ought

ought
o:t
negative short form - oughtn't; verb
(usually with to)
1) (used to indicate duty; should: You ought to help them; He oughtn't to have done that.) deber
2) (used to indicate something that one could reasonably expect; should: He ought to have been able to do it.) deber
ought
tr[ɔːt]
auxiliar ought to
1 (moral obligation) deber
you ought to be ashamed of yourself debería darte vergüenza
you ought to have helped them debiste ayudarles
2 (recommendation) deber, tener que
you ought to hear him sing! ¡tendrías que oírlo cantar!
3 (expectation) deber de
they ought to be home by now ya deberían de estar en casa, seguramente ya estarán en casa
you ought to get the job lo más seguro es que consigas el trabajo
ought ['ɔt] v aux
: deber
you ought to take care of yourself: deberías cuidarte
ought
aux.
(Verbo modal para indicar el obligación) v.
n.
algo s.m.
alguna cosa s.f.
cero s.m.
nada s.f.
v.aux.
deber v.aux.
v.invar.
deber v.
ɔːt
modal verb
ought to + inf
1) (indicating obligation, desirability) debería (or deberías etc) + inf, debiera (or debieras etc) + inf

you ought to be grateful — deberías or debieras estar agradecido, tendrías que estar agradecido

she ought not to have said that — no debería haber dicho eso, no tendría or no tenía que haber dicho eso

you ought to have seen her face! — tenías or tendrías que haber visto la cara que puso!

2) (expressing logical expectation) debería (or deberías etc) + inf, debiera (or debieras etc) + inf

she ought to be here by now — ya debería or debiera estar aquí


I
[ɔːt]
MODAL VB
1) (moral obligation) deber

I ought to do it — debería hacerlo, debiera hacerlo

one ought not to do it — no se debiera hacer

I ought to have done it — debiera haberlo hecho

you ought to have warned me — me deberías haber avisado

he ought to have known — debía saberlo

I thought I ought to tell you — me creí en el deber de decírselo

to behave as one ought — comportarse como se debe

2) (vague desirability)

you ought to go and see it — vale la pena ir a verlo

you ought to have seen him! — ¡tenías que haberle visto!

3) (probability) deber

he ought to win — debería ganar

that ought to be enough — con eso debería ser suficiente

he ought to have arrived by now — debería de haber llegado ya


II
[ɔːt]
N = aught
* * *
[ɔːt]
modal verb
ought to + inf
1) (indicating obligation, desirability) debería (or deberías etc) + inf, debiera (or debieras etc) + inf

you ought to be grateful — deberías or debieras estar agradecido, tendrías que estar agradecido

she ought not to have said that — no debería haber dicho eso, no tendría or no tenía que haber dicho eso

you ought to have seen her face! — tenías or tendrías que haber visto la cara que puso!

2) (expressing logical expectation) debería (or deberías etc) + inf, debiera (or debieras etc) + inf

she ought to be here by now — ya debería or debiera estar aquí


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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