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American English: /ʃɛr/
British English: /ʃɛː/

Translation of share in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (portion) I've already paid my share
    yo ya he pagado mi parte or lo que me corresponde
    how much is my share of the bill?
    ¿cuánto me toca pagar a mí?
    she must take her share of the blame
    debe aceptar que tiene parte de la culpa
    he's had his share of bad luck
    ha tenido or le ha tocado bastante mala suerte or su buena cuota de mala suerte
    I only want my fair share
    solo quiero lo que en justicia me corresponde
    they've had more than their fair share of attention
    han recibido más atención de la que les correspondía
    I've done my share of covering up for her
    yo ya la he encubierto bastante
    to go shares on something [colloquial]let's go shares on a taxi
    tomemos un taxi y lo pagamos a medias ( or entre los tres etc)
    to work on shares (American English)
    trabajar como socios
    Example sentences
    • After all, the city contributes a major share to the State's revenues.
    • Two shares went to the captain, one and a half shares to the quartermaster, and one share each to the crew members.
    • How can a beneficiary group in need of drinking water be forced to contribute a share of the cost of water supply?
  • 2 (Business, Finance) 2.1 (held by partner) (no plural) I own a half share in a fishing boat
    soy copropietario de un pesquero
    Example sentences
    • How can a partner protect his or her share of joint property?
    • The investment trust specialises in property shares and property assets.
    • This has not yet occurred; therefore, your husband holds the property or his share of the property in trust for you.
    2.2 countable (held by shareholder) to hold shares in a company
    tener acciones en una compañía
    an issue of 50,000 shares
    una emisión de 50.000 títulos or acciones
    share certificate share options
    opciones (feminine) sobre acciones
    share portfolio share prices
    cotización (feminine) de las acciones
    Example sentences
    • Seats entitle their holders to buy and sell shares on the exchange floor, and brokers say the price is an important measure of market sentiment.
    • Holders of income shares got all the income earned from the trust, while holders of capital shares got all the capital gain.
    • The allure of these fund groups is that there are no restrictions on how often an investor can buy and sell fund shares.
  • 3 countable
    also: plowshare
    reja (feminine) del arado

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (use jointly)to share something (with somebody)
    compartir algo (con alguien)
    Example sentences
    • I was able to talk with him about his genre of music, the new album, who his musical idols are and who he enjoyed sharing the stage with most.
    • Now she enjoys sharing the house with her daughter Tanya.
    • The babies enjoy sharing a cot and seem to be happiest when side-by-side.
    1.2 (have in common)
    tener en común
    they shared the credit for its discovery
    compartieron el mérito de su descubrimiento
    peoples which share a common ancestry
    pueblos de la misma extracción or con antepasados comunes
    we share the same star sign
    somos del mismo signo del zodíaco
    Example sentences
    • But to then say that this is somehow proof of some kind of development vote as opposed to sharing a common view is open to different interpretation.
    • This will be achieved by learning from our past and sharing a common view with our suppliers of how to grow sales and lower costs.
    • He shares the common view that America's most significant mistake was to abandon the nation to its unhappy fate following the Soviet withdrawal.
  • 2 2.1 (divide) the inheritance was shared equally between the children
    la herencia se dividió a partes iguales entre los hijos
    we agreed to share all expenses
    decidimos compartir todos los gastos
    Example sentences
    • In the present case those communings point to the three parties sharing distributable profits equally.
    • Arrangement and general performance will each attract 40 points, with tone and rhythm equally sharing the remainder.
    • He was searching a field at Sutton-on-the-Forest with the permission of the landowner on the understanding that the proceeds of any finds were shared equally.
    2.2 (communicate)
    I'd like to share my feelings with you on this happy day
    quisiera hacer a todos partícipes de mi felicidad en este día
    come on, share the joke
    Example sentences
    • He told the boys: ‘I don't usually tell people,’ and they humbly thanked him for sharing something so personal with them.
    • Gradually he began sharing a few personal details.
    • Now I don't normally like sharing something this personal with the world because it's the kind of thing that can come back and bite you.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (use jointly) you may have to share with somebody
    puede ser que tengas que compartir la habitación ( or el despacho etc) con alguien
    to share and share alike
    compartir las cosas
  • 2 (have a part)to share in something
    compartir algo
    participar de algo

Phrasal verbs

share out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
the money was shared out among the five children
el dinero se repartió or se distribuyó entre los cinco hijos
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