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amount
American English: /əˈmaʊnt/
British English: /əˈmaʊnt/

Translation of amount in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (quantity) any amount of something
    grandes cantidades de algo
    no amount of somethingno amount of arguing will change their opinions
    por más que discutamos no van a cambiar de opinión
    I spent a huge amount of time on the project
    invertí muchísimo tiempo en el proyecto
    to increase/reduce the amount of current/heat
    subir/bajar la corriente/temperatura
    Example sentences
    • Well, if the universe is flat, this tells us something about the total amount of mass and energy in it.
    • The first period totalled up a paltry amount of three genuine opportunities.
    • If it is prolonged and performance is affected, this will affect the total amount of coverage we get.
    1.2 (sum of money) add the two amounts together
    sume las dos cantidades
    the full o total amount was over $10,000
    el (importe) total ascendía a más de $10.000
    Example sentences
    • The government had set aside significant amounts of money to rebuild the city, but inflation meant that this was still not enough.
    • Drivers contribute huge amounts of money to the government through road tax, tax on car sales, and we all know about fuel duty.
    • In recent elections soft money has become a way for wealthy individuals to contribute large amounts of money to the political parties.

Phrasal verbs

amount to

verb + preposition + object
1.1 (add up to)
(bill/debt/assets)
ascender a
our debts amount to over $1 million
nuestras deudas ascienden a más de 1 millón de dólares
my savings amount to very little
mis ahorros son muy modestos
not to amount to anything/muchshe'll never amount to anything
nunca llegará a nada
what he said didn't amount to much
no dijo gran cosa
1.2 (be equivalent to) See examples: it amounts to stealing
viene a ser lo mismo que robar
equivale a robar
it all amounts to the same thing
viene a ser lo mismo
her silence amounted to an admission of guilt
su silencio era prácticamente una admisión de culpabilidad
what it amounts to is that we have to …
lo que significa or quiere decir es que tendremos que …
he doesn't love her, that's what it amounts to
no la quiere, eso es lo que pasa

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