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"Enlaces" is a form of "enlazar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to link". "Conexión" is a noun which is often translated as "connection". Learn more about the difference between "enlaces" and "conexión" below.
enlazar(
ehn
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lah
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sahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to join)
a. to link
Enlazando sus ideas, llegó a una conclusión elegante para el ensayo.She arrived at an elegant conclusion to the essay by linking her ideas.
b. to connect
Esta autopista enlaza Buenos Aires con Rosario.This highway connects Buenos Aires to Rosario.
2. (to bind together)
a. to tie
El sheriff enlazó al bandido a un poste.The sheriff tied the bandit to a post.
b. to tie together
Los secuestradores le enlazaron las manos y los pies.The kidnappers tied his hands and feet together.
3. (to catch with a lasso)
a. to lasso
El gaucho enlazó a la yegua y la llevó al establo.The gaucho lassoed the mare and took her to the stable.
b. to rope
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El vaquero enlazó a la ternera para marcarla.The cowboy roped the calf for branding.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to join)
a. to connect
Este tren enlaza con el ferri en Callao.This train connects with the ferry at Callao.
b. to link up
El subte enlaza con el autobús que lleva al aeropuerto.The subway links up with the airport bus.
enlazarse
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
5. (to join together)
a. to become linked
Los dos átomos de hidrógeno se enlazan, formando una molécula.The two hydrogen atoms become linked, forming a molecule.
b. to become connected
Los cromosomas se forman cuando se enlazan dos cromátidas hermanas.Chromosomes are created when two sister chromatids become connected.
6. (to marry)
a. to get married
Matías y Lucía se enlazaron tras dos años de convivencia.Matias and Lucia got married two years after moving together.
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conexión(
koh
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nehk
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syohn
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (relationship)
a. connection
No existe conexión entre ambos ataques aunque guarden similitud.There is no connection between the two attacks even if they look similar.
2. (electronics)
a. connection
La conexión falla porque hay un cable suelto.The connection doesn't work because there is a loose cable.
3. (telecommunications)
a. connection
Se perdió la conexión porque mi computadora ya no se conecta a la red.The connection was dropped because my computer stopped connecting to the Internet.
b. link
La presentadora de televisión recuperó la conexión con el estudio.The TV host recovered the link to the studio.
4. (point of contact)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. contact
Tengo conexiones en varios países gracias a las redes sociales.I have contacts in several countries thanks to social media.
b. connection
Cuando Julia necesita un favor, tiene muchas conexiones que pueden ayudarla.When Julia needs a favor, she has many connections who can help her.
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