contagiar



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Principal Translations
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contagiar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda"). (transmitir enfermedad)give vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  pass on vtr + adv
  (formal: [sb] with [sth])infect vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (formal: [sth] to [sb])transmit vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Cuando Alicia tuvo paperas contagió a sus hermanos.
 When Alice had mumps she gave it to her siblings.
contagiar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda"). figurado (pegar emoción, gusto)pass on vtr + adv
  (figurative)infect vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Tenía tanta ilusión que logró contagiarla al resto del grupo.
 He had such enthusiasm that he passed it on to the rest of the group.
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Additional Translations
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contagiarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (enfermarse por contagio) (informal)catch vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  contract vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Mis hijos se contagiaron de varicela en el colegio.
 My children caught chickenpox at school.
contagiarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). figurado (comunicarse, pegarse) (figurative)be infected with, be infected by v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figurative)be caught up in viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
Note: Se construye con un complemento introducido por 'de'.
 Los amigos de Carolina se contagiaron de su alegría.
 Carolina's friends were infected by (or: with) her joy.
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Compound Forms:
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contagiar buen ánimo a,
contagiar buena onda a
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(transmitir alegría)infect others with your enthusiasm v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  your enthusiasm rubs off on others v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Mariana es muy divertida y les contagia a otros el buen ánimo en la oficina.
contagiarle la risa a alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (hacer reír)infect with laughter v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  spread laughter v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Nos metimos en problemas porque Alberto nos contagió la risa en clase.
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