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"Insist" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "insistir en", and "demand" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "exigir". Learn more about the difference between "insist" and "demand" below.
insist(
ihn
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sihst
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to reiterate)
a. insistir en
The waiter insisted that they were out of beer.El camarero insistió en que ya no les quedaba cerveza.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to be determined)
a. insistir
Will you come? - If you insist.¿Vendrás? - Si insistes.
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demand(
dih
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mahnd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to insist on)
a. exigir
The knight demanded to see the king immediately.El caballero exigió ver al rey de inmediato.
2. (to require)
a. exigir
Pets demand regular attention and care.Las mascotas exigen atención y cuidados regulares.
b. requerir
This plant does not demand much care to grow well.Esta planta no requiere muchos cuidados para crecer bien.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (claim)
a. la exigencia
(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 goverment's new policy aims to meet the demands of the health service.La nueva política del gobierno pretende satisfacer las exigencias de los servicios de salud.
b. la reivindicación
(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).
(of workers, protesters or strikers)
They threatened to go on strike if their demands were not met.Amenazaron con ir a la huelga si no se atendían sus reivindicaciones.
4. (request)
a. la petición
(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).
He only had one demand: the millionaire's daughter's hand in marriage.Solo tenía una petición: la mano de la hija del millonario en matrimonio.
b. la solicitud
(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).
His demand for a loan was rejected by every bank.Todos los bancos denegaron su solicitud de préstamo.
5. (economics)
a. la demanda
(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 demand for a service increases when income increases, and therefore its price goes down.La demanda de un servicio aumenta cuando aumentan los ingresos y, por lo tanto, su precio disminuye.
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