Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday July 20, 2013

interés, noun:
interest

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

El tema suscitó el interés del gran público.
The subject aroused the interest of the general public.

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 he 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.


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