aim
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aim(
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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. (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).
The project's aim is to reduce poverty in rural communities.El objetivo del proyecto es reducir la pobreza en las comunidades rurales.
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).
Kim's aim is to be the best gymnast in her state.El propósito de Kim es de ser la mejor gimnasta en su estado.
2. (pointing skill)
a. la puntería
(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).
You have good aim. You got a bullseye every time.Tienes buena puntería. Diste en el blanco todas las veces.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to point)
a. apuntar
She aimed the crossbow at the target and fired.Ella apuntó la ballesta hacia el blanco y disparó.
4. (to address)
a. dirigir (comment)
The reporter's questions were all aimed at the candidate from New Jersey.Todas las preguntas del reportero iban dirigidas al candidato de Nueva Jersey.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to point)
a. apuntar
Adjust the exposure of the camera, aim, and shoot.Ajusta la exposición de la cámara, apunta y dispara.
6. (to aspire)
a. aspirar
If you don't win this year, that's ok because it gives you something to aim for next year.Si no ganas este año, no pasa nada porque así tienes algo a lo que aspirar el próximo año.
7. (to intend)
a. pretender
He is aiming to finish his novel this year.Pretende terminar su novela este año.
b. proponerse
The committee aims to clean the water supply.El comité se propone limpiar el abastecimiento del agua.
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aim
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (at target)
a. la puntería
(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).
to take aim atapuntar a
her aim was goodtenía buena puntería
2. (goal)
a. el objetivo m, 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).
with the aim of doing somethingcon el propósito de hacer algo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (blow, remark, tv program)
a. dirigir
4. (gun, camera)
a. apuntar
to be aimed at somebodyestar dirigido(a) a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to aim at something/somebodyapuntar a or hacia algo/alguien
to aim to do somethingtener la intención de hacer algo
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aim [eɪm]
noun
1 (purpose, object) objetivo (m); propósito (m)
his one aim was to escape su único objetivo or propósito era escaparse
a core curriculum, with aims and objectives the aim of this policy/government is to ... his aims are open to suspicion this clashed with one of the stated aims of the policy the aim of the festival is to increase awareness of Hindu culture and traditions his ultimate aim is to protect himself
to achieve one's aims conseguir sus propósitos or lo que se propone
I achieved the aim I set myself conseguí mi propósito; conseguí lo que me había propuesto
the English tried to achieve their aims by a process of attrition a research programme that has largely failed to achieve its principal aims
to have no aim in life no tener un norte or una meta en la vida
with the aim of doing sth con miras a hacer algo; con la intención de hacer algo
we installed an alarm with the aim of deterring burglars he went to Paris with the aim of reaching an agreement Iraqi opposition factions banding together with the aim of overthrowing Saddam he is to wind down the bank's affairs with the aim of closing it altogether
2 (with gun, arrow) puntería (f)
his aim is bad it requires a steady aim he stood with the gun gripped in his right hand and his left hand steadying his aim
to have a good/poor aim tener buena/mala puntería
to miss one's aim fallar or errar el tiro
he wanted to kill Johnson but missed his aim and hit a passer-by
to take aim (at sth/sb) apuntar (a algo/algn)
he took careful aim apuntó con cuidado
they took aim at the president's handling of the economy the group's three previous albums took aim at white racism he took careful aim and shot him in the shoulder she had spotted a man with a shotgun taking aim
transitive verb
[+gun] apuntar; [+camera] dirigir; enfocar; [+blow] lanzar; intentar dar; [+remark, criticism] dirigir
I could hardly see well enough to cross the street, let alone aim a gun to aim sth [at] sth/sb
he aimed the pistol at me me apuntó con la pistola
missiles aimed at the capital misiles apuntando a la capital; he aimed a kick at my shins me lanzó una patada a las canillas; intentó darme una patada en las canillas
a lot of people have aimed that criticism at him to aim a stone at sb he ignored his wife and aimed patronizing remarks at her a Warsaw newspaper today aimed unprecedented criticism at the pope they set on him, punching him in the face and aiming kicks at his shins a retired naval commander aimed a punch at a policeman who refused to call him Colonel to [be] aimed at sth/sb his remarks are aimed at his father
this advertising is aimed at children esta campaña va dirigida a los niños; talks aimed at ending the war conversaciones (f) or negociaciones (f) encaminadas a la finalización de la guerra
the new measures are aimed at tightening existing sanctions his message was aimed at the undecided middle ground of Israeli politics
intransitive verb
1 (with weapon) apuntar
he showed her how to aim, how the revolver fired remember to aim just above, and to the right, of the flashlight's bulb
I aimed at his forehead le apunté a or en la frente
he was aiming straight at me you're aiming at the wrong target I didn't know I was supposed to aim at the same spot all the time I was aiming [for] the tree
aim for the centre of the green intenta lanzar la pelota al centro del green
2 (aspire)
to aim to do sth ponerse como objetivo hacer algo; aim to drink five glasses of water a day póngase como objetivo beber cinco vasos de agua al día
to aim [at] sth/at doing sth
we must aim at reducing inflation debemos aspirar a or dirigir nuestros esfuerzos a reducir la inflación
businesses will have to aim at long-term growth businesses usually aim at profitability
to aim for sth aspirar a algo
it will give you something to aim for así tendrás algo a lo que aspirar
we are aiming for the lower end of the market he said he would aim for the 100 metres world record at the world championships you should aim for 1400-2200 calories a day
to aim high picar muy alto; aspirar a mucho
aim high but don't be disappointed if you don't make it many children are staying on at school and aiming higher young Prem was brought up to aim high, though the family was poor
3 (intend)
to aim to do sth [+person] proponerse or pretender hacer algo; I aim to finish it today me he propuesto or me propongo terminarlo hoy; pretendo terminarlo hoy; the book aims to answer these questions el libro tiene como objetivo or pretende contestar estas preguntas
the government is aiming to provide 30,000 new jobs an appeal which aims to raise funds for children with special needs what are you aiming [at]?
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