If molestar is to annoy then how do you say "He molested her"
How could you tell the difference? "él la molestó." "él la molestaba.". How do you know if I am saying "annoyed her" or "molested her"? Two very different concepts. Gracias.
The word for "molest" in that context would be "abusar."
I would say abusar sexualmente or violar. I am not sure if violar is limited to rape though.
Depende del tipo de abuso, se puede decir "manosear"...
Thanks Marianne. You know our dictionary lists one of the definations for molestar as "to molest" and the main "abusar" defination is "to go to far" which I interpret as "to drink too much" etc... Learning via the internet is no easy task is it.
Acosar sexualmente. Sexual harassment(or molestation).
Me esta acosando sexualmente.
He is sexually harassing me.(or molesting me.)
There is no word for "molesting" in Spanish, you have to be more specific, or graphic.
If you want to ask an adult if he/she was ever molested, you could start inquiring:
- ¿Alguna vez se propasaron contigo?
- Sí, un poco.
- ¿Llegaron a tocarte? ... ¿En tus partes?
- Sí, una vez...
You will have to explain the situation, good thing English has a word for that.