La palabra del día: Importe

Masculine noun. This is a word just used in business and accounting and it refers to the amount of a price, credit, debt or balance. It always expresses a number and we use it in the lexical phrase importe a pagar (amount due) at a the end of an invoice or receipt. E.g.: En algunos casos, podemos suprimir por completo el importe de la factura hospitalaria para pacientes calificados: In some cases, we can completely waive the cost of hospital bills for qualifying patients.
Both verbs, importarle a uno: to matter, and importar: to import, are not related to the noun el importe but to la importancia and la importación respectively. dc

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