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hire
transitive verb
1. (to employ)
a. contratar
The company hired three translators to interpret the documents.La empresa contrató a tres traductores para interpretar los documentos.
2. (to rent) (United Kingdom)
a. alquilar (Spain)
We decided to hire an apartment instead of buying.Decidimos alquilar un apartamento en lugar de comprar.
b. rentar (Latin America)
They hire a car every time they go on vacation.Rentan un coche cada vez que se van de vacaciones.
noun
3. (cost of rent) (United Kingdom)
a. el alquiler (M) (Spain)
The hire in the city center is more expensive than in the outskirts.El alquiler en el centro de la ciudad es más caro que en las afueras.
b. la renta (F) (Latin America)
We have to pay the hire by the first of each month.Tenemos que pagar la renta para el primero de cada mes.
hire
[haɪə(r)]
noun
1. alquiler (m) (of car, room, suit) (británico)renta (f) (español de México)
  • for hire libre (taxi)
  • bicycles for hire se alquilan or (en letrero) rentan bicicletas (español de México)
  • hire car coche (m) or carro (m) or (Am) auto (m) de alquiler (CSur), carro (m) rentado (español de México)
transitive verb
2. contratar (lawyer, worker); alquilar (car, room, suit) (británico), rentar (español de México)
hire [ˈhaɪəʳ]
transitive verb
[+car, house] alquilar; arrendar; (LAm) [+employee] contratar
they hired a lawyer contrataron a un abogado; hired hand jornaleroajornalera (m) (f);a jornalera enganchadoaenganchada (m) (f);a enganchada hired assassin or killer asesinoaasesina (m) (f) a sueldo;a asesina hired car coche (m) de alquiler
intransitive verb
she's in charge of hiring and firing at the company es la encargada de contratar y despedir al personal en la empresa
...such fundamentals as property, taxation, and the hiring and firing of staff I believe that hiring and firing is a thing of the past
noun
[of car] alquiler (m); arriendo (m); (LAm) [of person] salario (m); jornal (m)
for hire se alquila or arrienda; (LAm) (on taxi) libre; to be on hire estar de alquiler; we've got it on hire for a week lo tenemos alquilado para una semana
modifier
hire car (n) (Britain) coche (m) de alquiler
hire charges (n) tarifa (f) de alquiler
hire purchase (n) (Britain) compra (f) a plazos
to buy sth on hire purchase comprar algo a plazos
hire purchase agreement (n) acuerdo (m) de compra a plazos
hire purchase finance company (n) compañía (f) de crédito comercial
Verb Conjugations for contratar
Gerund: contratando
Participle: contratado
Indicative
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yocontratocontratécontratabacontrataríacontrataré
contratascontratastecontratabascontrataríascontratarás
él/ella/Ud.contratacontratócontratabacontrataríacontratará
nosotroscontratamoscontratamoscontratábamoscontrataríamoscontrataremos
vosotroscontratáiscontratasteiscontratabaiscontrataríaiscontrataréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.contratancontrataroncontratabancontrataríancontratarán
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