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"Balance" is a noun which is often translated as "balance", and "balanza" is a noun which is often translated as "scales". Learn more about the difference between "balance" and "balanza" below.
balance(
bah
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lahn
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seh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (financial operation)
a. balance
Cariño, llegaré a casa tarde porque estoy haciendo un balance de las cuentas anuales de la empresa.Honey, I'm going to be home late because I'm doing a balance of the company's annual accounts.
2. (financial document)
a. balance sheet
Martina, dile al contador que quiero el balance en mi mesa hoy.Martina, tell the accountant that I want the balance sheet on my desk today.
b. balance
No hay registro de esa transacción en el balance de pagos.There's no record of that transaction in the balance of payments.
3. (list)
a. inventory
Se descubrió que varios artículos faltaban cuando realizamos el balance.Several items came up missing when we did inventory.
b. stocktaking (United Kingdom)
Al final de año, los empleados hacen el balance de los artículos que quedan en el almacén.At the end of the year, the employees do the stocktaking of the items left in the warehouse.
4. (result)
a. outcome
Todavía tenemos que esperar un mes para conocer el balance total del experimento.We still have to wait a month to know the total outcome of the experiment.
5. (appraisal)
a. evaluation
Este artículo presenta un balance sobre la situación de Venezuela.This article presents an evaluation of the Venezuelan situation.
b. assessment
Este test es un balance para entender cómo funciona el sistema en circunstancias reales.This test is an assessment to understand how the system works under real-life circumstances.
c. stock
Si haces balance de tus logros, verás que tienes mucho de lo que estar orgullosa.If you take stock of all your accomplishments, you'll see you have a lot to be proud of.
d. toll (deaths)
En este momento se estima que el balance de víctimas mortales es superior a 200.The death toll is now estimated to be over 200.
6. (amount of money in an account)
a. balance
El balance de tu cuenta corriente es demasiado bajo para que uses tu tarjeta de débito para esta compra.The balance in your checking account is too low for you to use your debit card on this purchase.
7. (furniture)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
a. rocking chair
Mi abuela tarareaba en el balance en el rincón.My grandmother was humming in the rocking chair in the corner.
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balanza(
bah
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lahn
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sah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (device for weighing)
a. scales
Pesa la carne picada en la balanza de cocina.Measure the ground meat on the kitchen scales.
b. balance
El vendedor de pescado colocó el salmón sobre la balanza.The fishmonger put the salmon on the balance.
2. (finance)
a. balance
La balanza de pagos registró un déficit de seis millones de dólares.The balance of payments registered a deficit of six million dollars.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(favorable decision)
a. scales
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
El árbitro inclinó la balanza a favor del equipo local.The referee tipped the scales in favor of the local team.
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