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mérito

Translation of mérito in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • merit, worth una obra de mérito a commendable piece of work una persona de mérito a worthy person una novela de poco mérito a novel of little worth o/or merit no le veo ningún mérito a lo que ha hecho I don't think that what she's done is at all admirable, I can't see any merit in what she's done quitarle or restarle méritos a algn to take the credit away from sb se atribuyó el mérito de haberlo descubierto he took the credit for having discovered it tiene mucho mérito que lo hayas hecho sin ayuda it says a lot for you o/or it's very commendable that you did it without any help hacer méritos, va a tener que hacer méritos (para conseguir algo) he's going to have to earn it (para compensar algo) he's going to have to make amends te voy a llevar al teatro pero vas a tener que hacer méritos I'll take you to the theater but you'll have to be on your best behavior o/or you'll have to behave tendrá que hacer méritos si quiere que lo perdone he'll have to make it up to me if he wants me to forgive him

    Compounds

    méritos de guerra

    nombre plural masculino/plural masculine noun

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