Quick answer
"Oath" is a noun which is often translated as "el juramento", and "vow" is a noun which is often translated as "la promesa". Learn more about the difference between "oath" and "vow" below.
oath(
oth
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (promise)
a. el juramento
(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).
Our allies to the north broke their oath to help us.Nuestros aliados del norte rompieron su juramento de prestarnos ayuda.
2. (legal)
a. el juramento
(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).
He was charged with perjury for lying under oath.Fue acusado de perjurio por mentir bajo juramento.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(curse)
a. la blasfemia
(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).
(against God)
The peasant was sentenced to ten lashes for the oaths he uttered.El campesino fue condenado a diez latigazos por las blasfemias que pronunció.
b. el juramento
(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).
(against God)
A rock fell on his foot, and he let out a stream of oaths.Se le cayó una roca encima del pie, y soltó una sarta de juramentos.
c. la palabrota
(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).
She shouted all sorts of oaths at him when she learned of his betrayal.Le gritó toda suerte de palabrotas cuando supo de su traición.
d. la grosería
(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).
I will not permit you to speak such oaths without consequence.No permitiré que digas semejantes groserías sin consecuencias.
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vow(
vau
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (promise)
a. la promesa
(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 have broken your vow to defend the king, therefore you are sentenced to death.Ha roto su promesa de defender al rey, y por ende está usted condenado a muerte.
2. (religious)
a. el voto
(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).
(priesthood, marriage)
I must abide by the vows I took when I donned the habit.Debo cumplir los votos que hice cuando tomé el hábito.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to promise)
a. jurar
The knight vowed to avenge the damsel's honor.El caballero juró vengar el honor de la doncella.
b. prometer
He was so ashamed of how he acted that he vowed never to drink again.Se avergonzó tanto de su comportamiento que prometió no volver a beber jamás.
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