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bill(
bihl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (amount to pay)
a. la cuenta
(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 going to go to the lobby to pay the hotel bill.Voy al lobby para pagar la cuenta del hotel.
b. la adición
(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).
(Southern Cone)
Who's going to pay the bill tonight?¿Quién va a pagar la adición esta noche?
2. (invoice)
a. la factura
(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).
Do you have the bill for the furniture we bought?¿Tienes la factura de los muebles que compramos?
b. el recibo
(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).
(utilities)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I need to pay the electric bill by tomorrow or our service will be cut.Necesito pagar el recibo de la luz al más tardar mañana o se nos cortará el servicio.
c. la cuenta
(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 was the bill for your bathroom remodel?¿En cuánto salió la cuenta de la remodelación del baño?
d. la nota
(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).
(Southern Cone)
I'm attaching the bill for our sevices in July.Adjunto la nota para servicios prestados en el mes de julio.
3. (amount expended or owed)
a. los gastos
(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).
We need to get the company's wage bill under control.Hay que controlar los gastos laborales de la empresa.
4. (printed advertisement)
a. el cartel
(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).
Posting bills on this wall is prohibited.Se prohibe pegar carteles en esta pared.
5. (theater)
a. el programa
(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 director's name appears prominently on the bill.El nombre del director aparece destacado en el programa.
6. (draft of a law)
a. el proyecto de ley
(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).
She introduced a bill to congress to redefine how the minimum wage is adjusted.Introdujo un proyecto de ley al congreso para redefinir como se ajusta el salario mínimo.
7. (paper money)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el billete
(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).
He was carrying $100 all in one-dollar bills.Llevaba $100 encima en billetes de uno.
8. (of a bird)
a. el pico
(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 bird trapped a worm in its bill.El pájaro atrapó un gusano en el pico.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to submit a bill of charges to)
a. pasarle la factura a
We will bill you for the merchandise after it has been delivered.Le pasaremos la factura por la mercancía después de la entrega.
b. pasarle la cuenta a
Can you bill the treasurer for my stay, please?¿Puede pasarle la cuenta al tesorero por mi estancia, por favor?
10. (to advertise)
a. anunciar
They billed it as the concert of the century and made millions.Lo anunciaron como el concierto del siglo y ganaron millones.
Bill
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
11. (name)
a. Guille
I'm going to visit Uncle Bill this weekend.Voy a visitar a tío Guille este fin de semana.
b. Willy
Bill graduated from college in May.Willy se graduó de la universidad en mayo.
c. Billy
We're celebrating Bill's birthday this Saturday.Este sábado vamos a celebrar el cumpleaños de Billy.
d. Memo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Bill has two older brothers.Memo tiene dos hermanos mayores.
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bill
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in restaurant)
a. la cuenta
(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).
2. (for goods, services)
a. la factura
(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. (finance)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
bill of exchangeletra de cambio
4. (banknote)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el billete
(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).
5. (notice)
a. el cartel
(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).
(stick) no billsprohibido fijar carteles
6. (theater)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to head or top the billestar en cabecera de cartel
7. (list)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
bill of faremenú m, carta f
the doctor gave me a clean bill of healthel médico me dio el visto bueno
8. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to fit the billvenir como anillo al dedo
9. (politics)
a. el proyecto de ley
(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).
(proposed law)
10. (politics)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the Bill of Rightslas diez primeras enmiendas a la constitución estadounidense, relacionadas con la garantía de las libertades individuales
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (give invoice to)
a. pasar (la) factura a
12. (publicize)
a. anunciar
it was billed as the debate of the decadefue anunciado como el debate del decenio
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bill [bɪl]
noun
1 especially (Britain) (in restaurant, hotel etc) cuenta (f); adición (f); (S. Cone)
can we have the bill, please? ¿nos trae la cuenta, por favor?; to pay the bill pagar la cuenta; put it on my bill, please póngalo en mi cuenta
to foot the bill (for sth) correr con los gastos (de algo); pagar (algo)
Who is footing the bill for her extravagant holiday?
2 (Comm) (Economics) (invoice) factura (f)
the gas bill la factura del gas; wage(s) bill (in industry) gastos (m) de nómina or salariales
the increase adds Pounds 5.5 million to the Government wages bill delegates hit out at the Pounds 711,000 annual wages bill for the Union's 46 staff
bills discounted efectos (m) descontados; bills payable efectos (m) a pagar; bills receivable efectos (m) a cobrar
3 (Parl) proyecto (m) de ley
the bill passed the Commons (Britain) el proyecto de ley fue aprobado en la Cámara de los Comunes
4 (US) (banknote) billete (m)
a 5-dollar bill un billete de 5 dólares
5 (notice) cartel (m)
stick no bills prohibido fijar carteles
6 (Teat) programa (m)
to head or top the bill ser la atracción principal; encabezar el reparto
that fills or fits the bill eso cumple los requisitos
transitive verb
1 (Teat) anunciar; presentar
he is billed to appear next week figura en el programa de la semana que viene; it is billed as Britain's most interesting museum lo presentan como el museo más interesante de Gran Bretaña
2 (Comm)
to bill sb for sth extender or pasar a algn la factura de algo; you've billed me for five instead of four me ha puesto cinco en vez de cuatro en la factura
modifier
bill of exchange (n) letra (f) de cambio
bill of fare (n) carta (f); menú (m)
bill of health (n)
the doctor gave him a clean bill of health el médico le aseguró que estaba perfectamente
bill of lading (n) conocimiento (m) de embarque
bill of rights (n) declaración (f) de derechos
El conjunto de las diez enmiendas (amendments) originales a la Constitución de los Estados Unidos, en vigor desde 1791, recibe el nombre de Bill of Rights. Aquí se enumeran los derechos que tiene todo ciudadano norteamericano y se definen algunos de los poderes de los gobiernos estatales y federal. Se incluyen, por ejemplo, el derecho a la libertad de culto, de asociación y de prensa (First Amendment), el derecho a llevar armas (Second Amendment) y el derecho a un juicio justo (Sixth Amendment). Entre las enmiendas hechas a la Constitución después de 1791 están el derecho a la igualdad de protección legal para todos los ciudadanos (Fourteenth Amendment) y el derecho al voto (Fifteenth Amendment).
note See culture box in entry amendment.
bill of sale (n) escritura (f) de venta
bill [bɪl]
noun
1 [of bird] pico (m)
2 [of anchor] uña (f)
3 (Agr) podadera (f); podón (m)
4 (Geog) promontorio (m)
intransitive verb
to bill and coo [+birds] arrullarse; [+lovers] arrullarse; hacerse arrumacos
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