In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(intentar, aspirar)¿qué pretendes con esa actitud? — what do you hope to gain with that attitude?
- ¿pero qué pretendes? ¿que haga yo tu trabajo? — what are you after? you want me to do your work?
- ¿qué pretendes de mí? — what do you expect of me?
- pretender + inf — to try to + inf
- no pretenderás hacerlo tú sola — you're not going to try to do it / try and do it alone
- pretendía hacerme cambiar de opinión — she was out to make me change my mind
- ¿qué pretendes decir con eso? — what are you getting at?
- pretende engañarme con sus mentiras — he's trying to fool me with his lies
- con la campaña se pretende llamar la atención sobre el problema — it is hoped that the campaign will draw attention to the problem
- pretender que + subj
- ¿pretendes que crea esa mentira? — do you expect me to believe such a lie?
- si pretendes que te aprueben porque eres mi hijo, estás muy equivocado — if you expect them to pass you / if you're hoping they'll pass you because you're my son, you're badly mistaken
- solo pretendo que sea feliz — I just want her to be happy
2anticuado(mujer) to woo anticuadola pretenden varios hombres — several men are wooing her / are trying to win her hand anticuado
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.