Translation of descontar in English:
- 1 1.1 (rebajar) See examples: me descontó el 15%me descontó $20he gave me a discount of 15% o a 15% discount1.2 (restar) See examples: te descuentan el 20% de impuestoshe took $20 offhe gave me a $20 discountsi descuentas los gastos de viaje te quedas con $135you get 20% deducted for taxesel árbitro solo descontó medio minutoif you take off traveling costs, you're left with $135tienes que descontar las dos horas de la comidathe referee only allowed half a minute for stoppagesyou have to deduct two hours for lunch
- 2 (exceptuar) See examples: descontando a Pedrosi descontamos los sábados y domingos, faltan solo 15 díasapart from Pedroaside from Pedroexcluding Pedronot counting o not including Pedroif we don't count Saturdays and Sundays, there are only 15 days left
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