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"Tends" is a form of "tend", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "tender a". "Bias" is a noun which is often translated as "el prejuicio". Learn more about the difference between "bias" and "tends" below.
bias(
bay
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ihs
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (preconception)
a. el prejuicio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Some police officers have been accused of racial bias.Algunos agentes de policía han sido acusados de prejuicios raciales.
b. el sesgo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His writings showed a strong conservative bias.Sus escritos contenían un marcado sesgo conservador.
c. la parcialidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The law is without bias.La ley no presenta parcialidad.
2. (inclination)
a. la predisposición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This is a good school for students with a bias towards the social sciences.Esta es una buena escuela para alumnos con predisposición para las ciencias sociales.
b. la inclinación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have a bias for tall, strong men.Tengo inclinación por los hombres altos y fuertes.
3. (sewing)
a. el bies
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Garments cut on the bias appear softer.Las prendas cortadas al bies se ven más suaves.
b. el sesgo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This skirt is cut on the bias.Esta falda está cortada al sesgo.
4. (statistics)
a. el margen de error
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We must reduce the bias of the statistic if we want a better analysis.Si queremos un análisis mejor, tenemos que reducir el margen de error de la estadística.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to influence)
a. condicionar
Some people believe that religion biases our minds.Algunos piensan que la religión condiciona nuestro pensamiento.
b. predisponer
I didn't want to bias her against her new boyfriend.No quería predisponerla en contra de su nuevo novio.
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tend(
tehnd
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be inclined; used with infinitive)
a. tender a
She tends to complain about everything.Tiende a quejarse de todo.
b. soler
Margarita tends to get along with everyone.Margarita suele llevarse bien con todos.
c. tener tendencia a
People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck.Las personas tienen tendencia a creer que la felicidad no es más que un golpe de suerte.
d. inclinarse a
I tend to think someone has bribed the judge.Me inclino a pensar que alguien ha sobornado al juez.
2. (to have a quality; used with "toward")
a. tender a
Her books tend toward the theoretical rather than the practical.Sus libros tienden a ser más teóricos que prácticos.
The poll found that the voters tended toward the conservative.La encuesta halló que los votantes tendían a ser conservadores.
3. (to care for; used with "to")
a. atender a
We have a nurse that comes every day to tend to my father-in-law.Tenemos un enfermero que viene todos los días a atender a mi suegro.
b. ocuparse de
The family shares the responsibility of tending to the housework.La familia comparte la responsabilidad de ocuparse de los quehaceres domésticos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to care for)
a. cuidar
Ronny is in the pasture tending the sheep.Ronny está en el pastizal cuidando las ovejas.
b. atender
The doctor is busy tending the injured.El médico está ocupado atendiendo a los heridos.
c. ocuparse de
I deeply enjoy tending my garden.Disfruto profundamente de ocuparme del jardín.
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