Quick answer
"Jail" is a noun which is often translated as "la cárcel", and "fire station" is a noun which is often translated as "la estación de bomberos". Learn more about the difference between "jail" and "fire station" below.
jail(
jeyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (prison)
a. la cárcel
(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).
You can end up in jail for robbery.Puedes acabar en la cárcel por robo.
b. la prisión
(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).
Many jails are plagued by overcrowding.Muchas prisiones están plagadas de hacinamiento.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (related to jail)
a. de prisión
This activity is punishable with a jail sentence of up to two years.Esta actividad es punible con una pena de prisión de hasta dos años.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to imprison)
a. encarcelar
The judge jailed him for theft.El juez lo encarceló por hurto.
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fire station(
fay
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re
 
sta
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tion
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la estación de bomberos
(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 students took a trip to the fire station.Los estudiantes hicieron una excursión a la estación de bomberos.
b. el parque de bomberos
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The city built a new fire station next to the new housing development.La ciudad construyó un nuevo parque de bomberos junto a la nueva urbanización.
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