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"Quotation" is a noun which is often translated as "la cita", and "quote" is a noun which is also often translated as "la cita". Learn more about the difference between "quotation" and "quote" below.
quotation(
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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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quote(
kwot
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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. (citation)
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).
What is your favorite quote from "Lord of the Flies"?¿Cuál es tu cita favorita de "El señor de las moscas"?
2. (price)
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 think we can get a better quote at a different store.Creo que nos pueden hacer mejor presupuesto en otra tienda.
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).
(especially stocks)
What was the quote that the stock broker gave you?¿Cuál fue la cotización que te dio el agente de bolsa?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to cite)
a. citar
My Spanish professor always quoted Cervantes.Mi profesor de español siempre citaba a Cervantes.
4. (to give a price or estimate)
a. ofrecer
What was the price that the first salesman quoted us?¿Cuál fue el precio que nos ofreció el primer vendedor?
b. dar
I don't think he quoted us a fair price.No creo que nos dio un presupuesto justo.
5. (stock market)
a. cotizar
Shares of our company were quoted at 50 cents today.Las acciones de nuestra empresa se cotizaron hoy a 50 centavos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to repeat words from a source)
a. citar
Today I am going to quote from "One Hundred Years of Solitude."Hoy voy a citar de "Cien años de soledad".
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