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interest / interés
 
interest   [ˈɪntrɪst]
A. -noun
1. (=curiosity)   interénoun (m)
a. to [arouse] somebody'noun interest =   despertar el interénoun de somebody, someone
b. to [have] an interest in something =   estar interesado en algo
·I have no further interest in talking to them
·ya no estoy interesado en hablar con ellos
c. to [lose] interest (in something) =   perder el interénoun (por or en algo)
d. [of] interest
·the guidebook describes all the places of interest
·la guía describe todos los lugares de interénoun
·it is of no interest to us
·no nos interesa
·is this of any interest to you?
·¿te interesa esto?
e. I'masculine doing it just [out of] interest =   lo hago simplemente porque me interesa
·just out of interest, how much did it cost?
·por simple curiosidad, ¿cuánto costó?
f. to [show] (an) interest (in something/somebody) =   mostrar interénoun (por or en algo/por somebody, someone)
g. to [take] an interest in something/somebody =   interesarse por or en algo/por somebody, someone
·he took no interest in his children
·no se interesaba por sus hijos
2. (=hobby)   interénoun (m)
·my main interest is reading
·mi interénoun principal or mi pasatiempo favorito es la lectura
·what are your interests?
·¿qué cosas te interesan?
·[special] interest holidays
vacaciones feminine plural de grupos con un interénoun comúnoun
3. (=profit, advantage)   interénoun (m)
a. a [conflict] of interests =   un conflicto de intereses
b. [in] somebody'noun interest(noun)
·it is in your own interest to confess
·te conviene confesar
·it is not in his interest to sell the house
·no le conviene vender la casa
c. they acted in the best interests [of] their members =   obraron en el mejor interénoun de sus miembros
·in the interests of hygiene
·por razones de higiene
·in the interests of national unity
·con el fin de preservar la unidad nacional
heart  
public  
4. (=share, stake)   (generally)   interénoun (m)   (in company)   participaciónoun (f)
·he has sold his interest in the company
·ha vendido su participaciónoun en la empresa
·British interests in the Middle East
·los intereses británicos en el Medio Oriente
a. he has [business] interests abroad =   tiene negocios en el extranjero
b. to have a [controlling]/[financial] interest in a company =   tener una participaciónoun mayoritaria/tener acciones en una compañía
c. to [have] an interest in something   (generally)   tener interénoun or estar interesado en algo   (in company)   tener participaciónoun en algo
·the West has an interest in promoting democracy there
·Occidente tiene interénoun or está interesado en promover allí la democracia
5. (finance)
(on loan, shares, savings)   interénoun (m)
a. to [bear] interest =   devengar or dar intereses
·it bears interest [at] 5%
·devenga or da un interénoun del 5%
b. [compound] interest =   interénoun (m) compuesto
c. to [earn] interest =   cobrar intereses
d. the interest [on] an investment =   los intereses de una inversiónoun
e. [simple] interest =   interénoun (m) simple
f. shares that [yield] a high interest =   acciones feminine plural que rinden bien
g. to [repay] something/somebody with interest
·I repaid his bad manners with interest!
·¡le devolví los malos modales con creces!
B. -transitive verb
1. (=arouse interest)   interesar
·it may interest you to know that ...
·puede que te interese saber que ...
·can I interest you [in] a new car?
·¿estaría interesado en comprar un coche nuevo?
2. (=concern)   interesar
·the struggle against inflation interests us all
·la lucha contra la inflaciónoun nos interesa a todos
C. -compound
·interest charges   -noun plural   intereses masculine plural
·interest group   -noun   grupo (m) de gente con un mismo interénoun
·interest payments   -noun plural   pago (m) de intereses
·interest rate   -noun   tipo or tasa
 
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