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"Crime" is a noun which is often translated as "el crimen", and "shoplifting" is a noun which is often translated as "el hurto". Learn more about the difference between "crime" and "shoplifting" 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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shoplifting
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el hurto
(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).
(at shops)
The store has increased security and has lost less due to shoplifting.La tienda aumentó la seguridad y sufrió menos pérdidas por hurto.
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