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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "vender."
1. (occupation) 
We charged the vendors for their booths at the fair.Cobramos a los vendedores por sus puestos en la feria.
Lots of vendors set up their wares in the street during the festival.Muchos vendedores ambulantes sacan sus mercaderías en la calle durante la fiesta.
I bought a carpet from a vendor in the park.Le compré una alfombra a un ambulante en el parque.
1. (general) 
a. el vendedor(ora) (M)la vendedor(ora) (F) 
vendor [ˈvendɔːʳ]
vendedoravendedora (m) (f);a vendedora (pedlar) vendedoravendedora (m) (f) ambulante;a vendedora
transitive verb
1. (to exchange for money) 
a. to sell 
La chica estaba vendiendo naranjas en el mercado.The girl was selling oranges in the market.
Aquí se venden carros usados.Used cars are sold here.
2. (to betray) 
a. to sell out (colloquial) 
Rehusó vender a su hermano, a pesar de que le estuvieran haciendo chantaje.He refused to sell out his brother, even though they were blackmailing him.
reflexive verb
3. (to be bought) 
Nunca pensé que te venderías a una gran compañía.I never thought that you would sell out to a big company.
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. to sell 
vender algo a o porto sell something for
venden naranjas a 2 euros el kilothey're selling oranges for 2 euros a kilo
es capaz de vender a su madrehe'd sell his own mother
es capaz de vender su alma al diablo por triunfarhe'd sell his soul to the Devil if that's what it took to be successful
intransitive verb
2. (producto, autor) 
a. to sell 
pronominal verb
3. (ser vendido) 
a. to be sold o on sale 
se vendefor sale
4. (dejarse sobornar) 
a. to sell oneself, to be bribed 
transitive verb
1 [+producto] to sell
venden la bicicleta a mitad de precio they are selling the bicycle at half price; lo vendieron por 50 euros they sold it for 50 euros
las vende a 1.000 la pieza
venderle algo a algn to sell sb sth; sell sth to sb; me ha vendido un ordenador he sold me a computer; vender al contado to sell for cash; vender al por mayor to sell wholesale; vender al por menor to sell retail; este coche está sin vender this car remains unsold
¡a mí que las vendo! I'm not falling for that one!
2 (traicionar) [+amigo] to betray; sell out (familiar); [+cómplice] to shop (familiar)
intransitive verb
to sell
los buenos productos siempre venden a good product will always sell; vendemos a precios inmejorables our prices are unbeatable
pronominal verb
1 [+producto] to sell; be sold
este artículo se vende muy bien this item is selling very well; se vende en farmacias it is sold in chemists'; el cuadro se vendió por cuatro millones the painting sold o was sold for four million; se vendían a diez euros en el mercado they were selling at o for ten euros in the market; es buen político, pero no sabe venderse he's a good politician but he doesn't know how to sell himself
se vende for sale
se vende coche car for sale
venderse caro to play hard to get
2 (dejarse corromper) to sell out; (dejarse sobornar) to accept a bribe
le acusaron de venderse a las multinacionales they accused him of selling out to the multinationals; el árbitro se vendió the referee accepted a bribe
3 (traicionarse) to give o.s. away
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