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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to take away)
a. to deduct
A eso le tienes que descontar los €5,000 que pagamos por las materias primas.You have to deduct from that the €5,000 we paid for the raw materials.
b. to take off
Recursos humanos me descontó del sueldo los días que falté en septiembre.Human Resources took off the days I was absent in September from my salary.
2. (commerce)
a. to give a discount of
En compras superiores a los $50 descontamos un 15%.On purchases over $50, we give a discount of 15%.
b. to take off
Con mi credencial de estudiante, me descuentan un 20% en el boleto de autobús.They take 20% off my bus ticket with my student card.
3. (to not include)
a. to exclude
Es un grupo de 32 personas, descontándome a mí.The group is made up of 32 people, excluding me.
b. to not count
Descontando los festivos, tenemos un plazo de 25 días para entregar la solicitud.We have 25 days to submit the application, not counting bank holidays.
4. (sports)
a. to allow for stoppage time
El árbitro descontó cuatro minutos al final del partido.The referee allowed four minutes for stoppage time at the end of the game.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to punch)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. to knock
Mi novio descontó al ladrón de un solo golpe.My boyfriend knocked the thief with a single blow.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (una cantidad)
a. to deduct
siete, descontando a los profesoresseven, not counting the teachers
2. (commerce)
a. to discount
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transitive verb
1 (deducir) to deduct; take off
ya he descontado los costes de transporte
tienes que descontar diez euros del total you have to deduct ten euros from the total; you have to take ten euros off the total
descontar algo de algo
me lo descuentan de mi nómina it gets deducted from o taken off my wages; it comes off my wages
2 (Com) (al pagar)
si pagas al contado te descuentan un 10% they give you 10% off if you pay (in) cash; there is a discount of 10% o a 10% discount for cash; me descontaron 100 libras del total de la factura they gave me £100 off the total bill; they gave me a discount of £100 on the total bill
3 (excluir) to exclude
descontando los gastos de alojamiento excluding o not including accommodation expenses; son diez días si descuentas los días festivos it's ten days excluding o not including public holidays; sin descontar la hora y media de viaje including o not excluding an hour and a half's travelling time; descontándome a mí, todos están casados apart from me, everyone is married
descontándo a Javier, todos entienden inglés
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