Spanish word of the week: interés

This week’s Spanish word of the week is interés.

el interés NOUN (plural intereses) interest

Interés is an often used word which shares the same two main meanings that English interest has:

No demostró ningún interés en mis problemas. He showed no interest in my problems.

El tema suscitó gran interés. The subject aroused great interest.

Dan un interés del 5%. They pay 5% interest.  

There are a couple of useful phrases connected with the first meaning:

tener interés en hacer algo to be interested in doing something

Tengo interés por saber cómo le fue al final. I’m interested in finding out how she got on in the end.

…and

no tener el menor interés en algo not to be the least bit interested in something

Confieso no tener el menor interés en el asunto. I have to confess that I’m not the least bit interested in the matter.

Come back next week for another insight into Spanish vocabulary!

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