Translation of borrow in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (have on loan) See examples: the ladder/jacket is borrowedmay I borrow your pencil for a second?la escalera/chaqueta es prestadawhy don't you borrow Sally's hat?¿me prestas or (in Spain also) me dejas el lápiz un momento?is it all right if I borrow this chair?¿por qué no le pides el sombrero prestado a Sally?he had to borrow some money¿le importa si me llevo la silla?to borrow somethingtuvo que pedir dinero prestado
fromsomebodyI borrowed a ladder from Timpedirle prestado algo aalguienI borrowed $5,000 from the bankle pedí una escalera prestada a Timhe was living on borrowed timepedí un préstamo de 5.000 dólares al bancotenía los días contadosExample sentences1.2 (from library) I borrowed it from the library books can be borrowed for up to three weeks
los libros se pueden tener hasta tres semanasExample sentences
- Recovering from knee replacement surgery in Lismore Base Hospital, Elaine Avery is well aware of the need to return borrowed orthopaedic equipment when it is no longer needed.
- Mr O'Brien told investigators in 1975 that on the day Hoffa vanished, he borrowed a car belonging to Giacolone's son to run some errands.
- Meanwhile, retired dairy farmer Ted Dibble has vowed to borrow a horse and return to the sport if the Government's anti-hunting proposal becomes law.
- At the end of the 20-30 minute session, mothers are able to peruse parenting resources provided by the library and borrow picture books with the babies.
- Space is all very well, in the right place, but people come to libraries mainly to borrow books.
- She pointed out that it costs nothing for teenagers to join the library and borrow books, CDs, videos and tapes from the new multimedia section for their age group.
- 2(idea)(word)to borrow something
fromsomethingan idea I borrowed from televisiona term borrowed from Germanuna idea que saqué de la televisiónuna idea que me dio la televisiónun préstamo del alemánuna palabra tomada del alemánExample sentences
- Most English words were borrowed from some other language.
- The idea was borrowed from Vancouver, where a help meter in front of a store proved so popular with customers that panhandlers stopped begging there.
- Deconstructivism ideas are borrowed from the French philosopher Jacques Derrida.
- (Finance)pedir or [formal] solicitar préstamos or créditosExample sentences
- The reason they can do that is that trading banks actually borrow large sums of money, and they are able to put up for taxation purposes the interest they pay on it.
- It is unlikely that the politicians and leaders of the area would empathize with the plight of Sabitri and other such women or children being held at ransom for a paltry sum of money borrowed by labourers.
- Companies need to borrow enormous sums of money to buy back their shares in the market.
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