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Pronunciation: /ˈkredət; ˈkredɪt/

Translation of credit in Spanish:


  • 1 [Finance] 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (in store) crédito (masculine) to give credit vender a crédito to buy sth on credit comprar algo a crédito unlimited/interest-free credit crédito ilimitado/sin intereses sorry, no credit no se fía (before noun/delante del nombre) credit sales ventas (feminine plural) a crédito
    Example sentences
    • Those students are reportedly now dealing with damaged credit or difficulty obtaining financial aid, Nahmias said.
    • Asset-based lenders look at other factors - your customers' credit, for example.
    • In so doing, On Time enables dealers to take a chance on customers with bad credit.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (in banking) if your account is in credit … si está en números negros …, si tiene fondos en su cuenta … to keep one's account in credit mantener* un saldo positivo you have $200 to your credit tiene un saldo de 200 dólares (before noun/delante del nombre) credit balance saldo (masculine) positivo credit memorandum o (British English/inglés británico) note (between companies) nota (feminine) de crédito (given by store) vale (masculine) de devolución 1.3 countable/numerable (on balance sheet) saldo (masculine) acreedor or a favor (before noun/delante del nombre) credit entry abono (masculine), asiento (masculine) de abono on the credit side en el haber
    Example sentences
    • For example, total charges must equal total credits.
    • Not an exciting day, but I think the books balanced pretty well, a little on the debit side, and just about as much in the credit columns, so I'm pleased enough with it.
    • After she recovered from her initial surprise, the teller gave him full access to Alex's account, checking the credits with slightly shaking hands.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (honor, recognition) mérito (masculine) the police emerged with credit la policía salió airosacredit for sth for that, the credit must go to Bob en cuanto a eso, el mérito es de Bob she deserves some credit for trying merece que se le reconozca el mérito de haberlo intentado I got no credit for it no me lo reconocieron she always gets the credit es ella la que siempre se lleva los laureles he's brighter than I gave him credit for es más listo de lo que yo lo creía Jim must take the credit for the excellent organization la excelente organización es obra de Jim to take the credit away from sb quitarle or restarle méritos a algn your children are a credit to you te puedes enorgullecer de tus hijos, puedes estar orgulloso de tus hijos it is to his credit that he admitted his mistake habla mucho en su favor el hecho de que haya admitido su error to her credit, she's very modest dicho sea en su honor, es muy modesta the results do credit to the school los resultados hablan muy bien del colegio or (le) hacen honor al colegio the work would do credit to a professional hasta un profesional podría enorgullecerse del trabajo credit where it's due, she's a good cook en honor a la verdad, hay que reconocer que cocina muy bien
    Example sentences
    • Then he asked me, whether he was a man of credit? I answered, I thought he was.
    • She was a woman of great credit and reputation on all accounts.
  • 3 countable/numerable [Univ] 3.1 (for study) crédito (masculine) ([ unidad de valor de una asignatura dentro de un programa de estudios ]) 3.2 (grade)notable (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • In 2003 pupils were awarded a credit at Standard grade English with only 42%.
    • Like many good photographers, his career began in newspapers, passing with credits his National Council for the Training of Photojournalists exams.
    • In my opinion, they passed the examination with credit in the school of life.
    Example sentences
    • Students enrolled in these courses usually receive academic credit on both their high school and college transcripts.
    • Many of the sites offered community college credit for courses taken as part of a high school diploma.
    • Increasingly, advanced high school students receive both high school and college credit by taking college distance learning courses.
    Example sentences
    • The geography department is also counting the project as credits towards Rogers' degree.
    • Students not admitted at first try often go into liberal arts where they can work on their prerequisites and accumulate credits toward their degree.
    • Excelling in mathematics and computer studies, he earned 77 college credits, an Associates degree and a paralegal certificate.
  • 4
    (credits plural)
    4.1 (in movies, television, etc) créditos (masculine plural), rótulos (masculine plural) (de crédito) 4.2 (achievements) logros (masculine plural)
    Example sentences
    • Forty five children represented our area with pride and were a credit to themselves and their families.
    • Since then the place has been well kept, the grass cut and it is always neat and tidy and a credit to the local community which take pride in their place.
    • She always took great pride in her garden which was a credit to her.
    Example sentences
    • In the programme's opening credits, a cameraman on a large pulley produced a brilliant camera angle.
    • While I'm mentioning crewmembers, you'll see Joel Coen listed in the credits as Assistant Film Editor.
    • High Sierra was the last time Bogart's name would not be listed first in film credits.
  • 5 uncountable/no numerable (belief) [literary/literario] crédito (masculine) to give credit to sth dar* crédito a algo
    Example sentences
    • I think the government has lost its credit on the question of human rights.
    • He dissembled with one or the other, and by so doing lost his credit with both.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [sum/funds] to credit sth to sth abonar or ingresar algo en algo [account/person]to credit sth/sb with sth $2,000 will be credited to your account, we will credit your account with $2,000 abonaremos or ingresaremos 2.000 dólares en su cuenta
  • 2 2.1 (ascribe to)to credit sb with sth/-ing I'd credited you with more common sense te creía con más sentido común please, credit me with some intelligence reconóceme algo de inteligencia, por favor they are credited with having invented the game se les atribuye la invención del juego who would have credited her with being a diplomat? ¿quién hubiera creído que era diplomática? 2.2 (believe) creer*, dar* crédito a can you credit it? ¿te lo puedes creer?, ¿no te parece increíble?

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