Quick answer
"Custody" is a noun which is often translated as "la custodia", and "detention" is a noun which is often translated as "el castigo". Learn more about the difference between "custody" and "detention" below.
custody(
kuhs
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tih
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di
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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. (legal child care)
a. la custodia
(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).
Edward and his ex-wife agreed to share custody of their children.Edward y su exesposa acordaron compartir la custodia de sus hijos.
b. la tenencia
(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).
(River Plate)
Analia had to fight a long legal battle before being awarded the custody of her son.Analía tuvo que librar una larga batalla legal antes de que le otorgaran la tenencia del hijo.
2. (detention)
a. la detención
(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).
There are new rules for police custody of teenagers.Hay una nueva normativa para la detención policial de los adolescentes.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
One of the three escaped inmates is now in custody.Uno de los tres reclusos fugados ya está detenido.
The suspect was kept in custody for 12 hours before he was released.El sospechoso estuvo detenido durante 12 horas antes de ser liberado.
3. (safekeeping)
a. la custodia
(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 crown jewels of Italy are in the custody of the Bank of Italy.Las joyas de la corona de Italia están bajo la custodia del Banco de Italia.
b. el cuidado
(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).
Amanda left her horse in her trainer's custody while she went to Australia on vacation.Amanda dejó su caballo al cuidado de su entrenador mientras se fue de vacaciones a Australia.
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detention(
dih
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tehn
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shihn
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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. (education)
a. el castigo
(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).
If you're late a third time you'll get detention.Si llegas tarde una tercera vez vas a recibir un castigo.
2. (act of taking into custody)
a. la detención
(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).
Amnesty International is calling on the government to end the detention without trial of political prisoners.Amnistía Internacional pide al gobierno poner fin a la detención sin juicio de los presos políticos.
b. el arresto
(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 police only informed his family of his detention the following day.La policía informó a su familia de su arresto recién al día siguiente.
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