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Pronunciation: /reɪt/

Translation of rate in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (speed) velocidad; (rhythm) ritmo (masculine) rate of flow velocidad (feminine) or ritmo (masculine) de flujo rate of climb velocidad (feminine) de ascensión or de subida their vocabulary increases at a rate of five words a day su vocabulario aumenta a razón de cinco palabras por día I'm reading at a rate of 100 pages a day estoy leyendo a un ritmo de 100 páginas por día the runners set off at a tremendous rate los corredores salieron a una velocidad vertiginosa at this rate o at the rate we're going, it'll take weeks a este paso or al ritmo que vamos, nos va a llevar semanas at any rate (at least) por lo menos (in any case) en todo caso most people agreed, or at any rate a significant majority casi todos estuvieron de acuerdo, o por lo menos la gran mayoría I don't think he has another brother; at any rate, Dan is the one I'm talking about me parece que no tiene otro hermano; en todo caso es a Dan a quien me refiero
    Example sentences
    • It is harder to attack a convoy, however, if it is moving at a high rate of speed.
    • Oh who am I kidding, the thought of riding wasn't the only thing that was causing my heart rate to speed up.
    • But we are really moving at an incredible rate to get medicines to the hospitals.
    1.2 (level, ratio) birth rate índice (masculine) de natalidad suicide rate porcentaje (masculine) de suicidios literacy rate nivel (masculine) de alfabetización rate of inflation tasa (feminine) de inflación rate of interest tipo (masculine) or tasa (feminine) de interés rate of exchange tipo (masculine) de cambio rate of return tasa (feminine) de rendimiento, rentabilidad (feminine) our campaign has had a high rate of success nuestra campaña ha tenido mucho éxito the drop-out rate in schools la tasa de abandono or (in Southern Cone also/en Cono Sur también) de deserción escolar the failure rate in this exam is too high hay un porcentaje demasiado alto de reprobados or (Spain/España) suspensos en este examen see alsofirst-rate etc 1.3 (price, charge) postal rates tarifas (feminine plural) postales peak/standard rate tarifa (feminine) alta/normal private tuition, reasonable rates clases particulares, precios módicos the work is paid at a rate of $20 per hour el trabajo se paga a (razón de) 20 dólares por hora it is paid at an hourly rate of … la hora se paga a … that's the going rate eso es lo que se suele pagar
  • 2 (local tax) (formerly in UK) (often plural/frecuentemente plural)contribución (feminine) (municipal or inmobiliaria) water rates (formerly in UK)[ cuota que se paga por el servicio de agua corriente ]
    Example sentences
    • We council tax payers pay rates to Central Government, which later gives money to the council to pay for such expenses.
    • Local government did tax directly; its revenue came from rates collected on land.
    • Businesses often question what they get in return for paying local authority rates.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (rank, consider) I rate her work very highly tengo una excelente opinión de su trabajo how would you rate the book? ¿qué opinión te merece el libro?to rate sb/sth as sth I rate her as the best woman tennis player yo la considero la mejor tenista how do you rate the film on a scale of 1 to 10? ¿qué puntuación or (Latin America/América Latina) puntaje le darías a la película en una escala del 1 al 10? rated speed/power [Technology/Tecnología] velocidad (feminine)/potencia (feminine) nominal 1.2 (consider good) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] (usually negative/generalmente negativo) I don't rate her chances no creo que tenga muchas posibilidades
  • 2 (deserve) merecer* (obtain) I don't think this essay rates an A no creo que este trabajo merezca una A his death rated barely a line in the paper el periódico apenas dedicó una línea a la noticia de su muerte it didn't rate a mention no les pareció digno de mención

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (be classed) to rate as sth estar* considerado como algo he rates as one of the world's top swimmers está considerado como uno de los mejores nadadores del mundo 1.2 (measure up)to rate with sb (American English/inglés norteamericano) Florida doesn't rate with me para mí Florida no vale gran cosa

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