Translation of contraer in English:
- 1 [formal] 1.1 1.2(obligación) [formal]contraer un compromiso1.3 (matrimonio)a la edad de 30 años contrajo matrimonio con doña Eva Sáenzto make a commitmental casarse contrajo parentesco con la familia más rica de la localidadat the age of 30 he married o [formal] contracted (a) marriage with Eva Sáenzhe married into the wealthiest family in the area
also: contraerse verbo pronominal
- Dos años después, el pintor y la mujer contrajeron matrimonio.
- Los pichones son muy susceptibles de contraer esta enfermedad.
- Todos somos susceptibles a contraer una enfermedad transmitida por los alimentos.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.