Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday March 3, 2013

rebaja, noun:
discount; reduction; sale

The meaning of la rebaja changes from singular to plural. In the singular, it refers to a reduction or discount on something you are buying.

Me hizo una rebaja por pagar al contado.
He gave me a discount for paying cash.

The phrase estar de rebaja means that something is reduced.

Las principales marcas de motos están de rebaja.
The major car makes are reduced.

If you’re in a Spanish-speaking country, and you’re looking for a bargain — una ganga — look out for the sign REBAJAS REDUCTIONS.

To refer to sales, you use the plural:

las rebajas de enero
the January sales

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