Quick answer
"Witness" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la testigo", and "dread" is a noun which is often translated as "el pavor". Learn more about the difference between "witness" and "dread" below.
witness(
wihd
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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. (eyewitness)
a. el testigo
(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).
, la testigo
(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).
Jim was one of the witnesses to the crime, so the police asked him if he could identify the culprit.Jim fue uno de los testigos del delito, así que la policía le preguntó si podía identificar al culpable.
2. (person who testifies)
a. el testigo
(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).
, la testigo
(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).
He has decided to be a witness at the trial of his friend's killer.Ha decidido ser testigo en el juicio del asesino de su amigo.
3. (evidence)
a. el testimonio
(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).
(formal)
If you bear false witness, you can be accused of having committed perjury.Si das testimonio falso, te puedan acusar de haber cometido perjurio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to witness)
a. presenciar
Several neighbors witnessed last week's events, but no one came forward to testify.Varios vecinos presenciaron los eventos de la semana pasada, pero nadie se ha presentado a hacer una declaración.
b. ser testigo de
Our best friends witnessed our marriage at the courthouse.Nuestros mejores amigos fueron testigos de nuestro matrimonio en el juzgado.
5. (to attest)
a. atestiguar
The notary witnessed my signature on the loan document.El notario atestiguó mi firma en el documento para el préstamo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to testify)
a. dar testimonio
He told us it was his civic duty to witness at the trial.Nos dijo que era un deber cívico dar testimonio en el juicio.
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dread(
drehd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fear)
a. el pavor
(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 dread of singing her solo was more than her stomach could endure.El pavor de cantar el solo fue más de lo que pudo aguantar su estómago.
b. el terror
(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 thought of having surgery fills me with dread.Solo pensar en tener que someterme a una cirugía me infunde terror.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to be afraid of)
a. tenerle pavor a
I dread public speaking, but it's part of my job.Le tengo pavor a hablar en público, pero es parte de mi trabajo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(causing fear)
a. pavoroso
The dread spirit that inhabits that cave comes out at night.El pavoroso espectro que habita aquella cueva sale por la noche.
b. espantoso
They say the dread pirate shows no mercy to his prisoners.Se dice que el espantoso pirata no muestra ninguna misericordia a sus presos.
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