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"Trato" is a noun which is often translated as "deal", and "hecho" is a noun which is often translated as "fact". Learn more about the difference between "trato" and "hecho" below.
trato(
trah
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (agreement)
a. deal
Después de horas de negociaciones, las dos partes firmaron un trato.After hours of negotiations, the two sides signed a deal.
b. contract
El trato establece claramente cuánto costarán los servicios.The contract clearly states how much the services will cost.
2. (behavior towards)
a. treatment
Los invitados elogiaron el hotel y el trato que recibieron por parte de sus empleados.The guests praised the hotel and the treatment they were given by its employees.
b. manner
Los empleados tienen que dar un trato cordial a los clientes.Clerks must address customers in a friendly manner.
3. (relationship)
a. dealings (plural)
No tengo trato con ella desde que dijo mentiras sobre mí.I've had no dealings with her since she spread lies about me.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Eliza no tiene trato con Ben desde que rompieron.Eliza has had nothing to do with Ben since they broke up.
Rob tiene poco trato con sus compañeros de trabajo porque él está casado y ellos están solteros.Rob doesn't really interact with his coworkers because he's married and they're single.
4. (form of address)
a. term of address
Cuando hablas con un mayor, deberías usar el trato "usted".You should use the term of address "usted" when talking to an elder.
b. title
Cuando hables con la Reina, puedes usar el trato "su graciosa majestad".When addressing the Queen, you can use the title "Your Most Gracious Majesty."
tratos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (talks)
a. negotiations
Estoy en tratos con la empresa sobre mi salario.I'm in negotiations with the company about my salary.
6. (legal)
a. abuse
Dalma denunció a su esposo por malos tratos.Dalma accused her husband of physical abuse.
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hecho(
eh
-
choh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (reality)
a. fact
¿Cuáles son los hechos de su historia?What are the facts of his story?
2. (event)
a. incident
Están muy avergonzados por aquel hecho.They are very ashamed of that incident.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (to be done)
a. made
La artesanía que venden en el mercado está toda hecha a mano.The crafts sold at the market are all hand made.
¿De qué está hecho?What is it made of?
b. done
Me gustan los filetes bien hechos.I like my steak well done.
¡Bien hecho!Well done!
4. (finished)
a. ready
¿Está hecha la cena?Is dinner ready?
5. (turned into)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Después de la mudanza, estaba hecha polvo.I was completely exhausted after we moved.
Esta casa está hecha un asco.This house is really dirty.
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