Translation of trade in Spanish:


comercio, n.

Pronunciation: /treɪd//treɪd/


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    • 1.1(buying, selling)

      comercio masculine
      domestic/foreign trade comercio interior/exterior
      • they were doing a roaring / brisk trade in umbrellas estaban vendiendo paraguas como pan caliente / como rosquillas
      • to be in trade ser comerciante
      • before noun trade agreement acuerdo comercial
      • trade association asociación comercial
      • trade balance balanza comercial
      • trade deficit / gap déficit en la balanza comercial
      • trade description descripción comercial
      • trade fair feria comercial / de muestras
      • trade sanctions sanciones comerciales
      • trade tariffs tarifas comerciales
      • to publish the trade figures publicar las estadísticas de la balanza comercial
      • the imbalance in the trade figures el desequilibrio de la balanza comercial
      • Free exchange of trade in goods and services, and trying to energize a more market oriented set of arrangements in countries.
      • These include trade in services, intellectual property, e-commerce, investment and labour standards.
      • Global trade seems to require something a little more intricate.
      • The retail liquor trade in New York state in those days was burdened by antiquated laws and corrupt officialdom.
      • The other top priority agenda in Hong Kong is the general agreement on trade in services and non-agricultural market access.
      • The programme was set up in July 1999 to promote international trade in Europe.
      • New Zealand does $1 billion of trade in goods and services with our Pacific neighbours.
      • Urbanisation accelerated, and with it Africa's international trade in manufactures and services.
      • UK deficit on trade in goods and services in January stood at £4.6 billion
      • She recently attended a conference on international trade in Germany.
      • This foreign exchange speculation now outstrips global trade in goods and services.
      • The creation of a complex global economy has had effects way beyond the international trade in goods and services.
      • Today there is growing trade in services and intellectual property.
      • The industry, services and trade in the city should have the gumption to gang up against the political parties.
      • The daily trade in currency exchange alone is more than 50 times the value of world trade in goods and services.
      • There must somehow be a basis for international trade in goods and services.
      • The explosion of global trade in the postwar era is usually attributed to the lowering of tariffs and other trade barriers.
      • The local involvement in the timber trade was restricted to manual labour and shifting timber sleepers after they were cut.

    • 1.2(business, industry)

      industria feminine
      the textile trade la industria textil
      • the hotel trade la industria hotelera
      • the grocery trade el ramo de la alimentación
      • she's in the antique trade se dedica a la compraventa de antigüedades
      • before noun trade directory guía de fabricantes y comerciantes
      • It was his policy to ask no questions in his dealings with the trade.
      • He comes into the trade at a buoyant time, with brisk business reported locally in the market.
      • Such cakes are sometimes called ‘high ratio cakes’ in the trade.
      • The aim should be to build an honest relationship with 10 journalists across the trade and national press.
      • Soon the business began to offer wholesale framing to the trade.
      • As they are selling to the trade, the minimum order is £50 but the fungi will keep for a couple of years and the small jars would make the greatest presents.
      • As befits the trade, antique dealers are gabby and knowledgeable and prone to bemoaning that things aren't what they used to be.
      • Pet owners will have to register their wildlife and agree never to sell them back into the trade.
      • These were the small fry of the trade, the hawkers, who often reappeared with new stock mere hours after a confrontation.
      • This phrase suggests that in the Government's view lower dose levels and fewer supplements would be better for public health but unfortunate for the trade.
      • Gauthier's Chevrolet Sunfire carried a recording device - known in the trade as a EDR, or event data recorder.
      • That paragraph requires the loan in question to have been used wholly for the purposes of the trade carried out by the recipient of the loan, in this case the company.
      • With a worried look on your face, they give you the bits they sell to the trade rather than the DIY-ers; better quality, and much cheaper.
      • For the information of those of you not in the trade, that ‘under prolonged questioning by journalists’ speaks volumes.
      • Illicit dealers targeted the trade as demand for poultry meat increased year on year.
      • There is a new hard-headedness to the trade today.
      • We will not be attempting to target the trade, so we're not going to be selling things like cement mixers.
      • These individuals are the lynchpin of the trade, the middlemen and act as the link between breeder and pet shops.
      • The company sells mainly to the trade, but is now hoping to add more retail sales to the mix.
      • Before the season begins those in the trade identify jackfruit trees in the area that give good quality fruit.

