Quick answer
"Let" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "dejar", and "allow" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "permitir". Learn more about the difference between "let" and "allow" below.
let(
leht
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to allow)
a. dejar
Her parents didn't let her go to the party.Sus padres no la dejaron ir a la fiesta.
b. permitir
Would you let me drive your car this weekend?¿Me permites manejar tu carro este fin de semana?
2. (to rent) (United Kingdom)
a. alquilar
He is planning to let his apartment for three months.Está pensando alquilar su apartamento por tres meses.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (tennis)
a. el nulo
(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 first point was a let.El primero punto fue nulo.
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allow(
uh
-
lau
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to permit)
a. permitir
We're not allowed to smoke in the office.No nos está permitido fumar en la oficina.
b. dejar
He allows me to pick pears from his tree whenever I want.Me deja recoger peras de su árbol cuando quiera.
2. (to let enter)
a. admitir
Dogs are not allowed in the store.No se admiten perros en la tienda.
b. dejar entrar
They wouldn't allow us in because we weren't suitably dressed.No nos dejaron entrar porque no íbamos vestidos para la ocasión.
3. (to allocate)
a. dejar
Be sure to allow time for homework after school.Asegúrate de dejar tiempo para la tarea después de la escuela.
b. calcular
Allow at the very least two hours to reach Madrid.Calcula como mínimo dos horas para llegar a Madrid.
4. (to accept)
a. reconocer
I have to allow that she's great fun.Tengo que reconocer que es una persona muy divertida.
5. (to grant)
a. permitir
The committee did not allow the building of a skyscraper in that location.El comité no permitió que se construyera el rascacielos en esa localización.
6. (to give)
a. dar
We're allowed one hour for lunch.Nos dan una hora para comer.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to make provision for; used with "for")
a. tener en cuenta
You must also allow for travel expenses.Tienes que tener también en cuenta los gastos de viaje.
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