Translation of contact in Spanish:


contacto, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɒntakt//ˈkɑnˌtækt/


  • 1

    • 1.1(physical)

      contacto masculine
      avoid contact with the skin/eyes evite el contacto con la piel/los ojos
      • bodily contact is not allowed in this sport no se permite el contacto físico en este deporte
      • to come in/into contact with sth hacer contacto con algo
      • the plane's wheels made contact with the ground las ruedas del avión tocaron tierra
      • before noun contact adhesive adhesivo de contacto
      • The foundation of a building is another area to come in contact with a spreading wildfire.
      • If human food or utensils come in contact with roach feces, then there's the chance of life-threatening illness.
      • Where water from fire hoses or water main leaks had come in contact with this substance, it created small pools that resembled slush.
      • I have seen the actors' sensations become transformed when they come in contact with moviemaking technique.
      • I also learned how to calculate what a bush, rock, or mound of dirt would to do my force and speed when I came into contact with the earth again.
      • It is highly contagious and is spread by close physical contact, especially in overcrowded living conditions.
      • Smetana, Dvorak and Janacek often remarked on the inspiration they found in contact with the Bohemian hills, forests and rivers.
      • Scabies is highly contagious and is spread by close physical contact.
      • None of our animals have been in contact with theirs.
      • The longer bird flu is in contact with humans, the greater the chance it will acquire the ability to spread among them.
      • The rash usually clears if the allergen is no longer in contact with the skin, but recurs with any slight contact with it again.
      • Lice are wingless and they cannot jump, unlike fleas, but instead they spread through physical contact.
      • One of the preventative measures is that surfaces likely to in contact with hands should be sterilised with disinfectant.
      • The virus then spread from these cells to other cells that were in contact with it, and so on.
      • One thing we've discovered is that children in contact with other children are a huge vector for the flu and colds.
      • They are programmed to stay in contact with objects they touch, as rats do.
      • It is spread by coming in contact with the blood of an infected person.
      • I found that my left hand was resting on my own forehead, not quite in contact with it but touching the ends of the fine, raised little hairs standing up on my skin.
      • They had been separately ignited or in contact with something which was already alight but had not spread from one site to another.
      • Patients will only be treated differently if they have been to an affected area, or in contact with someone who has, and are displaying symptoms.

    • 1.2(association, communication)

      contacto masculine
      to have contact with sb tratarse con algn
      • we had little contact no teníamos mucho contacto / trato
      • my contact with him was purely professional mi trato con él era exclusivamente profesional
      • radio contact contacto por radio
      • to come in/into contact with sb tratar a algn
      • to be/get in contact with sb estar/ponerse en contacto con algn
      • the agents failed to make contact los agentes no lograron establecer contacto
      • be sure to make contact with our office no deje de ponerse en contacto con nuestra oficina
      • This had the additional benefit of keeping communities to a size that allowed face-to-face communication and intimate personal contacts between all members.
      • He had lost contact with his family and deteriorated into alcoholism.
      • His family lost contact with him for six nerve-racking hours, before finally getting word that he was safe and well.
      • A whole series of varied contacts bringing new relations to the environment, to life, to the world.
      • She has lost contact with her family and receives no other visitors.
      • I don't get out to Arizona very often so I've lost contact with much of my family there.
      • Even the US, which has no embassy there, is beginning to forge contacts.
      • Greek air force jets were scrambled when the plane lost contact with air traffic control Sunday morning.
      • They want ministers and civil servants to give annual reports about all meetings or significant contacts with lobbyists, their clients or other special-interest groups.
      • Some of these difficulties melded or contributed, in some respects, to some of the behaviour exhibited by the appellant in relation to his contacts with the complainant.
      • I'd been away from the streets for 6 months and had lost contact with friends I had there.
      • His duties included sorting the post and photocopying documents and he rarely came into contact with members of the public.
      • He came home in 1976 for his father's funeral but afterwards lost contact with his family.
      • Det Insp Chris Binns said Donna had lost contact with her family and fallen in with the ‘wrong crowd’.
      • Everyone I came into contact with wanted to help, to show us around.
      • She wanted to remain in contact with him but Council officers denied her any contact, says Mrs Thomas's report.
      • We had some laughs as we reminisced of old times and got caught up with news of family members that we have lost contact with.
      • You physically live in one country but you are in contact with much of the world via the global computer network.
      • Many prisoners were victims of their own daring; they broke through enemy lines and lost contact with supporting troops.
      • As a matter of fact, we are continuing our contacts and meetings.
      • We're in contact with the teaching unions and continue to look for creative solutions to these issues.
      • But the moment he came into contact with the audience, his charm flowered and he became a likeable human being.
      • He had lost contact with his father and that side of the family long ago and his mother's parents were both dead.
      • No contact or communication whatsoever with the people, except by mail.
      • The interests of the two countries have been intertwined, based on frequent communication and contacts among their people.
      • A lot of the people I met at university I wish I were still in contact with, or in more frequent contact with.
      • She had few clues to his background as his island family had lost contact with him shortly after he emigrated to America.
      • His family and friends have lost contact with him and are worried, the officer said.
      • Examples may range from class newsletters, student notebooks, teacher/parent notes of meetings and phone contacts, and home visit reports.
      • Eileen will be able to put you in contact with your local Red Cross Chapter.

