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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 present or proffer)
a. ofrecer
I offered my brother help with the purchase of his house.Le ofrecí apoyo con la compra de su casa a mi hermano.
My neighbor offered me a slice of the nut bread she had made.Mi vecina me ofreció una rebanada del pan de nueces que había preparado.
b. sugerir (idea or solution)
He offered a solution that might well satisfy both parties.Sugirió una solución que bien podría satisfacer a ambas partes.
c. dar (advice or excuse)
Could you offer some advice on how to start a company from scratch?¿Puede darme algún consejo sobre cómo crear una empresa desde cero?
d. hacer (suggestion or comment)
She offered some interesting comments on the role of education.Hizo varios comentarios interesantes sobre el papel de la educación.
2. (to express readiness to)
a. ofrecerse
I think you should have offered to do it for free.Creo que deberías haberte ofrecido a hacerlo gratis.
3. (to provide)
a. ofrecer
We can offer you a vast range of services.Podemos ofrecerle un amplio abanico de servicios.
b. brindar (opportunity)
This program offers you the opportunity to learn German.Este programa te brinda la oportunidad de aprender alemán.
4. (to show)
a. ofrecer
It has been designed to offer the least air resistance.Ha sido diseñado para ofrecer la mínima resistencia al aire.
b. oponer
He didn't offer any resistance to his captors.No opuso ninguna resistencia a sus secuestradores.
5. (religion)
a. ofrecer
He was prepared to offer his son as a sacrifice.Estaba dispuesto a ofrecer a su hijo en sacrificio.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to express readiness)
a. ofrecerse
You knew I needed help but never offered.Sabías que necesitaba ayuda pero nunca te ofreciste.
7. (to present itself)
a. surgir
I'll raise the subject when opportunity offers.Sacaré a relucir el tema en cuanto surja la oportunidad.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (proposal)
a. la oferta
(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'll make him an offer he can't refuse.Le haré una oferta que no podrá rechazar.
9. (reduced price)
a. la oferta
(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).
View our offers on seasonal items.Consulta nuestras ofertas en los artículos de temporada.
10. (purchase price)
a. la oferta
(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).
No offers under $50,000 will be accepted.No se aceptarán ofertas por debajo de los $50,000.
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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. (general)
a. la oferta
(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).
to make somebody an offer (for something)hacer a alguien una oferta (por algo)
on offerde oferta
offer of marriagepropuesta de matrimonio
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. ofrecer
to offer somebody something, to offer something to somebodyofrecer algo a alguien
to offer to do somethingofrecerse a hacer algo
3. (law)
to offer a plea of guilty/innocentdeclararse culpable/inocente
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offer [ˈɒfəʳ]
(Comm) oferta (f)
"I ought to reconsider her offer to move in" he mused the offer of talks with Moscow is still on the table they are continuing the strike despite a government offer to double their pay Cornwallis hoped his offer to resign would be accepted it's my best offer he has dismissed an offer of compensation she turned down an offer of Pounds 250,000 to sell her story to a Sunday paper
offers over £25 ofertas a partir de 25 libras
£50 or nearest offer 50 libras, negociable
he has had a good offer for the house le han hecho una buena oferta por la casa
introductory offer oferta (f) de lanzamiento
to make (sb) an offer (for sth) hacer una oferta (a algn) (por algo)
they made me an offer I couldn't refuse me hicieron una oferta que no pude rechazar
make me an offer! the lawyers say no one else will make me an offer Murdoch made him a very generous offer to be a columnist at the paper
offers of help are flooding in están lloviendo las ofertas de ayuda
I accepted his offer of a lift acepté cuando se ofreció a llevarme en coche; offer of marriage propuesta (f) de matrimonio
she had several offers of marriage and one admirer she declined turned down his offer of marriage
to be on offer (Comm) estar de oferta
this brand's on offer honey is [on] offer this week
on offer this week de oferta esta semana
it's the only entertainment on offer in this town es la única atracción en esta ciudad; there are so many courses on offer existe tal oferta de cursillos
savings schemes are the best retail investment products on offer there was nothing decent on offer at the cinema
offer of peacepeace offer ofrecimiento (m) de paz
Syria's offer of peace isn't being spelled out yet
I might take you up on that offer puede que acepte tu oferta
most of the employees took up the offer of redundancy to be [under] offer
the house is under offer tenemos una oferta para la casa pendiente de formalizar el contrato
this months offers include a shirt, trousers and bed covers
transitive verb
1 (invite to)
can I offer you sth to drink? ¿quieres tomar algo?
