Translation of add up in Spanish:

add up

  • 1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] [numbers/sum] cuadrar I can't get the accounts to add up no consigo que me cuadren las cuentas it seems to add up differently every time cada vez que lo sumo me da (un resultado) diferente 1.2 (make sense) [colloquial/familiar] [facts/story] cuadrar now it adds up! ¡ahora se entiende! why would she lie? it just doesn't add up ¿por qué habría de mentir? ¡es que no tiene sentido!
  • 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] [figures/numbers] sumar; [bill] hacer*, preparar add up all your expenses haz la cuenta de or suma todo lo que hayas gastado 2.2 (consider as a whole) tener* en cuenta when you add it all up … si se tiene todo en cuenta …
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