Translation:Did you try?

July 28, 2013



Come on everybody. It gave one clue, you have two question marks, and we are in preterite. Make it a question in the preterite. Did you try? Voila!

September 13, 2013


What about "did you intend to"?

July 19, 2014


The words "intend" and "intentar" sound very similar, and I am sure that they share a common root word. However, I looked up "intentar" in a Spanish-English dictionary and I only got "to try", "to attempt". I also looked up "intend," and "intentar" was not one of the choices given. So "intend" and "intentar" would be what are called "false equivalents".

April 29, 2018


Yes good one. To intend for something to happen is not always the same as to try to do something.

January 11, 2017


right! why is that not accepted!

March 22, 2017


could this also mean, "did you mean to?" as in, "did you mean to spell that wrong?"

July 25, 2014


I'm interested to know this as well

September 1, 2015


Yeah, I think "You tried to?" Is a perfectly valid translation of "Did you try?"

August 15, 2013


No, in English "You tried?" would be the other option if you want a yes or no answer. Otherwise, the question will be considered incomplete in English and the answer will be another question "Tried to WHAT?"

December 13, 2013


I agree with you, Christofo, because this is the way I say it as part of a conversation, where the thing or action you tried to do is already understood.

March 12, 2016


Once again, the computerized voice stresses the accent on the wrong syllable.

January 4, 2016


Why is "have you tried" wrong?

May 10, 2016


That requires haber which changes the tense.

October 22, 2016


Did you try? is a correct translation

November 29, 2013


"Did you attempt?" - Seems like a correct English sentence but they did not accept it.

July 29, 2014


I think at least, "Did you attempt to?" or "Did you attempt it?" Should be accepted.

March 12, 2016


Have you tried?

October 27, 2015


Has intentado

August 27, 2017


It gave only one clue "you tried to" and then gave the answer 'you tried it?

July 28, 2013


"You tried it" would be "Lo intentaste."

August 5, 2013


They accepted 'you tried it' for this translation (referring to Intentaste)

August 5, 2013


I saw on another thread that some verbs (not sure if it's all transitive verbs) imply an object (usually "it" in English).

January 10, 2015


Same here, doesn't make any sense

August 5, 2013


¡Entendí bien! ^-^ my thought process was "try" in tú form + past tense + question = did you try?

September 5, 2014


You intended to? should have been accepted. You tried to was given as an alternate. Exact same thing... only, intended has the same root...

February 2, 2015


No, "attempt" is an action. "Intend" is a thought. These are very different meanings.

December 22, 2015


I answered "You meant to?" and was marked wrong. Maybe it's the difference between WANTING or MEANING to and TRYING or ATTEMPTING to that's confusing me? Does "intentaste" mean the intention or the action of "you tried"?

February 6, 2016


Me gusta aprender el español

May 19, 2016


Yes I did

September 3, 2017


The voice mispronounced the word intentaste or I would have gotten this one rather than losing a heart. It pronounced it like ïnténtaste rather than intentáste. That makes it sound like a different word.

October 13, 2013


Intestante is in the second person plural, no?

August 27, 2014


No. Second person plural is actually the vosotros form, which the majority of Spanish speakers do not use (sorry, España). Most Spanish speakers use the third person plural form for more than one second person. Anyway, this is second person, singular.

November 5, 2014


No, I don't think that "Intestante " exists. Here we are discussing "intentaste", it's second person singular, the "tú" form. Second person "intentasteis" is plural, the "vosotros" form. As I understand it vosotros verb forms are not used much outside of Spain. Instead the third person plural would be used to substitute for the missing second person plural. That would be "intentaron" in this case. Keep in mind these forms are all the Preterite (Simple Past).

February 6, 2016


Shouldn't there be an accent over the first "e"?

September 4, 2014


No, the audio is poor. The emphasis should be on the penultimate syllable, so no accent is needed.

November 5, 2014


Why not "did you intend to?"

March 27, 2015


I wrote " Did you attempt?" and did not write "it".

September 14, 2015


I tought it was entendiste. Doh!

December 14, 2015


[gold star with the words "you tried" in comic sans]

April 11, 2016


It is a problem for me being a european and having to learn all existing forms of spoken spanish when i only wish for spanish of Spain. I am glad that i am introduced to the second person singular... Or else i will end up watching Maria la der barrio not being able to speak to any spanish people without making them wonder....

August 7, 2016


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October 22, 2016


Is this a shortening of "Intenta usted"?

November 28, 2016


Can this also be use as an insult? Like "Awww boo-hoo, Intentaste hombre, intentaste? Patetico!"

July 21, 2017


Why isn't it intento' (I don't get the --aste part?)

August 15, 2017


-aste is used for the informal second person in the preterite tense.

More info here: https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/spanish-preterite-tense-forms/

FULL DISCLOSURE: Native English speaker - US, Southern Appalachian dialect. Other uses of English may vary. Advice about Spanish should be taken with a grain of salt.

February 24, 2018


you can barely tell what she is saying.

October 12, 2017


It sounded like interentaste!!!!???

February 20, 2018
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