guardia civil
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Usage note
This term may also be spelled "guardiacivil" in the masculine or feminine noun sense.
el guardia civil, la guardia civil(
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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).
1. (profession)
a. civil guard
El preso, que viajaba vigilado por dos guardias civiles, logró saltar del tren y escapar.The prisoner, who was traveling guarded by two civil guards, managed to jump off the train and escape.
Guardia Civil
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
2. (body)
a. Civil Guard
La Guardia Civil fue creada en España en 1884, y actúa principalmente en zonas rurales.The Civil Guard was set up in Spain in 1844, and operates mainly in rural areas.
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