Quick answer
"Criminal" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la criminal", and "delinquent" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la delincuente". Learn more about the difference between "criminal" and "delinquent" below.
criminal(
krih
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mih
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nuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (outlaw)
a. el criminal
(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 criminal
(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 criminal showed no trace of shame when he was sentenced.El criminal no mostró pudor alguno cuando fue sentenciado.
b. el delincuente
(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 delincuente
(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).
A gang of criminals that has been robbing banks is being sought.Se busca una banda de delincuentes que ha estado robando bancos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (illegal)
a. delictivo
After ten years on the run, his criminal past caught up with him.Después de diez años de prófugo, su pasado delictivo lo alcanzó.
b. criminal
Painting graffiti on a wall is a criminal act.Hacer grafiti en la pared es un acto criminal.
3. (legal)
a. penal
Mr. Ortiz will be defending him in the criminal case.El Lic. Ortiz lo estará defendiendo en el caso penal.
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delinquent(
dih
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lihng
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kwihnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (criminal)
a. el delincuente
(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 delincuente
(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).
Lola got arrested with a group of juvenile delinquents at the mall.Lola fue arrestada con un grupo de delincuentes juveniles en el centro comercial.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (finance)
a. moroso
We just found out that we have $8,000,000 in delinquent debt to collect.Nos acabamos de enterar de que tenemos $8,000,000 en deuda morosa para cobrar.
3. (criminal)
a. delincuente
I called the police because my delinquent neighbor was smoking crack on his porch.Llamé a la policía porque mi vecino delincuente estaba fumando crack en su porche.
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