Translation of tempt in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (often passive/frecuentemente en voz pasiva) tentar* did you buy it? — no, but I was tempted ¿lo compraste? — no, pero estuve tentado don't tempt me no me tientes to tempt fate o providence tentar* a la suerte I am not tempted by the idea la idea no me seduce to be tempted to +
infinitive/infinitivoestar* tentado de+ infinitive/infinitivoI was tempted to tell her what I really thought of her estuve tentado de or me dieron ganas de decirle lo que realmente pensaba de ellato tempt sb intosth/ -ingto tempt sb into crime inducir* a algn a cometer un delito they tempted me into staying another week me convencieron de que me quedara otra semana what can I tempt you with? ¿qué puedo ofrecerte? may I tempt you to a little more? ¿le sirvo un poco más? can I tempt you away from your work? ¿te puedo convencer de que dejes el trabajo para más tarde? 1.2 [Religion/Religión] tentar*Example sentences
- He claims you're always trying to tempt God with whiskey and cigars.
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Today is the Día de los Santos Inocentes, a religious festival celebrated in the Spanish-speaking world to commemorate the New Testament story of the massacre of the "Innocents", by playing practical jokes, or inocentadas, on one another. The classic inocentada is to hang paper dolls on someone's back without their knowing. Spoof news stories also appear in newspapers and the media.