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"Condemn" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "condenar", and "convict" is a noun which is often translated as "el presidario". Learn more about the difference between "condemn" and "convict" below.
condemn(
kuhn
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dehm
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to sentence)
a. condenar
The judge condemned the defendant to five years in prison.El juez condenó al acusado a cinco años en la cárcel.
2. (to censure)
a. condenar
The priest condemned the brothel owner's behavior.El sacerdote condenó la conducta del propietario del burdel.
3. (to declare unfit)
a. declarar en ruina (building)
The city council condemned five blocks in the city center.El ayuntamiento declaró en ruina cinco cuadras del centro de la ciudad.
b. declarar no apto para el consumo (food)
The whole poultry consignment was condemned following an outbreak of salmonella.La remesa entera de aves de corral se declaró no apta para el consumo debido a un brote de salmonella.
4. (to expropriate)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. expropiar
The city condemned the factory and turned it into a recreation center.La cuidad expropió la fábrica y la convirtió en centro de recreo.
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convict
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (criminal)
a. el presidario
(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).
, la presidaria
(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).
The guard was supervising the convicts in the yard when the fight broke out.El guardia estaba supervisando a los presidarios en el patio cuando se armó la pelea.
b. el convicto
(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).
, la convicta
(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).
The police are still searching for the convict who escaped Tuesday.La policía sigue buscando al convicto que se fugó el martes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to find guilty)
a. declarar culpable
All the members of the jury agreed to convict the woman of assault and armed robbery.Todos los jurados decidieron declarar culpable a la mujer por asalto y robo a mano armada.
b. condenar
If the jury convicts the defendant, he could be facing the death penalty.Si el jurado condena al acusado, podría ser sometido a pena de muerte.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to find guilty)
a. condenar
It's unlikely the jury will convict based on such weak evidence.Es poco probable que el jurado decida condenar basado en esa evidencia tan débil.
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