  • 2

    • 2.1Electricity

      contacto masculine
      to make contact hacer contacto
      • to break contact interrumpir el contacto

    • 2.2Electricity

      contacto masculine
      • About 19,000,000 ounces are estimated to go into electric contacts in appliances and electronic equipment.
      • The conductive contact will electrically connect with the diffused region through the landing pad.
      • Grounding contacts are disposed adjacent the ball contacts, where the grounding contacts are electrically connected to the ground plane.
      • It also has a metal contact, or guard, that can be moved up and down the antenna.
      • Modern industry is consuming increasing quantities of gold, mostly as electrical contacts in micro circuitry.
      • Each chip is surrounded by electrical contacts through which data enters and exits.
      • Pure copper is used extensively for cables and wires, electrical contacts, and a wide variety of other parts that are required to pass electrical current.
      • Small gaps in the electrical contacts along the conveyor serve as traps that can hold single bacterial cells while their electrical properties are measured.
      • A key challenge in molecular electronics is making electrical contacts to the fragile molecules, chemical chains that are easily damaged.
      • An additional layer of the second dielectric material is on some of the metal contacts, linings and filled spaces.
      • The bulb has a base, with two metal contacts, and in turn these connect to an electrical circuit.
      • Situated on both the male and female housing are electrical contacts which themselves engage when the housings are joined.
      • Method and apparatus for preparing and metallizing high aspect ratio silicon semiconductor device contacts to reduce the resistivity thereof
      • Method for making metal contacts and interconnections concurrently on semiconductor integrated circuits.
      • An electrical connector includes a body and two or more electrical contacts.
      • One advantage of the inductive system is that there are no exposed electrical contacts.
      • Semiconductor devices and methods to form a contact of a semiconductor device are disclosed.
      • Method for reducing oxidation of electroplating chamber contacts and improving uniform electroplating of a substrate
      • In the relay, a pair of moveable switching contacts is positioned between a pair of fixed electrical contact pads.
      • Readers reminded us that gold, which does not tarnish or corrode, is used in contacts and connectors in telephones, computers, and other electronic products.

  • 3

    (influential person)
    contacto masculine
    he got the job through contacts consiguió el trabajo a través de sus contactos
    • But central London should be avoided for meeting secret contacts because of the heavy police presence.
    • Normally he entertains guests for lunch, then goes into more meetings, before taking contacts out to dinner.
    • He didn't know that we were KGB and that we were spies, he thought he was just meeting with contacts from the embassy to promote peace and understanding and socialist brotherhood.
    • I would encourage you to expand your contacts and build relationships to include exposure to a wide variety of industries.
    • Many clubs for older youths and adults aimed to increase social contacts outside narrow communities of nationality.
    • Include emergency contacts, insurance information, medication list and changes in health conditions.
    • I mean, he has so many contacts, so many relationships.
    • The agenda consists of plans to exchange electronic information and establish permanent contacts among the interior ministers of the 25 member nations.
    • We are circulating information to all our districts, and are shortlisting all the suspect's relatives, accomplices and contacts.
    • In the virtual world, I can learn, make contacts, flex my communication muscles, and explore ideas that I might not otherwise have come across.
    • Do establish relationships with key contacts in an effort to better understand their wants and needs.
    • There was still a small British community there and almost all our key contacts on the delicate issue of hostages were to be found there.
    • A secondary benefit of these contacts is the information you impart regarding your camp mission, programming, and counseling opportunities.
    • For many small businesses this could potentially mean the loss of their customer contacts or latest stock information and accounts.
    • In doing so they may gain information, opportunities, contacts, networks, and assistance.
    • Other new initiatives include a website promoting specials and offering details of support organisations, useful contacts and recruitment information.
    • They are selected on the basis of their positive reputations and extensive social contacts in their communities.
    • Rose suspects it happens frequently, that officers use whatever opportunities arise with juveniles to pump contacts for information and ask them to be informers.
    • The Minister outlined how, in recent months, he has been active in establishing contacts and developing relations with his counterparts in the applicant countries.
    • Secondly, it appears that in reality many such individuals are able to find other sources of accommodation and support, for example from relatives or from other contacts in a local community.
  • 4

