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"Billion" is an adjective which is often translated as "mil millones", and "purchase" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "comprar". Learn more about the difference between "billion" and "purchase" below.
billion(
bihl
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yihn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (a thousand million)
a. mil millones
There are currently seven billion people living on Earth.Actualmente en la Tierra viven siete mil millones de personas.
b. millardo
The company, now valued at $19 billion, was set up in 1996.La empresa, ahora valorada en 19 millardos de dólares, se estableció en 1996.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (a thousand million)
a. el mil millón
(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).
How much is the company worth? - Two billion.¿En cuánto está valorada la empresa? - Dos mil millones.
b. el millardo
(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).
An extra billion was added to cover the interest on the loan.Se agregó otro millardo para cubrir los intereses del préstamo.
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(a million million) (United Kingdom)
a. el billón
(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).
How many billions of grains of sand are there on a beach?¿Cuántos billones de granos de arena constituyen una playa?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(vast quantity)
a. el millón
(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).
I have a billion things to do before the end of the day.Tengo un millón de cosas que hacer antes de que se acabe el día.
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purchase(
puhr
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chihs
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to buy)
a. comprar
Are you ready to purchase your first car?¿Estás listo para comprar tu primer coche?
b. adquirir
Our investment fund will purchase a 30% stake in the company.Nuestro fondo de inversión adquirirá una participación del 30% en la compañía.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (object bought)
a. la compra
(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).
This car was a poor purchase. It breaks down all the time.Este coche fue una mala compra. Se avería todo el tiempo.
b. la adquisición
(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).
With the discount I got, this house was a great purchase.Con el descuento que conseguí, esta casa fue una excelente adquisición.
3. (act of purchasing)
a. la adquisición
(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).
We are going to adjust the public sector purchase program this year.Vamos a ajustar el programa de adquisición del sector público este año.
b. la compra
(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).
Buying a good pair of running shoes was a very wise purchase.La compra de un buen par de zapatos para correr fue una compra muy sabia.
4. (grip)
a. el agarre
(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).
Make sure you have a good purchase on the rope, then pull the bucket up out of the well.Asegúrate de tener un buen agarre de la cuerda y luego tira de la cubeta hasta que salga del pozo.
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