Quick answer
"Crime" is a noun which is often translated as "el crimen", and "robbery" is a noun which is often translated as "el robo". Learn more about the difference between "crime" and "robbery" below.
crime(
kraym
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (illegal act)
a. el crimen
(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).
(serious)
In criminal law, a crime committed against a person is the gravest kind.En el derecho penal, los crímenes cometidos contra una persona son los más graves.
b. el delito
(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).
(less serious)
Stealing credit card numbers is a common crime.El robo de los números de las tarjetas de crédito es un delito común.
2. (criminal activity)
a. la delincuencia
(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).
In spite of police deployment, crime keeps rising.A pesar del despliegue policial, la delincuencia sigue en aumento.
3. (wrongdoing)
a. el crimen
(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).
As far as I know, it's not a crime to want the best for your family.Que yo sepa, no es un crimen querer lo mejor para tu familia.
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robbery(
ra
-
buh
-
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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