Translation of cost in Spanish:


costo, n.

Pronunciation: /kɒst//kɔst/


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    • 1.1(expense)

      costo masculine Latin America
      coste masculine Spain
      notional/operating costs costes probables/de explotación Spain
      • transportation/maintenance costs costes de transporte/mantenimiento
      • at no additional / extra cost sin cargo adicional
      • to cover (one's) costs cubrir los gastos
      • he has no idea of the cost of running a car no tiene idea de cuánto cuesta mantener un coche
      • to cut costs reducir (los) gastos
      • to meet the cost(s) of sth correr con los gastos de algo
      • There is no evidence from the three external funders that they will cease to fund the defendants' costs.
      • Number One is the represented litigant who is compensated for both costs and counsel fees.
      • The Swiss trial court charged the applicant with the bulk of the court costs of the action and part of the costs of the private prosecutors.
      • It is thought that the costs and legal fees cost him most of his career earnings.
      • The claim is dismissed and the order makes provision for the legal aid assessment of costs.
      • The first defendant has agreed to pay the claimant's costs in the sum of £13, 975.
      • Accordingly, no profit costs should be allowed to the appellants for work done by their partnership.
      • The defendants were also ordered to pay the adjudicator's fees and the costs of the claimants.
      • The applicant is to pay the costs of the respondent of the summons on an indemnity basis.
      • There will also be detailed assessment of the claimant's costs for public funding purposes.
      • If there is an appeal, then we would be able to recover our costs against the legal aid fund.
      • The main issue was whether there should be security for costs posted by the plaintiff.
      • The son was convicted but the defendant was acquitted and awarded his costs out of central funds.
      • In particular, the costs to be allowed to a solicitor litigant in person are to be subject to the two thirds restriction.
      • The adjudication clause permits the Adjudicator to award costs to the winning party.
      • The bill allows the employee to seek penalties, interest, costs of the suit, and attorney fees.
      • Holding MPC liable for the defendants' costs would discourage the funding of litigation.
      • I am therefore urged on behalf of the applicants to make orders for payment of their legal costs now that the legal position is clear.
      • These can include requirements such as security for costs from foreign plaintiffs, or the denial of legal aid.
      • Mr Bacon's primary submission was that party does not get costs of a counterclaim unless the order provides.

    • 1.2Law

      (feminine plural) costas
      to pay costs pagar las costas
      • costs were awarded against the plaintiff las costas se impusieron al demandante
      • costs were awarded to the plaintiff las costas se impusieron al demandado

    • 1.3(price)

      costo masculine
      coste masculine Spain
      at cost al costo Latin America
      • The result is a significantly reduced total cost of ownership for the storage infrastructure.
      • In many regions, the amount of cash payments for travel did not cover the cost of a monthly pass.
      • But it incurs the additional sunk cost of setting up a foreign plant.
      • To support the show and to help cover the cost of prize money, we are selling advertising for the night.
      • The fee per session is 5 euro to cover the cost of coaching and insurance.
      • She defended her decision to ask the students for the amount to cover the cost of repair.
      • Also, what you save on plane tickets alone might cover the cost of one cruise.
      • Envelopes for people wishing to give a donation to cover the cost of maintenance are now available.
      • Did the fuel tanker rebuild facility request a higher average cost per unit?
      • All need to raise a substantial amount of money to cover the cost of flights, accommodation and expenses for the nine-day trip.
      • He says the vandalism is so commonplace costs for groups to use the community hall are set to help cover the cost of repairs.
      • Now that the industry is approaching its mature phase, prices can afford to rise to cover average total cost.
      • After all, after World War I, it used to cover the cost of pretty much any college degree.
      • If this amount cannot cover the cost of the claim, then the balance is met out of the public purse.
      • They may also incur additional operating costs into the future.
      • They've had to work 10 % harder to raise funds to cover increased running costs.
      • With budgets tight, people are choosing to cut extra costs in order to save.
      • Another factor to consider is the high costs associated with repairing major appliances.
      • The entrance fee of £1.50 will cover the cost of tea or coffee with biscuits.
      • The amount is only enough to cover the cost of transportation and food.

  • 2

    (loss, sacrifice)
    at the cost of sth a costa / a expensas de algo
    • he became president, but at a cost llegó a ser presidente, pero a qué precio
    • she helped me out, at great cost to herself sacrificó mucho al ayudarme
    • at little cost to yourself, you could help one of these orphans haciendo un pequeño sacrificio podrías ayudar a uno de estos huérfanos
    • she devoted herself to the cause without stopping to count the cost se entregó a la causa sin detenerse a pensar en sí misma
    • at all costs a cualquier precio
    • it must be avoided at all costs hay que evitarlo a toda costa / a cualquier precio / cueste lo que cueste
    • he's very convincing, as I know to my cost es muy persuasivo, como sé por experiencia propia

transitive verb

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    (service/article) costar
    how much did it cost you? ¿cuánto te costó?
    • how much does it cost? ¿cuánto vale?
    • it'll cost you! ¡mira que te va a salir caro!
    • that costs money eso cuesta dinero
    • keeping fit costs both time and effort mantenerse en forma cuesta tiempo y esfuerzo
  • 2

    (cause to lose)
    one slip cost him the title un error le costó el título
    • his frankness cost him dear pagó cara su franqueza
  • 3

    (calculate cost of)
    calcular el costo de
    calcular el coste de Spain
    she costed the project hizo un presupuesto para el proyecto
  • 4

    (find out price of)
    averiguar el precio de
    he costed the different types of engines averiguó los precios de los distintos tipos de motores