Translation of sell in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense & past participle sold
- 1 1.1(goods/house/shares/player/insurance)we don't sell batteriessell by 11.4.12no vendemos pilasto sell one's bodyfecha límite de venta: 11-4-12to sell somethingvender el cuerpo
tosomebody, to sell somebody somethingto sell one's soul to the devilvenderle algo aalguiento sell somethingvenderle el alma al diablo forsomethingthey sold the painting for $2,000vender algo enor poralgoto sell somethingvendieron el cuadro en or por 2.000 dólares atsomethingthey are selling it at half price/at $320/at a discountto sell something at a losslo están vendiendo a mitad de precio/a 320 dólares/con descuentothey sell them at a profitvender algo perdiendo dinerosacan un margen de ganancia al venderlosExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (achieve sales figure of) See examples: her novel sold a million in a year
- The leasing driver has the chance to buy the car outright, renegotiate a lease, or they are sold to a car auction.
- Is the site being sold to make money for Hackney council?
- To clarify, I don't mind waiting until all the puppies are sold to collect money.
1.3 (promote) big stars sell moviesse vendieron un millón de ejemplares de su novela en un añoit's quality that sells our productslas grandes estrellas venden películases la calidad lo que hace que nuestros productos se vendanExample sentences
- He says the stores that sell them are running stock clearance sales just now and they're to be had for a good price.
- That means stocking, promoting and selling hunting products.
- Specialist hi-fi stores do sell the high end famous brands as well: Toshiba, Sony, Pioneer, Marantz.
- Lecturing us on how to keep our linen cupboards tidy, we are being sold the idea that cleaning is cool and that a few crumbs under the toaster is an indication of failure.
- With an eye on the commissions earned from these products brokers were cashing in on the equity craze at a time when the world was being sold the idea of building a share portfolio.
- Politicians have been sold the idea that it is a big wealth-creating industry that must be cherished at all costs and now refuse to face the downside.
- 2 [colloquial] (make acceptable) See examples:to sell something
tosomebody, to sell somebody somethingshe tried to sell me some story about …convencer a alguien dealgoit will be difficult for him to sell his austerity measures to the nationtrató de convencerme de que …trató de hacerme tragar que … [colloquial]you really have to sell yourself at interviewsle va a costar que la gente acepte sus medidas de austeridadto be sold on somethingI'm not sold on this planen una entrevista tienes que convencer al entrevistador de tu valíahe's completely sold on the ideaeste plan no me convenceestá convencido de que es una magnífica ideaExample sentences
- He worked in radio and sold Hollywood on the idea for the movie.
- But trainer Rick Griffin sold Buhner on the idea that he could still be a contributor on the field and in the clubhouse.
- Now Jerry had always wanted a poolroom, but knew he would have to sell Sherry on the idea.
- 3 (betray) the press accused them of selling their country→ riverla prensa los acusó de vender a su paísExample sentences
- I feel we have been sold out by the interim management team led by Mr Dawson.
- In his acceptance speech, Patrick talked about the raw deal given the fishermen, that they were sold out by the government.
- A lot of us are angry because we don't know what's happening and the people who have put quite a lot of years into the company feel they have been sold out.
intransitive verb past tense & past participle sold
- 1.1(person/company)we sell direct to the publicbuying and sellingvendemos directamente al público1.2 (be sold)operaciones (feminine plural) de compra y venta(product)to sellvenderse
at/ forsomethingit sells at about £8 a bottlevenderse a/ poralgose vende or lo venden a 8 libras la botellaExample sentences1.3
(theory) (prove convincing) [colloquial]tener aceptación
- Tickets for the play's 24 performances sold out in less than two days, the majority of them bought by one of the youngest audiences the theatre can recall.
- Of the 24 professional performances, six sold out, and a further eight filled at least 85 per cent of the seats.
- It's only the evening performances which are sold out.
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