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"Borrowing" is a noun which is often translated as "los préstamos", and "loan" is a noun which is often translated as "el préstamo". Learn more about the difference between "borrowing" and "loan" below.
borrowing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (finance)
a. los préstamos
(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).
High interest rate borrowing eventually led the company to bankruptcy.Los préstamos con tasas altas de interés finalmente llevaron la compañía a la quiebra.
2. (linguistics)
a. el préstamo
(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).
"Autumn" is a borrowing from French."Autumn" es un préstamo del francés.
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loan(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (finance)
a. el préstamo
(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).
We repaid the bank loan before the date agreed on in the contract.Pagamos el préstamo bancario antes de la fecha estipulada en el contrato.
b. el crédito
(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).
We'll have to ask the bank for a loan to buy a new car.Tendremos que pedir un crédito al banco para comprar un carro nuevo.
2. (something lent)
a. prestado (adjective)
Is that your car? - No, it's a loan.¿Ese es tu carro? - No, es prestado.
That magazine is a loan; don't rip any pages out!Esa revista es prestada; ¡no le arranques las hojas!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to lend)
a. prestar
Would you mind loaning me some money to go to the cinema tonight?¿Te importaría prestarme algo de dinero para ir al cine esta noche?
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