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commerce

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːmərs; ˈkɒmɜːs/

Translation of commerce in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (trade) comercio (masculine) to be in commerce dedicarse* al comercio
    Example sentences
    • If we focus on employment, we lose sight of the subtle but very real benefits that commerce and free trade bring.
    • Everyone suddenly began to see the worth in ‘buying and selling’ and generating commerce to turn a profit.
    • Mr Monks added that by bringing new residents to the area, local commerce and businesses would benefit and it would help rejuvenate the town centre.
    1.2
    (Commerce)
    [colloquial/familiar] (in US government) (no article/sin artículo) departamento (masculine) de Comercio
    1.3 (relations) [archaic] trato (masculine) to have commerce with sb (social) tener* trato con algn (sexual) tener* trato carnal con algn
    Example sentences
    • I would assume that a prostitute, in ordinary social commerce, does not admit to her profession.
    • Reputations are crucial for the effective functioning of human society and commerce.
    • There wasn't a lot of social commerce going on between the two groups.
    Example sentences
    • In that city at that time it was the custom that any woman who had commerce with any man not her husband would be taken as an adulteress and die for it, unless she was a woman of the streets.
    • For it is said that it was two months after the marriage before she had commerce with you.

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