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Pronunciation: /rɪsk/

Translation of risk in Spanish:


  • 1.1 c and u (danger) riesgo (masculine) the benefits outweigh the risks los beneficios superan los riesgos the risks are too great hay demasiados riesgos the risks involved are enormous los riesgos que implica son enormes there's an element of risk in any investment toda inversión implica or encierra un cierto riesgo the risk of infection is slight el riesgo or peligro de infección es mínimo there's no risk of anyone knowing you here no hay riesgo or peligro de que alguien te conozca aquí will we lose our jobs? — there's little risk of that ¿nos vamos a quedar sin trabajo? — es muy poco probable que eso suceda at the risk of -ing a riesgo de + infinitive/infinitivo at the risk of repetition a riesgo de repetirme is there any risk that she'll say 'no'? ¿hay algún peligro de que se niegue? there's always the risk that he'll forget siempre existe el riesgo or el peligro de que se (le) olvide those most at risk from the disease los que corren mayor riesgo or peligro de contraer la enfermedad our jobs are at risk nuestros trabajos están en or corren peligro at one's own risk por su ( or mi etc) cuenta y riesgo, bajo su ( or mi etc) propia responsabilidad that's a risk we'll just have to take no tenemos más remedio que correr ese riesgo you must be prepared to take risks hay que estar dispuesto a arriesgarse or a correr riesgos you're running the risk of offending him te estás arriesgando a or corres el riesgo de que se ofenda it isn't worth the risk no vale la pena arriesgarse or correr el riesgo a health risk un peligro para la salud that is a fire risk eso podría causar un incendio (before noun/delante del nombre) the risk factor increases if … el riesgo or peligro es mayor si …
    Example sentences
    • He was closest to the situation, knew the risks, knew what they could gain from such a crime, and knew what they stood to lose if they were discovered, which was very little.
    • Young farm children need to be limited in their exposure to risks; older youths must be trained and closely supervised.
    • They are well aware of their threat exposure and understand the risks associated with the systems in use.
    1.2 [Finance] riesgo (masculine) to be a good/bad risk constituir* un riesgo aceptable/inaceptable an insurable/uninsurable risk un riesgo asegurable/no asegurable are you insured for all risks? ¿estás asegurado contra or (in Spain also/en España también) a todo riesgo? to spread the risk diversificar* las inversiones para minimizar los riesgos high-/low-risk investment inversión (feminine) de alto/bajo riesgo risk manager gestor, (masculine, feminine) or gerente (masculine and feminine) de riesgos
    Example sentences
    • The management of financial risk is the most obvious dimension.
    • In terms of companies with the highest financial risk profile of those analysed, Greencore comes out on top when the three measures are taken together.
    • Each year a report is produced by the trustees of your pension scheme and every three years there is a valuation by actuaries, who analyse financial risk.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (put in danger) [reputation/health] arriesgar*, poner* en peligro she's prepared to risk everything está dispuesta a arriesgarlo todo to risk one's life for sb arriesgar* or poner* en peligro su ( or mi etc) vida por algn 1.2 (expose oneself to) arriesgarse* a, correr el riesgo de we risk defeat corremos el riesgo de or nos exponemos a una derrota are you going to take your umbrella? — no, I think I'll risk it ¿vas a llevar el paraguas? — no, creo que me voy a arriesgar to risk -ing arriesgarse* a or correr el riesgo de + infinitive/infinitivo you risk being late te arriesgas a or corres el riesgo de llegar tarde

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The language of the Basque Country and Navarre is euskera, spoken by around 750,000 people; in Spanish vasco or vascuence. It is also spelled euskara. Basque is unrelated to the Indo-European languages and its origins are unclear. Like Spain's other regional languages, Basque was banned under Franco. With the return of democracy, it became an official language alongside Spanish, in the regions where it is spoken. It is a compulsory school subject and is required for many official and administrative posts in the Basque Country. There is Basque language television and radio and a considerable number of books are published in Basque. See also lenguas cooficiales