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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vMoegan

"¿Qué pretende ella?"

December 17, 2012

26 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vMoegan

There appears to be an error in the program here... "Pretende" obviously means "intended," but when given as a new word, the definition provided by Duolingo is: (he/she/it) "woos" or (you-formal) "woo" or "woo!"

December 17, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LatinAntonio

Also pretende means to pretend?

December 20, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ian_Leb

Yes.

December 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seifertr

If pretender means to woo, why does this sentence have another meaning in the translation?

December 18, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/westaaron

I thought what is she pretending would also be acceptable since it is present tense

December 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Helyn

I am so confused

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leeli1214

the expected translation is horrible!

January 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathdcfc

please sort this!

December 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OlaMaracucha

somebody from duolingo should change it

January 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ch3

I understand the problem, in spanish you can use "pretender" to mean to woo ( when someone is wooing on somebody) and you can also mean "to pretend" (what someone want to do, what the people think). But in this case, you can read "¿QUE prentende ella?", which mean WHAT she pretend, if there were a WHO, it mean "who woo to her", because in such case, you were using "pretender" with a person

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/james.ray1

I said "Who woos her?"

January 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mailman333

I don't know why you try to explain it, it obviously has the wrong definition, and Duolingon should change it and stop this. Nonsense!

February 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/esnelson

I agree with previous statements made. Your answer also is not a complete sentence as stated.

January 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ssgeer

People, people! If the definition or translation seems to have an error (as this clearly does), use the "report problem" button. Duolingo seems to correct some of these problems fairly quickly.

January 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitcorb

Looking in my real world dictionary made out of paper, published by the Universidad de Chicago, "pretender" means to claim, to purport. The word for "intend" is "pensar" to think. There is the word "intención" for intent. And, woo is "cortejar". What do we do now? :)

January 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkHansen

Duolingo accepted my answer using "pretend" but "to claim" seems like the way to go from what your dictionary is stating.

January 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Languagehead

I agree - What does she claim? is more logical.

January 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/segalight

WOO? Why?

January 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mailman333

Your meaning is wrong....

January 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/schadiest1

Google translate for "pretende" is intended, so the program ntb fixed.

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mjacobs

What does she hold is the same as what does she claim or purport.

February 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mjacobs

You said claim was a correct translation before.

February 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mjacobs

What does she claim - what is wrong with this???

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mjacobs

This is the most frustrating word. Some times you translate it as pretend; sometimes you translate it as intend; sometimes to translate it as intend. I feel like I'm in a black hole that I can never escape from.

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mjacobs

And now you introduce yet another translation - expect!!

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mjacobs

And now you introduce yet another translation - expect!!

February 9, 2013
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