In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(have a try at)candidates should attempt all questions — los examinandos deben intentar responder a todas las preguntas formal
- she attempted a smile — intentó sonreír
- he is going to attempt the exam again — va a presentarse al examen otra vez
- he had attempted the north face before — ya había intentado escalar la ladera norte
2(try)to attempt to + inf/-ing — tratar de/ intentar + inf
- to attempt to beat the record — tratar de / intentar batir el récord
- don't attempt walking yet — no trate de / no intente caminar todavía
- Without such an effort, attempting to improve the situation is like building a house on a sand dune.
- The unions have attempted throughout this difficult time to be open and honest.
- Billy is nearly 30 but he is encouraged to attempt a comeback after he floors a man in a bar room brawl and begins to believe that he can still be a success.
- Trying to cement her position she pushes the team into attempting an exceptionally difficult human pyramid move.
- He also knows that the risk is compounded when a company attempts to achieve such a growth rate by taking on entirely new types of projects, as he plans to do.
- Some women attempt to achieve a compromise of sorts through relationships with several men.
- If we do that, then these people have been successful in what they're attempting to achieve.
- Many who marry attempt to achieve a strong, enduring bond based primarily on emotions.
- He is being deliberately obscure and difficult because his work attempts to short-circuit the way you are thinking.
- To be fair, over the next few days my true love did at least attempt to make an effort.
- Glasgow may be the first European university to attempt such a venture, but it will certainly not be the last.
- There is no getting away from the fact the bill does not even attempt to resolve the difficult issues underlying and surrounding it.
- That's when she was forced to attempt the most difficult vault of the competition over a kneeling horse.
- There is always the possibility that they will attempt to achieve a medical qualification for example, in another country.
- Mendelssohn did not attempt his very difficult task until he felt himself fully equal to it.
- On the other hand, not to attempt to achieve an independent life is to be left out of the dominant culture.
- Finally the three men attempted the climb but after a day of avalanches they decided to stop.
- This is the idea that one attempts to achieve enlightenment to benefit others.
- He attempted a comeback in mid-May against Berwick Bandits but pulled out because of intense pain.
- I can't see a small village in Russia achieving or even attempting that.
- A group of six local people will attempt to climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in as short a time as possible.
- More changes are now afoot at the school as it attempts to achieve the status of a Specialist Science College.
- The purpose of this article is to attempt the difficult task of trying to describe how the Indians developed this ingenious system.
- It's a good time to encounter difficult people or attempt arduous tasks.
3attempted past participleattempted suicide — intento de suicidio masculine
- attempted murder/robbery — tentativa de asesinato/robo
- attempted coup — intentona golpista
1intento masculinehe broke his arm in the attempt — se rompió un brazo en el intento
- at or (esp US) on the first attempt — a la primera (tentativa)
- at least they made the attempt — al menos lo intentaron
- attempt to + inf
- in my attempt to avoid the other car … — al tratar de / intentar esquivar el otro coche …
- they made no attempt to be polite — no hicieron ningún esfuerzo para ser corteses
- attempt at sth/-ing
- I made an attempt at conversation — traté de / intenté entablar conversación
- their attempts at lighting a fire failed — fracasaron en su intento de encender fuego
- she had another attempt at the record — volvió a intentar batir el récord
- to make an attempt on sb's life — atentar contra la vida de algn
- Drivers who pass their test at the first attempt should be made to do it again.
- Over recent years there has been a spate of deaths in the area resulting from trampers becoming lost and rescue attempts proving difficult.
- The rushing floodwaters and torrential rain made communication difficult, and rescue attempts failed repeatedly.
- After many unsuccessful attempts, the first successful attempt at scaling this mountain was in 1913.
- Now there is very little to prevent them from making history and advancing beyond a World Cup group at the first attempt.
- Through dry, cracked lips, I began a feeble attempt at reassurance, but was immediately interrupted.
- No one I've spoken to even cares that people were killed in the attempt.
- Any effort to aestheticize or commodify art is an attempt at censorship.
- I refuse to talk about my abortive attempt at qualifying for the Hanley Cup lest I depress myself even more.
- The implication of such involvement was an attempt to deceive, a successful attempt at the big lie.
- I made a small speech thanking all and sundry for their efforts, before a disastrous attempt at telling a joke.
- I was fortunate enough to undergo successful IVF treatment at the first attempt, resulting in the birth of twin daughters.
- Officials mustered a security force of thousands in the area around the hall, part of an effort to thwart any attempt at a repeat attack.
- Perhaps most difficult of all is the attempt to achieve independence within the same field.
- I passed my motorcycle test at the first attempt at the age of 17.
- This is an attempt to overturn our elections.
- The documentary, due out in the autumn, will follow a mountaineering novice on his attempt to conquer Everest.
- The monument was erected as a tribute to three people who died trying to halt tanks during the coup attempt.
- The result was less an attempt at analysis, than several dozen fragmented experiences and opinions.
- His half-hearted attempt at a palace coup in 1600 led to his execution.
- But it is difficult to regard these attempts as more than mere tokenism.
- If they are to gain promotion at the first attempt they will have done it against the odds.
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