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American English: /ˈmɑrkət/
British English: /ˈmɑːkɪt/

Translation of market in Spanish:


  • 1 (Business)
    also: street market
    mercado (masculine) or mercadillo (masculine) or (Southern Cone) (Peru) feria (feminine)
    the market stalls
    los puestos del mercado ( or del mercadillo etc)
  • 2 2.1 (trading activity) the property/oil market
    el mercado inmobiliario/del petróleo
    the wholesale/retail market
    el mercado al por mayor/al por menor
    the export market
    el mercado de la exportación
    if you were to buy it on the open market
    si tuvieras que pagar el precio de mercado
    to be on/come on (to) the market
    estar/salir a la venta
    to put a product on the market
    lanzar un producto al mercado
    we put the house on the market at $320,000
    pusimos la casa en venta en $320.000
    they're in the market for semiconductors
    están buscando semiconductores
    a buyer's/seller's market
    un mercado favorable al comprador/al vendedor
    market opportunity
    oportunidad (feminine) de mercado
    market penetration
    penetración (feminine) de mercado
    market potential
    potencial (masculine) de mercado
    market rent
    alquiler (masculine) según la demanda
    market resistance
    resistencia (feminine) del mercado
    market study market survey
    encuesta (feminine) de mercado
    market trend
    tendencia (feminine) de mercado
    2.2 (area of business) the Japanese market
    el mercado japonés
    (before noun) a market leader
    un líder del mercado or de su sector en el mercado
    2.3 (demand) See examples: they have created a market for their products
    han creado un mercado para sus productos
    the market for steel
    la demanda de acero
    Example sentences
    • And she doesn't believe there's a market for landscapers in the native-plant industry.
    • There's a market for it and it's kind of a sequel to the cassette culture of the '80s and early '90s.
    • An East Lancashire businessman who has run lap-dancing bars in towns and cities said there simply wasn't a market for it in Blackburn.
    Example sentences
    • Despite the rumours and the negative air in the trade, the pub market held its own during the first six months of this year.
    • With the economy slowing, and a flood of tail-end boom cars being traded in, the market is in a state of flux.
    • When any asset becomes that valuable, the market usually responds by trading the asset.
  • 3
    also: stock market
    a rising/falling market
    un mercado alcista/bajista
    to play the market to corner the market (in something)
    hacerse con el mercado (de algo)
    (before noun) market analyst market report
    informe (masculine) de mercado
    Example sentences
    • Science has shown that Canadian beef is safe, yet export markets remain closed.
    • But there is no reason to expect a house price boom - particularly if the labour market and wages growth remain subdued.
    • The labour market remains fairly tight and employers always have to be on the look-out for new sources of employees.

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • (American English) to go marketing
    ir a hacer la compra or (South America) las compras
    ir a hacer el mercado (Colombia) (Venezuela)

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