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trade

Pronunciation: /treɪd/

Translation of trade in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (buying, selling) comercio (masculine) domestic/foreign trade comercio interior/exterior they were doing a roaring o brisk trade in umbrellas estaban haciendo un gran negocio con los paraguas, estaban vendiendo paraguas como pan caliente or como rosquillas [colloquial/familiar] to be in trade [dated/anticuado] ser* comerciante (before noun/delante del nombre) trade agreement acuerdo (masculine) comercial trade association asociación (feminine) comercial trade balance balanza (feminine) comercial trade deficit o gap déficit (masculine) en la balanza comercial trade description (British English/inglés británico) descripción (feminine) comercial trade fair feria (feminine) comercial or de muestras trade sanctions sanciones (feminine plural) comerciales trade tariffs tarifas (feminine plural) comerciales to publish the trade figures publicar* las estadísticas de la balanza comercial the imbalance in the trade figures el desequilibrio de la balanza comercial 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (business, industry) industria (feminine) the textile trade la industria textil the hotel trade la hotelería, la industria hotelera the grocery trade el ramo de la alimentación she's in the antique trade se dedica a la compraventa de antigüedades (before noun/delante del nombre) trade directory guía (feminine) de fabricantes y comerciantes
    Example sentences
    • There must somehow be a basis for international trade in goods and services.
    • The explosion of global trade in the postwar era is usually attributed to the lowering of tariffs and other trade barriers.
    • These include trade in services, intellectual property, e-commerce, investment and labour standards.
    Example sentences
    • Before the season begins those in the trade identify jackfruit trees in the area that give good quality fruit.
    • The aim should be to build an honest relationship with 10 journalists across the trade and national press.
    • He comes into the trade at a buoyant time, with brisk business reported locally in the market.
    1.3 countable/numerable (skilled occupation) oficio (masculine) to learn a trade aprender un oficio he's a carpenter by trade es carpintero de oficio she's a dentist/journalist by trade es dentista/periodista de profesión
    Example sentences
    • Home inspection is a trade that requires special training, knowledge, and skills.
    • An impending skills shortage in the trades means jobs are opening up to women.
    • The centre, not yet named, will provide vocational training in creative industries and manual trades.
    1.4 (people in particular business, occupation) the trade el gremio as they say in the trade como dicen los del gremio or los entendidos 1.5 uncountable/no numerable (customers) it's designed to attract the tourist trade está pensado para atraer a los turistas the shop relies heavily on passing trade (British English/inglés británico) la tienda depende en gran parte de la clientela de paso
  • 2 2.1 (exchange) I'll make o do a trade with you te lo/la cambio 2.2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Sport/Deporte] (of players) traspaso (masculine) 2.3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Sport/Deporte] (player) jugador traspasado, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • But injuries and trades are expected in sports.
    • The big fella no longer is demanding a trade, which wasn't feasible anyway, or to be waived, which was unlikely.
    • It's clear his uncertain status limits what Philadelphia can demand in a trade.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (buy, sell) comerciar we trade with countries all over the world comerciamos or tenemos relaciones comerciales con países de todo el mundo the company has ceased trading la compañía ha dejado de operar, la compañía ha cerrado they now trade under the name of Unitex ahora operan bajo el nombre de Unitex to trade in sth comerciar en algo they trade in commodities comercian en productos básicos he trades in antiques se dedica a la compraventa de antigüedades 1.2 (exchange) hacer* un cambio or un canje do you want to trade? ¿quieres hacer un cambio?

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [blows/insults/secrets] intercambiar to trade sth for sth cambiar or canjear algo por algo to trade sth with sb (American English/inglés norteamericano) cambiarle algo a algn trade coats with me te cambio el abrigo I wouldn't mind trading places with him ya quisiera yo estar en su lugar or en su pellejo 1.2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Sport/Deporte] traspasar

Phrasal verbs

trade down

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
he'll trade down when he retires cuando se jubile va a vender su casa y va a comprar una de menos valor

trade in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[car/refrigerator] entregar* como parte del pago

trade on

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[beauty/disability] explotar, capitalizar*

trade up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
his salary increase means we can trade up when we move su mayor sueldo significa que podemos vender esto y mudarnos a algo mejor

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