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Inglés americano: /tətʃ/
Inglés británico: /tʌtʃ/

Traducción de touch en español:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (sense) they have a highly developed sense of touch
    tienen muy desarrollado el tacto or el sentido del tacto
    smooth to the touch
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Even if one is blessed with the senses of touch, smell, speech and hearing, it is sight that gives shape to imagination.
    • They were doing this with their hands in the dark with just a flashlight, and just using their senses of touch, smell and sight.
    • The wall will include different pieces of artwork to stimulate various senses including touch, smell, sight and sound.
    1.2 countable (physical contact)the cold touch of marble
    el tacto frío del mármol
    at the touch of a button
    con solo tocar un botón
    the merest touch is enough to set off the alarm she longed for his touch
    añoraba sus abrazos ( or caricias etc. )
    he needs to develop a lighter touch on the piano
    tiene que aprender a tocar el piano con más suavidad
    to be a soft touch [colloquial]I'll ask Uncle Harry; he's a soft touch
    le pediré el dinero al tío Harry, que es un buenazo
    foreign tourists are a soft touch for these conmen
    los turistas extranjeros son presa fácil para estos estafadores
  • 2 countable (small amount, degree)
    (of paint) toque (masculine)
    add a touch of vinegar/salt
    agregue unas gotas de vinagre/una pizca de sal
    there's a touch of autumn in the air
    hay algo otoñal en el ambiente
    a touch of fever
    un poco de fiebre
    unos quintos de fiebre (Latin America)
    a touch (as adverb)
    un poquito
    a touch closer to the wall
    algo or un poquito más cerca de la pared
    it should have a touch less/more sugar
    debería tener algo or un poquito menos/más de azúcar
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • A touch of Mardi Gras with a carnival type atmosphere was the end result and children of all ages had a memorable experience on this special occasion in Tubbercurry.
    • A touch of first night nerves hit the more experienced actors hardest, as one might expect but no doubt they disappeared as the week progressed.
    • A touch of Superstar Complacency had set in, I thought - which is a bit rich when you haven't even released your first single yet.
  • 3 3.1 countable (detail) it was a nice touch to mention …
    fue un detalle simpático hacer mención de …
    the script has some surreal touches
    el guión tiene algunos detalles or elementos surrealistas
    to add or put the final or finishing touches/touch to something
    darle los últimos toques/el último toque a algo
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Also offered is lunchtime delivery service, which, if you happen to work in the area, is a nice touch - call for details.
    • While a little light in content, this was an interesting feature and a nice touch.
    • A nice touch is the addition of plasma tv screens to watch sporting events while you play.
    3.2 (effect) (no plural) the personal touch
    el toque personal
    there's a touch of Groucho Marx about him
    tiene algo de Groucho Marx
  • 4 (skill) (no plural) he handles the scene with a sure touch
    maneja la escena con gran habilidad
    after 30 years he still hasn't lost his touch with an audience
    aun después de 30 años no ha perdido la habilidad de cautivar al público
    a politician with the common touch
    un político que está en sintonía con el pueblo
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The Prime Minister, we are told, is losing his touch.
    • However, I'm going to shout that honestly, Rick, you are losing your touch.
    • But there are signs that he could be losing his touch for self-promotion.
  • 5 uncountable (communication) to get/keep or stay in touch with somebody
    ponerse/mantenerse en contacto con alguien
    keep in touch
    manténte en contacto
    escribe/llama de vez en cuando
    no te pierdas [colloquial]
    I'll be in touch
    ya te escribiré ( or llamaré etc. )
    I lost touch with her two years ago
    hace dos años que no sé nada de ella or que perdí el contacto con ella
    the British runners are losing touch with the leaders
    los corredores británicos se están quedando rezagados
    he's not in touch with his spiritual needs
    no es consciente de sus necesidades espirituales
    how can I get in touch with you?
    ¿cómo me puedo poner en contacto con usted?
    ¿cómo lo puedo contactar?
    I'm a bit out of touch with what's happening
    no estoy muy al corriente or al tanto de lo que está pasando
    they're completely out of touch
    no tienen ni idea
    the Government is out of touch with the electorate
    el gobierno está desconectado del electorado
    I can put them in touch with a good lawyer
    los puedo poner en contacto con un buen abogado
  • 6 uncountable (in rugby)to kick for touch
    intentar mandar la pelota fuera del campo de juego
    to find touch
    mandar la pelota fuera del campo de juego
    the ball went into touch
    la pelota salió por la banda
    he put a foot in touch
    puso un pie fuera del campo de juego

