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discount

Translation of discount in Spanish:

noun

American English: /ˈdɪskaʊnt/
British English: /ˈdɪskaʊnt/
  • I got a 10% discount o a discount of 10%
    me hicieron un 10% de descuento or un descuento del 10%
    she gave me a discount on the sofa
    me hizo un descuento en el precio del sofá
    cash discount
    descuento por pago en efectivo or al contado
    is there a trade discount?
    ¿hacen descuentos al gremio?
    at a discountthe goods were sold off at a discount
    la mercancía se vendió con descuento or a precio reducido
    these shares are at a discount to their issue price
    estas acciones se cotizan por debajo de su precio de emisión
    good manners seem to be at a discount these days [formal]
    hoy en día ya no cuentan los buenos modales
    (before noun) (store/stationer)
    de saldos
    (furniture/hardware)
    de saldo
    Example sentences
    • But how hard would it be to create a movie gift card that offers a discount for the cost of 10 tickets or more?
    • You will probably find that from time to time you will get extra offers, discounts and lower shipping costs.
    • Our prices are negotiable and we do offer discounts for bulk purchases.

transitive verb

American English: /ˌdɪsˈkaʊnt/
British English: /dɪsˈkaʊnt/
  • 1 (Business) 1.1
    (amount)
    I could discount 10% for you
    podría descontarle un 10%
    1.2
    (goods)
    Example sentences
    • Consumers are advised not buy from unauthorised dealers and to be suspicious of deeply discounted products.
    • Instead of consolidating their purchasing, they're buying highly discounted products and services from a host of companies.
    • Who cares if the products are discounted, if you've read every book and heard every CD on offer?
    1.3
    (price/debt)
    at discounted prices
    con descuento
    Example sentences
    • This weekend only - we are offering gift certificates in any amount and are discounting the purchase price by 10%.
    • Farmers producing bull beef will need to be conscious of the risk in allowing bulls to go over 24 months because some factories are already talking of discounting the price of these animals to cow beef price.
    • The market discounts the price for this variability.
  • 2 (Finance)
    (bill of exchange/promissory note)
    Example sentences
    • They shed their non-banking activities and concentrated on financing through discounting bills of exchange and distributing the securities which governments and subsequently companies issued.
    • He can discount the bills accepted by the bank with the credit provider who offers the most favourable terms.
    • To this it might be objected that firms only need a bit more time, such as is provided to them when a bank is willing to discount their bills.
  • 3 (disregard)
    (possibility)
    (claim/criticism)
    no tener en cuenta
    you can discount most of what she says
    no hay que tener en cuenta la mayor parte de lo que dice
    Example sentences
    • Nor is it possible to discount the fact that these events have been almost wiped from the history books.
    • Likewise, it discounts the possibility that users can distinguish between good and malicious software, say, by installing software released or recommended by people they trust.
    • But, sadly, a climate of opinion is being created in which facts are discounted in favour of fantasies, arbitrary allegations and wild apprehensions.

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