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account

Pronunciation: /əˈkaʊnt/

Translation of account in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Finance] (with bank, building society) cuenta (feminine) to have an account with o at a bank tener* una cuenta en un banco to open/close/transfer an account abrir*/cerrar*/transferir* una cuenta personal/company account cuenta personal/de gastos checking o (British English/inglés británico) current account cuenta (feminine) corriente savings o deposit account cuenta (feminine) de ahorros to put o turn sth to (good) account sacar* (buen) provecho de algo
  • 2 [Business/Comercio] (with shop, firm) cuenta (feminine); (invoice) (British English/inglés británico) cuenta (feminine), factura (feminine) I have an account with them/at the bookstore tengo cuenta allí/en la librería put it on/charge it to my account cárguelo a mi cuenta they haven't sent their account yet (British English/inglés británico) todavía no han mandado la cuenta or la factura payment on account pago (masculine) a cuenta I gave her $200 on account le di 200 dólares a cuenta or de anticipo statement of account estado (masculine) de cuenta, extracto (masculine) de cuenta to keep (an) account of sth llevar (la) cuenta de algo to settle one's account pagar* or saldar su ( or mi etc) cuenta to settle o square an account with sb ajustarle (las) cuentas a algn
    Example sentences
    • Your subscription billing will end on July 16, 2003 and no accounts will be billed after that date.
    • Thus, some consumers pay their electricity bills and telephone accounts in cash.
    • The fact that BMI paid its share of legal accounts billed to the projects does not equate to a solicitor-client relationship with Mr. Melia.
    Example sentences
    • By the time the error was discovered, B had withdrawn the funds credited to his account by the F Bank.
    • Child Trust Fund accounts are available from banks, building societies and other financial organisations.
    • The money market earns higher interest rates than their savings bank and credit union accounts.
  • 3 (client, contract) cuenta (feminine) to win an account conseguir* una cuenta or un contrato
    Example sentences
    • Unlike other firms cited in the story, Merrill does not disclose trading volume or the number of accounts in its retail brokerage business.
    • Inspiration to pursue corporate accounts came after a customer made a request for 500 crystal bowls.
    • That's especially helpful when I'm taking over an account from another sales rep.
    Example sentences
    • In the nine months before the Unilever account, BT Global Services won £2bn of contracts.
  • 5 (on Stock Exchange)[ cada una de las quincenas en las que se divide el año en la Bolsa británica ] (before noun/delante del nombre) account day día (masculine) de liquidación
  • 6 (explanation) explicación (feminine); (version) versión (feminine); (report) informe (masculine) no satisfactory account of why it happened has ever been given nunca se ha dado una explicación satisfactoria de por qué ocurrió she gave me a very different account of events me dio una versión muy distinta de los hechos give an account of the life cycle of the butterfly describa el ciclo de vida de la mariposa she gave an excellent account of Juliet/the sonata ofreció una excelente interpretación de Julieta/la sonata by her/his own account según él mismo/ella misma cuenta by all accounts a decir de todos, por lo que dicen todos to bring o call sb to account for sth pedirle* cuentas a algn sobre algo to give a good account of oneself dar* lo mejor de sí to hold sb to account for sth responsabilizar* a algn de algo
    Example sentences
    • As you rightly stated, the story reported was an accurate account of the events in the Council Chamber that evening.
    • Based on eyewitness accounts, the report described how Pashtun villages were attacked after being disarmed by local militia commanders.
    • Most of the accounts describe surrealistic events that usually involve cheating death - but not always.
  • 7 (consideration, reckoning) to take sth into account tener* algo en cuenta what you haven't taken into account is … lo que no has tenido en cuenta es … to take account of sth tomar or tener* algo en cuenta the report takes no account of the fact that … el informe no toma or tiene en cuenta el hecho de que …
  • 8 (importance) [formal] to be of no/little account (to sb) it's of no account no tiene importancia our opinion seems to be of no account whatsoever parece que nuestra opinión no cuenta or no importa en absoluto it is of little account (to me) whether he agrees or not a mí me importa muy poco que esté o no de acuerdo
    Example sentences
    • The fact that he has collected so many baubles in the glory years is of no account to the second row.
    • You even have it if the remnant of your unfinished cup of tea has been accidentally thrown away by someone else, who's come upon it and thought it unwanted, of no account.
    • The self-evident fact that the numbers applying for asylum correlate precisely with countries where a dog's life would be a step up is of no account.
  • 10 (in phrases/en locuciones) on account of (as preposition/como preposición) debido a on account of his age/being too old debido a su edad/a que es demasiado mayor on this/that account por esta/esa razón on account of she was late (as conjunction/como conjunción) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] debido a que llegó tarde on no account, not on any account de ningún modo, de ninguna manera, bajo ningún concepto on one's own account (for oneself) por cuenta propia I did it on my own account lo hice por cuenta propia on sb's account por algn don't start worrying on her account! no te preocupes por ella I hope you haven't been waiting up on my account espero que no te hayas quedado levantada por mí

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

account for

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 (provide record of, justify) [expenditure/time] dar* cuentas de I have to account for every penny I spend tengo que dar cuentas de cada penique que gasto $500 remains to be accounted for aún no se han dado explicaciones sobre el destino de 500 dólares to account to sb for sth darle* cuentas de algo a algn do I have to account to you for everything I do? ¿es que tengo que darte cuentas or explicaciones de todo lo que hago? is everyone accounted for? ¿falta alguien ( or algún pasajero etc)? 1.2 (explain) [absence/mistake/success] explicar* that would account for his behavior eso explicaría su comportamiento the increase is accounted for by the rise in oil prices el aumento se debe a la subida en el precio del crudo there's no accounting for taste sobre gustos no hay nada escrito, hay gustos para todo 1.1 (add up to) wages account for 70% of the total los sueldos representan un or el 70% del total this model accounts for 17% of the market este modelo tiene el 17% del mercado 1.2 (defeat, eliminate) [opponent] dar* cuenta de, acabar con the children accounted for half the cake los niños dieron cuenta de or acabaron con la mitad del pastel

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.