Quick answer
"Connect" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "conectar", and "delete" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "borrar". Learn more about the difference between "connect" and "delete" below.
connect(
kuh
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nehkt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to link)
a. conectar
To stop the leak, you need to connect the drain properly.Para detener la fuga, hay que conectar el desagüe correctamente.
b. empalmar
I'll connect the wires at the fuse box.Voy a empalmar los cables en la caja de fusibles.
c. unir
I applied silicone to the joint to connect the pipes.Apliqué silicona a la junta para unir los tubos.
2. (to associate)
a. relacionar
There is reason to believe that the two companies are connected.Hay razón para creer que las dos empresas están relacionadas.
b. asociar
There is a slanderous campaign to connect our group with the mafia.Hay una campaña de difamación dirigida a asociar a nuestro grupo con la mafia.
c. vincular
Scientists have connected global warming with carbon emissions.Los científicos han vinculado el calentamiento global con las emisiones de carbono.
3. (telecommunications)
a. comunicar
Can you connect me with Mr. Rogers please?¿Me puede comunicar con el señor Rogers, por favor?
b. poner
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Please connect me with Miss Garcia.Por favor, póngame con la señorita García.
4. (computing)
a. conectar
I just moved in and the cable company hasn't come to connect me to the Internet yet.Acabo de mudarme y la empresa de cable todavía no ha venido a conectarme a Internet.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to attach)
a. conectarse
The pipes should connect here.Los tubos deberían conectarse aquí.
b. empalmarse
The cables connect under ground.Los cables se empalman bajo tierra.
6. (transport)
a. enlazarse
My flights connect in Chicago.Los vuelos se enlazan en Chicago.
b. hacer conexión
This flight connects with a flight from Paris.Este vuelo hace conexión con otro proveniente de París.
7. (to make contact)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Jake's fist connected with Rodney's nose and knocked him down.Jake le dio un puñetazo en la nariz a Rodney y lo tumbó.
The general is certain the bomb connected with the intended target.El general está seguro de que la bomba dio en el blanco buscado.
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delete(
dih
-
lit
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to remove)
a. borrar
Don't worry. We've deleted your name from the article.No te preocupes, hemos borrado tu nombre del artículo.
b. eliminar
The editor suggested the writer delete some paragraphs.El editor le sugirió al escritor eliminar algunos párrafos.
c. tachar
Can you check and then delete any incorrect information on the form?¿Puedes revisar y tachar cualquier información incorrecta en la solicitud?
d. suprimir
You should delete the second "and." It's repetitive.Deberías suprimir la segunda "y"; es redundante.
2. (computing)
a. borrar
I'm going to delete all the photos from my computer because they take up too much space.Voy a borrar todas las fotos de mi computadora porque ocupan demasiado espacio.
b. eliminar
There are several programs I don't use anymore. How do I delete them?Hay varios programas que ya no uso. ¿Cómo los elimino?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (computing)
a. la tecla de borrado
(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).
After selecting the relevant files, press delete.Tras seleccionar los archivos correspondientes, pulsa la tecla de borrado.
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