intentar

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Borrowed from Latin intentāre, present active infinitive of intentō.

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intentar (first-person singular present intento, past participle intentat)

  1. to try, to attempt
    No vaig intentar mai concentrar-me en una única cosa.I never tried to concentrate on one single thing.
  2. to intend, to mean
    No, de debò, què intenteu amb tot això?No, seriously, what do you mean by all that?

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Borrowed from Latin intentāre, present active infinitive of intentō.

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intentar (first-person singular present intento, first-person singular preterite intenté, past participle intentado)

  1. to try, to attempt; especially: to strain or put forth effort in so doing
    Synonym: tratar
    Intento correr pero me canso mucho.I try to run, but I get very tired.
    Vale la pena intentarlo.It's worth a shot.

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