Quick answer
"Problems" is a form of "problem", a noun which is often translated as "el problema". "Custody" is a noun which is often translated as "la custodia". Learn more about the difference between "custody" and "problems" 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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problem(
pra
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bluhm
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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. (difficulty)
a. el problema
(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).
What's the problem?¿Cuál es el problema?
2. (inconvenience)
a. el problema
(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).
Can you pick up the kids from school today? - ¡No problem!¿Puedes recoger a los niños hoy de la escuela? - ¡No hay problema!
3. (trouble)
a. el problema
(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).
That child has caused too many problems in class.Ese niño ha causado demasiados problemas en clase.
4. (issue)
a. el problema
(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 unemployment problem in this country needs to be addressed as soon as possible.El problema del desempleo en este país debe abordarse lo antes posible.
5. (objection)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you have a problem with that?¿Tienes algo que objetar?
I have no problem with the current management.Yo no tengo nada en contra de la gerencia actual.
6. (dilemma)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm having problems deciding where to go on vacation.Me cuesta decidir adónde irme de vacaciones.
They're having problems figuring out whether to sell the house or not.No acaban de decidir si vender la casa o no.
7. (mathematics)
a. el problema
(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 most difficult problem on the math test is the last one.El problema más difícil del examen de matemáticas es el último.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
8. (causing problems)
a. problemático
He's always been a problem child.Siempre ha sido un niño problemático.
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