    • 1.3(skilled occupation)

      oficio masculine
      to learn a trade aprender un oficio
      • [mass noun] he's a carpenter by trade es carpintero de oficio
      • she's a dentist/journalist by trade es dentista/periodista de profesión
      • It begins at school leaving age in manual trades and post higher education for professionals.
      • The development of new trades requires protection.
      • Local and regional organisations have come together to establish a web-based catalogue of rural trades and skills.
      • Depending on their skills in other trades, we can find right jobs for them.
      • Some could also receive training in trades or office skills.
      • When so few people have been encouraged to learn trades, the special skills involved in them become esoteric.
      • Note also that the scrivener recorded the trade for the male applicant but not for the two female.
      • An impending skills shortage in the trades means jobs are opening up to women.
      • For the 37-year-old former hairdresser, it's the culmination of three years of hard work learning the skills of the trade.
      • And it also keeps alive ancient trades, skills and crafts by channelling them into making products for the western consumer.
      • I was looking for people with specific trades and technical skills, but alongside me were my colleagues who were going to recruit people like Gurkhas.
      • Traditional skills and trades will be displayed such as paper making, corn dolly craft, basket making and spinning.
      • The centre, not yet named, will provide vocational training in creative industries and manual trades.
      • Home inspection is a trade that requires special training, knowledge, and skills.
      • Over the past year, Scott has undergone work-based training in the plumbing trade while studying at college for one day a week.
      • They can also acquire skills in trades such as leatherworking, fishing, jewel crafting, and many more, that help them on their quests.
      • It is training firefighters in the skills of the trade and the tools to have and then training them in the methodology of how you deal with a particular problem.
      • The designers went to great lengths to seek out artists with skills in trades that have almost died out: glass-blowers, blacksmiths and woodcarvers.
      • Four years actual work experience and training including the equivalent of apprenticeship or vocational training in the trade.
      • Workshop practices and detailed technical information is available in guides and manuals to the trade.

    • 1.4(people in particular business, occupation)

      the trade el gremio
      • as they say in the trade como dicen los del gremio / los entendidos

    • 1.5(customers)

      it's designed to attract the tourist trade está pensado para atraer a los turistas
      • the shop relies heavily on passing trade la tienda depende en gran parte de la clientela de paso

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    • 2.1(exchange)

      I'll make / do a trade with you te lo/la cambio

    • 2.2(US) Sport
      (of players)

      traspaso masculine
      • He told local reporters that he would never demand a trade no matter how ugly his contract negotiations become.
      • They're reviewing rules with brokers who sell their funds and with transfer agencies that process trades.
      • He was at the helm for less than two years and only had one off-season to make trades and sign free agents.
      • He could make a trade demand while inhaling, then take it back while exhaling.
      • This trade is conditional to all four players passing their physicals.
      • I wasn't concerned so much with who they got in return or whether they ‘won’ a trade.
      • Because of trades and minor league promotions, all three outfield spots and two middle infield positions are up for grabs.
      • An aggressive streak with free agency and trades has offset some so-so draft picks and mistakes with the defense.
      • But injuries and trades are expected in sports.
      • What other executive has turned so many mediocre/bad teams into solid playoff teams through his trades?
      • Despite the aid of a late-round trade and two compensatory picks, they left with eight unfilled.
      • It's clear his uncertain status limits what Philadelphia can demand in a trade.
      • There's contracts not worth the paper they're written on as players everywhere seemingly can demand trades whenever or however they want.
      • Meanwhile, NFL fans have come to expect trades featuring faceless draft picks.
      • Also, the franchise was saddled with bad draft picks and even worse trades in its infancy and still hasn't recovered.
      • The big fella no longer is demanding a trade, which wasn't feasible anyway, or to be waived, which was unlikely.
      • With such a recent history of poor trades and draft picks, some changes needed to be made.
      • Sportswriters love midseason trades because they're fun to write about.
      • By contract, he can demand a trade to any team, minus six he excludes, within 10 days of the World Series.
      • Few players on the roster have minor league options, so one solution might be a two-for-one trade to open a roster spot.

    • 2.3(US) Sport

      jugador traspasado masculine
      jugadora traspasada feminine

intransitive verb

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    (buy, sell)
    we trade with countries all over the world comerciamos / tenemos relaciones comerciales con países de todo el mundo
    • the company has ceased trading la compañía ha dejado de operar
    • they now trade under the name of Unitex ahora operan bajo el nombre de Unitex
    • to trade in sth comerciar en algo
    • they trade in commodities comercian en productos básicos
    • he trades in antiques se dedica a la compraventa de antigüedades
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    hacer un cambio
    hacer un canje
    do you want to trade? ¿quieres hacer un cambio?

transitive verb


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    (blows/secrets/insults) intercambiar
    cambiarle algo a algn
    to trade sth for sth cambiar / canjear algo por algo
    • to trade sth with sb
    • trade coats with me te cambio el abrigo
    • I wouldn't mind trading places with him ya quisiera yo estar en su lugar / en su pellejo
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