Quick answer
"Claim" is a noun which is often translated as "la afirmación", and "demand" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "exigir". Learn more about the difference between "claim" and "demand" below.
claim(
kleym
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (assertion)
a. la afirmación
(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).
Her claim that she was only obeying orders is difficult to believe.Su afirmación de que se limitaba a obedecer órdenes es difícil de creer.
2. (demand)
a. la reclamación
(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).
(insurance)
If you want to collect the money, you need to present an insurance claim.Para cobrar el dinero del seguro, tienes que presentar una reclamación.
b. la demanda
(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).
(legal)
I have decided to file a claim against the driver of the car.He decidido presentar una demanda contra el conductor del coche.
3. (entitlement)
a. el derecho
(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 claim to this house.Tengo derechos sobre esta casa.
4. (request)
a. la petición
(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).
Their asylum claim was rejected.Su petición de asilo fue rechazada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to assert)
a. afirmar
The girl claimed that someone had stolen her money.La chica afirmó que alguien le había robado el dinero.
b. asegurar
Percival claimed he'd written a bestseller.Percival aseguró haber escrito un bestseller.
c. decir
Marcus claims to have seen a ghost.Marcus dice haber visto un fantasma.
6. (to demand)
a. reclamar
They claimed compensation from the government.Reclamaron una compensación del gobierno.
b. reivindicar
We claim our right to vote.Reivindicamos nuestro derecho al voto.
7. (to state title to)
a. reclamar
The prince claimed his right to the throne when his older brother died.El príncipe reclamó su derecho al trono al morir su hermano mayor.
b. reivindicar
Several countries claimed the territory after the Second World War.Varios países reivindicaron el territorio después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
8. (to get back)
a. reclamar
I had to go back to the airport to claim a bag I forgot to pick up.Tuve que volver al aeropuerto para reclamar una maleta que olvidé recoger.
9. (to apply for)
a. solicitar
To claim a pension you must produce your employment records.Para solicitar una pensión tiene que presentar su historial laboral.
10. (to receive)
a. cobrar
He waited in line for one hour to claim his unemployment check.Hizo una hora de cola para cobrar el cheque del paro.
11. (to cause losses)
a. cobrarse
The tsunami claimed thousands of lives.El tsunami se cobró miles de vidas.
12. (to request)
a. solicitar
You may claim payment for future hospital bills if you are a victim in a serious accident.Puedes solicitar el pago de las futuras facturas de hospital si eres una víctima en un accidente severo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
13. (to make a demand)
a. presentar una reclamación
They claimed for damages.Presentaron una reclamación por daños y perjuicios.
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demand(
dih
-
mahnd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to insist on)
a. exigir
The knight demanded to see the king immediately.El caballero exigió ver al rey de inmediato.
2. (to require)
a. exigir
Pets demand regular attention and care.Las mascotas exigen atención y cuidados regulares.
b. requerir
This plant does not demand much care to grow well.Esta planta no requiere muchos cuidados para crecer bien.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (claim)
a. la exigencia
(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).
The goverment's new policy aims to meet the demands of the health service.La nueva política del gobierno pretende satisfacer las exigencias de los servicios de salud.
b. la reivindicación
(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).
(of workers, protesters or strikers)
They threatened to go on strike if their demands were not met.Amenazaron con ir a la huelga si no se atendían sus reivindicaciones.
4. (request)
a. la petición
(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).
He only had one demand: the millionaire's daughter's hand in marriage.Solo tenía una petición: la mano de la hija del millonario en matrimonio.
b. la solicitud
(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).
His demand for a loan was rejected by every bank.Todos los bancos denegaron su solicitud de préstamo.
5. (economics)
a. la demanda
(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).
The demand for a service increases when income increases, and therefore its price goes down.La demanda de un servicio aumenta cuando aumentan los ingresos y, por lo tanto, su precio disminuye.
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