loss
[lɒs]
sustantivo
1. pérdida (f) (in general)
  • there was great loss of life -> hubo muchas víctimas mortales
  • to suffer heavy losses -> sufrir muchas bajas (mortales) (casualties)
  • it's no great loss -> no es una gran pérdida
  • without loss of face -> sin perder la dignidad
  • to be at a loss to explain… -> no saber cómo explicar…
  • she's never at a loss for an answer -> siempre sabe qué contestar
2. (financial)
  • losses -> pérdidas (f pl)
  • to make a loss -> tener pérdidas
  • to sell at a loss -> vender con pérdidas
  • to cut one's losses -> reducir pérdidas
  • loss leader -> reclamo (m) de ventas

loss [los]
sustantivo
1. Pérdida, daño, menoscabo; privación, destrucción; mal éxito.
2. Desperdicio, disipación, mal uso de algo.
  • To be at a loss -> desatinar, perder el rastro, la huella o el rumbo; no atinar, no acertar; no saber qué hacer
  • To cut one’s losses -> cortar por lo sano
  • She’s a great loss -> es un desastre
  • This ship is a total loss -> este buque es una pérdida total
  • To make a loss on -> perder dinero con (products)
  • Loss leader -> producto o artículo de lanzamiento

loss [lɒs]
noun
1 [of possessions, blood, sight] pérdida (f)
the factory closed with the loss of 300 jobs la fábrica cerró, con la pérdida de 300 puestos de trabajo; it's your loss el que sales perdiendo eres tú
Conservative losses in the North the loss of Ypres was inconceivable to the British
loss of appetite pérdida (f) del apetito
loss of [blood] loss of [earnings]
his death was a great loss to the company su muerte fue una gran pérdida para la empresa
he's no great loss no vamos a perder nada con su marcha
loss of [hearing]/[sight]
the army suffered heavy losses el ejército sufrió pérdidas cuantiosas
we want to prevent further loss of life queremos evitar que se produzcan más muertes or que se pierdan más vidas
their aim was to cause the maximum inconvenience without loss of life ...a terrible loss of human life.. there was great loss of life
loss of memory amnesia (f); pérdida (f) de la memoria
there has been a loss of interest in this type of film talk to others about your feelings of loss and grief
to feel a sense of loss sentir un vacío
I cannot describe the sense of loss I felt when I saw what was left of the house. Half my memories were inside that house the only people who really understand what I'm going through are others who've undergone miscarriages; they can share their sense of loss with you
2 (Economics) (Comm) pérdida (f)
losses amounting to £2 million the company said it will stop producing fertilizer in 1990 because of continued losses
at a loss
the factory was operating at a loss la fábrica estaba funcionando con pérdida de capital; to sell sth at a loss vender algo con pérdida
timber owners have often produced lumber at a loss and survived these down cycles in demand they may have to sell the securities, even at a loss we sold the house at a loss they took it off the market when it started selling at a loss some suppliers were selling at a loss to shift stock
the company made a loss in 1999 la empresa tuvo un balance adverso en 1999
the company made a loss of £2 million la empresa sufrió pérdidas de 2 millones de libras
the company [makes] a loss on this product
to cut one's losses cortar por lo sano
directors are right to cut their losses, admit they chose the wrong man and make a change he's a dead loss this car's a dead loss
3 (death) pérdida (f); muerte (f)
our sadness at the loss of a loved one nuestra tristeza por la pérdida or muerte de un ser querido; since the loss of his wife desde que perdió a su mujer; desde que falleció su mujer
they took the time to talk about the loss of Thomas and how their grief was affecting them the loss of his mother
4
to be at a loss
they are at a loss to explain how such a mistake could have been made no se explican cómo se pudo haber cometido semejante error; to be at a loss for words no encontrar palabras con qué expresarse; he's never at a loss for words tiene mucha facilidad de palabra; I was at a loss (as to) what to do next no sabía qué hacer después
we are at a loss to know why he did it the government is at a loss to know how to tackle the violence
modifier
loss adjuster (n) (Insurance) ajustadoraajustadora (m) (f) de pérdidas;a ajustadora tasadoratasadora (m) (f) de pérdidas;a tasadora
when it comes to making a claim, there is often some suspicious cross-questioning from the loss adjuster they are working with loss adjusters who liaise between the claimants and insurance firms
loss leader (n) (Comm) artículo (m) de lanzamiento
a business can get away with a few loss leaders, items sold at or below cost to attract shoppers many stores sell greeting cards and can use them as loss leaders for their other lines of merchandise

los
article ver el
pronoun ver lo1

los [lo’-ro]
pronoun
  • Nuestros cines y los de París -> our cinemas and those of Paris
  • Los de Juan son verdes -> John's are green
  • Éstos son los nuestros y ésos los de Pedro -> these are ours, and those are Peter’s

loslas las
the
los chicos juegan en el parque the kids are playing in the park; las sillas que compramos the chairs we bought; mis libros y los de usted my books and yours; las de Juan son verdes John's are green; una inocentada de las de niño pequeño a practical joke typical of a small child
loslas las
pronombre:personal
(refiriéndose a ellos, ellas) them; (refiriéndose a ustedes) you
les dije a los niños que los subiría al parque I told the children that I would take them to the park; no te los lleves, que aún no los he leído don't take them away, I haven't read them yet; señoras, yo las guiaré hasta la salida ladies, I'll show you the way out; ¿los hay? are there any?; los hay y muy buenos there are some and very good they are too

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