Translation of comprar in English:

comprar

to buy, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (casa/comida/regalo)
    to buy
    to purchase formal
    comprarle algo a algn (a quien lo recibe) to buy sth for sb
    • le compré estas flores a una gitana I bought these flowers off a gypsy
    • ¿quieres vender el coche? ¡te lo compro! do you want to sell your car? I'll buy it from you!
    • les compré caramelos a los niños I bought the children some candy
    • se lo voy a comprar para su cumpleaños I'm going to buy it for his birthday
    • comprar algo al por menor / al detalle to buy / purchase sth retail
    • las compran al por mayor they buy / purchase them wholesale
    • comprar dólares a plazo fijo to buy dollars forward
  • 2informal

    (sobornar)
    to buy informal
    no se deja comprar he won't be bought
    • un árbitro comprado a bent referee