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sum

Pronunciation: /sʌm/

Translation of sum in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (calculation — in general) cuenta (feminine); (— addition) suma (feminine), adición (feminine) [formal] I'll have to do my sums tengo que hacer cuentas or cálculos she's very good at sums es muy buena en aritmética
    Example sentences
    • A perfect number is defined to be one which is equal to the sum of its aliquot parts.
    • In fact the Egyptians only had fractions of this type and if the answer had not involved a unit fraction then the Egyptians would have written the fractional part as the sum of unit fractions.
    • Find a right triangle having the property that the hypotenuse equals the sum of one leg plus the altitude on the hypotenuse.
    Example sentences
    • You saw crates of certain sizes, and then you would do your sums and then do your deductions from that.
    • Have you ever wondered why your children seem to do their sums upside-down nowadays?
    • She said: ‘I still have to do my sums and see if it is still a possibility for me.’
  • 3 (of money) suma (feminine) or cantidad (feminine) (de dinero) she spends vast sums on clothes gasta muchísimo (dinero) en ropa
    Example sentences
    • Is it right to spend vast sums of money funding expensive conferences?
    • Most Japanese currently hold large sums of money in secure savings accounts that yield zero interest.
    • The conman asks the person contacted to contribute a small sum of money to speed up the release of the funds.

Phrasal verbs

sum up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (summarize) [discussion/report] resumir, sintetizar* the situation can be summed up in one word: chaos la situación se puede sintetizar en una palabra: caos 1.2 (assess) [person] catalogar* she quickly summed up the situation enseguida se hizo una composición de lugar, enseguida evaluó la situación 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (summarize) recapitular to sum up, our analysis shows that … resumiendo or en resumen or para recapitular, nuestro análisis demuestra que … 2.2 [Law/Derecho] recapitular

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