In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(determined)to be intent on sth/ -ing — estar decidido / resuelto a + inf
- she was intent on success / on succeeding — estaba decidida / resuelta a triunfar
- If they are intent on doing something, then they will do it.
- Now, decades since those heady days, two Irish businessmen are intent on waging their own space race.
- Chip's face was firm and Kim could tell he was intent on keeping himself above water.
- What Wales didn't have was a confidence that reflected their ability or a culture that was intent on building that confidence.
- He also warned their opposition could backfire because he was now intent on deregulating the restaurant sector.
- Second, many advisers are still intent on chasing high returns.
- And no matter what people say she is quite intent on fulfilling that dream.
- He has secured planning permission to develop the house and grounds, but is intent on also converting the castle into an annex of the hotel.
- The couple are intent on keeping Lucy in touch with her roots.
- The joy of it is that we still don't know where it's headed; but we're absolutely intent on enjoying the ride.
- It is also the only music station which is not intent on fleecing 16 to 24-year-olds.
- They were intent on driving the Portuguese out of this tropical paradise and claiming it for themselves.
- According to reports, the accidents were caused by a man who was intent on killing himself.
- The assumption is that the Bank of England is intent on tightening policy over the coming months, but its decisions will depend on the data.
- He said he was intent on protecting direct payments to Ireland which were worth 2 billion euro annually.
- Burley understands the mood though, and is intent on lifting it.
- But the contest was far from over as the two international challengers were intent on playing their hands late.
- I was intent on giving a few of my friends some motivation to get them done early.
- Mr Elliott said councillors were ‘upset’ that the youngsters seemed so intent on wreaking havoc.
- They will no doubt be intent on making it one to remember.
2(attentive, concentrated)(expression) de viva atención(expression) concentrado(stare/look) penetrante(look/stare) fijoto be intent on sth — estar abstraído / concentrado en algo
- I was so intent in my thoughts, that it took a while for me to realize that Randilyn had stopped playing.
- He was very intent on this task, as if he fancied himself a latter-day St. Francis.
- I glanced at him, seeing his intent face, and decided against something sarcastic.
- But the women take no notice of their admirers, so intent are they on their own conversation.
- Mr McCall said the management was still ‘more intent on imposition than negotiation’.
- Chase stepped back and simply regarded me with an intent stare that made me squirm unconsciously.
- He had a concerned expression on his face that was so intent I've never seen it before.
- With an intent stare, she gazed into the flames, seeming to go into a trance.
- Jacqui turned from his intent gaze and stared out the window of the carriage.
- Ronnie looked back at him with an intent gaze, his assuring smile suggesting he awaited an answer.
- Danny looked up to see Cameron at the door, leaning back against it with an intent look in his eyes.
- He stood up, wiping his hands on his breeches, and a more intent look on his face.
- The same eyes were looking at me, almost burning me with their intent gaze.
- She looked Mike directly in the eyes, catching the intent green eyed gaze head on.
- I was preoccupied with this useless energy when a huge man approached with an intent look on his face.
- I looked around and saw Dame coming towards me with an intent look in his eyes, and I laughed.
- She stares into the light without flinching, her expression deadly serious and intent.
- His gaze was intent, and my face was hot, but I couldn't think of what to say next.
- She has an unsettling intent look, and seems to see things the people around her don't.
1propósito masculineintención femininecon el objeto / el propósito de + inf formala declaration/letter of intent — una declaración/carta de intenciones
- with evil/good intent — con malas/buenas intenciones
- with intent to + inf
- to all intents and purposes — a efectos prácticos
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