allowance
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allowance(
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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. (payment)
a. la asignación
(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).
Each sailor had a daily allowance of rum.A cada marinero se le daba una asignación diaria de ron.
b. la prestación
(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).
(from the state)
Make sure you receive all the allowances you are entitled to.Asegúrate de que recibes todas las prestaciones a las que tiene derecho.
c. el subsidio
(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).
(from the state)
My husband receives a disability allowance.Mi esposo recibe un subsidio por discapacidad.
d. la pensión
(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).
(regular payment)
You may be entitled to a widow's allowance.Puede que tenga derecho a cobrar la pensión por viudedad.
2. (pocket money)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la paga
(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).
How much allowance do you get each week?¿Cuánto recibes de paga cada semana?
b. la mesada
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My parents give me an allowance of five dollars.Mis padres me dan una mesada de cinco dólares.
c. la mensualidad
(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).
Can I have an advance on my allowance?¿Me puedes dar un anticipo de mi mensualidad?
d. la asignación
(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).
You're too young to get an allowance.Eres muy pequeño para que te dé una asignación.
e. el domingo
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
You spent your whole allowance on comic books and candy?¿Gastaste todo tu domingo en cómics y dulces?
3. (tax discount)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
They have increased the married couple's allowance.Han aumentado la cantidad máxima de los ingresos libres de impuestos para las personas casadas.
You get an allowance of 25% if you are the sole occupier of the property.Recibe un descuento del 25 % si eres el único ocupante de la propiedad.
4. (concession)
a. la concesión
(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'm fed up of making allowances for his stupidity.Estoy harto de hacer concesiones por su estupidez.
5. (margin)
a. el margen
(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).
Leave an 11 cm allowance for the seams.Deje un margen de 11 cm para las costuras.
6. (mechanics)
a. la tolerancia
(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 company provides its technicians with a tool upgrade allowance.La empresa provee a sus técnicos con tolerancia de actualizar las herramientas.
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allowance
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (government grant)
a. el subsidio
(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).
2. (from parents)
a. la asignación
(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).
3. (pocket money)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la paga
(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).
travel allowancegastos de viaje, dietas fpl
to make allowance for somethingtener algo en cuenta
I'm tired of making allowances for his inexperienceestoy harto de hacer concesiones or de disculparle por su falta de experiencia
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allowance [əˈlaʊəns]
noun
1 (payment) (from state) prestación (f); (from ex-husband, benefactor) pensión (f); (from parents) dinero mensual/semanal etc; (allocated from fund) asignación (f); especially (US) (pocket money) dinero (m) de bolsillo
She gets an allowance from the state for looking after Lillian
he makes his mother an allowance le concede una pensión a su madre
The allowance she receives from her ex-husband isn't nearly enough to feed and clothe the children
he has an allowance of £100 a month tiene una asignación de 100 libras mensuales
2 (discount) descuento (m); rebaja (f); (Tax) desgravación (f)
tax allowance desgravación (f) fiscal
3 (concession) concesión (f)
one must make allowances hay que hacer concesiones; to make allowance(s) for sb ser comprensivo con algn; disculpar a algn; to make allowance(s) for the weather tener en cuenta el tiempo
4 (Mec) tolerancia (f)
5 (volume, weight) margen (m)
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allowance in money
asignación de dinero
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