In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to try¡no te des por vencido, inténtalo otra vez! — don't give up, try again! / have another try!
- ¿qué pierdes con intentarlo? — what have you got to lose by trying?
- el piloto intentó un aterrizaje de emergencia — the pilot attempted an emergency landing
- intentar + inf — to try to + inf
- intentaré convencerlo — I'll try to persuade him
- intentaban escalar el pico más alto — they were attempting / trying to climb the highest peak
- intenta llegar temprano — try and arrive early
- intentar que + subj
- ¿has intentado que te lo arreglen? — have you tried getting / to get it fixed?
- intenta que no te vean — try not to let them see you
- por intentarlo que no quede — there's no harm in trying
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