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Pronunciation: /ləʊn/

Translation of loan in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (of money) préstamo (masculine); [Finance] préstamo (masculine), crédito (masculine), empréstito (masculine) [formal] bank loan préstamo or crédito bancario (before noun/delante del nombre) loan account (British English/inglés británico) cuenta (feminine) crediticia loan agreement contrato (masculine) de préstamo loan facility facilidades (feminine plural) de crédito loan fund fondo (masculine) de préstamos
    Example sentences
    • If anyone wants to take out a loan, borrow money, or get something on hire purchase, they have to agree to a credit check being done on them to make sure they are safe with other people's money.
    • Because if you can deduct interest on a loan, invest the money, and earn tax-free profits, you essentially get a government subsidy for investing.
    • Managed financial systems allowed capital accumulation to be financed by bank loans at low interest rates, regulated by the monetary authorities.
    Example sentences
    • Many thanks to Harry Fairbairn BMW for the loan of the test car.
    • Thanks to Ian Philp Mercedes-Benz in Glasgow for the loan of our test car.
    • Many thanks to Arnold Clark Vauxhall in Pollokshields for the loan of our test car.
    1.2 (temporary use) may I have the loan of your umbrella? ¿me prestas el paraguas? the book you want is out on loan el libro que quieres está prestado the rug is on loan from my sister la alfombra me la ha prestado mi hermana

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • prestar the bank is willing to loan $20,000 el banco está dispuesto a prestar 20.000 dólares many sports clubs will loan out equipment muchos clubs deportivos prestan el equipo to loan sb sth, to loan sth to sb prestarle algo a algn can you loan me $20/a wrench? (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) ¿me prestas or (in Spain also/en España también) me dejas 20 dólares/una llave inglesa?

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