Translation of descontar in English:

descontar

vt

  • 1 1.1 (rebajar) me descontó el 15% he gave me a discount of 15% o a 15% discount me descontó $20 he took $20 off, he gave me a $20 discount 1.2 (restar) te descuentan el 20% de impuestos you get 20% deducted for taxes si descuentas los gastos de viaje te quedas con $135 if you take off traveling costs, you're left with $135 el árbitro solo descontó medio minuto the referee only allowed half a minute for stoppages tienes que descontar las dos horas de la comida you have to deduct two hours for lunch
  • 2 (exceptuar) descontando a Pedro apart from Pedro, aside from Pedro, excluding Pedro, not counting o not including Pedro si descontamos los sábados y domingos, faltan solo 15 días if we don't count Saturdays and Sundays, there are only 15 days left

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