Translation of surplus in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈsɜːrpləs; ˈsɜːpləs/

noun/nombre (plural surpluses)

  • (of produce, stock) excedente (masculine); (of funds) superávit (masculine) food surpluses excedentes de alimentos operating surplus beneficios (masculine plural) or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) utilidades (feminine plural) de explotación a balance-of-trade surplus un superávit en la balanza de pagos
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    • In the West, a surplus of food supply has made obesity the main concern of adults, and slimness has been regarded as a symbol of health and beauty.
    • Hunter-gatherer societies don't produce enough food surpluses to support those extra people.
    • None of this would have been possible without the development of agriculture and the capacity to produce a surplus of food that could be supplied to a sector of the population that was no longer responsible for feeding itself.
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    • He further said the narrowing surplus in the current account resulted from a narrowing surplus in the investment income account.
    • The notion that equity pre-funding financed by on-budget surpluses can increase capital accumulation buys into the fallacies that have driven policies of fiscal austerity.
    • It has $125 million of surplus of assets over liabilities.


  • [goods/stocks] excedente they need to use up their surplus energy necesitan gastar la energía que les sobra shed surplus pounds with this new diet plan pierda esos kilos de más con este nuevo régimen to be surplus to requirements sobrar, estar* de más, no ser* necesario

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