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"To treat"

Tratar- but far more commonly encountered with de and meaning "to try."

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Dictionaries ignore that 'tratar de' means 'to try', thus, a student has to choose among (4 verbs):

ensayar, procurar, intentar, pretender.

3

"to try"

tratar de

4

"I tried to sleep."

Traté de dormir.

5

"We tried to call you."

Tratamos de llamarte.

6

"Try to come before eleven."

Trata de venir antes de las once.

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Only when you're using "to try" in the sense of "to sample" or "to test" should you abandon 'tratar de'; the correct verb here is ____.

probar

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"Try to try (i.e. make an effort to sample) the 1985 white wine."

Trata de probar el vino blanco 1985.

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"to have to do with" or "to be about"

Tratarse

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"What's it about?" (in reference to a film, a book, a scuffle, an argument, and the like).

¿De qué se trata?

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"To treat" in the sense of "to pay for someone else" is usually handled by ___.

invitar

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"I'm treating"

Yo invito

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"to be worth"

valer

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"it's worth it"

vale la pena

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"it's not worth it"

no vale la pena

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"How much is it?" (with valer)

¿Cuánto vale?

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Another good use of _____, when it's preceded by más, is to translate English phrases that use "better" or "had better"

valer

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"You'd better get out of here." (valer)

Más te vale irte

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"We'd better ask" (valer)

Más vale preguntar

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"Better late than never" (valer)

Más vale tarde que nunca

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In Spain and less so elsewhere, ___ by itself is a common interjection for "all right" or "okay."

vale

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"I couldn't care less." (valer)

Me vale- This is especially true in Mexico (it is somewhat crude)

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"He doesn't give a damn."

Le vale- Common in Mexico, it's crudeness comes from the fact that it's a shortened and therefore euphemistic from of another phrase, which you'll have to read about in Chapter 10.

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Venir

"to come"

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"That's beside the point." (venir)

No viene el caso

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"next week" (venir)

la semana que viene

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"next year" (venir)

el año que viene

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Ver

"to see"

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"That man keeps looking at me." (ver)

Ese señor se me queda viendo.

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"That man keeps looking at me." (mirar)

Ese señor se me queda mirando.