Translation of wholesale in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊlseɪl/


  • 1.1 [Business/Comercio] (before noun/delante del nombre) al por mayor wholesale price precio (masculine) al por mayor wholesale price index índice (masculine) de precios al por mayor wholesale trade comercio (masculine) al por mayor 1.2 [destruction] sistemático, total; [slaughter] sistemático; [condemnation] absoluto; [rejection] en bloque wholesale cuts in the budget recortes radicales or drásticos en el presupuesto
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    • At worst, the outcome could be wholesale slaughter on a scale that makes the current level of daily mayhem look like the peaceable kingdom.
    • At the time, however, Old Beijing City was seen as a symbol of feudalism and eventually the Liang & Chen Plan was shelved, resulting in the wholesale destruction of hutongs.
    • Endless images of wholesale destruction and the war machines that brought it about blurred the boundary between reality and fiction, the normal and the horrific.


  • 1.1 [Business/Comercio] [buy/sell] al por mayor 1.2 (on a large scale) de modo general the same rule cannot be applied wholesale to every case no se puede aplicar la misma regla a rajatabla a todos los casos these practices have been going on wholesale esto ha estado ocurriendo de manera sistemática they rejected the proposals wholesale rechazaron las propuestas en bloque

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • vender al por mayor

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • venderse al por mayor

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