Translation of "borrow" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈbɒr·əʊ/ us /ˈbɑr·oʊ/

A2 to use something that belongs to someone else and then return it to them

tomar prestado
Can I borrow a pen please?

to take money from a person or bank and pay it back over a period of time

tomar prestado

(Translation of “borrow” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈborəu/

to take (something, often money) temporarily with the intention of returning it

tomar prestado
He borrowed a book from the library.
borrower noun

persona que toma algo prestado
Borrowers are having to pay more for their mortgages.
borrowing noun

Government borrowing has hit a record high.
borrow from: I borrow money from a friend. lend to: My friend lends money to me / My friend lends me money.

(Translation of “borrow” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)