¿Sabías que...?: Ojalá proviene del árabe Insha'Allah, "si Dios quiere". ¿Qué otras palabras provienen del árabe?
spend / gastar
spend   [spend]
spent   past tense   past participle
A. -transitive verb
1. (=pay out)
[+money]   gastar
·to spend something [on] something/somebody
·gastar algo en algo/somebody, someone
·she spends too much money on clothes
·gasta demasiado dinero en ropa
·they've spent a fortune on the house
·(se) han gastado un dineral en la casa
·the buildings need a lot spending on them
·a los edificios les hace falta una buena inyecciónoun de dinero
·it'noun money [well] spent
·es dinero bien empleado
a. to spend a penny
(British, Great Britain)   euphemism   cambiar de agua al canario
2. (=devote)
[+effort, time]   dedicar
·we spend time, money and effort training these people
·dedicamos tiempo, dinero y trabajo a formar a estas personas
3. (=pass)
[+period of time]   pasar
·where are you spending your holiday?
·¿dónde vas a pasar las vacaciones?
·he spent eight years learning his trade
·pasó ocho años aprendiendo los gajes del oficio
·he spends all his time sleeping
·se pasa la vida durmiendo
4. (=use up)
[+force, ammunition, provisions]   literary   agotar
·the storm has spent its fury
·la tempestad ha agotado or perdido su fuerza
·I spend all my energy just getting to work
·nada masculineánoun que en llegar al trabajo se me van todas las energías
·the bullets spent [themselves] among the trees
·las balas se desperdiciaron en los árboles
B. -intransitive verb   gastar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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