There are 4 translations of collect in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /kəˈlekt/


  • 1 1.1 (gather together) [information/evidence/data] reunir*, recopilar, recabar [formal] he collected some shells on his walk durante el paseo recogió algunas conchas we're collecting old clothes for charity estamos juntando ropa usada para una obra benéfica we collected (up) our belongings recogimos nuestras cosas could you collect (up) the glasses? ¿podrías recoger los vasos? 1.2 (attract, accumulate) acumular, juntar my books are collecting dust mis libros están acumulando or juntando polvo 1.3 (earn) [colloquial/familiar] sacar(se)* [familiar/colloquial], ganarse I collected around $5,000 this month este mes (me) saqué como 5.000 dólares he collected a heavy fine (BrE) se ganó una buena multa [familiar/colloquial]
  • 2 (as hobby) [stamps/antiques/butterflies] coleccionar, hacer* colección de, juntar (esp AmL) he collects the work of young unknowns colecciona obras de artistas jóvenes desconocidos
  • 3 (fetch, pick up) recoger* I collected my suit from the cleaner's recogí el traje de la tintorería they collect the garbage every Monday todos los lunes pasan a recoger la basura she collects her from school every day la recoge del colegio or la va a buscar al colegio todos los días I'm collecting Jean on the way de camino voy a pasar a recoger or a buscar a Jean
  • 5 (put in order) give me some time to collect my thoughts déjame pensar un momento to collect oneself recobrar la calma, serenarse


  • 2 (solicit contributions) recaudar dinero, hacer* una colecta
  • 3 (take money) [colloquial/familiar] cobrar

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