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debt

Pronunciation: /det/

Translation of debt in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (indebtedness) endeudamiento (masculine) 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 sb's debt o in debt to sb [formal] estarle* en deuda a algn, estar* en deuda con algn this nation is forever in their debt o in debt to them esta nación les estará siempre en deuda or estará siempre en deuda con ellos to get o run into debt endeudarse, 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.
    1.2 countable/numerable (money owing) deuda (feminine) foreign debt deuda externa a debt of honor una deuda de honor to run up debts contraer* deudas, endeudarse 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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