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American English: /ˈɑpʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˈɒpʃ(ə)n/

Translation of option in Spanish:


  • 1 (choice) you have the option to keep your maiden name
    tienes la posibilidad or opción de conservar tu nombre de soltera
    I had no option but to resign
    no me quedó más remedio que renunciar
    no tuve otra alternativa que renunciar
    he was given the option of early retirement
    le dieron la posibilidad or opción de anticipar su jubilación
    to keep or leave one's options open
    dejar todas las puertas abiertas
    no descartar ninguna posibilidad or opción
    Example sentences
    • Most of the time will be spent on the chosen option but each participant will get some experience of the other areas.
    • Mr Daley says apart from the high costs involved, the layout of the building meant the work, which would include widening corridors, was not a practical option.
    • A grape vine needs five years to come into commercial production, so leasing is not a practical option.
  • 3 (Business, Finance) they have an option on a further 45 aircraft
    tienen opción a comprar 45 aviones más
    we want first option (to buy)
    queremos la primera opción de compra
    call option
    opción de compra
    opción call
    put option
    opción de enajenación or de venta
    opción put
    to take an option
    hacer uso de una opción de compra
    Example sentences
    • This relief does not apply if the shareholders in the target company retain an option to sell their shares to another company.
    • In technical terms, the new chief executive is entitled to be granted an option to buy ordinary shares.
    • This involves buying and selling futures or options on shares, bonds or currencies.
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