Translation of installment in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈstɔːlmənt/
, (British English/inglés británico) instalment


  • 1 (payment) plazo (m), cuota (f) (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) monthly installments mensualidades (fpl), plazos (mpl) mensuales, cuotas (fpl) mensuales (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) to pay in o by installments pagar* a plazos, pagar* en cuotas (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) to buy sth on installment (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] comprar algo a plazos, comprar algo en cuotas (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina)
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    • In some industrial and construction loans the amount lent may be drawn down by the borrower in instalments within an agreed period.
    • Formerly, owners who sold their companies through asset sales and received the payment in installments had to pay taxes on an installment basis also.
    • The policies typically vest in 10 to 20 years, after which investors can withdraw the money in installments or leave it where it is.
  • 2 (part — of publication) entrega (f), fascículo (m); (— of TV, radio serial) episodio (m), capítulo (m) the novel came out in installments publicaron la novela por entregas the first installment of the History of the World el primer fascículo de la Historia del Mundo
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    • Written anonymously, it was published in instalments on the internet and soon became an underground sensation in mainland China's gay community.
    • The series A Sense of Place will be launched during this special programme and the first instalment will be broadcast from 10.15 to 10.45 am.
    • We gaze obediently like cattle at the television screen perched above, broadcasting the latest installment of a Spanish soap opera.

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