-you transmit
Subjunctivevosotrosconjugation ofcontagiar.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (medicine)
a. to transmit
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
Un alumno enfermo contagió el virus a los demás compañeros de clase.One sick student transmitted the virus to the rest of the class.
b. to pass on
Mi hermanita contagió la gripe a toda la familia.My little sister passed the flu on to the whole family.
c. to infect
Me enojé cuando mi pareja me contagió la clamidia.I got angry when my partner infected me with chlamydia.
d. to give
Mi novio me contagió herpes, pero él no muestra los síntomas.My boyfriend gave me herpes, but he has no symptoms.
2. (to transmit)
a. to infect
Entró a la oficina y nos contagió su buen humor a todos.She came into the office and infected us with her good mood.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (medicine)
a. to become infected
Se contagió de VIH por no usar preservativo.He became infected with HIV by not using protection.
b. to catch
Mi hija se contagió de viruela en el club deportivo.My daughter caught smallpox at the sports club.
4. (to spread)
a. to be contagious
La risa se contagia como los bostezos.Laughter is as contagious as yawning.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (persona)
a. to infect
2. (enfermedad)
a. to transmit
me has contagiado el resfriadoyou've given me your cold
contagió su entusiasmo a sus compañeroshe passed his enthusiasm on to his companions
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (enfermedad, risa)
a. to be contagious
4. (persona)
a. to become infected
me contagié de mi hermanoI caught it from my brother
se contagió de su optimismohe infected her with his optimism
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transitive verb
1 (Med) [+enfermedad] to pass on; transmit (formal); give;a to; [+víctima] to infect;con with
creo que me has contagiado la gripe nos contagió el resfriado a todos
no quiero contagiarte I don't want to give it to you
2 (transmitir) to infect;con with
me ha contagiado su optimismo his optimism has rubbed off on me
el equipo nos contagió su emoción la orquesta contagió el ritmo a la audiencia el jefe nos contagió sus temores
pronominal verb
1 (Med) [+enfermedad] to be contagious; be catching
el sida se contagia por via intravenosa la rubeola se contagia muy fácilmente un virus filtrable, que se contagia fácilmente
[+persona] to become infected
existen probabilidades de que el feto se contagie todos nos hemos contagiado con el virus un hemofílico que se contagió de sida a causa de una transfusión de sangre
contagiarse de algo to become infected with sth; catch sth; tiene la gripe y no quiere que los niños se contagien he has (the) flu and doesn't want the children to catch it
2 (transmitirse) to be contagious
el mal ejemplo se contagia a bad example is contagious o catching
la anarquía se contagia a otros
me contagié de alegría al verla tan contenta I was overjoyed when I saw how happy she was
Hasta su secretaria se contagia de esta conducta altiva
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