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el toque
-the touch
See the entry for toque.
él/ella/usted toque
-he/she touches
,you touch
Subjunctiveél/ella/ustedconjugation oftocar.
usted toque
Affirmative imperativeustedconjugation oftocar.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (light contact)
a. touch
Con un toque de su varita, la bruja convirtió al prínicpe en un sapo.With a touch of her wand, the witch turned the prince into a toad.
b. tap
Le dio un toque en el hombro para llamar su atención.She gave him a tap on the shoulder to get his attention.
2. (detail)
a. touch
Después de dar los últimos toques, el pastel estará listo.After giving it some finishing touches, the cake will be ready.
3. (caution)
a. warning
La profesora le dio un toque y él volvió a comportarse.The teacher gave him a warning and he started behaving again.
4. (sound)
a. chime
Todos oímos el toque de una campana en la distancia.We all heard the chime of a bell in the distance.
b. ring
Oí el toque del timbre, pero cuando abrí la puerta, no había nadie.There was a ring, but when I went to open the door, there was no one there.
c. beat (of a drum)
Bailaron al toque de los tambores de los santeros.They danced to the beat of the drums of the Santeros.
5. (of a clock)
a. stroke
Al toque de la medianoche, el carruaje se convirtió en una calabaza.On the stroke of midnight, the carriage turned into a pumpkin.
6. (medicine)
a. dab
Me puse unos toques de esta crema para mi dolor de rodilla.I put a few dabs of this cream on my sore knee.
b. drop
El doctor recomendó que me pusiera un toque de antiséptico en la herida.The doctor recommended that I put a drop of antiseptic on the wound.
7. (electric shock)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. shock
Metió el cuchillo en el tostador y le dio un toque.He stuck the knife in the toaster and it gave him a shock.
8. (consumption of a drug)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. hit (of tobacco or marihuana)
Tomó un toque grande del porro y empezó a toser.He took a huge hit of the joint and began to cough.
b. line (of cocaine)
El vocalista de la banda siempre toma un toque antes de salir al escenario.The band's vocalist always does a line before going out on stage.
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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. (golpe)
a. knock
dio unos toques en la puertashe knocked on the door
2. (detalle)
a. touch
dar los últimos toques a algoto put the finishing touches to something
3. (aviso)
a. warning
dar un toque a alguiento call somebody
toque de atenciónwarning
4. (sonido; de campana)
a. chime
5. (de tambor)
a. beat
6. (de sirena)
a. blast
toque de dianareveille
toque de difuntosdeath knell
toque de quedacurfew
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1 (golpecito) tap
le dio un toque en el hombro he gave her a tap on the shoulder; unos toquecitos con la varita y saldrá el conejo a few taps of the magic wand and the rabbit will come out
dar un toque de atención a algn
dar un toque a algn
el jefe tuvo que darle un toque de atención por llegar tarde the boss had to pull him up for being late; te van a dar un toque si sigues portándote mal you'll get a telling-off if you keep behaving badly
2 (sonido) [de campana] chime; ring; [de reloj] stroke; [de timbre] ring; [de tambor] beat
al toque de las doce on the stroke of twelve; dar un toque a algn (por teléfono) to give sb a bell (familiar)
dame un toque cuando vengas por Madrid
toque de diana reveille
toque de difuntos death knell
toque de oración call to prayer
toque de queda curfew
toque de retreta retreat
toque de silencio lights out
3 (detalle) touch
el toque personal the personal touch; faltan algunos toques para completarlo it still needs a few touches to finish it off; dar el último toque o los últimos toques a algo to put the finishing touch o touches to sth
4 (Arte) [de color, brillo] touch
toque de luz highlight
5 (Química) test
6 (quid) crux; essence
ahí está el toque that's the crux of the matter
7 (And) (vuelta) turn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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