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"Burglary" is a noun which is often translated as "el robo", and "robbery" is a noun which is also often translated as "el robo". Learn more about the difference between "burglary" and "robbery" below.
burglary(
buhr
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gluhr
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i
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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. (act of breaking and entering in order to commit theft)
a. el robo
(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).
He was caught and convicted of a string of burglaries in the area.Lo atraparon y condenaron por una serie de robos en la zona.
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robbery(
ra
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buh
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ri
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (crime)
a. el robo
(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).
There was a robbery at the bus station last night.Hubo un robo en la central camionera anoche.
b. el atraco
(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 owners faked a robbery at the hardware store to collect the insurance.Los dueños fingieron un atraco en la ferretería para cobrar el seguro.
c. el asalto
(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).
Two men were stabbed after resisting a robbery.Dos hombres fueron apuñalados tras resistirse a un asalto.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(swindle)
a. el robo
(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).
One hundred dollars for a bottle of wine! That's robbery!¡Cien dólares por una botella de vino! ¡Eso es un robo!
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