abaratar

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abaratar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to decrease the price or cost of)
a. to reduce the price of
En este festivo es cuando todos los almacenes abaratan sus mercancías.This holiday is when all the stores reduce the price of their merchandise.
b. to reduce
Me parece que los pasajes están muy caros. ¿Crees que dentro de poco los abaratarán?I think the flights are too expensive. Do you think they'll reduce them soon?
c. to lower
El joyero acordó abaratar el precio del anillo.The jeweler agreed to lower the price of the ring.
d. to make cheaper
El gobierno está trabajando para abaratar las medicinas.The government is working to make medicines cheaper.
e. to cut the price of
¡Qué rabia! ¡Abarataron el vestido que compré el lunes un 50%!How annoying! They've cut the price of the dress I bought on Monday by 50%!
f. to cut
Si queremos tener algo de ganancia, necesitaremos abaratar los costos.If we want to see some profit, we'll need to cut costs.
abaratarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to go down in price)
a. to become cheaper
Las fruta siempre abarata cuando es de temporada.Fruit always becomes cheaper when it's in season.
b. to come down in price
Benjamín espera que se abaraten los pasajes a Argentina para hacerle una visita a su hermana.Benjamin is hoping that flights to Argentina will come down in price so he can visit his sister.
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abaratar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (precio, coste)
a. to bring down, to reduce
2. (artículo)
a. to reduce the price of
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to go down in price, to become cheaper
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abaratar
transitive verb
[+artículo] to make cheaper; lower the price of; [+precio] to lower;
pronominal verb
abaratarse to get cheaper; come down (in price)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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