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"Wrongdoing" is a noun which is often translated as "la fechoría", and "crime" is a noun which is often translated as "el crimen". Learn more about the difference between "wrongdoing" and "crime" below.
wrongdoing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (transgression)
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).
Judged guilty of some minor wrongdoing, the child would be confined to the house.Si consideraban al niño culpable de alguna fechoría insignificante, no lo dejaban salir de la casa.
b. el delito
(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).
Mr. Carter is innocent of the wrongdoing he has been accused of.El señor Carter es inocente del delito del que se le acusa.
c. el pecado
(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 knew that the day would come when he would have to atone for his wrongdoings.Sabía que llegaría el día en que tendría que expiar sus pecados.
2. (act of doing wrong)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The company's CEO denied any wrongdoing, saying that the payments were all legitimate.El presidente de la empresa negó haber obrado mal, y dijo que todos los pagos eran legítimos.
There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing, but we need to investigate what happened.No hay ningún indicio de que se haya infringido la ley, pero tenemos que investigar lo ocurrido.
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crime(
kraym
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (illegal act)
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).
(serious)
In criminal law, a crime committed against a person is the gravest kind.En el derecho penal, los crímenes cometidos contra una persona son los más graves.
b. el delito
(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).
(less serious)
Stealing credit card numbers is a common crime.El robo de los números de las tarjetas de crédito es un delito común.
2. (criminal activity)
a. la delincuencia
(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).
In spite of police deployment, crime keeps rising.A pesar del despliegue policial, la delincuencia sigue en aumento.
3. (wrongdoing)
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).
As far as I know, it's not a crime to want the best for your family.Que yo sepa, no es un crimen querer lo mejor para tu familia.
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