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"Intend" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "estar destinado a", and "plan" is a noun which is often translated as "el plan". Learn more about the difference between "intend" and "plan" below.
intend(
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tehnd
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to be targeted at; used with "for")
a. estar destinado a
Do you think her comments about dishonest people were intended for me?¿Crees que sus comentarios sobre las personas deshonestas estaban destinados a mí?
b. ser para
The new park is intended for children under the age of eight.El parque nuevo es para niños menores de ocho años.
c. ir dirigido a
That hand signal was intended for you.Esa seña con la mano iba dirigida a ti.
2. (to have as one's purpose; followed by a noun)
a. tener la intención de
I'm sorry. I never intended any offense.Lo siento. Nunca tuve la intención de ofender.
b. ser la intención de
He intended no disrespect, he's just a bit rough.No fue su intención faltar el respeto. Es solamente que es algo tosco.
3. (to plan or want to do something; followed by the infinitive)
a. tener pensado
I intend to take the family to the beach this weekend.Tengo pensado llevar a la familia a la playa este fin de semana.
b. tener la intención de
We intend to finish painting the house by nightfall.Tenemos la intención de terminar de pintar la casa al anochecer.
c. pensar
Erica intends to study medicine.Erica piensa estudiar medicina.
d. querer
I intend to wake up early and run tomorrow morning.Quiero levantarme temprano y salir a correr mañana por la mañana.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm sure she didn't intend to break the glass.Estoy seguro de que no rompió el vaso a propósito.
This book is intended to help young students.Este libro está dirigido a estudiantes jóvenes.
4. (to plan for someone; often used with "for")
a. querer que
I intend for my children to study abroad.Quiero que mis hijos estudien en el exterior.
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plan(
plahn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (idea)
a. el plan
(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).
There has been a change of plan, so we will meet at my place.Ha habido un cambio de planes, así que nos vemos en mi casa.
2. (diagram)
a. el plano
(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 architect drew up the plan of our new house.El arquitecto nos hizo el plano de la casa nueva.
3. (scheme)
a. el plan
(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 school is signing a five-year plan to promote the arts.El colegio va a firmar un plan quinquenal para promover las artes.
4. (outline)
a. el esquema
(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).
When the plan of the novel was finished, the writer started writing.Cuando acabó el esquema de la novela, el escritor empezó a escribir.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to arrange)
a. planear
I am looking forward to planning our summer together.Estoy emocionada para planear nuestro verano juntos.
b. planificar
The bride planned the wedding all by herself.La novia planificó la boda ella sola.
6. (to intend)
a. pensar
I plan to have a dog when I live on my own.Pienso tener un perro cuando viva sola.
b. planear
I've been planning to visit her for a couple of weeks.Llevo un par de semanas planeando visitarla.
7. (to draw)
a. diseñar
The architect is planning a building.El arquitecto está diseñando un edificio.
8. (to outline)
a. hacer un esquema de
The author planned her novel in two days, but took three months to write it.La autora hizo un esquema de su novela en dos días, pero tardó tres meses en escribirla.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (to arrange)
a. hacer planes
We have to plan for the future; I do not want to improvise.Hemos de hacer planes para el futuro, no quiero improvisar.
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