In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1descuento masculine(store/stationer) de saldos(hardware/furniture) de saldoI got a 10% discount/ 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?
- at a discount
- the goods were sold off at a discount — la mercancía se vendió con descuento / a precio reducido
- these shares are at a discount to their issue price — estas acciones se cotizan por debajo de su precio de emisión
- good manners seem to be at a discount these days — hoy en día ya no cuentan los buenos modales
- But how hard would it be to create a movie gift card that offers a discount for the cost of 10 tickets or more?
- Children up to six months travel free and a special discount is available to passengers travelling on the first weekend.
- However, special discounts are available to companies placing adverts for more than ten weeks at a time.
- The majority of European airports which operate below capacity offer discounts to encourage airlines to use them.
- The designer outlets offer permanent discounts, with up to 50% off and all merchandise sold is stock surplus to the high street stores.
- The 5 per cent special discount offered by the general insurance companies is expected to be phased out.
- 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.
- Thus the supermarkets are able to negotiate massive discounts on the retail price in return for massive purchases.
- A 25 per cent discount is also available for many trips to the U.S. and Western Canada.
- She said their price structure, which does include discounts for students, offers ‘something for everyone’.
- Most companies offer a discount if you purchase in larger quantities.
- You will probably find that from time to time you will get extra offers, discounts and lower shipping costs.
- Some insurance companies have links with alarm providers and locksmiths who may offer extra discount on the cost of locks or alarms.
- The expo organisers offer a 20 per cent discount on handloom items and 10 per cent on handicraft materials.
- My only reservation is that members and members who accompany friends should be given a substantial discount.
- Buyers will also receive discounts on their purchases.
- Our prices are negotiable and we do offer discounts for bulk purchases.
- The voucher books, which offer more than £50 in discounts, cost £10, with the schools keeping £6 to spend as they wish.
- Companies that sign the charter receive free advice and information and discounts towards the cost of cleaning their buildings.
- The potential margin has been helped by the generosity of firms involved, many of whom gave substantial discounts.
2(amount) descontarI could discount 10% for you — podría descontarle un 10%
4(price/debt) reducirat discounted prices — con descuento
5Finance(bill of exchange/promissory note) descontar
6(disregard)(possibility) descartar(claim/criticism) pasar por alto(claim/criticism) no tener en cuentayou can discount most of what she says — no hay que tener en cuenta la mayor parte de lo que dice
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