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loan
American English: /loʊn/
British English: /ləʊn/

Translation of loan in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (of money) bank loan
    préstamo or crédito bancario
    (before noun) loan account (British English)
    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) See examples: 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

  • 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 somebody something, to loan something to somebody
    prestarle algo a alguien
    can you loan me $20/a wrench? (especially American English)
    ¿me prestas or (in Spain also) me dejas 20 dólares/una llave inglesa?
    Example sentences
    • This could use any land to send its sheep to market - including royal - as it loaned large sums to the crown.
    • Family and friends loaned money and helped her to buy the former Muslim girls school.
    • Any future credits and moneys loaned will be loaned at a rate of seven percent usury.

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