Quick answer
"Contract" is a noun which is often translated as "el contrato", and "engaged" is an adjective which is often translated as "comprometido". Learn more about the difference between "contract" and "engaged" below.
contract(
kan
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trahkt
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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. (agreement)
a. el contrato
(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).
Either party can terminate the contract at any time.Cualquiera de las partes puede rescindir el contrato en cualquier momento.
2. (document)
a. el contrato
(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).
Have you already signed the contract?¿Ya firmaste el contrato?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to make an agreement with)
a. contratar
We have contracted five technical experts to carry out the project.Hemos contratado a cinco expertos técnicos para llevar a cabo el proyecto.
4. (to develop)
a. contraer (illness or debt)
My daughter contracted smallpox at the age of seven.Mi hija contrajo viruela cuando tenía siete años.
b. adquirir (habit)
Unfortunately, he has contracted the habit of drinking.Por desgracia, ha adquirido el hábito de la bebida.
5. (grammar)
a. contraer
Finally, the word was contracted to "not."Finalmente, la palabra se contrajo a "not".
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to make an agreement)
a. firmar un contrato
We contracted with them for the supply of metal.Firmamos un contrato con ellos para el suministro de metal.
b. celebrar un contrato
The parties contracted under the terms and conditions hereby described.Las partes celebraron el contrato bajo los términos y condiciones aquí expuestos.
7. (to shrink)
a. contraerse
I was dizzy and my muscles contracted painfully.Me sentía mareado y mis músculos se contraían causándome dolor.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
8. (relative to a contract)
a. contractual
Service contract agreements should be in place.Los servicios deben estar sujetos a acuerdos contractuales.
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engaged(
ehn
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geyjd
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (committed to marry)
a. comprometido
After only two months, the couple is already engaged.Después de solo dos meses, la pareja ya está comprometida.
2. (busy)
a. ocupado
She's engaged in her homework.Ella está ocupada haciendo su tarea.
3. (involved)
a. involucrado
How can we motivate staff and make them feel more engaged?¿Cómo podemos motivar a nuestros empleados y hacer que se sientan más involucrados?
4. (in use)
a. engranado
Right now the motor is fully engaged.Ahora mismo el motor está totalmente engranado.
5. (occupied) (United Kingdom)
a. ocupado
All the toilets were engaged.Todos los baños estaban ocupados.
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