he offered me a sweet
"can I get you a drink?" she offered —¿te sirvo algo? —preguntó ofreciéndose
2 (make available) [+help, services, money] ofrecer; [+information, advice] dar; ofrecer
to have a lot to offer tener mucho que ofrecer
the single life has a lot to offer
to offer sb sth offer sth to sb ofrecer algo a algn
she has a lot to offer the company
the island has little to offer the tourist la isla no tiene mucho que ofrecer al turista; I offered her a fair price for the land le ofrecí un buen precio por el terreno; to offer to do sth ofrecerse a hacer algo; I offered to pay for her me ofrecí a pagar lo suyo
Peter offered to teach them rowing
one of the group offered himself as spokesman uno del grupo se prestó or se ofreció a ser el portavoz
the plan offers us nothing new she offered me her house for the week what do you feel you have to offer the company? the number of companies offering them work increased they are offered very little counselling or support the Western leaders who had been offering Yeltsin moral support Western governments have offered aid we have been successful because we are offering a quality service I'm going to explore what this city has to offer Sainsbury's is offering customers 1p for each shopping bag re-used Eagle Star offers a 10 per cent discount to the over-55s it must be better to be able to offer them love and security they offer advice on how to stop smoking no one offered any information about the reason for the killings they manage a company offering advice on mergers and acquisitions these bodies can offer advice and information about your legal rights a well-informed source was offering information about Fergie's relationship with Wyatt she offered English as a second subject
to offer one's hand (to shake) tender la mano
the American grinned. "Dave Crowe," he said, offering a hand Rose didn't offer her hand Hill walked in, offering his hand in farewell he heard Erika offer him her hand in marriage to offer [o.s.] as a candidate for sth he had offered himself for service in the German Army she offered herself as a target for the gunman he resigned, then offered himself for re-election
3 (express, make) [+opinion] expresar; [+comment, remark, suggestion] hacer
if I may offer a suggestion ... si me permite hacer una sugerencia ...
he sat there in silence, offering only an occasional remark I offered the opinion that this was nothing new anybody can offer their opinion on most any topic he offered predictable opinions on safe issues he offered no comment
to offer an apology ofrecer disculpas; disculparse
the government has never offered an apology for his death I offer no excuses whatsoever she offered a nervous apology when he accidentally knocked against her shoulder we offer our sincere apologies for this unfortunate incident
he offered no explanation no dio ninguna explicación
neither he nor I could offer any logical explanation for the problem
the President has offered his sympathy to relatives el presidente ha expresado sus condolencias a los familiares
4 (afford) [+opportunity, prospect, solution] ofrecer
the country offers a wealth of opportunities for investment el país ofrece or brinda muchas oportunidades de inversión; the hotel offers magnificent views over the lake el hotel tiene unas magníficas vistas al lago
his policies offer the prospect of economic stability the garden offers a fine spectacle this stream offers the best fishing the divorce offered me the opportunity to take stock of my life he had done well in his position, but it didn't offer any other opportunities
it seemed to offer a solution to our problem parecía ofrecer or brindar una solución a nuestro problema
5 (show)
to offer [resistance]
he offered no resistance no opuso resistencia
he offered only token resistance the door was so flimsy it offered no resistance to their kicks the flesh offered no resistance as the blade sliced through it rocks smoothed by the incessant tides until their surfaces offer no resistance
6 (Rel) (also offer up) [+sacrifice] ofrecer
to offer (up) a prayer for sb rezar una oración por algn; to offer (up) a prayer to Saint Anthony ofrecer or rezar una oración a San Antonio; she offered (up) a silent prayer of thanks rezó en silencio dando gracias
Graham Taylor last night offered a quiet prayer for a goal from Gary Lineker the shrines where priests offer prayers for successful harvests she went into the chapel to offer up a prayer for all those who were suffering Abraham offered his son to God he will offer the first harvest of rice to the sun goddess
intransitive verb
1 (volunteer) ofrecerse
I could have done with some help but no one offered me hubiera venido bien algo de ayuda pero nadie se ofreció
2 (become available) presentarse
she promised to do it when opportunity offered prometió hacerlo cuando se presentara la oportunidad
if the opportunity offers he begged that his letter be kept out of the files, promising to reciprocate when opportunity offers he had, where opportunity offered, discussed the war with them we informed them that we would organize it when opportunity offered I would be interested in serving in a diplomatic post in Latin America if opportunity offered John had been her lover, was still, presumably, her lover whenever opportunity offered
offer price (n) (St Ex) precio (m) de oferta
Priest's shares closed at 111p, just short of the offer price 86 million ordinary shares at the offer price of 275p a share
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