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American English: /dɛt/
British English: /dɛt/

Translation of debt in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (indebtedness) I'm $200 in debt
    debo 200 dólares
    tengo deudas por 200 dólares
    I'm hopelessly in debt
    estoy agobiado de deudas
    I'm in debt to my father for $2,000
    le debo 2.000 dólares a mi padre
    to be in somebody's debt or in debt to somebody [formal]
    estarle en deuda a alguien
    estar en deuda con alguien
    this nation is forever in their debt or in debt to them
    esta nación les estará siempre en deuda or estará siempre en deuda con ellos
    to get or run into debt
    llenarse or cargarse de deudas
    to get/be out of debt
    salir de/no tener deudas
    Example sentences
    • After the divorce was granted, Rene discovered there would be no money as her husband was heavily in debt.
    • Although the man did owe small sums of money, there is no evidence to suggest that he was heavily in debt.
    • He wanted to know why the trust was so severely in debt, despite receiving record funding from the government.
    Example sentences
    • All owe her a huge debt of gratitude for her many years of dedicated service to the Church.
    • Council chairman Alex Carder said the volunteers were owed a debt of gratitude by the rest of the community.
    • I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to those past winners who have truly inspired me.
  • 2 countable (money owing) foreign debt a debt of honor
    una deuda de honor
    to run up debts
    contraer deudas
    to repay a debt
    pagar or saldar una deuda
    I owe you a debt I can never repay
    siempre estaré en deuda contigo
    Example sentences
    • Samantha Leigh, mitigating, said he had taken the money to pay gambling debts.
    • Garda sources believe the gangs may have been desperate to raise money to pay off debts.
    • If you are earning money and have big debts it may not be worth over committing yourself in savings.
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