Translation of interest in Spanish:

interest

interés, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈɪnt(ə)rəst//ˈɪnt(ə)rɪst/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(felt by person)

      interés masculine
      her ideas aroused my interest sus ideas despertaron / suscitaron mi interés
      • interest in sb/sth/ -ing interés en algn/algo/+ inf
      • to take (an) interest in sth/sb interesarse por algo/algn
      • I have no interest in getting to know them no tengo ningún interés en conocerlos
      • to lose interest perder interés
      • to show (an) interest demostrar interés
      • he took no further interest in the matter dejó de interesarse por el asunto
      • I'm doing it out of interest lo hago porque me interesa
      • There is great interest and people are learning a classical art form with great enthusiasm and dedication.
      • I appreciate their interest and good wishes, I just keep crying every time I think about it.
      • The interest shown in this art form, irrespective of the language it is presented in, has helped revive many theatre groups.
      • The pressure of record company and press interest was only heightened by the band's refusal to sign a deal until they had written more songs.
      • In Scotland last week his visit caused a great deal of media interest.
      • I appreciate that it was an achievement but it is one in which neither I, nor any of my friends, has any interest.
      • A lot of hard work and time has gone into them and they are to be commended on their interest and enthusiasm in seeing it through.
      • Not even the Presidential elections aroused much interest locally.
      • At the early meetings there was great interest and enthusiasm, but that dwindled.
      • There has been a good deal of local interest shown in the campaign and the race is on to see who will be elected Lord Mayor.
      • I felt that it might lead me to understand why photography as an art form compels my interest.
      • It was a business and Robert saw the potential because a few of their friends expressed interest.
      • This perked his interest to learn more about why Gabi stole it behind Creg's back in the first place.
      • That was certainly of personal interest to me to learn, after having been here some 6 years.
      • The details could only have come from somebody who has either learned or developed a desire and interest for detail.
      • Since we're always looking for games that might stand apart, our interest was piqued to learn more.
      • The group gig together about four times a week and have attracted considerable interest from record companies.
      • I'm sure your friends will feign interest for two seconds the quickly disown you if you purchase a pair to show off.
      • I appreciate your interest and will do my best to answer your questions.
      • If you want to add some visual interest to your art, try a little texture.

    • 1.2(hobby)

      interés masculine
      his only interest seems to be drinking parece que su único interés es la bebida
      • However he was able to pursue his mathematical interests and studied algebra and number theory in addition to philosophy.
      • So his interests and his activities outside of Iraq are nothing new.
      • A scholar with many interests, Bird enjoyed photography, the outdoors, and many different cultural foods.
      • Both are 9 years old, have birthdays 3 weeks apart and enjoy similar interests.
      • Because his real interests were in the study of natural history, especially watching birds.
      • Apart from his academic interests, he enjoys horse riding, cinema, reading and meeting his friends.
      • I would enjoy writing to a woman who is smart, open-minded and enjoys similar interests.
      • Before you visit, try asking parents about their teenager's interests and activities so that you will have something to talk about.
      • They talked about his new interests and activities, sometimes with a progress report on educational pursuits or piano lessons.
      • He now feels that he is no longer under pressure, as he was in Australia, and can relax and enjoy some other interests and hobbies.
      • Till a few years ago, his main interests and activities were physically oriented.
      • He has enjoyed a variety of interests, including the visual arts, the theater and sports.
      • Another passion of his was astronomy, which gradually developed into his primary interest.
      • I have multiple interests, so the subjects I'm interested in vary.
      • Before that effort begins, let me encourage you to please send an e-mail of your current activities and interests.
      • I always admired in particular his broad range of interests and activities.
      • You are asked to list recreational interests and activities, membership of clubs and societies.
      • Children need to be engaged in worthwhile, authentic learning activities that encourage their interests and abilities.
      • His only interest was art and he was lucky that some of his teachers allowed him time to pursue this during school hours.
      • Over the years, the couple have enjoyed similar interests.

