One is more used than the other in certain areas. If you use "tratar" you should add a "de": tratar de comer, tratar de llegar, tratar de venir; with "intentar", you do not put it: intentar comer, intentar llegar, intentar venir.
Agree, but "tratar" is used as well, of course, depending the context as a form of make business, e.g. "es un trato" (it is a deal), vamos a tratar/negociar (let's negotiate)
Right. In the app you can't even see how many ingots anyone has been given for outstanding comments.
This sentence makes me think of some sick torturous game, e.g. "Hahaha I am going to keep you here until you starve to death!! You can try to eat! But you will fail! HAHAHOHOHEEEHEE"
and here I thought Duo was looking through my webcam and, seeing me with my bowl of stew, was warning me that as soon as I try to take a bite I'd get asked another question..
I was thinking more, when your really ill and been stuck just on liquids for a while. You can try to eat but you might be sick again.
Is "de" used in this sentence because tratar is already used in the infinite form?
Tartar de + infinitive = to try to do something. Tartar can be conjugated, or, as here, an infinitive.
It is actually used because "comer" is in the infinitive form ;] It is one of those verbs that need a preposition when being accompanied with another verb (in infinitive, "tratar" can be in any form): tratar de saltar, tratando de venir, trató de ver.
I guess you asked because "to" (try to eat) translates as "a", but no, it is incorrect.
Now i have 3 words to choose from to say "try that:" tratar, intentar, and prueba. OK, intentar sounds like English "intend," so I guess that would be the right word for "try to swim" - I intend to swim daily is pretty much the same meaning as "I try to swim daily." But what about trarar vs prueba?
I wrote you must try to eat. I seem to remember poder being used that way in a previous exercise.
If I'm not mistaken it would be: you must, if they used tienes que ... The que after the verb conjugation of tener changes a sentence from you have to you must
They have to go together (tratar de) + an infinitive to mean "to try to [do something]".
Are there some verbs that the accompany of 'de' is mandatory to use along them ?
In a previous question, it was indicated that 'probar' was only to be used when it concerns trying food. Why is 'probar a comer' then not an option?
I see that "de" is used as "to". Can "a" be used in place of "de". Could someone expain when to use "de" and "a"? Example: yo voy A la escuela. Or Yo voy DE la escuela?