Spanish translation of “touch”
touch verb /tatʃ/
› to be in, come into, or make, contact with something else
Their shoulders touched He touched the water with his foot. › to feel (lightly) with the hand
rozar, tocar suavemente
He touched her cheek. › to affect the feelings of; to make (someone) feel pity, sympathy etc
afectar; conmover, llegar (sus palabras le llegaron muy dentro)
I was touched by her generosity. › to be concerned with; to have anything to do with
tocar; (I wouldn’t touch a job like that: no querría ver un trabajo así ni en pintura)
I wouldn’t touch a job like that. touching adjective › moving; causing emotion
a touching story. touchingly adverb › in a moving way, so as to cause emotion
de manera/forma conmovedora
Her face was touchingly childlike. touchy adjective (comparative touchier, superlative touchiest) › easily annoyed or offended
You’re very touchy today She’s in rather a touchy mood. touchily adverb ›
touchiness noun ›
touch screen noun › (computing) a computer screen that responds to the user’s touch on its surface.
in touch (with) › in communication (with)
en contacto (con)
I have kept in touch with my old schoolfriends. lose touch (with) › to stop communicating (with)
perder el contacto (con)
I used to see him quite often, but we have lost touch. out of touch (with) › not in communication (with).
› not sympathetic or understanding (towards)
fuera de onda, apartado
Older people sometimes seem out of touch with the modern world. a touch noun › a small quantity or degree
pizca, punto, toque
The soup needs a touch of salt a touch of imagination. touch down phrasal verb › (of aircraft) to land
The plane should touch down at 2 o’clock. › in rugby and American football, to put the ball on the ground behind the opposite team’s goal line ( noun touch-down).
poner/tocar en tierra
touch off phrasal verb › to make (something) explode
hacer estallar, provocar, desencadenar
a spark touched off the gunpowder His remark touched off an argument. touch up phrasal verb › to improve eg paintwork, a photograph etc by small touches
The photograph had been touched up. touch wood › ( used as an interjection) to touch something made of wood superstitiously, in order to avoid bad luck
None of the children has ever had a serious illness, touch wood!