  • 2

    (possessed by object)
    interés masculine
    the plot lacks interest al argumento le falta interés
    • I thought this article might be of interest to you me pareció que este artículo podría interesarle / podría serle de interés
    • is this of any interest to you? ¿esto te interesa?
    • it's of little interest to me who did it no me interesa demasiado / no tengo mucho interés en saber quién lo hizo
    • it's a matter of public interest es un asunto de interés público
    • Unless poll results are meant to influence those yet to vote they are of academic or curiosity interest only.
    • Perhaps that is why this week there are a number of films of average quality or minority interest.
    • His maps are now highly sought after - striking to look at, more than 300 years old and full of local interest and colour.
    • The news will be of significant interest to City, who stand to land a sizeable chunk of any transfer fee United pull in for the highly rated youngster.
    • The Best of Gay Britain is a boxed set of three full-length features of varying interest and quality.
    • The squad for Bremen next weekend is full of local interest.
  • 3

    • 3.1(stake)

      participación feminine
      (masculine plural) intereses
      to have an interest in sth tener intereses / participación en algo
      • he has a number of business interests abroad tiene varios negocios en el extranjero
      • I have to declare an interest tengo que declarar que soy parte interesada
      • I have a personal interest in seeing that justice is done tengo motivos personales para asegurarme de que se haga justicia
      • she acquired a substantial interest in the company adquirió una parte considerable de las acciones de la empresa
      • to hold a controlling interest tener participación mayoritaria
      • British interests are being looked after by the Italian embassy la embajada italiana se ocupa de los intereses británicos
      • Because of all the financial interests at stake, the sport is turning into a mafia.
      • It could, perhaps more accurately, be described as a bailout of those US financial interests with investments in Mexican bonds.
      • The institute subsequently posted on its website the financial interests of all those involved.
      • It also dilutes shareholders' interests - a real cost, but one that is often ignored.
      • Unlawful interference with economic interests will arise in situations in which a defendant commits an actionable wrong with the intention of harming the plaintiff.
      • GPs will also be forced to disclose all financial interests and gifts from patients, under the new proposals.
      • The nomination underscores the real economic and financial interests at stake in the US military intervention in Central Asia.
      • My own financial interests and management control are assured by the management contract that I've set in place.
      • Secondly, managers themselves often have personal financial interests and their careers at stake in mergers.
      • Apart from the strategic concerns and government revenue at stake, immense corporate interests are involved.
      • This will force them to dilute current shareholders' interests due to the large amount of funds that have to be raised in order to finance the purchases.
      • Proffered concerns about underage drinking are thus merely a stalking horse for the financial interests at stake in these cases.
      • As the system gets less competitive, the monetary stakes for the interests involved get higher.
      • Scrutiny of the helicopter company has also extended into a detailed examination of the financial interests of the Haughey family.
      • Clearly there is a financial interest because the Church's structures involve an enormous plant.
      • Jordan has huge interests, huge stakes, involved in what's going on.
      • Such moves protect existing shareholders' interests but make it hard for newcomers to invest.
      • That will allow you or another family member to represent your parents' medical and financial interests.

    • 3.2(advantage)

      interés masculine
      to serve the interests of the ruling classes servir a los intereses de las clases gobernantes
      • a conflict of interest(s) un conflicto de intereses
      • you've got to look after your own interest(s) tienes que velar por tus propios intereses
      • to act in sb's interest(s) actuar en beneficio de algn
      • it's in your own interest(s) to be early por tu propio interés deberías llegar temprano
      • it was not in our interest(s) to intervene no nos convenía intervenir
      • in the interests of easing international tension con el fin de relajar la tensión internacional
      • to be against the public interest ir en perjuicio del interés público
      • They may very well see it in their interest to throw down their weapons - or turn them on their leadership.
      • You walk into a shop or into your financial broker's rooms, and it's up to you to know what's in your interest and what's not.
      • You wanted to build bikes, but it is the consuming public that decides whether it is in our interest to do so.
      • Anyway, I need to talk to him because I've worked out a way by which he can keep the country afloat; and it's in his interest to listen.
      • The public interest, for whose benefit it was enacted, would not be served by construing the words in a narrow or technical way.
      • And to attack us in a way that might provoke a response, I don't think is in his interest.
      • We buy and sell because it's in our interest to buy and sell.
      • I feel as if they actually put the customer first and that everything they do is in our interest.
      • To the best of my knowledge, it is in their interest to play a positive role in addressing this sensitive issue as soon as possible.
      • Corporations will choose to promote vacuous materialist music as it is often in their interest to do so.
      • Honestly, though, I'm not sure that bilateral talks are in our interest at all.
      • Since people can convince themselves of anything that is to their benefit or is in their interest, this is not surprising.
      • It's therefore in their interest to publicly explain what happened to Mr. Johnson as soon as possible.
      • Likewise, beefing up peacekeeping capacity is very much in our interest.
      • The cards have discounts and benefits for the youngsters so it is in their interest to carry them.
      • Selling the city's crown jewels is not in our interest.
      • It's not in his interest to sell the argument that he's fundamentally different.
      • This would not seem to be the noblest form of patriotism, which calls us to look beyond private interests to the public benefit.
      • He says intending buyers will be aware that more blocks will be opened up in the area, and may judge that it will be in their interest to wait.
      • It would not be in their interest to reduce trading links.

