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monopoly

Pronunciation: /məˈnɑːpəli; məˈnɒpəli/

Translation of monopoly in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 c and u
    (plural -lies)
    monopolio (masculine) government/state monopoly monopolio gubernamental or del gobierno/estatal or del Estado they have a monopoly of the market monopolizan el mercado she doesn't have a monopoly on my affections no tiene el monopolio de mis sentimientos to break sb's monopoly acabar con el monopolio de algn
    Example sentences
    • With cities from Shanghai to Beijing to Shenzhen vying for a piece of the action, Hong Kong is losing its monopoly on China trade.
    • From its harbours, Albuquerque's fleet brutally enforced the Portuguese monopoly of the spice trade.
    • Decriminalisation has all the disadvantages of increased use while allowing gangs to retain their virtual monopoly on production and supply.
  • 2
    (Monopoly)
    uncountable/no numerable Monopoly® (masculine), El Estanciero® (Argentina)

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