There are 2 translations of balance in Spanish:

balance1

Pronunciation: /ˈbæləns/

n

  • 1 c (apparatus) balanza (f) to be o hang in the balance estar* en el aire, estar* pendiente de un hilo tip2 1 2 1
  • 2 u 2.1 (physical) equilibrio (m) to keep/lose one's balance mantener*/perder* el equilibrio the blow caught him off balance el golpe lo agarró or (Esp) lo cogió desprevenido to throw sb off balance (disconcert) desconcertar* a algn (lit: topple) hacer* que algn pierda el equilibrio 2.2 u (equilibrium) equilibrio (m) the wheel is out of balance [Auto] la rueda está desequilibrada or (AmL tb) desbalanceada mental balance equilibrio mental the balance of power el equilibrio político or de poder, la correlación de fuerzas the Liberals hold the balance of power los Liberales son el partido bisagra to achieve/maintain a balance lograr/mantener* un equilibrio to redress the balance restablecer* el equilibrio to strike a balance dar* con el justo medio 2.3 u (in artistic composition) equilibrio (m) 2.4 [Audio] balance (m)
  • 4 c [Fin] 4.1 (in accounting) balance (m) closing balance balance final or de cierre balance carried down o forward remanente (m) a cuenta nueva on balance, the changes have been beneficial a fin de cuentas, los cambios han resultado beneficiosos the balance of the evidence las pruebas consideradas en su conjunto the balance of opinion la opinión general 4.2
    (bank balance)
    saldo (m) credit balance saldo acreedor
    4.3 (difference, remainder) resto (m); (of sum of money) saldo (m) balance outstanding saldo pendiente

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vt

  • 1 1.1 [load] equilibrar; [object] mantener* or sostener* en equilibrio he put out his arms to balance himself extendió los brazos para no perder el equilibrio 1.2 [Auto] [wheel] equilibrar, balancear (AmL) 1.3 (counteract) servir* de contrapeso a 1.4 (weigh up) sopesarto balance sth against sth you have to balance the risks against the likely profit tienes que sopesar los riesgos y los posibles beneficios
  • 2 [Fin] [account] hacer* el balance de to balance the books hacer* cuadrar las cuentas to balance one's budget ajustar el presupuesto

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Phrasal verbs

balance out

v + adv compensarse it all balances out in the end al final una cosa compensa la otra 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o compensar the losses and the gains balance one another out las pérdidas y las ganancias se compensan

balance up

v + o + adv 1.1 (weigh up) sopesar 1.2 (even out, make level) igualar 1.1v + adv (add up) [figures] cuadrar

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