- 1 [casa/regalo/comida] to buy, purchase [formal]comprarle algo
aalgn (a quien lo vende) to buy sth fromsb (a quien lo recibe) to buy sth forsb le compré estas flores a una gitana I bought these flowers from o [colloquial/familiar] off a gypsy ¿quieres vender el coche? ¡te lo compro! do you want to sell your car? I'll buy it from you! les compré caramelos a los niños I bought the children some candy, I bought some candy for the children se lo voy a comprar para su cumpleaños I'm going to buy it for his birthday comprar algo al por menor or al detalle to buy o purchase sth retail las compran al por mayor they buy o purchase them wholesale comprar dólares a plazo fijo to buy dollars forward
- 2 [familiar/colloquial] (sobornar) to buy [colloquial/familiar] no se deja comprar he won't be bought un árbitro comprado a crooked o (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] bent referee
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province.