Quick answer
"Offer" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ofrecer", and "offering" is a noun which is often translated as "la ofrenda". Learn more about the difference between "offer" and "offering" below.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to present or proffer)
a. ofrecer
I offered my brother help with the purchase of his house.Le ofrecí apoyo con la compra de su casa a mi hermano.
My neighbor offered me a slice of the nut bread she had made.Mi vecina me ofreció una rebanada del pan de nueces que había preparado.
b. sugerir (idea or solution)
He offered a solution that might well satisfy both parties.Sugirió una solución que bien podría satisfacer a ambas partes.
c. dar (advice or excuse)
Could you offer some advice on how to start a company from scratch?¿Puede darme algún consejo sobre cómo crear una empresa desde cero?
d. hacer (suggestion or comment)
She offered some interesting comments on the role of education.Hizo varios comentarios interesantes sobre el papel de la educación.
2. (to express readiness to)
a. ofrecerse
I think you should have offered to do it for free.Creo que deberías haberte ofrecido a hacerlo gratis.
3. (to provide)
a. ofrecer
We can offer you a vast range of services.Podemos ofrecerle un amplio abanico de servicios.
b. brindar (opportunity)
This program offers you the opportunity to learn German.Este programa te brinda la oportunidad de aprender alemán.
4. (to show)
a. ofrecer
It has been designed to offer the least air resistance.Ha sido diseñado para ofrecer la mínima resistencia al aire.
b. oponer
He didn't offer any resistance to his captors.No opuso ninguna resistencia a sus secuestradores.
5. (religion)
a. ofrecer
He was prepared to offer his son as a sacrifice.Estaba dispuesto a ofrecer a su hijo en sacrificio.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to express readiness)
a. ofrecerse
You knew I needed help but never offered.Sabías que necesitaba ayuda pero nunca te ofreciste.
7. (to present itself)
a. surgir
I'll raise the subject when opportunity offers.Sacaré a relucir el tema en cuanto surja la oportunidad.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (proposal)
a. la oferta
(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'll make him an offer he can't refuse.Le haré una oferta que no podrá rechazar.
9. (reduced price)
a. la oferta
(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).
View our offers on seasonal items.Consulta nuestras ofertas en los artículos de temporada.
10. (purchase price)
a. la oferta
(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).
No offers under $50,000 will be accepted.No se aceptarán ofertas por debajo de los $50,000.
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offering(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (religious)
a. la ofrenda
(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).
The shepherd made an offering of his finest sheep at the altar.El pastor hizo una ofrenda de sus mejores ovejas en el altar.
b. el exvoto
(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 farmers made sacrifices and offerings to the gods in hopes for a fruitful season.Los granjeros hicieron sacrificios y exvotos a los dioses con la esperanza de tener una cosecha fructífera.
2. (donation)
a. el donativo
(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).
Every Sunday, I go to church to pray and make a small offering.Cada domingo voy a la iglesia a rezar y hacer un pequeño donativo.
b. la ofrenda
(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).
Every year, I make offerings of money to local charities around Christmas.Cada año hago ofrendas de dinero a las organizaciones benéficas cuando se acerca la Navidad.
3. (something offered)
a. la ofrenda
(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 was excited to read my favorite author's latest offering to the publishing world.Estaba entusiasmado por leer la última ofrenda de mi autor favorito al mundo editorial.
b. el ofrecimiento
(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).
Our neighbor sent our mother a pie as a peace offering after their argument.Nuestra vecina le mandó a nuestro madre una torta como ofrecimiento de paz después de su discusión.
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