Quick answer
"Connection" is a noun which is often translated as "la conexión", and "connect" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "conectar". Learn more about the difference between "connection" and "connect" below.
connection(
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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. (link)
a. la conexión
(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).
Alzheimer's disease causes the loss of connections between neurons.El Alzheimer causa la pérdida de conexiones neuronales.
b. la relación
(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).
He stressed that there was a connection between truancy and youth crime.Recalcó que había una relación entre el ausentismo escolar y la delincuencia juvenil.
2. (relationship)
a. la conexión
(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).
We have no connection with this organization and do not support its aims.No tenemos conexión alguna con esta organización y tampoco apoyamos sus objetivos.
b. la relación
(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 candidate feels a strong connection to the community.El candidato siente una fuerte relación con la comunidad.
3. (telephone, electricity, gas)
a. la conexión
(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 connection was cut off in the storm.La conexión se cortó por la tormenta.
4. (electronics or plumbing)
a. el empalme
(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).
The connection was broken because mice had chewed the cable.El empalme estaba roto porque los ratones habían roído el cable.
b. la conexión
(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).
It's not working. There must be a loose connection.No funciona. Debe de haber alguna conexión suelta.
5. (transport)
a. la conexión
(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).
Passengers with a connection can check in their luggage to their final destination.Los pasajeros con conexión pueden facturar su equipaje hasta su destino final.
b. el enlace
(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).
If the flight arrives late, we will miss our connection to Madrid.Si el avión llega tarde, perderemos nuestro enlace a Madrid.
connections
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (business contacts)
a. los contactos
(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).
I used all my connections when I was looking for a job.Aproveché todos mis contactos cuando estaba buscando trabajo.
b. las conexiones
(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).
He has connections in the insurance sector.Tiene conexiones en el sector de los seguros.
7. (family relations)
a. los parientes
(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).
He has Portuguese connections.Tiene parientes portugueses.
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connect(
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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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