Interest in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation and Dictionary
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interest
noun
1. (curiosity)
a. el interés (M)
She has a strong interest in science.Ella siente un profundo interés por la ciencia.
2. (hobby)
a. el interés (M)
Her interests include painting and music.Sus intereses incluyen la pintura y la música.
3. (finance)
a. el interés (M)
Interest on this loan is paid by the government.Los intereses de este préstamo los paga el gobierno.
The interest on this loan is 5%.El interés de este préstamo es 5%.
transitive verb
4. (to engage the attention of)
a. interesar
What really interests me is history.Lo que realmente me interesa es la historia.
interest
[ˈɪntrest]
noun
1. interés (m) (curiosity); afición (f) (hobby)
  • of interest de interés
  • to be of interest to somebody interesar a alguien
  • to take an interest in something interesarse por algo
  • to lose interest (in something) perder el interés (por algo)
2. interés (m) (stake)
  • to have an interest in something tener interés en or por algo; (in general) tener intereses or participación en algo (finanzas)
3. (benefit)
  • to act in somebody's interests obrar en interés de alguien
  • the public interest el interés general or público
  • it's in my interest to do it me interesa hacerlo
  • in the interests of… en pro de…
4. interés (m) (finanzas) (on investment)
  • interest rate tipo (m) or tasa (f) de interés (Am)
transitive verb
5. interesar
  • to interest somebody in something interesar a alguien en algo
  • to be interested in something estar interesado(a) en algo, interesarse por algo
interest [ˈɪntrɪst]
noun
1 (curiosity) interés (m)
it adds interest to the story the trip was cancelled due to lack of interest everyone was by now watching me with interest they discovered a common interest in gardening there has been renewed interest in the idea there has been a lively interest in the elections in the last two weeks his parents tried to discourage his interest in music
to arouse sb's interest despertar el interés de algn
the campaign did not arouse much interest nothing I could do seemed to arouse his interest the debate aroused much interest in the capital
to have an interest in sth estar interesado en algo
I have no further interest in talking to them ya no estoy interesado en hablar con ellos
I have no interest in politics whatsoever he has very little interest in football she has no interest in starting a family
to lose interest (in sth) perder el interés (por or en algo)
she liked him at first but soon lost interest simple gimmicks keep the kids from losing interest he lost all interest in sex
of interest
the guidebook describes all the places of interest la guía describe todos los lugares de interés
questions of public interest there is nothing of interest to report a subject of little interest to me to [be] of interest
it is of no interest to us no nos interesa; is this of any interest to you? ¿te interesa esto?
food was of no interest to her at all
I'm doing it just out of interest lo hago simplemente porque me interesa
just out of interest, how much did it cost? por simple curiosidad, ¿cuánto costó?
just out of interest, whose idea was it?
to show (an) interest (in sth/sb) mostrar interés (por or en algo/por algn)
she always shows great interest in her lessons the students show no interest in learning he was the first man who had shown an interest in her it'll make his day if I show an interest it would be nice if you showed some interest in what I do
to take an interest in sth/sb interesarse por or en algo/por algn
he took no interest in his children no se interesaba por sus hijos
he takes a great interest in your well-being
2 (hobby) interés (m)
my main interest is reading mi interés principal or mi pasatiempo favorito es la lectura; what are your interests? ¿qué cosas te interesan?
/he developed a wide range of sporting interests/ as a pupil at Millfield /encourage your child in her interests/ and hobbies even if they are things you know little about
special interest holidays vacaciones (f) de grupos con un interés común
3 (profit, advantage) interés (m)
a conflict of interests un conflicto de intereses
the new appointments created a conflict of interests, with representatives of major contractors to the NHS serving on the authority there was a basic conflict of interests between the State that was the host society and the refugees or immigrants then resident within it a conflict of interests arose when Brent Walker bought the William Hill bookmaking chain
in sb's interest(s)
it is in your own interest to confess te conviene confesar; it is not in his interest to sell the house no le conviene vender la casa
it is not in Ruritania's interest to leave the base to [act] in sb's interest(s) the social worker would try to get her to see she was acting against the boy's interests
they acted in the best interests of their members obraron en el mejor interés de sus miembros
in the interests [of]
in the interests of hygiene por razones de higiene; in the interests of national unity con el fin de preservar la unidad nacional
a call for all businessmen to work together in the interests of national stability in the public interest to [promote] sb's interests an organization promoting the interests of the poor the British were glad of his assistance in promoting their interests
4 (share, stake) (gen) interés (m); (in company) participación (f)
he has sold his interest in the company ha vendido su participación en la empresa
what's your interest in this project?
