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"Quotation" is a noun which is often translated as "la cita", and "estimate" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "estimar". Learn more about the difference between "quotation" and "estimate" below.
quotation(
kwo
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tey
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shihn
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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. (quoted passage)
a. la cita
(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).
He loves trivia, especially famous quotations and the people to whom they are attributed.A él le encanta la cultura general, especialmente las citas célebres y las personas a las que se le atribuyen.
2. (act of using quotes)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
His style of speech is so florid that it is given to quotation.Su estilo de expresión es tan florido que se presta a ser citado.
You would have received a higher grade if you had used more quotation to defend your argument.Habrías tenido una calificación más alta si hubieras citado más para defender tu argumento.
3. (commerce)
a. el presupuesto
(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).
I would like to check with other insurance companies to make sure that I am getting the best quotation.Quisiera ir a otros seguros para asegurarme de estar recibiendo el mejor presupuesto.
b. la cotización
(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).
Get a quotation from the mechanic, and if it is too high, we'll fix the car ourselves.Pídele una cotización al mecánico y si es demasiada alta, arreglaremos el carro nosotros mismos.
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estimate(
ehs
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dih
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meyt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to evaluate)
a. estimar
The finance department estimates that there will be a 10% loss this year.El departamento de finanzas estima que habrá una pérdida del 10% este año.
b. calcular
I estimate the value of the house is around two million dollars.Calculo que el valor de la casa es alrededor de dos millones de dólares.
2. (to form an opinion)
a. estimar
It is estimated that he will be a successful athlete.Se estima que será un atleta de éxito.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (calculation)
a. la estimación
(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).
Before investing in the business, we need to make an estimate of the value it would add.Antes de invertir en el negocio, tenemos que hacer una estimación del valor que aportaría.
b. el cálculo aproximado
(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 estimate is based on last year's costs.El cálculo aproximado se basa en los costos del año pasado.
4. (potential cost)
a. el presupuesto
(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 architect gave the owners an estimate for the construction of the house.El arquitecto les dio a los propietarios un presupuesto de la construcción de la casa.
5. (opinion)
a. la valoración
(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).
My boss has to give an estimate of my character in her letter of recommendation.Mi jefe tiene que dar una valoración de mi carácter en su carta de recomendación.
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