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Translation of contraer in English:

verbo transitivo

also: contraerse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • 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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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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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.