Quick answer
"Fees" is a form of "fee", a noun which is often translated as "la cuota". "Costs" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las costas". Learn more about the difference between "fees" and "costs" below.
fee(
fi
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (charge)
a. la cuota
(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).
(club, gym)
The club gives a discount on registration fees paid one month in advance.El club ofrece un descuento en las cuotas de inscripción que se pagan con un mes de adelanto.
b. el precio
(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).
(ticket)
The entrance fee to the archeological site is 25 dollars.El precio de entrada al yacimiento arqueológico es de 25 dólares.
c. la tarifa
(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).
(service)
Remittance services make a lot of money from the fees they charge their customers.Los servicios de remesas ganan mucho dinero con las tarifas que cobran a sus clientes.
d. la tasa
(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).
(university)
University fees are set to rise by 20% next year.Las tasas universitarias aumentarán un 20% el año que viene.
e. la matrícula
(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).
(course)
How much are the course fees?¿A cuánto asciende la matrícula del curso?
2. (payment for professional services)
a. los honorarios
(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).
Lawyers' fees are astronomical.Los honorarios de los abogados son desorbitados.
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costs(
kasts
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (legal)
a. las costas
(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 plaintiff was ordered to pay costs. El demandante fue condenado a pagar las costas.
cost
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to be valued at)
a. costar
The computer costs $2,000.La computadora cuesta $2,000.
b. valer
How much do these shoes cost?¿Cuánto valen estos zapatos?
3. (to cause to lose)
a. costar
Your mistakes are costing us our reputation.Tus errores nos cuestan la reputación.
4. (commerce)
a. calcular el costo de
I'd like you to cost the whole project.Quisiera que calcularas el costo de todo el proyecto.
b. presupuestar
I need a new gate. Could you cost it?Necesito un portón nuevo. ¿Me lo puede presupuestar?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (price)
a. el costo
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The cost of beans went up this fall.El costo de los frijoles subió este otoño.
b. el coste
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Labor costs rose 1.5% in the second quarter of last year.Los costes laborales subieron 1,5% en el segundo trimestre del año pasado.
c. el precio
(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 cost of oil has gone down.El precio del petróleo ha bajado.
6.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(disadvantage)
a. el costo
(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 benefits of the deal outweigh the costs.Los beneficios del negocio superan los costos.
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