    • 3.3render_form_group(subsense).blank? span.form-groups = render_form_group(subsense)(lobby)

      (masculine plural) intereses
      vested interests intereses creados
      • special interests intereses de determinados grupos
      • The politicians, business interests and journalists that were part of the Indonesian lobby in Australia did use racial stereotyping.
      • Organisations that lobby for business interests are themselves in a very competitive game.
      • The fear of ceding national sovereignty to business interests has unified this side into a form of nationalism.
      • But a powerful combination of Turkish and Russian politicians and business interests have pushed the project through.
      • They had experienced for some time a strong current of editorial control being exercised by business and political interests.
      • Previously the party had been able to rely on large donations from business interests to a much greater extent than its political rivals.
      • This year 29 girls representing local business interests will take part and there is no doubt that the judges will have a very difficult decision to make.
      • Business interests think they know he's on their side, so they're inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt.
      • Business interests are happy, though, even though they resent Netanyahu for his stint as the prime minister.
      • And at least some of them emanate from right wing political lobbies funded by big business interests who want to avoid being sued for malpractice.
      • Local business and political interests have rallied to the defence of both Shannon Development and Shannon Airport this week.
      • The Government, business interests and civic organisations need to collaborate in the effort.
      • The NRA have come in for strong criticism locally both from landowners affected by the route of the road and various political and business interests.
      • Governments are thought to be impotent in the face of business interests to make improvements in people's lives.
      • Back in California, business interests were organizing a well-funded movement to derail Sinclair's campaign.
      • However, the most common rumour making the rounds was that big business interests wanted the land which the mall occupied.
      • They are in fact the heart and soul of it - carrying out the philosophies of the politicians and business interests.
      • A similar conflict is evident for organisations that represent business interests.
      • Nor should it be under the control of business interests or politicians.
      • I understand that what we do affects many interests, of organised groups, politicians and shady businesses.

  • 4

    Finance
    interés masculine
    simple/compound interest interés simple/compuesto
    • to earn/charge interest of / at five per cent (per annum) percibir/cobrar un interés del cinco por ciento (al año)
    • this bond bears five per cent interest este bono devenga un interés del cinco por ciento
    • to repay sth/sb / to pay sth/sb back with interest
    • he repaid my affection with interest me devolvió con creces el cariño que le había dado
    • they'll pay me back with interest! ¡me las van a pagar con creces!
    • before noun interest charges cargos por concepto de intereses
    • low-interest/interest-free loans préstamos a bajo interés/sin interés
    • interest payments pagos de intereses
    • This lowered interest rates and transferred capital from public to private use.
    • The bank will not lend money, and interest payments and receipts are forbidden.
    • If there is another agency which is lending money at better interest rates and with better conditions, I am ready to shift.
    • That includes not only tax rebates and lower interest rates but lower energy prices as well.
    • Worries about default are also driving up interest rates on Brazil's foreign debt.
    • Coupled with this is the fact that falling interest rates mean lower repayments for those buying into the market.
    • You're also building your assets and there's no extra money wasted on interest payments.
    • Governments have saved billions by refinancing the national debt at lower interest rates.
    • Of course, governments can print money and cut interest rates in an attempt to avert deflation.
    • If he had, he might think twice about clamping down on the economy by repeatedly raising interest rates.
    • He was a specialist all his life in the theory of money and interest rates.
    • Fixed or variable interest rates are applied, with payments spread over 24 to 48 months.
    • The money saved on interest repayments can be put to good use elsewhere.
    • With low interest rates, profit margins on retail deposits have been sharply squeezed.
    • One way to dampen flows of borrowed money is to raise interest rates, which the central bank has tried.
    • Debt charities are warning consumers to think hard about how to manage their debts as interest rates rise.
    • How much will it cost by the time you have repaid your debt (capital plus interest repayments)?
    • The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates and appears ready to continue to do so for some time.
    • It computes the effective interest rate for an investment compounded at different intervals.
    • Central banks also manage liquidity in order to smooth out volatility in the money market interest rates.

transitive verb

  • 1

    interesar
    it interests me a great deal me interesa mucho
    • can I interest you in a raffle ticket? ¿le puedo ofrecer un número de rifa?