las protestas
-the protests
See the entry for protesta.


Legal Terminology 
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (rally)
a. protest
Se realizó una gran protesta en contra de la guerra frente al Congreso.A massive anti-war protest was staged outside the Congress building.
b. demonstration
Los estudiantes realizaron una protesta en contra de los recortes en educación.The students organized a demonstration against education cuts.
2. (objection)
a. complaint
El producto estaba en perfectas condiciones. No entiendo el motivo de tu protesta.The product was in perfect condition. I don't understand the reason for your complaint.
b. protest
Dije que no quería viajar, pero mis padres ignoraron mi protesta.I said I didn't want to travel, but my parents ignored my protest.
3. (pledge)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. promise
¡No cumplista con tu protesta! Dijiste que me ibas a llamar todos los días.You didn't keep your promise! You said you were going to call me every day.
4. (legal)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. oath
El juez le recordó a la testigo que rindió la protesta de decir la verdad y nada más que la verdad.The judge reminded the witness that she took an oath to tell the truth and the whole truth.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. protest
2. (law)
a. objection
1 (queja) protest
el ministro desoyó las protestas ciudadanas the minister ignored the people's protests; una manifestación de protesta contra la nueva ley a protest demonstration against the new law; los gritos de protesta fueron silenciados con aplausos shouts of protest were drowned by the applause; canción (de) protesta protest song; déjate de protestas porque no pienso dejarte ir you can stop protesting because I'm not going to let you go; en señal de protesta contra o por algo in protest against sth
2 (declaración) protestation
hacer protestas de lealtad to protest one's loyalty
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