tentar

tentar(
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tahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to entice)
a. to tempt
El salario me tienta mucho, pero no me apetece nada irme a vivir a otra ciudad.I'm very tempted by the salary, but I don't feel at all like moving to another city.
2. (to examine by touch)
a. to feel
Tenté el bolsillo para tomar mi celular, pero no estaba allí.I felt my pocket for my cell phone, but it wasn't there.
3. (to test)
a. to try
Hacíamos preguntas sin cesar para tentarle la paciencia a nuestro papá.We would ask nonstop questions to try our dad's patience.
tentarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to fall into temptation) (Southern Cone)
a. to give in to temptation
Al pasar por McDonald's, me tenté y me compré una hamburguesa.When walking past McDonald's, I gave in to temptation and bought a hamburger.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to laugh uncontrollably) (Southern Cone)
a. to die laughing
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Cuando Nacho apareció con ese corte de pelo, todos nos tentamos.We all died laughing when Nacho showed up with that haircut.
b. to burst into laughter
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Hace caras graciosas para que me tiente.He's making funny faces to make me burst into laughter.
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tentar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (palpar)
a. to feel
2. (atraer, incitar)
a. to tempt
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tentar
transitive verb
1 (seducir) to tempt
me tentó con una copita de anís she tempted me with a glass of anisette; no me tienta nada la idea I can't say I fancy the idea (familiar); tentar a algn a hacer algo to tempt sb to do sth
2 (palpar) to feel; (Med) to probe
ir tentando el camino to feel one's way
3 (probar) to test; try (out)
pronominal verb
tentarse (S. Cone) to give in (to temptation)
no compra chocolates porque se tienta y se los come son muy caros pero me tenté y me los compré
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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