Translation of alquilar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 (dar en alquiler) [casa/local] to rent (out), let; [televisor] to rent; [coche/bicicleta] to rent (out) (inglés norteamericano/American English) to hire out (inglés británico/British English) se alquila piso apartment for rent (inglés norteamericano/American English) flat to let (inglés británico/British English) se alquilan esquís skis for rent (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) hire
- 2 (tomar en alquiler) [casa/local/televisor] to rent; [coche/bicicleta/disfraz] to rent (inglés norteamericano/American English) to hire (inglés británico/British English)
- 3 (contratar) [orquesta/banda de música] to hire alquilaron los servicios de un fotógrafo profesional they hired a professional photographer
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