afford
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afford(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to be able to pay for)
a. permitirse
I can't afford to eat in restaurants every day.No puedo permitirme comer en restaurantes todos los días.
b. permitirse el lujo de
My parents can't afford a vacation every year.Mis padres no pueden permitirse el lujo de unas vacaciones cada año.
c. poder pagar
I can't afford the phone bill this month.No puedo pagar el recibo del teléfono este mes.
2. (to risk)
a. permitirse
Can you afford to take a vacation in the middle of the semester?¿Te puedes permitir tomar unas vacaciones a mediados del semestre?
b. permitir
We can't afford to let the boat sink.No podemos permitir que se hunda el barco.
c. permitirse el lujo de
I can't afford to give the committee all the details.No puedo permitirme el lujo de darle al comité todos los detalles.
3. (to provide)
a. proporcionar
The outer layer is meant to afford protection from ultraviolet rays.La capa exterior tiene como propósito proporcionar protección de los rayos ultravioletas.
b. ofrecer
Our charity affords housing to homeless youth.Nuestra organización benéfica ofrece alojamiento para los jovenes sin hogar.
c. dar
The competition affords her an excellent opportunity to display her talents.El concurso le da una oportunidad excelente para hacer resaltar sus talentos.
4. (to have time)
a. tener tiempo
It's no trouble at all. I can afford to wait.No es ninguna molestia. Tengo tiempo para esperar.
b. disponer
I can't afford the time to go shopping with you.No dispongo de tiempo para acompañarte a ir de compras.
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afford
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (financially)
a. permitirse
to be able to afford somethingpoder permitirse algo
I can't afford itno me lo puedo permitir
2. (non-financial use)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I can afford to waitpuedo esperar
can you afford the time?¿tienes tiempo?
I can't afford not tono puedo permitirme no hacerlo
we can't afford another mistakeno podemos permitirnos cometer otro error
3. (formal)
a. proporcionar (give)
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afford [əˈfɔːd]
transitive verb
1 (pay for)
we can afford it podemos permitírnoslo
can we afford it?
we can't afford such things no podemos permitirnos tales cosas; tales cosas no están a nuestro alcance; we can't afford to go on holiday no podemos permitirnos el lujo de ir de vacaciones; how much can you afford? ¿cuánto puedes gastar?
2 (spare, risk)
I can't afford the time no tengo tiempo; I can't afford to be idle no puedo permitirme el lujo de no hacer nada; I can't afford not to do it no puedo permitirme el lujo de no hacerlo; we can afford to wait nos podemos permitir esperar; an opportunity you cannot afford to miss una ocasión que no puedes desperdiciar; can we afford the risk? ¿podemos arriesgarnos?
3 (provide) [+opportunity] proporcionar; dar
it affords shade da sombra; that afforded me some relief eso me proporcionó cierto alivio; this affords me a chance to speak esto me da la oportunidad de hablar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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