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American English: /ˈɔfər/
, /ˈɑfər/
British English: /ˈɒfə/

Translation of offer in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (proffer) she offered them tea
    les ofreció té
    may I offer you a drink?
    ¿quisiera beber algo?
    I offered him my hand, but he refused it
    le tendí la mano, pero la rechazó
    may I offer you some advice?
    ¿puedo darle or ofrecerle un consejo?
    I offered it to several people
    se lo ofrecí a varias personas
    she offered her resignation
    puso su cargo a disposición del presidente ( or de su jefe etc. )
    I was offered a good price for the painting
    me ofrecieron un buen precio por el cuadro
    Example sentences
    • He said he hoped the people to whom the appeal's cash was offered would accept hand-outs in the spirit in which they were meant.
    • It just said I was being considered and would I accept it if they offered it me.
    • At present, most schools offer bursaries to children talented in music, sport or the arts.
    1.2 (show willingness)to offer to + infinitive
    ofrecerse a + infinitive
    he never offers to help
    nunca se ofrece a ayudar
    she offered to pay for the damage
    se ofreció a pagar los daños
    I could help you, she offered
    —si quieres te ayudo —dijo ofreciéndose
    Example sentences
    • This act reminds me of a kindly uncle who offers to read the children a bedtime story, and chooses Dracula.
    • Two men driving a blue Transit van with ladders on its roof called to the home of the elderly couple offering to fix their guttering.
    • After demolishing theirs, it became apparent that ours was in a perilous condition and he very kindly offered to help remedy the situation.
  • 2 (put forward)
    if I may offer an opinion, …
    si se me permite ofrecer or expresar una opinión …
    he never even offered any suggestions
    ni siquiera hizo ninguna sugerencia
  • 3 (provide)
    we offer a wide range of models
    ofrecemos una amplia gama de modelos
    candidates must offer at least two years' experience/two languages
    los candidatos deben poseer dos años de experiencia/hablar dos idiomas como mínimo
    to have something to offer
    tener algo que ofrecer
    Example sentences
    • Digitization offered new opportunities to providing access to these collections.
    • We will also be offering opportunities for further career training for some of the young people.
    • It is a highly rewarding career, offering unlimited opportunities but requires a high degree of commitment, dedication and hard work.
  • 4 (give, show)
    to offer battle
    presentar batalla
    Example sentences
    • Iraqi tanks came under withering fire, and Iraqi troops once again offered little resistance.
    • In the gorge the remnants of the Taliban lines offered little resistance.
    • Rosenborg should, on the face of it, offer little resistance to Madrid's progress to the quarter-finals.
  • 5

    offer (up)

    Example sentences
    • If our prayer is offered up in full faith, we are assured, that it will be efficacious.
    • On the next day when he offered the prayer they all offered it up with him and it was again talked about on the following morning.
    • In order to calm a sea monster that hid on the bottom of the sea, a girl was offered up as a sacrifice each year.

reflexive verb

  • to offer itself (opportunity)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (present itself)
  • 2 (show willingness)
    I didn't ask him and he never offered
    no se lo pedí y él tampoco se ofreció
  • 3 (make offer of marriage) [archaic]to offer to somebody
    proponerle matrimonio a alguien
    Example sentences
    • James, refusing the advice of his senior staff to withdraw to the Shannon, offered William battle.


  • 1 1.1 (proposal)
    (of job, money) oferta (feminine)
    (of help, mediation) ofrecimiento (masculine)
    the offer still stands
    la oferta sigue en pie
    thank you for your kind offer
    gracias por su amable ofrecimiento
    she refused his offer of a drink
    rechazó la copa que le ofrecía
    they refused my offer of the car
    no quisieron que les prestara el coche
    an offer of marriage
    una proposición matrimonial or de matrimonio
    I've had the offer of a job in Rome
    me han ofrecido un trabajo en Roma
    share offer
    emisión (feminine) de acciones or títulos
    the windows need cleaning: any offers?
    hay que limpiar las ventanas: ¿quién se ofrece?
    to make somebody an offer they can't refuse
    hacerle una oferta muy tentadora a alguien
    Example sentences
    • She is holding out accepting the job offer to see if she likes it.
    • Many of the rest accepted the offer of amnesty offered to those who surrendered within twenty-four hours.
    • At present this information is found out by would-be purchasers after their offer to buy a home has been accepted.
    Example sentences
    • The current offer would not see drivers lose any money despite the reduced hours.
    • The current salary offers are among the lowest in the current wage round.
    • No one is revealing the exact amount of the offers, but rumours suggest that they are around $500,000.
    1.2 (bid) offers around $80,000 considered
    se considerarán ofertas de alrededor de 80.000 dólares
    $650 or nearest offer
    650 dólares negociables or a convenir
    go on, make me an offer
    anda, ofréceme algo or hazme una oferta
  • 2 (bargain, reduced price) introductory offer
    Example sentences
    • Increased competition between the three mobile operators has led to greater prices and special offers in recent years.
    • The figures were for regular shelf prices, with special offers excluded.
    • So it's no surprise to see every major player in the market touting special offers.
  • 3on offer (British) 3.1 (available) there's not much on offer at this year's fair
    no hay mucho para comprar en la feria de este año
    there are several good jobs on offer in the paper
    hay varias ofertas de empleo interesantes en el periódico
    3.2 (at reduced price)
    de oferta
    coffee is on offer this week
    el café está de or en oferta esta semana
  • 4under offer (British) (property/house)
    (reservado y a la espera de firmarse la escritura de compraventa)
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