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Translation of mérito in English:

masculine noun

  • 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 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 alguien
    to take the credit away from somebody
    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 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 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
Example sentences
  • Fue más mérito del rival que retroceder nosotros”.
  • Creo que el Perú ha tocado fondo en cuanto a la valoración del mérito.
  • Hay un mérito en la respuesta de los chicos.
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