    all the carrier's contacts must be traced deben localizarse todas las personas que hayan estado en contacto con el portador
    • The first is how to define household contacts when the index patient lives in a hall of residence containing several hundred students.
    • Brooks and colleagues also found variability in the number of latent infections among contacts of 21 patients with TB.
    • A standard protocol was developed to retest and retreat all patients and contacts who had been treated with Bicillin C-R for syphilis.
    • Therefore, the TST is likely to be a good indicator of latent infection in recently exposed contacts.
    • These physicians enrolled 946 index patients and their household contacts in a three-month period.
    • A high prevalence of TB disease and LTBI has been documented among close contacts of persons with infectious pulmonary TB.
    • We found that if household contacts of a patient with meningococcal disease are given prophylaxis with antibiotics that eradicate meningococcal carriage there are fewer subsequent cases.
    • The exposed population consisted of 207 close contacts of the active patients.
    • Also, at least one fifth of unsafe sexual contacts of patients with newly diagnosed HIV are likely to be infected with HIV.
    • The risk of a second case of infection among close contacts is 500 to 1000 times higher than in the general population.
    • Identification of contacts of patients with infectious TB and treatment of those at risk with an effective drug regimen.
    • The final aspect of control is the tracing of the sexual contacts of the infected patient, who may have infection without being aware of it.
    • To be eligible to participate, the general practitioners had to have a computerised medical record system for registration of all patient contacts.
    • For control measures to succeed, early detection and treatment of patients and contacts is very essential.
    • If the patient becomes chronically infected, all household contacts should be vaccinated.
    • No healthcare workers in the clinic or close contacts of the patients became infected.
    • We reasoned that spouses and other household contacts were likely to be closer to the patient than nonhousehold contacts.
    • It can be prevented in contacts of patients by intramuscular injection of immune serum globulin in amounts of half to 2 milliliters, according to weight.
    • Again, retrospective epidemiological investigation showed that this patient had infected several contacts.
    • Children who are close household contacts of sputum smear-positive pulmonary TB patients should be screened for TB.
  • 5informal

transitive verb

  • 1

    ponerse en contacto con
    contactar (con)
    where can I contact you? ¿dónde puedo contactarlo / localizarlo?
    • Here is the information you need to contact the officials responsible for shutting down this event.
    • For more information you can contact any committee member or the phone numbers below.
    • We are obviously keen to find out what happened so I would urge anyone with information to contact us.
    • The closing date for payment of the same is March 31st and for further information contact any member of the executive.
    • If we can be of further assistance for information, please contact us.
    • The application and documents will now be reviewed and we will contact you if additional information is required.
    • The Dallas police tried to contact Alice as a witness, but Alice was dead.
    • If people contact us with information we do act on it, but sometimes it takes time to collate enough information and evidence to bring a prosecution.
    • He urged any member of the community with information to contact the nearest police station.
    • Your name, address, and telephone number are optional, but we can't contact you without that information.
    • And police plan to contact parents of juveniles involved in trouble.
    • He had also appealed for any other parties who believed they had relevant information to contact the inquiry team.
    • Feel free to contact me for information on resources to help you get organized.
    • For further information, please contact our customer service department.
    • If you wish for more information contact the appeal's volunteer in your area.
    • Investigators will contact witnesses for information and take statements.
    • The consequences of this attack could have been much worse and I would appeal to anyone who has any information to contact us immediately.
    • We ask anyone with further information to contact us.
    • If the person who contacts you does not volunteer this information, be sure to ask.
    • For further information please contact any committee member or look in local press.