Quick answer
"Offset" is a noun which is often translated as "la compensación", and "compensate" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "compensar". Learn more about the difference between "offset" and "compensate" below.
offset(
af
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seht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (compensation)
a. la compensación
(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 bought the plane tickets, and payed a surcharge as an offset for the carbon emitted during the flight.Compré los pasajes de avión, y pagué un recargo en compensación por el carbono emitido durante el vuelo.
2. (printing)
a. el offset
(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).
If you want to print by offset, your graphics should be limited to two colors.Si quiere hacer la impresión en offset, sus gráficas no deben tener más de dos colores.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to counterbalance)
a. compensar
The government offered assistance to offset losses caused by the recent hurricane.El gobierno ofreció asistencia para compensar las pérdidas provocadas por el huracán reciente.
4. (printing)
a. imprimir en offset
Since we need 500 brochures, to offset them would be cheaper than to print them digitally.Como necesitamos 500 folletos, imprimirlos en offset sería más barato que la impresión digital.
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compensate(
kam
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pihn
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seyt
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. compensar
The judge says that the car manufacturer has to compensate customers who bought the defective vehicle.El juez dice que el fabricante de autos tiene que compensar a los clientes que compraron el vehículo defectuoso.
b. indemnizar
The government continues to compensate the victims of the attack.El gobierno sigue indemnizando a las víctimas del ataque.
c. resarcir
The vandal has to pay $500 to compensate the plaintiff for the property damage.El vándalo tiene que pagar $500 para resarcir al demandante por los daños a la propiedad.
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