Quick answer
"Cuddle" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "abrazar", and "touch" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "tocar". Learn more about the difference between "cuddle" and "touch" below.
cuddle(
kuh
-
duhl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hug)
a. abrazar
Don't cuddle the hamster so hard, honey.No le abraces tan fuerte al hámster, cariño.
The little girl cuddled her favorite stuffed animal.La niñita abrazó a su peluche favorito.
b. apapachar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Can I cuddle your little puppy?¿Puedo apapachar a tu cachorrito?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to hug)
a. abrazarse
Jason and Laura cuddled in the movie theater.Jason and Laura se abrazaron en la sala de cine.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (hug)
a. el abrazo
(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).
Noemi gave her brother a big cuddle.Noemí le dio un gran abrazo a su hermano.
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touch(
tuhch
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to come into contact with)
a. tocar
He touched her forehead to check her temperature.Le tocó la frente para ver si tenía fiebre.
b. rozar
He touched my hand as he handed the book to me.Me rozó la mano al darme el libro.
2. (to be in contact with)
a. tocar
There is a mark where the chair touches the wall.Hay una marca donde la silla toca la pared.
3. (to harm)
a. tocar
Don't you dare touch a single hair on her head!¡No te atrevas a tocarle un pelo!
b. hacer
Now he can't touch me.Ahora ya no puede hacerme nada.
c. rozar
I accidentally touched the car parked next to mine.Sin querer, rocé el coche aparcado junto al mío.
4. (to manipulate)
a. tocar
The police asked us not to touch anything in the room.La policía nos pidió que no tocáramos nada en la habitación.
5. (to eat or drink)
a. tocar
She hasn't touched her breakfast.No ha tocado el desayuno.
6. (to concern)
a. afectar
Global warming touches us all.El calentamiento global nos afecta a todos.
7. (to move emotionally)
a. conmover
This song really touches me.Esta canción me conmueve de verdad.
8. (to reach)
a. llegar a
They finally touched their destination on April 5th.Por fin, llegaron a su destino el 5 de abril.
b. rozar
The thermometer touched 40º C.El termómetro rozaba los 40º.
9. (to compare with)
a. igualar
No one can touch his talent.Nadie le iguala en talento.
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to ask for) (United Kingdom)
a. dar un sablazo de
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
This month he has touched me for £20 twice already.Este mes ya me ha dado dos sablazos de £20.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to come into contact)
a. tocar
Don't touch!¡Sin tocar!
b. rozarse
Our hands touched while reaching for the same apple.Nuestras manos se rozaron al intentar alcanzar la misma manzana.
12. (to be in contact)
a. tocarse
Those wires shouldn't be touching.Esos cables no deberían tocarse.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
13. (sense)
a. el tacto
(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).
Touch is one of the most basic means of communication.El tacto es una de las formas de comunicación más básicas.
14. (physical contact)
a. el tacto
(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 touch of his skin was soft.El tacto de su piel era suave.
b. el roce
(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 cannot forget the touch of her cheek against mine.No puedo olvidar el roce de su mejilla con la mía.
15. (gesture)
a. el toque
(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 chef added his special touch.El chef añadió su toque especial.
b. el detalle
(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).
Sending flowers was a nice touch.Enviar flores fue un detalle bonito.
16. (skill)
a. el toque
(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 hasn't lost his touch with women.No ha perdido su toque con las mujeres.
17. (small amount)
a. el poco
(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 would add a touch more pepper.Yo le añadiría un poco más de pimienta.
b. la pizca
(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).
At the very end sprinkle it with a touch of cinnamon.Al final del todo, espolvoréalo con una pizca de canela.
18. (communication)
a. el contacto
(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).
They kept in touch for years.Mantuvieron el contacto durante años.
19. (awareness)
a. el sentido
(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).
She has lost touch with reality.Ha perdido el sentido de la realidad.
20. (sports)
a. el fuera de juego
(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 kicked the ball into touch.Le dio una patada a la pelota y la envió fuera de juego.
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