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tender la ropa?

Vince V.C1Kwiziq community member

tender la ropa?

I tried to use SpanishDictionary to translate tender and it didn't see it as a Spanish word. However, DeepL translated it as "clothesline" when I included it with a list of words (probably a DeepL bug). It translated "tender la ropa" as "tending the clothes". DeepL doesn't translate tender to an english word either. Also, the speaker sounds like she is saying "pender la ropa". I don't hear the "T".

Can you help me with this?

¡Saludos a todo allá!

Vince


Asked 6 months ago
David M.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I have an Oxford and also a 'Clave' Dictionary [SM, Madrid]. Both agree that "tender la ropa" = "hang up the washing", [or spread it out to dry].

David L.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Most Spanish flats have a small room off the kitchen for hanging and drying clothes. Its called a 'tendedero' and that is also the name given to a foldable clothes dryer.

Marcos G.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Look at the top of the page in SpanishDictionary. You’ll see the tabs “English to Spanish” and “Spanish to English”. 

After you type “tender” in the search box and get the English definitions, click on the “Spanish to English” tab. Then you’ll see a number of useful definitions.

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Vince

You can see it here too in the Collins dictionary. If you scroll down you can see that in number 2, in the context of clothes (ropa) it means "to hang out [clothes]"

 https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/spanish-english/tender

In Spain we often even omit the word "la ropa" because if you say "Voy a tender", this already means hanging out clothes to dry. 

Saludos

tender la ropa?

I tried to use SpanishDictionary to translate tender and it didn't see it as a Spanish word. However, DeepL translated it as "clothesline" when I included it with a list of words (probably a DeepL bug). It translated "tender la ropa" as "tending the clothes". DeepL doesn't translate tender to an english word either. Also, the speaker sounds like she is saying "pender la ropa". I don't hear the "T".

Can you help me with this?

¡Saludos a todo allá!

Vince


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