por tu cuenta
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por tu cuenta(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(alone; singular)
a. on your own
¿Vives aún con tus padres o vives por tu cuenta?Do you still live with your parents or do you live on your own?
2.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(on your own initiative; singular)
a. of your own accord
¿Fuiste a visitar a la abuela por tu cuenta o te lo pidió ella?Did you go and visit grandma of your own accord or did she ask you to?
3.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(of your own pocket; singular)
a. on you
No pienso pagar tus cigarrillos. Eso corre por tu cuenta.I'm not paying for your cigarettes. That's on you.
4. (for yourself; singular)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Piensas establecerte por tu cuenta cuando acabes los estudios de cocinaAre you planning to start your own business when you finish your cooking course?
Si trabajas por tu cuenta, necesitas un buen asesor fiscal.If you're self-employed, you need a good tax consultant.
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