Translation of "rate" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /reɪt/ us /reɪt/

how often something happens, or how many people something happens to

the birth rate
the rate of unemployment

a fixed amount of money given for something

rates of pay

the speed at which something happens

the rate of progress

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


noun /reit/

the number of occasions within a given period of time when something happens or is done

tasa, índice
a high (monthly) accident rate in a factory.

the number or amount of something (in relation to something else); ratio

There was a failure rate of one pupil in ten in the exam.

the speed with which something happens or is done

velocidad, ritmo
He works at a tremendous rate
the rate of increase/expansion.

the level (of pay), cost etc (of or for something)

What is the rate of pay for this job?

(usually in plural ) a tax, especially , in United Kingdom, paid by house-owners etc to help with the running of their town etc.

contribución municipal, impuestos municipales
rating noun

(usually in plural ) the position of importance, popularity etc (of a person, thing etc)

índice de audiencia (televisión); clasificación, posición
This television programme has had some very bad ratings recently.

an ordinary sailor, as opposed to an officer.

at this/that rate

if this or if that is the case; if this or if that continues

en ese caso; a este paso
He says that he isn’t sure whether we’ll be allowed to finish, but at that rate we might as well not start.
rate of exchange noun

(business) the relative values of the currencies of two or more countries

tipo de cambio
I want to change some dollars into euros – what is the rate of exchange?

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