There are 2 main translations of tend in Spanish:

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tend 1

American English: /tɛnd/
British English: /tɛnd/

intransitive verb

  • (have tendency, be inclined) prices are tending downward
    los precios tienden a la baja
    his views tend toward the extreme
    sus opiniones tienden a ser extremistas
    tiene tendencias extremistas
    to tend to + infinitive
    tender a + infinitive
    it tends to shrink
    tiende a encoger
    tiene tendencia a encoger
    women tend to live longer than men
    las mujeres tienden a or suelen vivir más que los hombres
    she tends to be irritable in the morning
    tiende a or suele estar de mal humor por la mañana
    it tends to rain less in July
    en julio suele llover menos
    I tend to prefer white wine to red
    en general prefiero el vino blanco al tinto
    I tend to agree with you
    me inclino a pensar como usted
    he tends to catch colds easily
    tiene tendencia or propensión a resfriarse
    tiende a or suele resfriarse con facilidad
    Example sentences
    • People tended not to save email messages.
    • We tend not to reapply sun cream frequently enough.
    • The primary carer tends frequently to be the mother and therefore the law favours the mother.

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tend 2
American English: /tɛnd/
British English: /tɛnd/

intransitive verb

  • (attend) See examples:to tend to something/somebody
    ocuparse de algo/alguien
    please tend to these customers
    por favor ocúpese de or atienda a estos clientes
    Example sentences
    • The suicide bombers believe that a place in paradise awaited him, 70 virgins waiting to tend their every need.
    • I will be able to tend upon you regularly for the next week but after that my time will be divided.

transitive verb

  • (sheep/flock)
    ocuparse de
    (invalids/victims)
    (garden/grave)
    ocuparse de
    to tend bar (American English) o (British English) the bar
    atender el bar
    Example sentences
    • She took a keen interest in flowers and plants, tending them with great care and fondness.
    • The man next door tends his weeds with care.
    • Caring for livestock or tending the land seems an idyllic lifestyle.

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