equivocarse


equivocarse
equivocarse
verbo pronominal
1 to make a mistake, be mistaken, be wrong (de dirección, camino etc) to go wrong, get wrong
lo siento pero me he equivocado I'm sorry but I've made a mistake
quedamos el miércoles si no me equivoco we had an appointment on Wednesday if I'm not mistaken
te has equivocado de fecha you got the date wrong
me equivoqué de calle I got the wrong street
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to make a mistake, be wrong
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VPR (=no tener razón) to be wrong, be mistaken; (=cometer un error) to make a mistake

te equivocas, eso no es así — you're wrong o mistaken, it isn't like that

si crees que voy a dejarte ir, te equivocas — if you think I'm going to let you go, you're wrong o mistaken

me equivoqué muchas veces en el examen — I made a lot of mistakes in the exam

equivocarse con algn — to be wrong about sb

la consideraba honesta, pero me equivoqué con ella — I thought she was honest, but I was wrong about her

equivocarse de algo, nos equivocamos de hora y llegamos tarde — we got the time wrong, and we arrived late

se equivocaron de tren — they caught the wrong train

se equivocaron de casa — they went to the wrong house

perdone, me he equivocado de número — sorry, (I've got the) wrong number

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(v.) = commit + error, err, mistake, make + error, bark up + the wrong tree, get + it + (all) wrong, slip up
Ex. Let us perform a simple thought experiment: assume that a cataloger has committed a simple transposition error and transcribed YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER as YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER.
Ex. Wherein had she erred? Try as she might she could think of nothing.
Ex. A flat 'no' to a question such as 'Is this book recommended for Professor Shaw's course?' leaves uncertainty as to whether one was mistaken in the professor or in the suggestion that it was for a course.
Ex. This has been taken a step further by using a screen editor to 'prevent the human indexer or coder from making syntactic errors in the first place'.
Ex. The article 'Barking up the wrong tree' argues that the belief, by many book publishers, that they can use the Internet to bypass booksellers and sell their books direct to purchasers, is fallacious.
Ex. There are risks in assuming that the enquirer has got it all wrong.
Ex. He knew that if he slipped up again, he could be shipped to a higher-security prison and lose many of his privileges.
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(v.) = commit + error, err, mistake, make + error, bark up + the wrong tree, get + it + (all) wrong, slip up

Ex: Let us perform a simple thought experiment: assume that a cataloger has committed a simple transposition error and transcribed YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER as YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER.

Ex: Wherein had she erred? Try as she might she could think of nothing.
Ex: A flat 'no' to a question such as 'Is this book recommended for Professor Shaw's course?' leaves uncertainty as to whether one was mistaken in the professor or in the suggestion that it was for a course.
Ex: This has been taken a step further by using a screen editor to 'prevent the human indexer or coder from making syntactic errors in the first place'.
Ex: The article 'Barking up the wrong tree' argues that the belief, by many book publishers, that they can use the Internet to bypass booksellers and sell their books direct to purchasers, is fallacious.
Ex: There are risks in assuming that the enquirer has got it all wrong.
Ex: He knew that if he slipped up again, he could be shipped to a higher-security prison and lose many of his privileges.

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■equivocarse verbo reflexivo
1 (confundirse, errar) to make a mistake: me equivoqué de calle, I took the wrong street
te equivocas de persona, you've got the wrong person
2 (estar en un error) to be mistaken: te equivocas, you are mistaken
no te equivocas, you are right
'equivocarse' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
despistarse
- patinar
- resbalar
- confundir
- equivocar
- tiro
English:
astray
- blunder
- flub
- fluff
- goof
- misdiagnose
- mistake
- trial
- wrong
- err
- safely
- slip
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vpr
[estar en un error] to be wrong; [cometer un error] to make a mistake;
yo creo que te equivocas I think you're mistaken;
te equivocas si crees que me voy a asustar you're mistaken if you think you're going to frighten me;
se equivocó al girar she took the wrong turning;
te equivocas con tu profesor, no es tan mala persona you're wrong about your teacher, he's not such a bad person;
se equivocó de nombre/puerta he got the wrong name/door;
equivocarse de fecha/día to get the date/day wrong;
te equivocaste de profesión, deberías haber sido actor you're in the wrong profession, you should have been an actor;
equivocarse en algo to make a mistake in sth;
¿en qué nos equivocamos con él? where did we go wrong with him?;
se equivocó en la suma she got the total wrong
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equivocarse
v/r make a mistake;
te has equivocado you are wrong o mistaken;
equivocarse de número TELEC get the wrong number;
equivocarse de camino take the wrong road;
si no me equivoco if I’m not mistaken
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vr
: to make a mistake, to be wrong
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equivocarse vb
1. (confundirse) to be wrong / to make a mistake
te equivocas you're wrong
2. (de camino, dirección, etc) to go wrong / to get wrong
te has equivocado de número you've got the wrong number
me equivoqué de calle I took the wrong street

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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