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"Blackmailing" is a form of "blackmail", a noun which is often translated as "el chantaje". Learn more about "blackmail" below.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (extortion)
a. el chantaje
(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).
The blackmail was enough to broker the release of the criminal.El chantaje fue suficiente para lograr la liberación del criminal.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to extort)
a. chantajear
The gangster blackmailed the chief of police with photos showing him with a prostitute.El gánster chantajeó al jefe de policía con unas fotos de él con una prostituta.
b. hacer chantaje a
Two reporters were accused of attempting to blackmail the king of Morocco.Acusaron a dos periodistas de intentar hacer chantaje al rey de Marruecos.
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