it adds interest to the storythe trip was cancelled due to lack of interesteveryone was by now watching me with interestthey discovered a common interest in gardeningthere has been renewed interest in the ideathere has been a lively interest in the elections in the last two weekshis parents tried to discourage his interest in music
to arouse sb's interestdespertar el interés de algn
the campaign did not arouse much interestnothing I could do seemed to arouse his interestthe debate aroused much interest in the capital
to have an interest in sthestar interesado en algo
I have no further interest in talking to themya no estoy interesado en hablar con ellos
I have no interest in politics whatsoeverhe has very little interest in footballshe has no interest in starting a family
to lose interest (in sth)perder el interés (por or en algo)
she liked him at first but soon lost interestsimple gimmicks keep the kids from losing interesthe lost all interest in sex
the guidebook describes all the places of interestla guía describe todos los lugares de interés
questions of public interestthere is nothing of interest to reporta subject of little interest to meto [be] of interest
it is of no interest to usno nos interesa;is this of any interest to you?¿te interesa esto?
food was of no interest to her at all
I'm doing it just out of interestlo hago simplemente porque me interesa
just out of interest, how much did it cost?por simple curiosidad, ¿cuánto costó?
just out of interest, whose idea was it?
to show (an) interest (in sth/sb)mostrar interés (por or en algo/por algn)
she always shows great interest in her lessonsthe students show no interest in learninghe was the first man who had shown an interest in herit'll make his day if I show an interestit would be nice if you showed some interest in what I do
to take an interest in sth/sbinteresarse por or en algo/por algn
he took no interest in his childrenno se interesaba por sus hijos
he takes a great interest in your well-being
my main interest is readingmi interés principal or mi pasatiempo favorito es la lectura;what are your interests?¿qué cosas te interesan?
/he developed a wide range of sporting interests/ as a pupil at Millfield/encourage your child in her interests/ and hobbies even if they are things you know little about
special interest holidaysvacaciones (f) de grupos con un interés común
3(profit, advantage)interés (m)
a conflict of interestsun conflicto de intereses
the new appointments created a conflict of interests, with representatives of major contractors to the NHS serving on the authoritythere was a basic conflict of interests between the State that was the host society and the refugees or immigrants then resident within ita conflict of interests arose when Brent Walker bought the William Hill bookmaking chain
in sb's interest(s)
it is in your own interest to confesste conviene confesar;it is not in his interest to sell the houseno le conviene vender la casa
it is not in Ruritania's interest to leave the baseto [act] in sb's interest(s)the social worker would try to get her to see she was acting against the boy's interests
they acted in the best interests of their membersobraron en el mejor interés de sus miembros
in the interests [of]
in the interests of hygienepor razones de higiene;in the interests of national unitycon el fin de preservar la unidad nacional
a call for all businessmen to work together in the interests of national stabilityin the public interestto [promote] sb's interestsan organization promoting the interests of the poorthe British were glad of his assistance in promoting their interests
he has sold his interest in the companyha vendido su participación en la empresa
what's your interest in this project?
British interests in the Middle Eastlos intereses británicos en el Medio Oriente
Switzerland is looking after British interests
he has business interests abroadtiene negocios en el extranjero
her other business interests include a theme park in Scandinavia and hotels in the West Countrythe Hatch family, who controlled large dairy interests
to have a controlling/financial interest in a companytener una participación mayoritaria/tener acciones en una compañía
the state has controlling interest in fishing and mining operationsto [declare] an interest (in sth)he did not [declare] his interest in the contracthe was disciplined by the Council for failing to declare his interest in a local companyI think I ought to declare my interest
to have an interest in sth(gen)tener interés or estar interesado en algo;(in company)tener participación en algo
the West has an interest in promoting democracy thereOccidente tiene interés or está interesado en promover allí la democracia
we have an interest in knowing what is to happenoil interests from the United States, Japan and Britain are attending the meetingthe election has always been bought off by special interestshe resigned as finance minister only two weeks before the election and stood against big-business interestswe're up against the shipping interests and the oil companiesthe candidate is not beholden to special intereststhe government accused unnamed "foreign interests" of inciting the trouble
5(Economics)(on loan, shares, savings)interés (m)
does your current account pay interest?
to bear interestdevengar or dar intereses
it bears interest at 5%devenga or da un interés del 5%
the bonds bore interest at the current rateto [charge] interestwe will charge interest on any late payments
compound interestinterés (m) compuesto
to earn interestcobrar intereses
I'll deposit the money right away - I want it to start earning interestcash held in peps can earn interest free of taxto [lend] at interest
the interest on an investmentlos intereses de una inversión
simple interestinterés (m) simple
shares that yield a high interestacciones (f) que rinden bien
to repay sth/sb with interest
all monies will have to be repaid with interest by the taxpayer
I repaid his bad manners with interest!¡le devolví los malos modales con creces!
it may interest you to know that ...puede que te interese saber que ...
that passage interested me because it seems to parallel very closely what you're doing in the novelto [be] interested in sthhe's interested in buying a carI'm not interested in footballwould you be interested in my old wardrobe?have sth to gainthe US is particularly interested in the outcome of the election therehe is interested in the company's operations in South East Asiashe was interested [to] see what he would doto [become] [grow] [get] interested in sth/sbhe became interested in woodworking from watching his grandfatherthey got interested in my problem when they read about itwhy are the British getting interested in this place all of a sudden?to interest sb [in] sth
can I interest you in a new car?¿estaría interesado en comprar un coche nuevo?
I am trying to interest her in joining our clubthe group wasn't able to interest them in reproducing literature specifically for women
the struggle against inflation interests us allla lucha contra la inflación nos interesa a todos
to interest o.s. in sthshe was a criminologist, interesting herself mainly in childhood problemshe interested himself in all aspects of management policypeople don't want to interest themselves in politics now
interest charges (n)intereses (m)
credit card interest charges are high because almost anyone is allowed to borrowpay credit card bills on time to avoid interest chargeshe was landed with heavy interest charges as a result of late payment of income tax
interest group (n)grupo (m) de gente con un mismo interés
special interest groups representing particular causescompeting interest groups in the coalitionpublic policy is the result of a tug of war, ending in a delicate balance or compromise between various interest groupsSainsbury's is in touch with interest groups and information sources to monitor issues that may affect products or services offered to customers
interest payments (n)pago (m) de intereses
third world countries are struggling to meet the interst payments on their foreign debta request for an extra Pounds 500 million to complete the project and keep up interest payments on the original loan
interest rate (n)tipo (m)or tasa (f) de interés
this is an important step towards lower interest ratesthere is a possibility of an interest rate cut[at] an interest rate of 5 per cent