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Pretender

Léxico relacionado con los falsos amigos IV

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 1/26/2015
Word: Pretender
(pre-ten-DER), verbo transitivo.
English: To try, to want, to court
Etymology: Del latín praetendere.
Meaning: 1. Querer conseguir algo.
2. Hacer diligencias para conseguir algo.
3. Cortejar un hombre a una mujer para hacerse novios o para casarse con ella.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con los falsos amigos IV
Example:

No sabemos exactamente qué está haciendo Alberto Unapiedra en el laboratorio, pero sospechamos que pretende encontrar la piedra filosofal.

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