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"Bid" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ofrecer", and "tender" is an adjective which is often translated as "tierno". Learn more about the difference between "bid" and "tender" below.
bid(
bihd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (commerce)
a. ofrecer
$2,000 is more than I'm prepared to bid for that painting.$2,000 es más de lo que estoy dispuesto a ofrecer por ese cuadro.
b. pujar
Paco bid two million dollars for the sculpture.Paco pujó dos millones de dólares por la escultura.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to request)
a. pedir
William bade me tell you that he loves you dearly.William me pidió que te dijera que te quiere mucho.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to command)
a. mandar
His mother bade him hold his tongue.Su madre le mandó callarse.
4. (to wish)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Gentlemen, I bid you goodnight.Señores, les doy las buenas noches.
The whole town turned out to bid him farewell.Todo el pueblo vino a despedirse de él.
5. (in card games)
a. declarar
North bids four hearts.North declara cuatro corazones.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (commerce)
a. hacer una oferta
Are you going to bid for that table?¿Vas a hacer una oferta por esa mesa?
b. pujar
There were a lot of people bidding for the lot I was interested in.Mucha gente pujaba por el lote que me interesaba.
7. (to contend; often used with "for")
a. intentar
He's bidding to become world champion for the fourth time.Está intentando hacerse con el campeonato mundial por cuarta vez.
b. participar en la licitación (for a contract)
Six companies are bidding for the contract to computerize their tax system.Seis empresas participan en la licitación del contrato para computerizar su sistema fiscal.
8. (in card games)
a. declarar
When it's your turn, you can either bid or pass.Cuando te toca, puedes declarar o pasar.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
9. (commerce)
a. la oferta
(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).
They've made a bid of 575 million dollars for the company.Han hecho una oferta de 575 millones de dólares por la empresa.
b. la puja
(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 highest bid wins the auction.La puja más alta gana la subasta.
10. (attempt)
a. el intento
(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).
The candidate will address a meeting today in a bid to win voters’ support.La candidata hablará en una reunión hoy en un intento de ganar el apoyo de los votantes.
b. la tentativa
(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 prisoner's bid for freedom was doomed to failure.La tentativa del reo de recobrar la libertad estaba condenada al fracaso.
11. (in card games)
a. la declaración
(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 was unable to support my partner’s bid.No pude apoyar la declaración de mi pareja.
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tender(
tehn
-
duhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (affectionate)
a. tierno
The dad gave his baby a tender look when she smiled at him.El papá le dio una mirada tierna a su bebé cuando esa le sonrió.
With a tender smile, the grandfather told his grandkids of the day he met their grandmother.Con una sonrisa tierna, el abuelo les contó a sus nietos sobre el día que conoció a su abuela.
b. cariñoso
The doctor's tender words calmed her and made her feel safe.Las palabras cariñosas del doctor la calmaron y la hicieron sentirse segura.
2. (culinary)
a. tierno
This chicken breast is so tender that it melts in your mouth.Esta pechuga de pollo es tan tierna que se deshace en la boca.
3. (young)
a. tierno
My daughter said her first word at the tender age of one.Mi hija dijo su primera palabra a la tierna edad de un año.
4. (sensitive)
a. sensible
My finger is still inflamed and tender to the touch.Todavía tengo el dedo inflamado y sensible al tacto.
b. dolorido
My shoulder is really tender because my bag is too heavy.Tengo el hombro muy dolorido porque pesa demasiado mi bolsa.
5. (botany)
a. delicado
You need to protect delicate plants from the cold.Hay que proteger las plantas delicadas del frío.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (commerce)
a. la oferta
(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).
If our tender is accepted, construction will commence on January 6th.Si aceptan nuestra oferta, la construcción empezará el 6 de enero.
b. la licitación
(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 deadline for submission of tenders ends tomorrow.El plazo para el envío de las licitaciones termina mañana.
7. (transport)
a. el ténder
(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).
(train)
How many tons of coal does the tender carry?¿Cuántas toneladas de carbón lleva el ténder?
b. la gabarra
(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).
(nautical)
The cargo was loaded on the ship with the help of a tender.Subieron la carga al barco con la ayuda de una gabarra.
8. (finance)
a. la moneda
(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).
Gift vouchers can be used as tender.Los vales para regalo pueden servir como moneda.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to offer)
a. ofrecer
The newscaster tendered his apologies to the prime minister after issuing a false statement.El presentador le ofreció sus disculpas al primer ministro después de comunicar una noticia falsa.
b. presentar
My assistant tendered his resignation by email.Mi ayudante presentó su dimisión por correo electrónico.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (commerce)
a. presentarse a un concurso
We tendered for the contract to supply power.Nos presentamos al concurso para obtener el contrato del suministro eléctrico.
b. presentarse a una licitación
How did they get the contract without tendering for it?¿Cómo obtuvieron el contrato sin presentarse a la licitación?
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