Spanish word of the week: venta

This week’s Spanish word of the week is venta NOUN sale

Venta is the noun from the verb vender, to sell, and refers to any action of selling something:

Yo no tuve nada que ver en la venta del terreno. I had nothing to do with the sale of the land.

Han prohibido la venta de armas a ese país. They’ve prohibited arms sales to that country.

As so often happens with Spanish, the prepositions you use in set phrases are not the same as in English. Notice a and en in these examples:

Está a la venta en todas las farmacias. It’s on sale in all pharmacies.

Sale a la venta la semana que viene. It will go on sale next week.

poner algo en venta to put something up for sale

Ya han puesto la casa en venta. They’ve already put the house up for sale.

Come back next week for another insight into Spanish vocabulary!

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