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"Delincuencia" is a noun which is often translated as "crime", and "crimen" is a noun which is also often translated as "crime". Learn more about the difference between "delincuencia" and "crimen" below.
delincuencia(
deh
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leeng
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kwehn
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syah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. crime
La policía está trabajando para acabar con la delincuencia organizada.The police are working away to end organized crime.
b. delinquency
Una de las causas de la delincuencia juvenil es la violencia doméstica.Domestic violence is one of the causes of juvenile delinquency.
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crimen(
kree
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mehn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (felony)
a. crime
La policía está recogiendo evidencias en la escena del crimen.The police are gathering evidence at the scene of the crime.
2. (homicide)
a. murder
Todavía no se encuentra al autor del crimen de aquella turista.They still haven't found the person responsible for the murder of that tourist.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(reprehensible action)
a. crime
Es realmente un crimen dejar pasar hambre a esos pobres perros.It's a real crime to let those poor dogs go hungry.
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