I was connecting
-estuve conectando
Past progressiveIconjugation ofconnect.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to link)
a. conectar
To stop the leak, you need to connect the drain properly.Para detener la fuga, hay que conectar el desagüe correctamente.
b. empalmar
I'll connect the wires at the fuse box.Voy a empalmar los cables en la caja de fusibles.
c. unir
I applied silicone to the joint to connect the pipes.Apliqué silicona a la junta para unir los tubos.
2. (to associate)
a. relacionar
There is reason to believe that the two companies are connected.Hay razón para creer que las dos empresas están relacionadas.
b. asociar
There is a slanderous campaign to connect our group with the mafia.Hay una campaña de difamación dirigida a asociar a nuestro grupo con la mafia.
c. vincular
Scientists have connected global warming with carbon emissions.Los científicos han vinculado el calentamiento global con las emisiones de carbono.
3. (telecommunications)
a. comunicar
Can you connect me with Mr. Rogers please?¿Me puede comunicar con el señor Rogers, por favor?
b. poner
Regionalism used in Spain
Please connect me with Miss Garcia.Por favor, póngame con la señorita García.
4. (computing)
a. conectar
I just moved in and the cable company hasn't come to connect me to the Internet yet.Acabo de mudarme y la empresa de cable todavía no ha venido a conectarme a Internet.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to attach)
a. conectarse
The pipes should connect here.Los tubos deberían conectarse aquí.
b. empalmarse
The cables connect underground.Los cables se empalman bajo tierra.
6. (transport)
a. enlazarse
My flights connect in Chicago.Los vuelos se enlazan en Chicago.
b. hacer conexión
This flight connects with a flight from Paris.Este vuelo hace conexión con otro proveniente de París.
7. (to get along)
a. conectar
Suzy's son is on the autistic spectrum and finds it difficult to connect with people.El hijo de Suzy está dentro del espectro autista y le es difícil conectar con la gente.
b. sintonizar
Allan and I connected from the start.Allan y yo sintonizamos desde el principio.
8. (to make contact)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Jake's fist connected with Rodney's nose and knocked him down.Jake le dio un puñetazo en la nariz a Rodney y lo tumbó.
The general is certain the bomb connected with the intended target.El general está seguro de que la bomba dio en el blanco buscado.
9. (computing)
a. conectar
If you need help with connecting to the Internet, one of our representatives can guide you through the process.Si necesita ayuda para conectar al Internet, uno de nuestros representantes puede guiarle en el proceso.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (pipes, wires, circuits)
a. conectar
b. empalmar
to connect something to the mainsenchufar algo, conectar algo a la red
2. (relate; person, problem)
a. relacionar
b. vincular
to be connected with…estar relacionado(a) con…
are they connected?¿existe algún vínculo or alguna relación entre ellos?
the two issues are not connectedlos dos asuntos no están relacionados
to be well connectedestar bien relacionado(a)
3. (telephone)
a. poner, pasar
could you connect me with Lost Property, please?¿me pasa or
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (wires, roads, pipes)
a. conectarse, empalmarse
the living room connects with the kitchenel salón da a la cocina
5. (train, plane)
a. enlazar
6. (blow)
a. dar en el blanco
connect [kəˈnekt]
transitive verb
1 (join) conectar; [+road, railway, airline] unir; [+pipes, drains] empalmar;to a
to connect sth (up) to the mains (Electricity and Electronics) conectar algo a la red eléctrica
2 (install) [+cooker, telephone] conectar
3 (Telec) [+caller] poner; comunicar; (LAm)with con
please connect me with Mr Lyons póngame con el Sr. Lyons, por favor; "I am trying to connect you" "estoy intentando ponerle al habla"
4 (associate) vincular; asociar
to connect sth/sb (with) vincular or asociar algo/a algn (con); I never connected you with that nunca te vinculé or asocié con eso; nunca creí que tuvieras nada que ver con eso
intransitive verb
[+trains, planes] enlazar;with con; [+road, pipes, electricity] empalmar;with con;
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