desgaste

English translation: waste (of space)

18:22 Oct 18, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s) / clearing firm
Spanish term or phrase: desgaste
Said in reference to individuals who work at a clearing firm for broker-dealers:

- Son unos hampones a las cuales vamos a demandar.

- Sí, son un desgaste absurdo.
jmf
United States
Local time: 18:20
English translation:waste (of space)
Explanation:
A useless expense, dead wood... etc.
"Desgaste" expresses the notion of something gradually wearing away, like rot, wear and tear... And it looks like it shares a root with "gasto" (expense), hence my "useless expense"suggestion.

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Linguee says "wasted expenditure"... FWIW...

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- They are a bunch of gangsters and we're going to sue them.

- Yes, they're a waste of space...
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neilmac
Spain
Local time: 00:20
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Thanks so much!
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4 +2waste (of space)
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waste (of space)


Explanation:
A useless expense, dead wood... etc.
"Desgaste" expresses the notion of something gradually wearing away, like rot, wear and tear... And it looks like it shares a root with "gasto" (expense), hence my "useless expense"suggestion.

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Note added at 8 mins (2018-10-18 18:30:54 GMT)
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https://www.linguee.com/spanish-english/translation/gasto in...

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Note added at 9 mins (2018-10-18 18:31:31 GMT)
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Linguee says "wasted expenditure"... FWIW...

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Note added at 19 mins (2018-10-18 18:41:33 GMT)
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- They are a bunch of gangsters and we're going to sue them.

- Yes, they're a waste of space...

neilmac
Spain
Local time: 00:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 304
Grading comment
Thanks so much!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Robert Carter: Or a waste of time/money.
1 hr
  -> Etc. There are so many ways to express it I just posted the most flippant :)

agree  Joshua Parker
4 hrs
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