Quick answer
"Lend" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "prestar", and "loan" is a noun which is often translated as "el préstamo". Learn more about the difference between "lend" and "loan" below.
lend(
lehnd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to loan)
a. prestar
I will lend you some money to buy your ticket, but I'll need it back tomorrow.Te prestaré dinero para que te compres un billete, pero lo necesitaré de vuelta mañana.
b. dejar
Could you lend me a pencil? I left mine at home.¿Podrías dejarme un lápiz? Olvidé el mío en casa.
2. (to give)
a. conferir
The dark pastels lend a gloomy feel to the overall painting.Los pasteles oscuros le confieren un ambiente decaído a la pintura.
3. (to allow)
a. prestarse
The police doesn't lend itself to any form of corruption.La policía no se presta a ningún tipo de corrupción.
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loan(
lon
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (finance)
a. el préstamo
(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 repaid the bank loan before the date agreed on in the contract.Pagamos el préstamo bancario antes de la fecha estipulada en el contrato.
b. el crédito
(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'll have to ask the bank for a loan to buy a new car.Tendremos que pedir un crédito al banco para comprar un carro nuevo.
2. (something lent)
a. prestado (adjective)
Is that your car? - No, it's a loan.¿Ese es tu carro? - No, es prestado.
That magazine is a loan; don't rip any pages out!Esa revista es prestada; ¡no le arranques las hojas!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to lend)
a. prestar
Would you mind loaning me some money to go to the cinema tonight?¿Te importaría prestarme algo de dinero para ir al cine esta noche?
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