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 tendency, be inclined)tenderprices are tending downward — los precios tienden a la baja
- his views tend toward the extreme — sus opiniones tienden a ser extremistas
- to tend to + inf — tender a + inf
- it tends to shrink — tiene tendencia a encoger
- women tend to live longer than men — las mujeres tienden a / suelen vivir más que los hombres
- she tends to be irritable in the morning — tiende a / suele estar de mal humor por la mañana
- it tends to rain less in July — en julio suele llover menos
- I tend to prefer white wine to red — en general prefiero el vino blanco al tinto
- I tend to agree with you — me inclino a pensar como usted
- he tends to catch colds easily — tiende a / suele resfriarse con facilidad
1(attend to)ocuparse deplease tend to these customers — por favor ocúpese de / atienda a estos clientes
1(flock/sheep) cuidar (de)(sheep/flock) ocuparse de(victims/invalids) cuidar (de)(invalids/victims) atender(grave/garden) ocuparse deto tend bar / the bar — atender el bar
- Popular though these titles are, their appeal tends to be limited to a particular culture.
- You tend not to go out partying and clubbing till 2am.
- Some cultures also tend not to make eye contact.
- People in the West tend not to read books in languages other than their own.
- They tended to live beyond their means, and on one occasion barely avoided bankruptcy.
- These rolls were rather fragile, so they tended to become damaged.
- Photocopies of handwritten notes look scrappy and tend not to be valued.
- People tended not to save email messages.
- People tend not to like to wait.
- They tend not to be frequenters of high-art institutions.
- The primary carer tends frequently to be the mother and therefore the law favours the mother.
- Historians during the 20th century tended overwhelmingly to write about single countries - almost always their own.
- George's adoration of his small children tended to evaporate as they grew older.
- Rather than finding the deserters, the army tends simply dismiss them in their absence.
- Very obese people tend not to exercise.
- I write most of my stuff late at night and tend not to spend a lot of time editing it.
- My personal network tends to be limited to people in similar fields to me.
- We tend not to reapply sun cream frequently enough.
- Winning entries tend musically to sound rather similar.
- Your work tends not to employ direct political messages.
- I will be able to tend upon you regularly for the next week but after that my time will be divided.
- The suicide bombers believe that a place in paradise awaited him, 70 virgins waiting to tend their every need.
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