Quick answer
"Felony" is a noun which is often translated as "el crimen", and "misdemeanor" is a noun which is often translated as "la falta". Learn more about the difference between "felony" and "misdemeanor" below.
felony(
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luh
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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)
a. el crimen
(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 man was convicted of bigamy, which is a felony in this country.El hombre fue declarado culpable de bigamia, lo cual constituye un crimen en este país.
b. el delito grave
(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).
You can't work there if you've been convicted of a felony.Nadie que haya cometido un delito grave puede trabajar allí.
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misdemeanor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (legal)
a. la falta
(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).
Our suspect's got a of couple of prior misdemeanors: petty theft, possession, and speeding.Nuestro sospechoso tiene un par de faltas anteriores: pequeños robos, posesión y exceso de velocidad.
b. el delito menor
(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).
Because of Paco's cooperation with the police, the judge agreed to reduce his sentence to a misdemeanor.Debido a la colaboración de Paco con la policía, el juez consintió en reducir su condena a un delito menor.
2. (misbehavior)
a. la fechoría
(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).
Richard spent many hours of his high school years in detention for his various misdemeanors.Richard pasó muchas horas de sus años de colegio castigado por sus diversas fechorías.
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