Translation of discount in Spanish:


descuento, n.

Pronunciation /ˈdɪskaʊnt//ˈdɪskaʊnt/


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    descuento masculine
    (store/stationer) (before noun) de saldos
    (hardware/furniture) de saldo
    I got a 10% discount or a discount of 10% me hicieron un 10% de descuento / un descuento del 10%
    • she gave me a discount on the sofa me hizo un descuento en el precio del sofá
    • cash discount descuento por pago en efectivo / al contado
    • is there a trade discount? ¿hacen descuentos al gremio?
    • Companies that sign the charter receive free advice and information and discounts towards the cost of cleaning their buildings.
    • Our prices are negotiable and we do offer discounts for bulk purchases.
    • She said their price structure, which does include discounts for students, offers ‘something for everyone’.
    • Children up to six months travel free and a special discount is available to passengers travelling on the first weekend.
    • Thus the supermarkets are able to negotiate massive discounts on the retail price in return for massive purchases.
    • Many vendors at these shows offer discounts for point-of-sale purchases on the exhibit day, so take money or your credit cards with you.
    • Most companies offer a discount if you purchase in larger quantities.
    • Some insurance companies have links with alarm providers and locksmiths who may offer extra discount on the cost of locks or alarms.
    • The designer outlets offer permanent discounts, with up to 50% off and all merchandise sold is stock surplus to the high street stores.
    • My only reservation is that members and members who accompany friends should be given a substantial discount.
    • The expo organisers offer a 20 per cent discount on handloom items and 10 per cent on handicraft materials.
    • But how hard would it be to create a movie gift card that offers a discount for the cost of 10 tickets or more?
    • The 5 per cent special discount offered by the general insurance companies is expected to be phased out.
    • However, special discounts are available to companies placing adverts for more than ten weeks at a time.
    • You will probably find that from time to time you will get extra offers, discounts and lower shipping costs.
    • Buyers will also receive discounts on their purchases.
    • A 25 per cent discount is also available for many trips to the U.S. and Western Canada.
    • The majority of European airports which operate below capacity offer discounts to encourage airlines to use them.
    • The voucher books, which offer more than £50 in discounts, cost £10, with the schools keeping £6 to spend as they wish.
    • The potential margin has been helped by the generosity of firms involved, many of whom gave substantial discounts.

transitive verb

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    • 1.1Business

      (amount) descontar
      I could discount 10% for you podría descontarle un 10%
      • Most of the major supermarkets and off-licences are discounting the prices of wines and champagnes, perhaps anticipating the after-Christmas slump.
      • Concessions are available with special discounted prices of £5 and under for children and young people.
      • Normally clubs try to sell them at a heavily discounted price before the contract expires.
      • This weekend only - we are offering gift certificates in any amount and are discounting the purchase price by 10%.
      • Prices were discounted as much as 60% off the retail market.
      • The market discounts the price for this variability.
      • Contact Air Canada's North America toll free number noted below, or your travel agent and take advantage of special discounted airfares.
      • Farmers producing bull beef will need to be conscious of the risk in allowing bulls to go over 24 months because some factories are already talking of discounting the price of these animals to cow beef price.
      • So fans discount the price they're willing to pay.
      • For those with difficult deliveries, extra charges will be made but these will also be at a steeply discounted price.
      • People have until February 28 to buy tickets for the Royal International Air Tattoo at the special discounted price of £25.95.
      • If the price is discounted, it will most likely not attract the market seeking to define itself by the ability to spend within means.
      • By discounting the price of a nights stay, they also take away some of the perks of staying in a hotel.
      • Increased price competitiveness forces the firm to discount the price to maintain its market share.
      • We would also like to thank the directors for agreeing to sell their shares at a heavily discounted price.

    • 1.2Business

      (goods) rebajar
      • Consumers are advised not buy from unauthorised dealers and to be suspicious of deeply discounted products.
      • By offering discounted products to complement the one you're already buying, companies look to get more business.
      • Instead of consolidating their purchasing, they're buying highly discounted products and services from a host of companies.
      • As an added bonus, many online stores either deeply discount the products or offer free shipping.
      • But pushing volume by discounting the product is an edgy strategy at best, especially in the early stages of the product life cycle.
      • The book brawl started fifteen years ago when megabookstore chains deeply discounted bestsellers, as well as other hardbacks and paperbacks.
      • Moreover, the professional bargain hunters are careful to shop in the most deeply discounted sectors.
      • Retailers never adhere to it anyway, which is good for the consumer because our product is heavily discounted all the time.
      • Who cares if the products are discounted, if you've read every book and heard every CD on offer?
      • The railway is mostly run by volunteers who have discounted modern accommodation available to them on site, which is owned by the railway.
      • Products are discounted as much as 50% from manufacturer's suggested list price.
      • The drawback to discounted products is that they have to be paid for by borrowers on a standard variable rate, on which margins are much higher.
      • And within that code of practice, was a prohibition on discounting sensitive products to levels which increased intoxication.
      • We intentionally stay away from people who heavily discount the product.
      • They can provide discounted corporate memberships or services such as fitness and wellness assessments and follow-up consultations.

    • 1.3Business

      (price/debt) reducir
      at discounted prices con descuento

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    (bill of exchange/promissory note) descontar
    • Using a forecast of future cash flow, you can treat it like an annuity and discount it to present value.
    • To this it might be objected that firms only need a bit more time, such as is provided to them when a bank is willing to discount their bills.
    • He can discount the bills accepted by the bank with the credit provider who offers the most favourable terms.
    • They shed their non-banking activities and concentrated on financing through discounting bills of exchange and distributing the securities which governments and subsequently companies issued.
    • However, the manufacturer might need ready cash in order to pay his workers, so he might discount his bill, accepting an immediate £95.
  • 3

    (possibility) descartar
    (criticism/claim) pasar por alto
    (criticism/claim) no tener en cuenta
    you can discount most of what she says no hay que tener en cuenta la mayor parte de lo que dice
    • I'll admit we were shaken, because it was not something we expected although the possibility was not discounted.
    • We dare not allow it to work here, but we cannot discount the possibility, either.
    • He said there were no immediate plans to increase the number of ambulances available, but did not discount the possibility for the future.
    • You cannot discount the possibility of anti-regime forces involved in this type of operation itself.
    • But, sadly, a climate of opinion is being created in which facts are discounted in favour of fantasies, arbitrary allegations and wild apprehensions.
    • Nor is it possible to discount the fact that these events have been almost wiped from the history books.
    • But even if we discount the possibility of dishonesty, what he is saying is simply beside the point.
    • But for many years, American scholars discounted this possibility.
    • I don't discount the possibility that one day I may need to step out brightly again, striving to get along the path more quickly, to round the corner and to see things I've not seen before.
    • That does not discount the likely possibility that some unknown species went extinct, but it does show that species can adapt much better to a reduced environment than the theory predicts.
    • And we're not discounting the fact that instincts might be a little bit of an issue.
    • I would not discount the possibility of that at all.
    • But the scientists have carried out tests which appear to discount the possibility that they are ‘false positives’.
    • However, the spokesperson did not discount the possibility that the burst pipe had been caused by other utilities working in the area in recent weeks.
    • It certainly seems unattainable, but one cannot discount its possibility.
    • In their wisdom, many psychologists discount such possibilities.
    • Now, however, after listening to members' stories, he says he can't discount the possibility.
    • But legal experts have discounted that possibility on a number of grounds.
    • Likewise, it discounts the possibility that users can distinguish between good and malicious software, say, by installing software released or recommended by people they trust.