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"Enlaces" is a form of "enlazar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to link". "Vínculo" is a noun which is often translated as "link". Learn more about the difference between "enlaces" and "vínculo" below.
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.
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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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (connection)
a. link
¿Crees que hay un vínculo entre la violencia en los videojuegos y en la sociedad?Do you think there's a link between violence in videogames and in society?
b. tie
Los presidentes celebraron el fuerte vínculo que había entre las dos naciones.The presidents celebrated the strong ties that existed between both countries.
c. bond
Mi abuela y yo siempre hemos tenido un vínculo especial.My grandmother and I have always had a special bond.
2. (legal)
a. entail
El vínculo evitó que se le quitara la hacienda al heredero.The entail prevented the estate from being taken away from the heir.
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