purchase
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purchase(
puhr
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chihs
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to buy)
a. comprar
Are you ready to purchase your first car?¿Estás listo para comprar tu primer coche?
b. adquirir
Our investment fund will purchase a 30% stake in the company.Nuestro fondo de inversión adquirirá una participación del 30% en la compañía.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (object bought)
a. la compra
(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).
This car was a poor purchase. It breaks down all the time.Este coche fue una mala compra. Se avería todo el tiempo.
b. la adquisición
(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).
With the discount I got, this house was a great purchase.Con el descuento que conseguí, esta casa fue una excelente adquisición.
3. (act of purchasing)
a. la adquisición
(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).
We are going to adjust the public sector purchase program this year.Vamos a ajustar el programa de adquisición del sector público este año.
b. la compra
(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).
Buying a good pair of running shoes was a very wise purchase.La compra de un buen par de zapatos para correr fue una compra muy sabia.
4. (grip)
a. el agarre
(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).
Make sure you have a good purchase on the rope, then pull the bucket up out of the well.Asegúrate de tener un buen agarre de la cuerda y luego tira de la cubeta hasta que salga del pozo.
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purchase
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (action, thing bought)
a. la adquisición f, compra
(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).
purchase priceprecio de compra
2. (grip)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to get a purchase on somethingagarrarse or asirse a algo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. adquirir, comprar
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purchase [ˈpɜːtʃɪs]
noun
1 (act, object) compra (f); adquisición (f)
to make a purchase hacer una compra; efectuar una adquisición (formal)
2 (grip) agarre (m); asidero (m); (leverage) palanca (f)
to get a purchase on
I got a purchase on the rope and pulled me agarré de la cuerda y tiré; I was trying to get a purchase on the cliff face estaba intentando agarrarme a la pared del acantilado; the wheels can't get a purchase on this surface los neumáticos no se adhieren bien a esta superficie
transitive verb
comprar; adquirir
to purchase sth from sb comprar algo a algn; he purchased his freedom at a great price pagó muy cara su libertad
modifier
purchase order (n) orden (f) de compra
purchase price (n) precio (m) de compra
purchase tax (n) (Britain) (formerly) impuesto (m) sobre la venta
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Phrases with "purchase"
Here are the most popular phrases with "purchase." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
purchase order
la orden de compra
I authorized the purchase
autoricé la compra
food and beverage for purchase
comida y bebida a la venta
restore purchase
restaurar compra
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