Quick answer
"Offer" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ofrecer", and "tender" is an adjective which is often translated as "tierno". Learn more about the difference between "offer" and "tender" below.
offer(
a
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fuhr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to present or proffer)
a. ofrecer
I offered my brother help with the purchase of his house.Le ofrecí apoyo con la compra de su casa a mi hermano.
My neighbor offered me a slice of the nut bread she had made.Mi vecina me ofreció una rebanada del pan de nueces que había preparado.
b. sugerir (idea or solution)
He offered a solution that might well satisfy both parties.Sugirió una solución que bien podría satisfacer a ambas partes.
c. dar (advice or excuse)
Could you offer some advice on how to start a company from scratch?¿Puede darme algún consejo sobre cómo crear una empresa desde cero?
d. hacer (suggestion or comment)
She offered some interesting comments on the role of education.Hizo varios comentarios interesantes sobre el papel de la educación.
2. (to express readiness to)
a. ofrecerse
I think you should have offered to do it for free.Creo que deberías haberte ofrecido a hacerlo gratis.
3. (to provide)
a. ofrecer
We can offer you a vast range of services.Podemos ofrecerle un amplio abanico de servicios.
b. brindar (opportunity)
This program offers you the opportunity to learn German.Este programa te brinda la oportunidad de aprender alemán.
4. (to show)
a. ofrecer
It has been designed to offer the least air resistance.Ha sido diseñado para ofrecer la mínima resistencia al aire.
b. oponer
He didn't offer any resistance to his captors.No opuso ninguna resistencia a sus secuestradores.
5. (religion)
a. ofrecer
He was prepared to offer his son as a sacrifice.Estaba dispuesto a ofrecer a su hijo en sacrificio.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to express readiness)
a. ofrecerse
You knew I needed help but never offered.Sabías que necesitaba ayuda pero nunca te ofreciste.
7. (to present itself)
a. surgir
I'll raise the subject when opportunity offers.Sacaré a relucir el tema en cuanto surja la oportunidad.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (proposal)
a. la oferta
(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).
I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.Le haré una oferta que no podrá rechazar.
9. (reduced price)
a. la oferta
(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).
View our offers on seasonal items.Consulta nuestras ofertas en los artículos de temporada.
10. (purchase price)
a. la oferta
(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).
No offers under $50,000 will be accepted.No se aceptarán ofertas por debajo de los $50,000.
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tender(
tehn
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duhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (affectionate)
a. tierno
The dad gave his baby a tender look when she smiled at him.El papá le dio una mirada tierna a su bebé cuando esa le sonrió.
With a tender smile, the grandfather told his grandkids of the day he met their grandmother.Con una sonrisa tierna, el abuelo les contó a sus nietos sobre el día que conoció a su abuela.
b. cariñoso
The doctor's tender words calmed her and made her feel safe.Las palabras cariñosas del doctor la calmaron y la hicieron sentirse segura.
2. (culinary)
a. tierno
This chicken breast is so tender that it melts in your mouth.Esta pechuga de pollo es tan tierna que se deshace en la boca.
3. (young)
a. tierno
My daughter said her first word at the tender age of one.Mi hija dijo su primera palabra a la tierna edad de un año.
4. (sensitive)
a. sensible
My finger is still inflamed and tender to the touch.Todavía tengo el dedo inflamado y sensible al tacto.
b. dolorido
My shoulder is really tender because my bag is too heavy.Tengo el hombro muy dolorido porque pesa demasiado mi bolsa.
5. (botany)
a. delicado
You need to protect delicate plants from the cold.Hay que proteger las plantas delicadas del frío.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (commerce)
a. la oferta
(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).
If our tender is accepted, construction will commence on January 6th.Si aceptan nuestra oferta, la construcción empezará el 6 de enero.
b. la licitación
(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 deadline for submission of tenders ends tomorrow.El plazo para el envío de las licitaciones termina mañana.
7. (transport)
a. el ténder
(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).
(train)
How many tons of coal does the tender carry?¿Cuántas toneladas de carbón lleva el ténder?
b. la gabarra
(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).
(nautical)
The cargo was loaded on the ship with the help of a tender.Subieron la carga al barco con la ayuda de una gabarra.
8. (finance)
a. la moneda
(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).
Gift vouchers can be used as tender.Los vales para regalo pueden servir como moneda.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to offer)
a. ofrecer
The newscaster tendered his apologies to the prime minister after issuing a false statement.El presentador le ofreció sus disculpas al primer ministro después de comunicar una noticia falsa.
b. presentar
My assistant tendered his resignation by email.Mi ayudante presentó su dimisión por correo electrónico.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (commerce)
a. presentarse a un concurso
We tendered for the contract to supply power.Nos presentamos al concurso para obtener el contrato del suministro eléctrico.
b. presentarse a una licitación
How did they get the contract without tendering for it?¿Cómo obtuvieron el contrato sin presentarse a la licitación?
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