken
- Greek: μαντεύω
- Italian: indovinare
- Japanese: 推測する
- Korean: 추측하다
- Norwegian: gjette
- Polish: domyślić się
- European Portuguese: adivinhar
- Romanian: a presupune
- Russian: догадываться
- Spanish: adivinar
- Swedish: gissa
- Thai: คาดคะเน
- Turkish: tahmin etmek
- Ukrainian: здогадуватися
- Vietnamese: đoán
Translation of guess from the Collins English to French Dictionary