Translation of peso in English:

peso

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  • 2 2.1 (carga, pesadumbre) weight, burden está abrumado por el peso de tanta responsabilidad he's overwhelmed by the burden of so much responsibility lleva el peso de la empresa he carries the burden of responsibility for the company el peso de la prueba recae sobre el fiscal the onus of proof lies with the prosecution quitarle un peso de encima a algn to take a load o a weight off sb's mind me he quitado un buen peso de encima that's a real load o weight off my mind 2.2 (importancia, influencia) weight las asociaciones de mayor peso the most important associations, the associations which carry the most weight su papel tiene poco peso her role is fairly minor la agricultura es una actividad que tiene poco peso en la economía agriculture does not play a very important role in the economy la Iglesia ejerce un peso moral muy fuerte en nuestra sociedad the Church exercises a very strong moral influence in our society todo el peso de la ley the full weight of the law 2.3de peso [argumento] strong, weighty [razón] forceful tiene amistades de peso en la dirección she has influential friends on the board

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The people who lived between the rivers Amazon and Plate, and their language were the guaraní. The Guarani language is an official language in Paraguay. It is also spoken in parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Jesuit missionaries in Paraguay wrote Guarani dictionaries and grammars, hymns and catechisms. Guarani acquired a symbolic status in Paraguay during the Chaco War with Bolivia, 1932-35. Today many Paraguayans with hardly any indigenous blood speak Guarani better than Spanish.