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"Barter" is a noun which is often translated as "el trueque", and "haggle" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "regatear". Learn more about the difference between "barter" and "haggle" below.
barter(
bar
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duhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act and effect of bartering)
a. el trueque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The guitar is $100, but I'd be open to a barter, too.La guitarra cuesta $100, pero estaría dispuesto a un trueque también.
b. la permuta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm sorry, but I can't take a barter. Cash only.Lo siento, pero no puedo aceptar una permuta. Solo efectivo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to exchange)
a. trocar
I bartered my watch and my rings for a saxophone.Troqué mi reloj y mis anillos por un saxofón.
b. cambiar
Would you be willing to barter your jewels for the painting?¿Estaría dispuesta a cambiar sus joyas por el cuadro?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to negotiate)
a. hacer trueques
This is a national supermarket. You can't barter here!Esto es un supermercado nacional. ¡Aquí no se puede hacer trueques!
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haggle(
hah
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guhl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to bargain; often used with "over")
a. regatear
I was told you should always haggle over prices in the bazaars of Istanbul.Me dijeron que en los bazares de Estambul siempre se deben regatear los precios.
2. (to argue; often used with "over")
a. discutir
The two parties spent hours haggling over the small print of the contract.Las dos partes se pasaron horas discutiendo la letra pequeña del contrato.
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