To attempt something
Past Participle form
I always try on clothes and shoes at the shop.
She tries to do the crossword every Sunday.
A: Do you speak to your mum every day?
B: I try to but can't always do it.
My girlfriend tried on everything in the shop and still didn't find anything she liked.
I tried skiing last year but couldn't do it.
A: What kind of food did you eat in China?
B: I tried chicken feet. They were awful. However, the dumplings were lovely.
A: I've never been to China, or tried chicken feet.
I am trying to go on holiday to Korea next year.
She's trying on more shoes. We are going to be late for the film.
A: What are you doing?
B: I'm trying to get all my shopping done before 5pm.
A: How's it going?
B: Badly - it's 5:15pm!!
I've tried to make chocolates and failed.
My friend's tried racing driving and was really good. He does it every weekend now.
A: I've tried to build this furniture but it's too hard by myself.
B: Do you want some help?
A: Yes please.