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comprar

to buy

verb
"comprar" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

comprar
transitive verb
1. to buy, to purchase (adquirir)
  • se lo compré a un vendedor ambulante -> I bought it from a street vendor o seller
  • se lo compraron a Ignacio como regalo de despedida -> they bought it for Ignacio as a leaving present
2. to buy (off), to bribe (sobornar)
  • ¡el árbitro está comprado! -> they've bribed the referee!

comprar [com-prar’]
article & verb transitive
1. To buy, to purchase, to shop; to acquire.
  • Comprar al contado -> to pay cash for
  • Comprar a plazos -> to buy on installments
2. (fig.) To buy off, to bribe; to win over.

comprar
verbo:transitivo
1 (adquirir) [+casa, comida, regalo] to buy; purchase (formal)
¿te has comprado por fin la bici? did you buy the bike in the end?
me parece que hemos comprado demasiada comida hemos comprado dos libros con suficiente dinero puedes comprar hasta los mejores cerebros del mundo tengo que comprar fruta y verduras ha salido a comprar tabaco tengo que comprar libras antes de ir a Londres
comprar algo a algn (para algn) to buy sth for sb; buy sb sth; (de algn) to buy sth from sb; le compré un vestido a mi hija I bought a dress for my daughter; I bought my daughter a dress
le tenemos que comprar un regalo
siempre le compro la carne a este carnicero I always buy my meat from this butcher; si decides vender el coche, yo te lo compro if you decide to sell the car, I'll buy it from o off you
los países que compren ese producto a Cuba le he comprado estas flores a una gitana
comprar algo al contado to pay cash (for sth); pay sth in cash
comprar algo al detalle to buy sth retail
comprar algo a plazos to buy sth on hire purchase
comprar algo al por mayor to buy sth wholesale
comprar algo al por menor to buy sth retail
comprar deudas to factor
2 (sobornar) to bribe; buy off (familiar)
intentaron comprar al juez they tried to bribe o buy off (familiar) the judge; el árbitro está comprado they've bribed the referee
verbo:intransitivo
(hacer la compra) to buy; shop
nunca compro en grandes almacenes I never buy o shop in department stores

Verb Conjugations for "comprar" (go to to buy)

Indicative

Present
Preterit
Imperfect
Conditional
Future
yo compro compré compraba compraría compraré
compras compraste comprabas comprarías comprarás
él/ella/Ud. compra compró compraba compraría comprará
nosotros compramos compramos comprábamos compraríamos compraremos
vosotros compráis comprasteis comprabais compraríais compraréis
ellos/ellas/Uds. compran compraron compraban comprarían comprarán
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