intend
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intend(
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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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intend
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to intend to do somethingtener la intención de hacer algo
to intend something for somebodytener pensado dar algo a alguien
those comments were intended for youesos comentarios iban por ti or destinados a ti
was that intended?¿ha sido a propósito?
it was intended as a joke/a complimentpretendía ser una broma/un cumplido
I told her to do it, and I intend to be obeyedle dije que lo hiciera sin rechistar
I didn't intend her to see it yetno quería que ella lo viera todavía
a film intended for childrenuna película para niños or dirigida a los niños
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intend [ɪnˈtend]
transitive verb
1 (with noun)
it's intended for John está destinado a Juan; es para Juan
no offence was intended he intended no offence no tenía intención de ofender a nadie; no fue su intención ofender a nadie
I intend no disrespect no es mi intención faltarle al respeto a nadie; that remark was intended for you esa observación iba dirigida a ti; it was intended as a compliment se dijo como un cumplido; I intended no harm lo hice sin mala intención; is that what you intended? ¿fue eso lo que se proponía?
2 (with verb)
to intend to do sth intend doing sth pensar hacer algo
what do you intend to do about it? ¿qué piensas hacer al respecto?; I intend him to come too quiero que venga él también; this scheme is intended to help este proyecto tiene la finalidad de ayudar; I intend that he should see it quiero que él lo vea; I fully intend to punish him tengo la firme intención de castigarlo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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I intend to
tengo pensado
intend to
tener pensado
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