Translation of tratar in English:



  • 2 [obra/libro/película]tratar de orsobre algo ¿de qué trata el libro? what's the book about? la conferencia tratará sobre medicina alternativa the lecture will deal with o/or will be on the subject of alternative medicine, the theme of the lecture will be alternative medicine
  • 3 (tener contacto, relaciones) tratar con algn to deal with sb en mi trabajo trato con gente de todo tipo in my job I deal with o/or come into contact with all kinds of people tratar con él no es nada fácil he's not at all easy to get on with prefiero tratar directamente con el fabricante I prefer to deal directly with the manufacturer
  • 4 [Comercio/Business] tratar en algo to deal in sth tratar en joyas/antigüedades to deal in jewels/antiques los mercaderes que trataban en esclavos/pieles the merchants who dealt o/or traded in slaves/furs


  • 2 [persona] (frecuentar) lo trataba cuando era joven I saw quite a lot of him when I was young nunca lo he tratado I have never had any contact with him o/or any dealings with him
  • 3 [tema/asunto] vamos a tratar primero los puntos de mayor urgencia let's deal with o/or discuss the more pressing issues first no sé cómo tratar esta cuestión I don't know how to deal with o/or handle this matter el libro trata la Revolución Francesa desde una óptica inusual the book looks at the French Revolution from an unusual angle esto no se puede tratar delante de los niños we can't discuss this in front of the children

tratarse v pron

  • 1 (relacionarse, tener contacto) 1.1tratarse con algn no me gusta la gente con la que se trata I don't like the people he mixes with se trata con gente de la alta sociedad she socializes o/or mixes with people from high society, she moves in high circles ¿tú te tratas con los Rucabado? are you friendly with the Rucabados? 1.2 (recíproco/reciprocal) somos parientes pero no nos tratamos we're related but we never see each other o/or we never have anything to do with each other
  • 2 (+ complemento/+ complement) 2.1 (recíproco/reciprocal) se tratan de usted/tú they address each other as 'usted'/'tú' se tratan sin ningún respeto they have o/or show no respect for each other 2.2 (reflexivo/reflexive) to treat oneself ¡qué mal te tratas, eh! [irónico/ironic] you don't treat yourself badly, do you?, you know how to look after yourself, don't you?
  • 3 [Medicina/Medicine] (seguir un tratamiento) to have o/or undergo treatment
  • 4tratarse de (en tercera persona/in third person) 4.1 (ser acerca de) to be about ¿de qué se trata? what's it about?, what does it concern? [formal] se trata de Roy it's about Roy 4.2 (ser cuestión de) se trata de arreglar la situación, no de discutir we're supposed to be settling things, not arguing si solo se trata de eso, hazlo pasar ahora if that's all it is o/or if that's all he wants, show him in now bueno, si se trata de echarle un vistazo nada más … OK, if it's just a question of having a quick look at it … 4.3 (ser) se trata de la estrella del equipo we're talking about o/or he is the star of the team tratándose de usted, no creo que haya inconvenientes since it's for you o/or in your case I don't think there will be any problems

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