Translation of owe in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (financially) he owes his father money,, he owes money to his fatherle debe dinero a su padreI'll owe it to youte lo quedo debiendohow much do I owe you?¿cuánto le debo?to owe somebody
forsomethingdeberle algoI still owe you for the meal aalguientodavía te debo la comidahow much do I owe you for the tickets?¿cuánto te debo por las entradas?Example sentences1.2 (be obliged to give, do)
(explanation/apology/favor)I owe it to my parents to get good marks
- Although the man did owe small sums of money, there is no evidence to suggest that he was heavily in debt.
- These men do low wage and often seasonal work, and owe large sums of money which most could never hope to pay off.
- A householder owing money will receive a written reminder and, if they ignore the letter, can expect a court summons.
debertengo que sacar buenas notas, se lo debo a mis padrestake a break; you owe it to yourselftómate un descanso, te lo has ganadoExample sentences
- British cycling has rarely had it so good, and for that a debt of gratitude is owed to Manchester and the National Cycling Centre.
- Respect is owed to Fast Forward for being a publication with a degree of journalistic integrity.
- Thank you very kindly; if you care to drop me a line telling me who you are, it would be nice to know to whom I owe my gratitude.
- 2 2.1 (be indebted for) I owe a lot/my life to herle debo muchísimo/la vidato what do we owe the pleasure of your company? [humorous]¿a qué debemos el placer de tu compañía? [humorous]2.2 (be influenced by) her interpretation of history owes a lot to Marxsu interpretación de la historia le debe mucho a MarxExample sentences
- Judge owes his life to Tuskegee airmen.
- When asked ‘What do you owe your parents?’ his reply was ‘A long talking-to’.
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