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"Contract" is a noun which is often translated as "el contrato", and "hire" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "contratar". Learn more about the difference between "contract" and "hire" below.
contract(
kan
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trahkt
)
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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hire(
hay
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uhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to employ)
a. contratar
The company hired three translators to interpret the documents.La empresa contrató a tres traductores para interpretar los documentos.
2. (to rent) (United Kingdom)
a. rentar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
They hire a car every time they go on vacation.Rentan un coche cada vez que se van de vacaciones.
b. alquilar (River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We decided to hire an apartment instead of buying.Decidimos alquilar un apartamento en lugar de comprar.
c. arrendar
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
What are the requirements to hire a home?¿Cuáles son los requisitos para arrendar una vivienda?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (cost of rent) (United Kingdom)
a. la renta
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We have to pay the hire by the first of each month.Tenemos que pagar la renta para el primero de cada mes.
b. el alquiler
(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).
(River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The hire in the city center is more expensive than in the outskirts.El alquiler en el centro de la ciudad es más caro que en las afueras.
c. el arriendo
(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).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
I haven't got enough money to pay the hire.No me alcanza la plata para pagar el arriendo.
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