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enchufe
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enchufe(
ehn
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choo
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feh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (electronics)
a. plug (male)
Apaga el microondas y desconecta el enchufe antes de limpiarlo.Turn off the microwave and disconnect the plug before cleaning it.
b. socket (female)
Cuando conectes el cargador al enchufe, se encenderá una luz verde.When you plug the charger into the socket, a green light will turn on.
c. point
El módem no funciona cuando lo conecto al enchufe del teléfono.My modem doesn't work when I plug it into the phone point.
d. jack (telephone)
Puede que sea un problema con el enchufe de teléfono si todo lo demás funciona.It could be a problem with the phone jack if everything else is working.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(influence)
a. connections
Yo estoy mejor cualificado, pero le dieron el trabajo a ella porque tiene enchufe.I am more qualified, but she got the job because she has connections.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tengo un enchufe que te puede ayudar a conseguir un aumento.I have some friends in high places who might help you get a raise.
Rogelio consiguió el puesto por enchufe.Someone pulled some strings for Rogelio to get the job.
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enchufe
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (electronics)
a. plug
2. (hembra)
a. socket
3. (colloquial)
a. connections
tener enchufeto have connections
obtener algo por enchufeto get something by pulling strings o through one's connections
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enchufe
1 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) (macho) plug; (hembra) socket; (en la pared) point; socket
enchufe múltiple adaptor
2 (Técnica) (conexión) joint; (manguito) sleeve; jacket; (EEUU)
3 (puesto laboral) cushy job (familiar)
4 (influencia) useful contact
lo consiguió por enchufes he pulled strings to do it; tener enchufes to have connections
hay que tener enchufes
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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