Quick answer
"Communication" is a noun which is often translated as "la comunicación", and "communicate" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "comunicarse". Learn more about the difference between "communication" and "communicate" below.
communication(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (transmission of information)
a. la comunicación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The two heads of state are in constant communication regarding the situation.Los dos jefes de estado están en comunicación constante sobre la situación.
2. (message)
a. la comunicación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A communication from the war zone detailed the terrible conditions for civilians.Una comunicación de la zona de guerra detallaba las terribles condiciones para civiles.
b. el mensaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My grandmother was alive when they still used pigeons to send and receive communications.Mi abuela estaba viva cuando todavía usaban palomas para enviar y recibir mensajes.
communications
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (means of communicating)
a. las comunicaciones
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Communications have been down since last week's storm.Las comunicaciones no han funcionado desde la tormenta de la semana pasada.
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communicate(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to have contact)
a. comunicarse
Human beings have the ability to communicate through language.Los seres humanos tienen la capacidad de comunicarse por medio del lenguaje.
2. (to connect)
a. comunicarse
The dining room and kitchen communicate via folding doors.El comedor y la cocina se comunican por puertas plegables.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to share)
a. comunicar
We communicated this information to your client in writing.Comunicamos esta información a su cliente por escrito.
4. (to pass on)
a. transmitir
The disease is communicated by the bite of a mosquito.La enfermedad se transmite por la picadura de un mosquito.
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