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Pronunciation: /əˈlaʊəns/

Translation of allowance in Spanish:


  • 2 (free of tax) personal allowance[ monto que un individuo puede ganar sin pagar impuestos ] duty-free allowance[ mercancías que se pueden ingresar al país sin pagar impuestos ]
    Example sentences
    • Everyone is entitled to a personal allowance - the amount you can earn before tax is due - from the day they are born.
    • Duty free allowances are to increase from £140 per person to £1,000.
    • Children all have their own personal allowances, which mean they can earn £4,385 a year before paying any tax.
  • 3to make allowance(s) for sb/sth (treat leniently, take into account) you have to make allowances for him: he's very young tienes que ser indulgente con él, es muy joven he doesn't make allowance for mistakes no acepta ningún error we've made allowance(s) for delays hemos tenido en cuenta posibles retrasos

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