contado

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contado(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (infrequent)
a. rare
Son contados los casos que han presentado efectos secundarios.Cases that have shown side effects are rare.
2. (restricted)
a. limited
Tenemos el tiempo contado para tomar nuestra decisión final.We have limited time to make our final decision.
b. numbered (days)
Sus días al mando de la empresa están contados.His days as the head of the company are numbered.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (payment)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. installment
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hoy pagué el último contado del auto.I paid the last installment of the car today.
b. instalment (United Kingdom)
Me permitió pagarle en dos contados.He let me pay him back in two instalments.
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contado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (raro)
a. rare, infrequent
en contadas ocasionesvery rarely, on very few occasions
había diez personas mal contadasthere were no more than ten people
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contado
adjective
(reducido)
un contado número de países a small number of countries
apenas un contado número de economías asiáticas en expansión presentan una situación de pleno empleo
en contadas ocasiones on rare occasions; contadas veces seldom; rarely; son contados los que ... there are few who ...; pero son contadísimos los que pueden but those who can are very few and far between
son contadas las ocasiones en que nos hemos visto por la mañana tengo los minutos contados
tiene los días contados his days are numbered
1 (Com)
al contado for cash; cash down; lo pagué al contado I paid cash for it; pago al contado cash payment; precio al contado cash price
El valor de estas ventas al contado es de 44.600 millones de pesetas compró su casa de contado tuve que pagar el sofá al contado en esa tienda te exigen el pago al contado el primer pago tendremos que hacerlo al contado
2
por de contado (por supuesto) naturally; of course; tomar algo por de contado to take sth for granted
3 (And) (plazo) instalment; installment; (EEUU)
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