connection
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This word may also be spelled "connexion."
connection(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (link)
a. la conexión
(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).
Alzheimer's disease causes the loss of connections between neurons.El Alzheimer causa la pérdida de conexiones neuronales.
b. la relación
(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).
He stressed that there was a connection between truancy and youth crime.Recalcó que había una relación entre el ausentismo escolar y la delincuencia juvenil.
2. (relationship)
a. la conexión
(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).
We have no connection with this organization and do not support its aims.No tenemos conexión alguna con esta organización y tampoco apoyamos sus objetivos.
b. la relación
(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 candidate feels a strong connection to the community.El candidato siente una fuerte relación con la comunidad.
3. (telephone, electricity, gas)
a. la conexión
(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 connection was cut off in the storm.La conexión se cortó por la tormenta.
4. (electronics or plumbing)
a. el empalme
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The connection was broken because mice had chewed the cable.El empalme estaba roto porque los ratones habían roído el cable.
b. la conexión
(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).
It's not working. There must be a loose connection.No funciona. Debe de haber alguna conexión suelta.
5. (transport)
a. la conexión
(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).
Passengers with a connection can check in their luggage to their final destination.Los pasajeros con conexión pueden facturar su equipaje hasta su destino final.
b. el enlace
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If the flight arrives late, we will miss our connection to Madrid.Si el avión llega tarde, perderemos nuestro enlace a Madrid.
connections
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (business contacts)
a. los contactos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I used all my connections when I was looking for a job.Aproveché todos mis contactos cuando estaba buscando trabajo.
b. las conexiones
(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).
He has connections in the insurance sector.Tiene conexiones en el sector de los seguros.
7. (family relations)
a. los parientes
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He has Portuguese connections.Tiene parientes portugueses.
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connection
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (link, association)
a. el conexión f, vínculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to make a connection between X and Yrelacionar X con Y
that was when I made the connectionentonces lo relacioné
in connection withen relación con
in this connectiona este respecto
2. (acquaintance)
a. el contacto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
she has important connectionsestá bien relacionada
3. (of pipes, wires)
a. el conexión f, empalme
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (train, plane)
a. el enlace
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I missed my connectionhe perdido el enlace
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connection [kəˈnekʃən]
noun
1 (Ferro) etc enlace (m); (Electricity and Electronics) (Téc) conexión (f); empalme (m); (Telec) línea (f); comunicación (f)
we missed our connection perdimos el enlace; to make a connection hacer enlace; empalmar; our connections with the town are poor son malas nuestras comunicaciones con la ciudad; there's a loose connection (Electricity and Electronics) hay un hilo suelto; we've got a bad connection (Telec) no se oye bien
2 (relationship) relación (f);between entre;with con
in connection with en relación a; con respecto a; there's no connection between the two events no hay ninguna relación or conexión entre los dos sucesos; in this connection a este respecto; "no connection with any other firm" "ésta es una firma independiente"
3 connections (relatives) parientes (m); (business connections) relaciones (f); contactos (m)
we have connections everywhere tenemos relaciones con todas partes; you have to have connections hay que tener buenas relaciones
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