Translation of cash in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /kæʃ/


uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (notes and coins) dinero (masculine) (en) efectivo I'll bank this cash voy a depositar or (Spain/España) ingresar este dinero en el banco we pay cash for gold compramos oro al contado (in) cash en efectivo, en metálico I have $100 (in) cash tengo 100 dólares en efectivo or metálico how much have you in cash?, how much cash have you? ¿cuánto dinero en efectivo tienes? cash only pagos únicamente al contado pay cash (on check) (British English/inglés británico) páguese al portador cash down al contado cash on delivery entrega (feminine) contra reembolso cash in hand (saldo (masculine) de) caja (feminine) cash at bank (saldo (masculine) de) bancos (masculine plural) cash in hand and in bank (saldos (masculine plural) de) caja y bancos hard o (American English/inglés norteamericano) cold cash dinero (masculine) constante y sonante [colloquial/familiar], efectivo (masculine) cash on the barrelhead (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] dinero (masculine) contante y sonante [colloquial/familiar], dinero (masculine) en mano [colloquial/familiar] he paid hard o cold cash on the barrelhead pagó con dinero contante y sonante [colloquial/familiar], pagó a tocateca (Spain/España) or (Mexico/México) al chas chas [colloquial/familiar], pagó taca taca (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) or (Colombia) rancotán or (Chile) chin chin [colloquial/familiar] (before noun/delante del nombre) [payment] en efectivo; [refund] al contado cash offer oferta (feminine) de pago en efectivo or al contado cash price precio (masculine) al contado cash prize premio (masculine) en metálico or en dinero efectivo
    More example sentences
    • Entities having cash credit accounts or bill accounts can now make repayments of their credit facilities in cash instead of a cheque or draft.
    • You can take Traveller cheques, cash, and a credit card.
    • In the finance office, the main coffer lock was detonated, damaging all papers, including vouchers, promissory notes, cash and cheque box.
    1.2 (money, funds) [colloquial/familiar] dinero (masculine), lana (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar], plata (feminine) (South America/América del Sur) [colloquial/familiar], tela (feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
    More example sentences
    • Health bosses said the shortage has been heightened by practices going private, claiming demand and lack of cash was affecting their ability to treat patients.
    • A county council spokesman said the fund was not short of cash for paying pensioners.
    • The Group remains in a negative cashflow position as it used its available cash to finance capital expenditure and retire debt.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [check] cobrar to go to the bank to cash a check ir* al banco a cobrar un cheque I'll cash the check for you yo te cambio el cheque

Phrasal verbs

cash in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (exchange for money) [bonds/coupons] canjear, cobrar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (profit) to cash in (on sth) [on prosperity/popularity/shortage] aprovecharse or sacar* provecho (de algo), sacar* tajada (de algo) [colloquial/familiar]

cash up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (British English/inglés británico)
hacer* la caja

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