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banca
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banca(
bahng
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kah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (finance)
a. banking (activity)
El Sr. López ha hecho su fortuna trabajando en la banca.Mr. Lopez made his fortune in banking.
b. banks (institutions)
La banca de México se nacionalizó en los años ochenta.Mexico's banks were nationalized in the eighties.
2. (seat)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. bench
Me senté en una banca en el parque mientras mis hijos jugaban con sus amigos.I sat on a bench in the park while my kids played with their friends.
3. (sports)
a. bench
Aunque todo el mundo pensó que jugaría, Javier Hernández se quedó en la banca en la final.Although everyone thought he would be playing, Javier Hernández stayed on the bench in the final.
4. (games and gambling)
a. bank
Después de una larga noche de apuestas, un jugador hizo saltar la banca del casino.After a long night of betting, one player broke the casino bank.
5. (position in parliament)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
(Southern Cone)
a. seat
Julio Gómez se está postulando para una banca en el Senado.Julio Gomez is running for a Senate seat.
6.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(power or clout) (Southern Cone)
a. influence
Pérez tiene mucha banca en esa repartición; siempre consigue lo que quiere.Pérez has a lot of influence in this department; he always gets what he wants.
b. pull
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si tienes banca con el director, seguro te da los días libres.If you have some pull with the manager, he's sure to give you those days off.
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banca
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (actividad)
a. banking
banca electrónicaelectronic banking
banca por InternetInternet banking
2. (institución)
a.
la bancathe banks
3. (en juegos)
a. bank
hacer saltar la bancato break the bank
4. (asiento)
a. bench
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banca
1 (Com) (Economía) banking
horas de banca banking hours; la Banca the banking community; the banks
plural
; (p)
banca comercial commercial banking
banca industrial merchant banking; investment banking
banca telefónica telephone banking
La entidad potenciará además el negocio de banca telefónica a través del BEX Directo En España hay 500.000 clientes potenciales de la banca telefónica
2 (en juegos) bank
hacer saltar la banca to break the bank; tener la banca to be banker; hold the bank
3 (puesto) stand; stall
4 (Latinoamérica) (asiento) bench
5 (S. Cone) (influencia) pull; influence
tener (gran) banca to have (lots of) pull o influence
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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