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"Bribe" is a noun which is often translated as "el soborno", and "kickback" is a noun which is also often translated as "el soborno". Learn more about the difference between "bribe" and "kickback" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (payment)
a. el soborno
(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 official was charged with accepting bribes from drug dealers.El oficial fue acusado de aceptar sobornos de narcotraficantes.
b. la coima
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I got caught by a policeman when I jumped the lights, and had to offer him a bribe to let me go.Me agarró un policía cuando me pasé el semáforo y tuve que ofrecerle una coima para que me dejara ir.
c. la mordida
(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).
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The foreigners have to pay large bribes to the authorities to get their applications processed.Los extranjeros tienen que pagar grandes mordidas a las autoridades para que den curso a sus solicitudes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to buy off)
a. sobornar
He's bribing voters with promises he can't keep.Está sobornando al electorado con promesas que no puede cumplir.
b. comprar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The witness had been bribed by police to give false evidence.La policía había comprado al testigo para que prestara una declaración falsa.
c. coimear
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She bribed her little brother to keep quiet about it.Coimeó a su hermanito para que no hablara del asunto.
d. morder
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Players were bribed to fix games.A los jugadores se los mordía para arreglar los partidos.
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kickback
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bribe)
a. el soborno
(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 chief police received a kickback for turning a blind eye to the crime ring's operations.El jefe de policía recibió un soborno por hacerse de la vista gorda respecto a las operaciones de la red criminal.
b. la mordida
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
If you hire my nephew, there'll be a generous kickback for you.Si contratas a mi sobrino, habrá una mordida generosa para ti.
c. la coima
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
I'm not going to do any favors for you unless there's some kind of kickback for me.Yo no te voy a hacer ningún favor a menos que haya algún tipo de coima para mí.
2. (recoil)
a. el retroceso
(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).
Many inexperienced shooters are injured by the rifle's strong kickback.Muchos tiradores novatos resultan heridos por el fuerte retroceso del rifle.
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