An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (prohibited)
a. prohibido
Swimming is forbidden in this area due to the danger of shark attacks.Nadar está prohibido en esta área debido al peligro de los ataques de tiburón.
2. (taboo)
a. tabú
Politics is a forbidden topic when the family comes together for Thanksgiving.La política es un tema tabú cuando la familia se junta para el Día de Acción de Gracias.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. prohibido(a)
smoking/talking (is) forbidden(está) prohibido fumar/hablar
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forbidden [fəˈbɪdn]
1 (not allowed) [+book, food, love] prohibido
it is a story of betrayal and forbidden love This diet means you can stop counting calories, stop fretting about forbidden foods The firm's managers procure the forbidden goods from friendly third parties ...the Vatican's Index of forbidden books
to be forbidden estar prohibido
Smoking was forbidden everywhere All traffic in the hides and horns of wild animals is strictly forbidden Birth control is forbidden In Europe, abortion is forbidden only in Ireland
smoking is forbidden está prohibido fumar; abortion is forbidden in this country el aborto es ilegal or está prohibido en este país; to be strictly forbidden estar terminantemente prohibido; it is forbidden to está prohibido
It is forbidden to drive faster than 20mph It is forbidden to bathe in the sea here.
preaching was forbidden to women predicar estaba prohibido para las mujeres; predicar les estaba prohibido a las mujeres
Preaching was strictly forbidden to women
2 (out of bounds) [+area, zone] prohibido; vedado
This was a forbidden area for foreigners The ship had deliberately disobeyed orders and entered a forbidden zone We were foreigners in a forbidden area
[+city] prohibido
...the forbidden city of Krasnoyarsk-26 in Siberia
some cities are forbidden to foreigners a los extranjeros se les prohíbe or les está prohibido entrar en algunas ciudades
forbidden territory ground Before venturing into the forbidden territory of secret love, ask yourself whether you can cope with all the guilt The war was a forbidden subject
that's forbidden territory eso es tabú
3 (taboo) [+word, feeling] tabú
So mother and daughter begin with the pain of hostile feelings between them; then they have to cope with the secondary problem of knowing these are forbidden feelings divorce? It was such a forbidden word
a forbidden subject un (tema) tabú
the forbidden city (n) la ciudad prohibida
[the] forbidden city The Forbidden City, the walled palace of China's emperors, has been robbed six times
forbidden fruit (n) fruto (m) prohibido
Nationalism was a forbidden fruit Eve's decision to give in to the snake's temptation and eat the forbidden fruit changed the whole nature of male/female relationships He will grow up and taste of the forbidden fruit.
forbidden fruits are always the sweetest el fruto prohibido es siempre el más dulce
Part of the enjoyment of hard-core porn is that it's illegal; forbidden fruits are always the sweetest Forbidden fruit always tastes the sweetest. If they do ban boxing then boys will go round the corner to fight and there won't be any proper supervision at all
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