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (with finger, hand) he touched her hand
    le tocó la mano
    please do not touch the exhibits
    se ruega no tocar
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • He didn't grip her tightly but barely let his fingers touch her body.
    • A mother who picks up an affected new-born baby suddenly discovers she has left a trail of blisters across its body - just by touching it gently.
    • Stealthily I moved in, until I was so close I could have actually touched the little body that lay motionless in the grass in front of me.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • They reached, and for one agonising moment they touched fingers…
    • She hands him back his credit card, and their fingers touch for a moment.
    • Their hands touched slightly and Ann pulled back as though she had been burned.
    1.2 (brush, graze) she felt the grass touching her face
    sintió como la hierba le rozaba la cara
    the clouds were touched with pink [literary]
    las nubes estaban teñidas de rosa
    1.3 (be in physical contact with) the bed was touching the wall
    la cama estaba pegada a or tocaba la pared
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Its majestic branches drooped dramatically, some nearly touching the ground, but all providing a cozy little curtain whenever the crew decided to hang around at its grassy base.
    • She was curled up in a cozy little ball with her arms around her knees, nightshirt trailing beneath her like a ghostly shroud, not quite touching the floor.
    • He was incredibly professional looking, his black and gray robes nearly touching the floor.
    1.4 (approach) [colloquial]to touch somebody for somethinghe touched me for $50
    me pidió 50 dólares
    to touch somebody for a loan
    darle un sablazo or (Río de la Plata) pechazo a alguien [colloquial]
    pedirle dinero prestado a alguien
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The yen, meanwhile, held in check by Japan's central bank, can only manage a 41-month high, touching levels last seen in late 2000.
    • From any standard this level is said to be touching the poverty line, but statistics show that despite the government's claims poverty is on the rise.
    • The housing loan, the key component of the advance portfolio, touched the level of Rs 110 crore.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Sasha, a charity worker, is more interested in cosying up to big fish than touching them for their money.
    • So in a fit of sentimentality and with the keen realization that the guy still has a couple hundred grand that you haven't touched him for yet, you name your first born after it.
    • You can touch Evan for the occasional meal or drinks but a million bucks is crossing the line.
  • 2 2.1 (reach)she leaped out as soon as the boat touched the shore
    saltó del bote en cuanto este llegó a la orilla
    I can't touch my toes
    no llego or no alcanzo a tocarme los pies
    my feet don't touch the bottom (of pool)
    no hago pie
    no toco fondo
    the speedometer was touching 140mph
    el velocímetro marcaba 140mph
    sales touched rock bottom in June
    las ventas tocaron fondo en junio
    2.2 (equal) (usually negative) nobody can touch her in this type of role
    es inigualable or no tiene rival en este tipo de papel
    there's nothing to touch milk as a cure for heartburn
    no hay nada como la leche para la acidez estomacal
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • There's no one who can touch Noble for flights of nonsensical fancy.
    • Chris [Cormier] can't touch Flex for symmetry and structure, and that's why I expect a lighter and better Wheeler to finish a strong second behind Ronnie.
    • But when it comes to building lovable robots, no-on can touch Sony for cuteness (and no, they're not on sale yet).
  • 3 (usually negative) 3.1 (interfere with) don't touch anything
    no toques nada
    she can't touch the inheritance till she's twenty-one
    no puede tocar la herencia hasta los veintiún años
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I hadn't touched the gear handle or flaps after the shot, and, therefore, reasoned the gear and flaps still were down.
    • Nevertheless, these are dangerous animals and should not be touched or interfered with in any way by divers.
    • McLaren were also fined even though the contents of the box were not touched and were legal.
    3.2 (attend to, deal with)I haven't touched my Japanese for weeks
    no he tocado un libro de japonés desde hace varias semanas
    the local garage won't touch foreign cars
    en el taller del barrio no quieren saber nada de coches extranjeros
    articles touching every current issue
    artículos (masculine plural) concernientes a todo tipo de temas de actualidad
    3.3 (eat, drink) he didn't touch his lunch
    no tocó la comida
    no probó bocado
    she never touches alcohol
    no prueba el alcohol
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The Deep has managed to build up credit worth £2.9m, but because it is a registered charity, does not pay tax, and therefore cannot touch the money.
    • Are we still not touching money today because it's dirty?
    • Since you cannot touch the money until you retire, you no longer have a rainy-day fund, or a down payment for a house.
  • 4 4.1 (affect, concern) the nuclear threat touches all of us
    la amenaza nuclear nos afecta a todos
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • This was a concert for those touched by dispossession and resistance.
    • When one talks about reforms in the Muslim community, none of the important organisations touch these issues.
    • Thanks for a great analysis touching many of the important bases.
    4.2 (move emotionally)he was touched by her kindness
    su amabilidad lo enterneció or le llegó al alma
    I'm very touched
    ¡cuánto se lo agradezco!
    I was deeply touched
    me emocioné

intransitive verb

  • 1 (with finger, hand) don't touch!
    ¡no toques!
  • 2 (come into physical contact)

Verbos con partícula

touch at

verb + preposition + object
hacer escala en

touch down

1verb + adverb 1.1 (Aerospace, Aviation)
(on moon) alunizar
1.2 (in rugby)
marcar un ensayo
marcar un try (Argentina) (al poner el balón en el suelo)
2verb + object + adverb (in rugby)
poner en el suelo

touch in

verb + adverb
(Transport) (in London)
poner la tarjeta en el lector amarillo al entrar

touch off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
hacer estallar
hacer estallar

touch on

verb + preposition + object

touch out

verb + adverb
(Transport) (in London)
poner la tarjeta en el lector amarillo al salir

touch up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1 (alter, enhance)
2 (touch sexually) (British) [colloquial]

touch upon

verb + preposition + object
touch on
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