la persecución
-the pursuit
See the entry for persecución.

persecución

persecución(
pehr
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seh
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koo
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (action of pursuing)
a. pursuit
En las noticias mostraron un video de la persecución del vehículo sospechoso por la policía.The news showed a video of the police persecution of a suspicious vehicle.
2. (on account of race, politics, or religion)
a. persecution
La persecución y discriminación de minorías religiosas ha aumentado en la región durante el último siglo.The persecution and discrimination of religious minorities has increased in the region during the last century.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Muchos militantes anónimos de izquierda sufrieron persecuciones y el exilio.Many anonymous members of the left were persecuted and exiled.
El pueblo gitano fue objeto de persecución durante el período previo a la Segunda Guerra Mundial.The gypsy population was persecuted during the period prior to the Second World War.
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persecución
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (seguimiento)
a. pursuit
2. (acoso)
a. persecution
persecución
1 (acoso) pursuit
estar en plena persecución to be in full cry
persecución individual (Ciclismo) individual pursuit
persecución sexual sexual harassment
2 (Política) (Religión) persecution
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