el rehén
-the hostage
See the entry for rehén.

rehén

el rehén, la rehén(
rreh
-
ehn
)
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (general)
a. hostage
Los atracadores amenazaron con matar a un rehén si la policía no hacía lo que ordenaban.The robbers threatened to kill a hostage if the police didn't do what they ordered.
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rehén
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. hostage
rehén
hostage
A las 10,25 horas, fuerzas especiales de la policía penetraron en la sucursal bancaria, sin efectuar ningún disparo, detuvieron a los atracadores y liberaron a la [rehén.] El programa de radio Protagonistas de Onda Cero emitió ayer en directo una conversación entre Luis del Olmo y la [rehén] del atraco, Cristina Giner.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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