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
2dated(mujer) to woo datedla pretenden varios hombres — several men are wooing her / are trying to win her hand dated
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