British interests in the Middle East los intereses británicos en el Medio Oriente
Switzerland is looking after British interests
he has business interests abroad tiene negocios en el extranjero
her other business interests include a theme park in Scandinavia and hotels in the West Country the Hatch family, who controlled large dairy interests
to have a controlling/financial interest in a company tener una participación mayoritaria/tener acciones en una compañía
the state has controlling interest in fishing and mining operations to [declare] an interest (in sth) he did not [declare] his interest in the contract he was disciplined by the Council for failing to declare his interest in a local company I think I ought to declare my interest
to have an interest in sth (gen) tener interés or estar interesado en algo; (in company) tener participación en algo
the West has an interest in promoting democracy there Occidente tiene interés or está interesado en promover allí la democracia
we have an interest in knowing what is to happen oil interests from the United States, Japan and Britain are attending the meeting the election has always been bought off by special interests he resigned as finance minister only two weeks before the election and stood against big-business interests we're up against the shipping interests and the oil companies the candidate is not beholden to special interests the government accused unnamed "foreign interests" of inciting the trouble
5 (Economics) (on loan, shares, savings) interés (m)
does your current account pay interest?
to bear interest devengar or dar intereses
it bears interest at 5% devenga or da un interés del 5%
the bonds bore interest at the current rate to [charge] interest we will charge interest on any late payments
compound interest interés (m) compuesto
to earn interest cobrar intereses
I'll deposit the money right away - I want it to start earning interest cash held in peps can earn interest free of tax to [lend] at interest
the interest on an investment los intereses de una inversión
simple interest interés (m) simple
shares that yield a high interest acciones (f) que rinden bien
to repay sth/sb with interest
all monies will have to be repaid with interest by the taxpayer
I repaid his bad manners with interest! ¡le devolví los malos modales con creces!
transitive verb
1 (arouse interest) interesar
it may interest you to know that ... puede que te interese saber que ...
that passage interested me because it seems to parallel very closely what you're doing in the novel to [be] interested in sth he's interested in buying a car I'm not interested in football would you be interested in my old wardrobe? have sth to gain the US is particularly interested in the outcome of the election there he is interested in the company's operations in South East Asia she was interested [to] see what he would do to [become] [grow] [get] interested in sth/sb he became interested in woodworking from watching his grandfather they got interested in my problem when they read about it why are the British getting interested in this place all of a sudden? to interest sb [in] sth
can I interest you in a new car? ¿estaría interesado en comprar un coche nuevo?
I am trying to interest her in joining our club the group wasn't able to interest them in reproducing literature specifically for women
2 (concern) interesar
the struggle against inflation interests us all la lucha contra la inflación nos interesa a todos
to interest o.s. in sth she was a criminologist, interesting herself mainly in childhood problems he interested himself in all aspects of management policy people don't want to interest themselves in politics now
modifier
interest charges (n) intereses (m)
credit card interest charges are high because almost anyone is allowed to borrow pay credit card bills on time to avoid interest charges he was landed with heavy interest charges as a result of late payment of income tax
interest group (n) grupo (m) de gente con un mismo interés
special interest groups representing particular causes competing interest groups in the coalition public policy is the result of a tug of war, ending in a delicate balance or compromise between various interest groups Sainsbury's is in touch with interest groups and information sources to monitor issues that may affect products or services offered to customers
interest payments (n) pago (m) de intereses
third world countries are struggling to meet the interst payments on their foreign debt a request for an extra Pounds 500 million to complete the project and keep up interest payments on the original loan
interest rate (n) tipo (m) or tasa (f) de interés
this is an important step towards lower interest rates there is a possibility of an interest rate cut [at] an interest rate of 5 per cent
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