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propósito

sustantivo masculino

  • 1.1 (intención) See examples: tiene el firme propósito de dejar de fumar
    she's determined o resolved to give up smoking
    she's intent on giving up smoking
    mi propósito era salir mañana, pero tuve que aplazar el viaje
    I was intending o I was aiming o [formal] my intention was to leave tomorrow, but I had to postpone the trip
    se ha hecho el propósito de correr una hora diaria
    she's made up her mind o she's resolved o she's decided to go running for an hour every day
    buenos propósitos
    good intentions
    se hizo con el único propósito de proteger a estas especies
    it was done with the sole aim o purpose of protecting these species
    con el propósito de comprarse un coche, se puso a ahorrar
    he started to save up in order to buy himself a car o with the intention of buying himself a car
    vagaba por el pueblo sin propósito alguno
    he wandered aimlessly around the village
    lo hizo con el propósito de molestarme
    she did it just to annoy me
    se fue con el firme propósito de volver al año siguiente
    he left with the firm intention of returning the following year
    1.2a propósito, no lo hice a propósito
    I didn't do it deliberately o on purpose
    se hizo un vestido a propósito para la ocasión
    she had a dress made specially for the occasion
    me encontré con Carlos Ruiz. A propósito, te manda saludos
    I bumped into Carlos Ruiz, who sends you his regards, by the way
    me costó $100 — a propósito, recuerda que me debes $50
    I paid $100 for it — which reminds me o speaking of which, don't forget you owe me $50
    a propósito de trenes ¿cuándo te vas?
    speaking of trains o on the subject of trains, when are you leaving?
    ¿a propósito de qué viene eso? — a propósito de nada, era solo un comentario
    what did you say that for o why did you say that? — for no particular reason, it was just a comment
    hice un comentario a propósito de sus amigos
    I made a comment about his friends

Compounds

propósito de enmienda

  • hizo un firme propósito de enmienda
    he firmly resolved to mend his ways
Example sentences
  • Incluye acumuladores, registro de índices, punteros de pila y registros de propósito general.
  • Más allá de los propósitos del Gobierno la realidad es dramática y descarnada.
  • Además, las armas empleadas en propósitos de adiestramiento podrían sufrir modificaciones.

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    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.