contact
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contact(
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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. (physical touching)
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).
There was contact between the two cars when they went into the first corner.Hubo contacto entre los dos coches al tomar la primera curva.
2. (communication)
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).
He will be in contact with you through this phone number.Estará en contacto contigo a través de este número de teléfono.
3. (person)
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).
My friend got the job thanks to his contacts in the company.Mi amigo consiguió el trabajo gracias a sus contactos en la empresa.
b. el enchufe
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I don't need any contact to become an important person.No necesito ningún enchufe para llegar a ser alguien importante.
4. (electricity)
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).
Electrical contacts must be cleaned from time to time.Hay que limpiar los contactos eléctricos de vez en cuando.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (involving physical contact)
a. de contacto
Wrestling is a full-contact sport.La lucha libre es un deporte de contacto físico.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to get in touch with)
a. contactar con
Please contact Customer Support.Por favor, contacte con Atención al Cliente.
b. ponerse en contacto con
He contacted his family after the earthquake.Se puso en contacto con su familia tras el terremoto.
c. contactarse con
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I contacted all her friends, but none of them had seen her.Me contacté con todos sus amigos, pero ninguno la había visto.
contacts
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(lenses)
a. los lentes de 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).
, las lentes de contacto
(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).
I've lost one of my contacts.He perdido una de mis lentes de contacto.
She wears contacts all the time.Lleva los lentes de contacto todo el tiempo.
b. las lentillas
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
These contacts make my eyes water.Con estas lentillas me lloran los ojos.
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contact
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
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).
to be in/come into contact withestar/ponerse en contacto con
to make contact with somebodycontactar con alguien, ponerse en contacto con alguien
to lose contact with somebodyperder el contacto con alguien
he has lots of contactstiene muchos contactos
contact lenslente de contacto lentilla f,, pupilente f
contact lenses, contactslentillas fpl
contact sportdeporte de contacto
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. contactar con, ponerse en contacto con
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contact [ˈkɒntækt]
noun
1 (connection) contacto (m)
to come into contact with tocar; (violently) chocar con
2 (communication) comunicación (f)
we've had no contact with him for six months
to be in contact with sth/sb estar en contacto con algo/algn; to get into contact with ponerse en contacto con; to lose contact (with sb) perder el contacto (con algn); to make contact (with sb) ponerse en contacto (con algn); I seem to make no contact with him me resulta imposible comunicar con él
3 (Electricity and Electronics) contacto (m)
to make/break a contact (in circuit) hacer/interrumpir el contacto
4 (personal connection) relación (f); enchufe (m); cuña (f); (LAm) hueso (m) (informal); (Méx) muñeca (f) (informal); (S. Cone) (intermediary) contacto (m)
he has a lot of contacts tiene muchas relaciones; business contacts relaciones (f) comerciales; he rang up one of his business contacts llamó a uno de sus colegas comerciales; you have to have a contact in the business hay que tener un buen enchufe en el negocio; he's got good contacts tiene buenas relaciones
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contact lens See culture box in entry contact.
transitive verb
(gen) contactar con; ponerse en contacto con; (by telephone etc) comunicar con
where can we contact you? ¿cómo podemos ponernos en contacto contigo?; ¿dónde podemos encontrarte?
modifier
contact adhesive (n) adhesivo (m) de contacto
contact breaker (n) (Electricity and Electronics) interruptor (m)
contact details (n) información (f) de contacto
contact lens (n) lente (f) de contacto; lentilla (f)
contact man (n) intermediario (m)
contact number (n) número (m) de contacto
contact print (n) contact (m)
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