el tacto
-the touch
See the entry for tacto.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (sense)
a. touch
El primer sentido que desarrolla el feto es el tacto.Touch is the first sense developed by a fetus.
b. sense of touch
Sin el tacto, las personas ciegas no podrían leer braille.Without the sense of touch, blind people would not be able to read braille.
2. (act of touching)
a. touch
El juego consistía en reconocer a las personas por el tacto.The game consisted in recognizing people by touch.
3. (texture)
a. feel
Los peluches tienen un tacto muy suave.Fluffy toys have a very smooth feel.
4. (delicacy)
a. tact
Mi madre me aconsejó tener más tacto al hablar con la gente.My mother advised me to have more tact when talking to people.
5. (medicine)
a. manual examination
El doctor realizó un tacto al paciente para comprobar el dolor.The doctor performed a manual examination on the patient to verify the pain.
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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. (sentido)
a. sense of touch
2. (textura)
a. feel
áspero/suave al tactorough/soft to the touch
3. (delicadeza)
a. tact
con tactotactfully
tener tactoto be tactful
4. (medicine)
a. manual examination
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1 (sentido) (sense of) touch; (acción) touch
ser áspero al tacto to be rough to the touch; conoce las monedas por el tacto she identifies coins by touch
2 (cualidad) feel
tiene un tacto viscoso it has a sticky feel (to it)
3 (diplomacia) tact
tener tacto to be tactful
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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