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"Intent" is a noun which is often translated as "la intención", and "attempt" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "intentar". Learn more about the difference between "intent" and "attempt" below.
intent
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (aim)
a. la intención
(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 prosecutor has to prove the defendant's intent beyond a reasonable doubt.El fiscal tiene que demostrar la intención del acusado fuera de toda duda razonable.
b. el propósito
(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'm sorry. I didn't say that with the intent to offend you.Lo siento, no lo dije con el propósito de ofenderte.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (determined)
a. decidido
She spends all her time in the library because she is intent on graduating at the top of her class.Pasa todo el tiempo en la biblioteca porque está decidida a graduarse como la mejor de su clase.
b. resuelto
It didn't matter how many times she failed. She was intent on succeeding.No importaba las veces que fallara, estaba resuelta a triunfar.
3. (attentive)
a. intenso
The intent look on his face implies that he really is listening to you.Su mirada intensa significa que realmente está escuchándote.
b. concentrado
The charity is intent on the restoration of the rainforest.La organización benéfica está empeñada en recuperar el bosque tropical.
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attempt(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to try)
a. intentar
The group was attempting to climb Everest.El grupo intentaba escalar el Everest.
b. tratar de
I attempted to convince my mother but failed.Traté de convencer a mi madre pero no lo conseguí.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Nobody had ever attempted the journey before.Nadie había intentado hacer el viaje antes.
You should attempt two questions in Part 3.Deberían intentar contestar dos preguntas de la tercera parte.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (effort)
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).
Ben proposed to Carla in an attempt to make her stay.Ben le pidió matrimonio a Carla en un intento de que se quedara.
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).
Christina made an attempt to arrive on time.Christina hizo una tentativa de llegar puntual.
3. (attack)
a. el atentado
(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 president suffered an attempt on his life.El presidente sufrió un atentado contra su vida.
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