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"Unplug" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "desenchufar", and "disconnect" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "desconectar". Learn more about the difference between "unplug" and "disconnect" below.
unplug(
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pluhg
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (electricity)
a. desenchufar
I unplugged the TV because it was overheating.Desenchufé la tele porque se estaba sobrecalentando.
b. desconectar
We unplugged all the appliances during the electrical storm.Desconectamos todos los aparatos eléctricos durante la tormenta eléctrica.
2. (to unblock)
a. destapar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I went to unplug the kitchen sink and discovered that my sister had thrown her napkin in it again.Fui a destapar el fregadero y descubrí que mi hermana había echado su servilleta en el fregadero otra vez.
b. desatascar
Sarah tried to unplug the clogged drain with vinegar and baking soda.Sarah intentó desatascar el drenaje tapado con vinagre y bicarbonato.
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disconnect
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to interrupt a connection)
a. desconectar
Sir, if you don't make a payment within one week, we'll have to disconnect your cable.Señor, si usted no realiza un pago dentro de una semana, tendremos que desconectar su cable.
b. cortar
My dad forgot to pay the bill, so the electric company disconnected the power.Mi padre olvidó pagar la factura, y por eso la compañía de electricidad nos cortó la luz.
2. (to unplug)
a. desconectar
Pablo disconnected the wifi and then turned it back on again to see if that would resolve the issue.Pablo desconectó el wifi y enseguida lo volvió a encender para ver si eso solucionaba el problema.
b. desenchufar
Ethel forgot to disconnect her iron, and it burned a mark into the carpet.A Ethel se le olvidó desenchufar la plancha y le hizo una quemadura a la alfombra.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (interruption)
a. la desconexión
(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).
The customer will receive a warning of the disconnect if he doesn't pay by the deadline.El cliente será advertido de la desconexión si no paga antes del plazo.
4. (lack of communication)
a. la desconexión
(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).
The dosage error was a result of a disconnect between the doctor and the nurses.El error de dosis fue resultado de una desconexión entre el doctor y las enfermeras.
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