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trato
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trato(
trah
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (agreement)
a. deal
Después de horas de negociaciones, las dos partes firmaron un trato.After hours of negotiations, the two sides signed a deal.
b. contract
El trato establece claramente cuánto costarán los servicios.The contract clearly states how much the services will cost.
2. (behavior towards)
a. treatment
Los invitados elogiaron el hotel y el trato que recibieron por parte de sus empleados.The guests praised the hotel and the treatment they were given by its employees.
b. manner
Los empleados tienen que dar un trato cordial a los clientes.Clerks must address customers in a friendly manner.
3. (relationship)
a. dealings (plural)
No tengo trato con ella desde que dijo mentiras sobre mí.I've had no dealings with her since she spread lies about me.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Eliza no tiene trato con Ben desde que rompieron.Eliza has had nothing to do with Ben since they broke up.
Rob tiene poco trato con sus compañeros de trabajo porque él está casado y ellos están solteros.Rob doesn't really interact with his coworkers because he's married and they're single.
4. (form of address)
a. term of address
Cuando hablas con un mayor, deberías usar el trato "usted".You should use the term of address "usted" when talking to an elder.
b. title
Cuando hables con la Reina, puedes usar el trato "su graciosa majestad".When addressing the Queen, you can use the title "Your Most Gracious Majesty."
tratos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (talks)
a. negotiations
Estoy en tratos con la empresa sobre mi salario.I'm in negotiations with the company about my salary.
6. (legal)
a. abuse
Dalma denunció a su esposo por malos tratos.Dalma accused her husband of physical abuse.
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trato
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (comportamiento, conducta)
a. treatment
de trato agradablepleasant
malos tratosbattering
2. (relación)
a. dealings
tener trato conto associate with, to be friendly with
no querer tratos con alguiento want (to have) nothing to do with somebody
3. (acuerdo)
a. deal
cerrar o hacer un tratoto do o make a deal
¡trato hecho!it's a deal!
4. (tratamiento)
a. title, term of address
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trato
1 (acuerdo) deal
¡trato hecho! it's a deal!; cerrar un trato to close o clinch a deal; hacer un trato to do a deal; hacer buenos tratos a algn to offer sb advantageous terms
trato comercial business deal
2 (relación)
ya no tengo trato con ella I don't have anything to do with her any more; no quiero trato con él I want nothing to do with him; romper el trato con algn to break off relations with sb
trato carnal trato sexual
tener trato carnal o sexual con algn to have sexual relations with sb
3 tratos (negociaciones) negotiations
entrar en tratos con algn to enter into negotiations o discussions with sb; estar en tratos con algn to be in negotiations with sb; be negotiating with sb
4 (tratamiento) treatment
daba muy mal trato a sus empleados he treated his employees very badly; malos tratos physical abuse
singular
; (s)
malos tratos a menores child abuse
singular
; (s)
trato de favor trato preferente preferential treatment
5 (manera de ser) manner
es una persona de trato agradable he has a pleasant manner; de fácil trato easy to get on with
6 (forma de cortesía)
no sé qué trato darle, si de tú o de usted I don't know whether to address him as "tú" or as "usted"; dar a algn el trato debido to give sb his proper title
7 (México) (puesto) market stall; (negocio) small business
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