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American English: /seɪl/
British English: /seɪl/

Translation of sale in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (act of selling) 1.2 countable (individual transaction) to make a sale
    vender algo
    I haven't had a single sale this morning
    no he vendido absolutamente nada esta mañana
    all sales final (American English)
    no se aceptan devoluciones
    Example sentences
    • Some money from every sale goes towards the efforts of the Band Aid Trust in Africa.
    • Money from each book sale will go to the Alice Rose Trust which supports sick children.
    • Privatization without flotation on the stock market means either a management buy-out or sale by tender.
    1.3 uncountable (demand, market) See examples: there's no sale for that kind of thing here
    ese tipo de cosa aquí no tiene salida or no se vende bien
    1.4 countable (auction)
    Example sentences
    • She regularly holds sales and other fundraising events and has raised thousands of pounds.
    • Half of the total has been collected from auctions, sales, coffee mornings and other events at the church in Otley Road.
    • The next fundraising event is an indoor sale to be held at Melksham Labour Club on February 22.
  • 2 (in phrases) for salefor sale that vase is not for sale
    ese jarrón no está en venta or no se vende
    to put something up for sale
    poner algo en venta or a la venta
    on sale (American English) (at reduced price)toys are on sale this week
    esta semana los juguetes están rebajados or en liquidación
    I bought the dress on sale
    compré el vestido rebajado
    on sale for $25, reduced from $45
    rebajado de 45 a 25 dólares
    (British English) (offered for sale) See examples:antique dolls will be on sale
    se venderán muñecas antiguas
    on sale now at leading stores
    ya está a la venta en los principales comercios
    the collection goes on sale next month (at auction)
    la colección se subastará or (in Latin America also) se rematará el mes que viene
    the new model goes on sale this week
    el nuevo modelo sale a la venta esta semana
    (on) sale or return (British English)
    en depósito
    en consignación
    the goods are supplied (on) sale or return
    entregan las mercancías en depósito or en consignación
  • 3 (clearance)
    rebajas (feminine plural)
    end of season sale
    rebajas or liquidación de fin de temporada
    going-out-of-business o (British English) closing-down sale
    rebajas por liquidación del negocio
    I bought it at a sale o in the sales
    lo compré en una liquidación or en las rebajas
    (before noun) (price)
    de liquidación
    sale items o goods
    artículos (masculine plural) de liquidación
  • 4
    also: sales plural
    4.1 (volume sold)
    (volumen (masculine) de) ventas (feminine plural)
    (before noun) (figures/promotion/campaign)
    de ventas
    sales forecast
    previsión (feminine) de ventas
    Example sentences
    • The overall annual quantity of our beef sales to Egypt when translated into live cattle equivalent amounts to 450,000 animals.
    • But when prices fall, sales generally increase, offsetting some of the decrease in revenue.
    • The fear is that corporate profits have been boosted by cost cutting, not increased sales and prices from a revival of the economy.
    4.2 (department) (+ singular or plural verb)
    ventas followed by singular verb
    she works in sales
    (before noun) (department/manager/executive)
    de ventas
    the sales force
    el personal de ventas
    los vendedores
    sales prospect
    candidato, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)
    posible cliente, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)
    sales target
    Example sentences
    • We play but a support role in the most important aspect of the promotional products business: sales.
    • Each of these groups has its own business manager, sales manager and product development manager.
    • The retail sales report can be compared to the sales activity of a publicly traded company.

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