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"Kidnapping" is a form of "kidnapping", a noun which is often translated as "el secuestro". "Abduction" is a noun which is often translated as "el rapto". Learn more about the difference between "abduction" and "kidnapping" below.
abduction(
uhb
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duhk
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shihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (general)
a. el rapto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The abduction of the prime minister's son made headlines all over the country.El rapto del hijo del primer ministro apareció en los titulares de prensa de todo el país.
b. el secuestro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Samuel's relatives reported his abduction as soon as they received the ransom note.Los familiares de Samuel denunciaron su secuestro en cuanto recibieron la nota de rescate.
c. la abducción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(by extraterrestrials)
When Amelia was found, she swore she had been a victim of an alien abduction.Cuando encontraron a Amelia, ella juró que había sido víctima de una abducción alienígena.
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kidnapping(
kihd
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nah
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pihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (general)
a. el secuestro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
When he took the wrong baby from the nursery, he was charged with kidnapping.Cuando se llevó al bebé equivocado de la guardería, fue acusado de secuestro.
b. el rapto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The parents offered a reward of $500 to anybody who could provide information related to the kidnapping of their daughter.Los padres ofrecieron una recompensa de 500 $ a quien pudiera dar información relacionada con el rapto de su hija.
c. el plagio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
To ensure the safety of our children, the state has made the penalties for kidnapping even harsher.Para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros hijos, el estado ha endurecido las penas por plagio.
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