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"Intent" is a noun which is often translated as "la intención", and "try" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "intentar". Learn more about the difference between "intent" and "try" 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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try(
tray
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to attempt; often used with "to")
a. intentar
Try to park in that spot.Intenta estacionar en ese hueco.
b. tratar de
I'll try to talk to her this afternoon.Trataré de hablarle esta tarde.
2. (to sample)
a. probar
I would love to try your famous tomato soup one of these days.Me encantaría probar tu famosa sopa de tomate un día de estos.
3. (legal)
a. juzgar
He should not be tried for murder.No debería ser juzgado por asesinato.
4. (to attempt to open)
a. intentar abrir
He tried the door and found it unlocked.Intentó abrir la puerta y la encontró cerrada con llave.
5. (to make inquiries at)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I tried the tourist office, but they couldn't help.Pregunté en la oficina de turismo, pero no pudieron ayudarme.
If I have to try all the shops in this city to find the perfect gift, I will.Si tengo que recorrer todas las tiendas de esta ciudad para encontrar el regalo perfecto, que así sea.
6. (to put to the test)
a. poner a prueba
Why don't we try him, and see how he does at the job?¿Por qué no lo ponemos a prueba para ver cómo se le da el trabajo?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to make an effort)
a. esforzarse
Though our goals are hard to achieve, we must never stop trying.Aunque nuestras metas sean difíciles de alcanzar, nunca debemos dejar de esforzarnos.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I know you find it difficult to talk to your father but please try.Sé que no te es fácil hablar con tu padre pero inténtalo, por favor.
It won't be easy but we should try at least.No será fácil pero al menos deberíamos intentarlo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (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).
After several tries, I gave up.Tras varios intentos, abandoné.
9. (sports)
a. el ensayo
(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 scored two tries.Marcó dos ensayos.
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