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comprar

Translation of comprar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 [casa/regalo/comida] to buy, purchase [formal] comprarle algo a algn (a quien lo vende) to buy sth from sb (a quien lo recibe) to buy sth for sb le compré estas flores a una gitana I bought these flowers from o/or [familiar/colloquial] 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/or purchase sth retail las compran al por mayor they buy o/or purchase them wholesale comprar dólares a plazo fijo to buy dollars forward

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