There are 3 translations of spare in Spanish:

spare1

Pronunciation: /sper; speə(r)/

adj

  • 1 1.1 (not in use) de más have you got a spare umbrella you could lend me? ¿tienes un paraguas de más que me puedas prestar? have you got any spare paper o (BrE also) any paper spare? ¿tienes un poco de papel que no te haga falta? there's a spare seat in the bus sobra un asiento or queda un asiento libre en el autobús there was not an ounce of spare flesh on him no le sobraba ni un gramo de grasa to go spare (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] (become distraught) enloquecerse*, volverse* loco (lit: be available) sobrar there are two tickets going spare for tonight's performance sobran dos entradas para la función de esta noche 1.2 (in case of need) (before n) [key/cartridge] de repuesto take a spare change of clothes, just in case llévate una muda de más, por si acaso 1.3 (free) libre in my spare moments en mis ratos libres if you've got a spare minute si tienes un minuto (libre) see also spare time

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In Santiago, Chile, there are almost a dozen newspapers. The most important dailies are El Mercurio (www.elmercurio.cl), founded in 1900, La Nación, and La Tercera (www.tercera.cl).

There are 3 translations of spare in Spanish:

spare2

n

  • 1 1.1 (reserve) I'll take a spare just in case llevaré uno de repuesto por si acaso I'm always losing my key; I think I'll have a spare made siempre estoy perdiendo la llave, creo que haré un duplicado para tener de repuesto 1.2
    (spares pl)
    (spare parts) (BrE) repuestos (mpl) or (Méx) refacciones (fpl)
  • 2 (in bowling) semipleno (m)

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In Santiago, Chile, there are almost a dozen newspapers. The most important dailies are El Mercurio (www.elmercurio.cl), founded in 1900, La Nación, and La Tercera (www.tercera.cl).

There are 3 translations of spare in Spanish:

spare3

vt

  • 1 1.1 (do without) can you spare your dictionary for a moment? ¿me permites el diccionario un momento, si no lo necesitas? we'd like to help you out, but we can't spare the staff nos gustaría ayudarlos, pero no podemos prescindir del personal if you can spare the time si tienes or dispones de tiempo 1.2 (give)to spare (sb) sth can you spare me a pound? ¿tienes una libra que me prestes/des? can you spare me a few minutes? ¿tienes unos minutos? he spared us an hour from his busy schedule nos concedió or dedicó una hora de su apretado programa to spare a thought for sb pensar* un momento en algn 1.3to spare (as adj) there's food to spare hay comida de sobra have you got a few minutes to spare? ¿tienes unos minutos? we arrived at the station with half an hour/seconds to spare llegamos a la estación con media hora de anticipación/con el tiempo justo is there enough? — yes, enough and to spare ¿hay suficiente? — sí, basta y sobra
  • 2 2.1 (keep from using, stint) (usu neg) to spare no effort no escatimar or ahorrar esfuerzos to spare no expense no reparar en gastos a no-expense-spared production una producción a lo grande or por todo lo alto 2.2 (save, relieve) to spare sb sth [trouble/embarrassment] ahorrarle algo a algn, evitarle algo a algn I'm only trying to spare you the bother of having to do it again solo estoy tratando de ahorrarte la molestia de tener que hacerlo de nuevo spare me the details/sarcasm ahórrate los detalles/el sarcasmo 2.3 (show mercy, consideration toward) perdonar to spare sb's life perdonarle la vida a algn not to spare oneself ser* muy exigente consigo mismo the epidemic spared no one la epidemia no perdonó a nadie to spare sb's feelings no herir* los sentimientos de algn

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In Santiago, Chile, there are almost a dozen newspapers. The most important dailies are El Mercurio (www.elmercurio.cl), founded in 1900, La Nación, and La Tercera (www.tercera.cl).