Quick answer
"Lease" is a noun which is often translated as "el contrato de arrendamiento", and "hire" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "contratar". Learn more about the difference between "lease" and "hire" below.
lease(
lis
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (rental agreement)
a. el contrato de arrendamiento
(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).
Beto has a five year lease on his office.Beto tiene un contrato de arrendamiento de su oficina por cinco años.
b. el usufructo
(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 negotiated an extension to the building lease.Negociamos una prórroga del usufructo del edificio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to hold under lease)
a. rentar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The tenants have been leasing this house for many years.Los inquilinos vienen rentando esta casa desde hace muchos años.
b. alquilar
Up to 85% of small and mid-sized businesses lease equipment.Hasta un 85% de las empresas pequeñas y medianas alquilan sus equipos.
c. arrendar
I prefer to lease, instead of buy, a car.Prefiero arrendar un coche en lugar de comprarlo.
d. tomar en arriendo
They couldn't afford to buy the land, so they leased it.No les alcanzó el presupuesto para comprar la tierra, así que la tomaron en arriendo.
3. (to rent out)
a. rentar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Ask to see the deed to the home that proves that the landlord owns the home he is leasing.Pida ver la escritura de la vivienda que pruebe que el propietario es dueño de la casa que renta.
b. alquilar
I own five downtown storefronts that I lease for $5,000 per month each.Soy dueño de cinco locales en el centro que alquilo por $5,000 al mes cada uno.
c. arrendar
I plan to lease my house to a family for two years while I am working out of the country.Planeo arrendar mi casa a una familia por dos años mientras estroy trabajando en el extranjero.
d. dar en arriendo
He became a millionaire by leasing trucks to construction companies.Se hizo millonario dando camiones en arriendo a empresas de construcción.
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hire(
hay
-
uhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to employ)
a. contratar
The company hired three translators to interpret the documents.La empresa contrató a tres traductores para interpretar los documentos.
2. (to rent) (United Kingdom)
a. rentar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
They hire a car every time they go on vacation.Rentan un coche cada vez que se van de vacaciones.
b. alquilar (River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We decided to hire an apartment instead of buying.Decidimos alquilar un apartamento en lugar de comprar.
c. arrendar
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
What are the requirements to hire a home?¿Cuáles son los requisitos para arrendar una vivienda?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (cost of rent) (United Kingdom)
a. la renta
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We have to pay the hire by the first of each month.Tenemos que pagar la renta para el primero de cada mes.
b. el alquiler
(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).
(River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The hire in the city center is more expensive than in the outskirts.El alquiler en el centro de la ciudad es más caro que en las afueras.
c. el arriendo
(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 Colombia
(Colombia)
I haven't got enough money to pay the hire.No me alcanza la plata para pagar el arriendo.
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