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"Get in touch" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "ponerse en contacto", and "be in touch" is a phrase which is often translated as "estar en contacto". Learn more about the difference between "get in touch" and "be in touch" below.
get in touch(
gehd
 
ihn
 
tuhch
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to make contact)
a. ponerse en contacto
Juana got in touch with her aunt to see how she was doing.Juana se puso en contacto con su tía para ver cómo estaba.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. ponte en contacto
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Get in touch with my friend who lives in the city; he'll help you find an apartment.Ponte en contacto con mi amigo que vive en la ciudad; te ayudará a encontrar un apartamento.
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be in touch(
bi
 
ihn
 
tuhch
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. estar en contacto
Thank you for having met with us today. We'll be in touch.Gracias por haberse reunido con nosotros hoy. Estamos en contacto.
b. mantenerse en contacto
Are you still in touch with Barb? - No, I haven't seen her in awhile.¿Te mantienes en contacto con Barb? - No, ya tiene rato que no la veo.
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