Quick answer
"Child abuse" is a noun which is often translated as "los malos tratos a menores", and "neglect" is a noun which is often translated as "la negligencia". Learn more about the difference between "child abuse" and "neglect" below.
child abuse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. los malos tratos a menores
(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).
Any reasonable suspicion of child abuse should be reported to the police.Cualquier sospecha razonable de malos tratos a menores debería denunciarse a la policía.
b. el maltrato infantil
(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).
This law aims to combat child abuse and domestic violence.Esta ley pretende combatir el maltrato infantil y la violencia doméstica.
c. el maltrato a menores
(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 judge is handling a child abuse case.El juez está instruyendo un caso de maltrato a menores.
d. los malos tratos infantiles
(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).
An uncle was indicted for child abuse.Un tío fue acusado de malos tratos infantiles.
e. el abuso de menores
(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).
(sexual)
He was the victim of child abuse at home at a very young age.Fue víctima de abuso de menores en casa a una edad muy temprana.
f. el abuso infantil
(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).
(sexual)
The girl was taken to the hospital to be examined for child abuse.La niña fue trasladada al hospital para ser examinada y determinar si era víctima de abuso infantil.
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neglect(
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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. (lack of attention)
a. la negligencia
(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).
Neglect is considered a form of abuse.La negligencia se considera una forma de maltrato.
b. el descuido
(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 garden became overrun by weeds due to neglect.El jardín quedó invadido por malezas debido al descuido.
c. el abandono
(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 park has been left in a state of neglect for too long.El parque ha quedado en estado de abandono por demasiado tiempo.
d. el incumplimiento
(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).
Kevin was punished for neglect of duty.Kevin fue sancionado por incumplimiento del deber.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The house has fallen into neglect since Margarita became ill.La casa está abandonada desde que se enfermó Margarita.
The roses seem to be in neglect.Parece que las rosas están descuidadas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to not care for)
a. desatender
Guillermo put all his attention on his work and neglected his family and friends.Guillermo puso toda su atención en el trabajo y desatendió a sus amigos y familiares.
b. descuidar
After years of neglecting her health, she has finally started taking care of herself.Después de descuidar su salud por años, por fin ha comenzado a cuidarse.
c. abandonar
She neglected her dog and it got sick.Abandonó a su perro y el animal se enfermó.
3. (to fail to do)
a. desatender
Alexa's mother is upset because Alexa has been neglecting her chores.La madre de Alexa está molesta porque Alexa ha estado desatendiendo sus quehaceres.
b. no cumplir con
Humberto was fired for neglecting his duties at work.Humberto fue despedido por no cumplir con sus deberes en el trabajo.
c. faltar a
The attorney unreasonably neglected his duty to perform due diligence.El abogado injustificadamente faltó a su deber de debida diligencia.
4. (to fail to say)
a. omitir
When you invited me to meet your girlfriend, you neglected to mention that she was a famous movie star.Cuando me invitaste a conocer a tu novia, omitiste mencionar que era una famosa estrella de cine.
5. (to disregard)
a. ignorar
If you continue to neglect your studies, you won't pass this class.Si sigues ignorando tus estudios, no vas a pasar esta clase.
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