Translation of try in Spanish:
transitive verb tries, trying, tried
- 1 1.1 (attempt) don't try anythingto try to +no intentes nada
infinitivehe drowned trying to rescue themtratar de+ infinitiveintentar + infinitivetry to o [colloquial]try and concentratese ahogó al tratar de or al intentar rescatarlosI'll try to finish it todaytrata de or intenta concentrarteshe tried hard to persuade themtrataré de or intentaré terminarlo hoyjust you try!trató de or intentó convencerlos por todos los mediosto try something¡atrévete!¡haz la prueba! onsomebodyshe once tried that on meit's trying to rain [colloquial]a mí también trató de engañarme así una vezparece que quiere llover [colloquial]Example sentences1.2 (attempt to operate) See examples: he tried all the windows
she tried the switch, but nothing happenedprobó a abrir todas las ventanas
- I tried to be a sales executive, a sailor and even got married to try and fit into the role of a good wife.
- So we though we would give it a try and much to our surprise from the very first time that we tried to grow these blood vessels it worked.
- She tried to make herself fall asleep so she could try and forget the situation she was in.
- 2 2.1 (experiment with)(product/technique/food)I've tried everything, but the stain won't come outI've never tried raw fishhe probado con todo, pero la mancha no saletry somenunca he comido or probado pescado crudowe're going to try the coast this yearpruébaloprueba un poquitoto tryeste año vamos a probar qué tal nos va en la playa
-inghave you tried frying it?shall we try adding a little oil?¿has probado a freírlo?try looking at the problem from another angle¿le agregamos un poco de aceite, a ver qué pasa?to try somethingprueba con un enfoque distinto del problema onsomebodyI tried the recipe on the kids and they hated itshe tried her lecture on us firstles hice el plato a los niños y no les gustó nada2.2 (have recourse to) See examples: she tried Jack, but he didn't knowprimero ensayó or practicó la conferencia con nosotrosI'll try his work numberse lo preguntó a Jack pero él no lo sabíaI tried several bookshops before I found a copyvoy a probar a llamarlo al trabajobusqué en or recorrí varias librerías antes de encontrar un ejemplarExample sentences
- There are many tried and tested methods that have been used in Europe before.
- Parents will be able to try different sorts and if they like them can buy their own stock.
- Please bear in mind that I have seen a lot of therapists who try different kinds of therapy.
- 3 3.1 (put to the test)(person/courage)to try one's luck at somethingponer a prueba3.2 (put strain on)probar suerte con algo(patience)these things are sent to try us [literary]poner a pruebaDios nos pone a pruebaExample sentences
- As cricket has discovered the game has to be approachable and rain delays try the patience of everyone.
- She tried my patience sometimes, but equally I probably didn't give enough of a chance.
- After a year of sustained eyebrow raising and boomerang pints, they now no longer try my patience or my vocal chords.
- 4 (Law)(person/case)to try somebody
forsomethingjuzgar a alguien poralgoExample sentences
- Sam was duly tried and convicted on the conspiracy count but the Appellant was not called as a witness at that trial.
- Within two days, both men were tried, convicted and sentenced to two years' jail.
- The soldiers were subsequently tried by a regimental court martial and acquitted.
- The actions were consolidated and the judge agreed to try preliminary issues which are the subject of this appeal.
- The information is invalid and as such this Court has no jurisdiction to try the issue arising therefrom.
- This I have done and I have told him that I can see no reason why I should not continue to try the case.
intransitive verb tries, trying, tried
- the team just isn't tryingI can't do it: will you try?el equipo no está haciendo ningún esfuerzotry as we might, we made no progressno puedo, prueba or inténtalo túif at first you don't succeed try, try and try againpor más esfuerzos que hacíamos, no progresábamos nadayou have to try harder to try one's best o hardestsi al principio no lo logras, sigue intentándoloshe couldn't be hurtful if she triedhacer todo lo posiblees incapaz de herir a nadie
noun plural tries
- 1.1 countable (attempt) it's worth a trythat's not the right answer, but it was a good tryvale la pena intentarlo or hacer la tentativa or hacer la pruebathere's no answer, I'll give him/it another try lateresa no es la respuesta, pero no estabas tan desencaminadohave another tryno contestan, insistiré or volveré a llamar más tardeshe's going to have another try at the examvuelve a intentarlohaz otro intento or otra tentativa1.2 (trial, experiment) (no plural) this wine should be worth a tryva a volver a presentarse al examenwe'll give him a trymerece la pena probar este vinohave you had a try on his bike yet?le daremos una oportunidad¿ya has probado su bicicleta?Example sentences1.3 countable (in rugby) to score a try
marcar un ensayoExample sentences
- Even if the idea seems strange, give it a try, as you have nothing to lose, but only to gain.
- I didn't even know if asking her was a good idea or not, but I'll give it a try and see what happens.
- It was getting excellent reviews there, so I decided to give it a try.
- We can find out about games played, tries scored, goals kicked, brothers and fathers, referees, captains and so on.
- The action was fast moving and skilful, enterprising and well judged and both sides produced two tries and two penalty kicks.
- While he was off the pitch the Giants scored two tries and a drop goal took their lead to 15-12.
- It just took me a few weeks and just a few tries to accomplish all that.
- Then my foot slipped off on only the second move of my third try.
- Otherwise why would they have come back for a second and a third try?
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (test)
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