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"Está prohibido" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's prohibited", and "se prohíbe" is a phrase which is often translated as "is prohibited". Learn more about the difference between "está prohibido" and "se prohíbe" below.
está prohibido(
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proh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. it's prohibited
No se puede comer dentro del museo. Está prohibido.You can't eat in the museum. It's prohibited.
b. is prohibited
Está prohibido cazar animales en este bosque.Hunting in this forest is prohibited.
c. it's not allowed
No puedes sacar fotos. Está prohibido por temas de seguridad.You can't take pictures. It's not allowed due to security reasons.
d. is not allowed
¿No ves el cartel? Está prohibido estacionar aquí.Can't you see the sign? Parking here is not allowed.
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se prohíbe(
seh
 
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (with the passive "se")
a. is prohibited
Se prohíbe fumar en el restaurante.Smoking is prohibited in the restaurant.
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