Quick answer
"Lease" is a noun which is often translated as "el contrato de arrendamiento", and "rent" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "alquilar". Learn more about the difference between "lease" and "rent" 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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rent(
rehnt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to lease)
a. alquilar
Wiliam rented a small apartment near the city center.William alquiló un pequeño apartamento cerca del centro de la ciudad.
b. rentar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
How much do you rent your house for?¿En cuánto rentas tu casa?
c. arrendar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He rented a car while on vacation in Medellin.Arrendó un coche mientras estaba de vacaciones en Medellín.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to live in rented accommodation)
a. estar de alquiler
Do you own or rent?¿Eres propietario o estás de alquiler?
3. (to be for rent)
a. alquilarse
Cottages around here rent for some $500 a week.Las casas de campo se alquilan por aquí a unos $500 dólares por semana.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (payment for use)
a. 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).
He pays a rent of $4,000 a month for his apartment.Paga un alquiler de $4,000 al mes por el apartamento.
b. 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).
I have to pay rent on the 10th of each month.Debo pagar la renta el 10 de cada mes.
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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
My rent went up 25% this year.Mi arriendo subió 25 % este año.
5.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(tear)
a. la desgarradura
(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).
There was a small rent in the curtains.Había una pequeña desgarradura en las cortinas.
b. el desgarrón
(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).
His theories open up a huge rent in the fabric of reality as we know it.Sus teorías abren un enorme desgarrón en el tejido de la realidad tal y como la conocemos.
c. la rasgadura
(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).
This could be a boon for mankind, or it could open a rent in the space-time continuum.Esto podría ser una bendición para la humanidad o podría abrir una rasgadura en el continuo espacio-tiempo.
d. el rasgón
(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 forced relocation of indigenous children left a rent in the fabric of their lives.La reubicación forzada de los niños indígenas dejó un rasgón en el tejido de sus vidas.
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