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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to employ)
a. to hire
Tengo que contratar a un intérprete para un largo periodo de tiempo.I need to hire an interpreter for a long period of time.
b. to take on
Lo contrataron como camarero en un restaurante.He's been taken on as a waiter in a restaurant.
c. to sign up
Han contratado al jugador para otra temporada.The player has been signed up for another season.
2. (to employ services)
a. to put out to contract
Contrataron varias obras.Several works were put out to contract.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (obreros, personal, detective)
a. to hire
2. (deportista)
a. to sign
3. (servicio, obra, mercancía)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
contratar algo a alguiento contract for something with somebody
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transitive verb
1 [+empleado] to take on; [+albañil, abogado] to hire; [+jugador, artista] to sign (up)
le contrataron por un año they took her on for a year; they gave her a one-year contract; contrató a dos fontaneros para arreglar las tuberías he hired two plumbers to fix the pipes; han contratado nuevo personal they have taken on o recruited new staff; me han contratado por horas they have hired me by the hour
nos quieren contratar temporalmente they want to take us on temporarily necesitamos contratar nuevo personal me han contratado temporalmente / eventualmente le hemos contratado durante dos meses contrataron a un cocinero para la fiesta El abogado que contraté para mi defensa nos han contratado para traducir un libro sobre jardines Soy uno de los muchos jóvenes contratados para trabajar en grandes superficies los domingos
2 (alquilar) [+vehículo, servicio] to hire
hemos contratado los servicios de una agencia el tren especial que tenían previsto contratar para desplazar hasta Jaén a los militantes de Cádiz
3 [+obra] to put out to contract
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cuando visitas Machu Picchu, puedes contratar a un guía experto
when you visit Machu Picchu, you can hire an expert guide
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