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"Intend" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "estar destinado a", and "target" is a noun which is often translated as "el blanco". Learn more about the difference between "intend" and "target" below.
intend(
ihn
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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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target(
tar
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giht
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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. (sport)
a. el blanco
(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 played darts and I hit the target twice.Jugamos a los dardos y di dos veces en el blanco.
2. (goal)
a. el objetivo
(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).
I set myself a target to earn a million dollars by the time I'm 30.Me propuse como objetivo ganar un millón de dólares para los 30.
3. (military)
a. el objetivo
(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 soldier aimed at the target and shot.El soldado apuntó al objetivo y disparó.
4. (person on receiving end)
a. el blanco
(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).
He's the target of all their jokes.Es el blanco de todas las bromas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to choose as a target)
a. ir dirigido a
The campaign targets teenagers.La campaña va dirigida a los adolescentes.
b. elegir como objetivo
They mainly targeted arms factories and military bases.Eligieron como objetivo principalmente fábricas de armamento y bases militares.
6. (to direct)
a. dirigir
The new software is targeted at the banking sector.El nuevo software va dirigido al sector bancario.
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