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"Incur" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "incurrir en", and "debt" is a noun which is often translated as "la deuda". Learn more about the difference between "incur" and "debt" below.
incur(
ihn
-
kuhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to sustain)
a. incurrir en
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
We need a better accountant so as to ensure that we don't incur any more significant losses next year.Necesitamos un mejor contador para asegurarnos de incurrir en más pérdidas significativas el próximo año.
b. contraer (debt)
How did you manage to incur so much debt? I thought you were paying your bills.¿Cómo lograste contraer tantas deudas? Pensaba que estabas pagando tus cuentas.
2. (to bring upon oneself)
a. provocar
I don't want to incur Nina's wrath by waking her up too early.No quiero provocar la ira de Nina, despertándola demasiado temprano.
3. (to bring upon oneself)
a. provocar
I don't want to incur Nina's wrath by waking her up too early.No quiero provocar la ira de Nina, despertándola demasiado temprano.
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debt(
deht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (finance)
a. la deuda
(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).
Our biggest debt is the mortgage on our house.Nuestra deuda más grande es la hipoteca de nuestra casa.
2. (moral obligation)
a. la deuda
(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).
I owe him a debt for saving my life.Tengo una deuda con él por haberme salvado la vida.
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