hire
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hire(
hay
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uhr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to employ)
a. contratar
The company hired three translators to interpret the documents.La empresa contrató a tres traductores para interpretar los documentos.
2. (to rent) (United Kingdom)
a. rentar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
They hire a car every time they go on vacation.Rentan un coche cada vez que se van de vacaciones.
b. alquilar (River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We decided to hire an apartment instead of buying.Decidimos alquilar un apartamento en lugar de comprar.
c. arrendar
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
What are the requirements to hire a home?¿Cuáles son los requisitos para arrendar una vivienda?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (cost of rent) (United Kingdom)
a. la renta
(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)
We have to pay the hire by the first of each month.Tenemos que pagar la renta para el primero de cada mes.
b. el alquiler
(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).
(River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The hire in the city center is more expensive than in the outskirts.El alquiler en el centro de la ciudad es más caro que en las afueras.
c. el arriendo
(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 Colombia
(Colombia)
I haven't got enough money to pay the hire.No me alcanza la plata para pagar el arriendo.
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hire
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of car, room, suit) (United Kingdom)
a. el alquiler
(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).
b. la renta
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
for hirelibre
bicycles for hirese alquilan or
hire carcoche or
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (lawyer, worker)
a. contratar
3. (car, room, suit) (United Kingdom)
a. alquilar
b. rentar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
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hire [ˈhaɪəʳ]
transitive verb
[+car, house] alquilar; arrendar; (LAm) [+employee] contratar
they hired a lawyer contrataron a un abogado; hired hand jornaleroajornalera (m) (f);a jornalera enganchadoaenganchada (m) (f);a enganchada hired assassin or killer asesinoaasesina (m) (f) a sueldo;a asesina hired car coche (m) de alquiler
intransitive verb
she's in charge of hiring and firing at the company es la encargada de contratar y despedir al personal en la empresa
...such fundamentals as property, taxation, and the hiring and firing of staff I believe that hiring and firing is a thing of the past
noun
[of car] alquiler (m); arriendo (m); (LAm) [of person] salario (m); jornal (m)
for hire se alquila or arrienda; (LAm) (on taxi) libre; to be on hire estar de alquiler; we've got it on hire for a week lo tenemos alquilado para una semana
modifier
hire car (n) (Britain) coche (m) de alquiler
hire charges (n) tarifa (f) de alquiler
hire purchase (n) (Britain) compra (f) a plazos
to buy sth on hire purchase comprar algo a plazos
hire purchase agreement (n) acuerdo (m) de compra a plazos
hire purchase finance company (n) compañía (f) de crédito comercial
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