prisoner

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prisoner(
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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. el prisionero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la prisionera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He was captured by the Germans and held prisoner for two years.Fue capturado por los alemanes y lo tuvieron prisionero durante dos años.
b. el preso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la presa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(in jail)
80 prisoners were released in an amnesty declared by the president.Soltaron a 80 presos por una amnistía que declaró el presidente.
c. el cautivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la cautiva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The prisoners were chained up and were given only bread and water.Los cautivos estaban encadenados y se les daba solamente pan y agua.
d. el recluso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la reclusa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(in jail)
They were considered political prisoners and kept apart from the other prisoners.Se les consideraba presos políticos y estaban separados de los otros reclusos.
e. el detenido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la detenida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(arrested person)
Prisoners' rights are established by law.La ley establece los derechos de los detenidos.
f. el reo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la rea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(legal)
The prisoner had no lawyer to defend him.El reo no tenía abogado que lo defienda.
g. el acusado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la acusada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(legal)
Will the prisoner please stand to receive his sentence?Que se levante el acusado para recibir la sentencia.
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prisoner
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in jail)
a. el recluso(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la recluso(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (captive)
a. el prisionero(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la prisionero(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to hold/take somebody prisonertener/hacer prisionero(a) a alguien
3. (fig)
a.
to take no prisonersno andarse con chiquitas
prisoner of warprisionero(a) de guerra
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prisoner [ˈprɪznəʳ]
noun
1 (under arrest) detenidoadetenida (m) (f);a detenida
the prisoner is not obliged to say anything and is entitled to see a solicitor
(in court) acusadoaacusada (m) (f);a acusada
"the prisoner will rise"
(convicted) presoapresa (m) (f);a presa reoarea (m) (f);a rea (Mil) prisioneroaprisionera (m) (f);a prisionera
the committee is concerned about the large number of prisoners sharing cells a dangerous prisoner escaped after attacking two prison officers with a knife
he was a prisoner of the guerrillas for six months wartime hostages and concentration-camp prisoners the prisoner at the bar he knew at once that the prisoner at the bar was guilty
prisoner of conscience presoapresa (m) (f) de conciencia;a presa
the boost to human rights came with the release of prisoners of conscience in Eastern Europe he was released after being adopted as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International their human rights violations included detention without charge or trial of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners
to hold sb prisoner detener a algn
he was held prisoner in Vietnam from 1966 to 1973 she was held a prisoner by the guerrillas it is alleged Julie was held prisoner for five days before her murder American soldiers are alledgedly still being held prisoner in Southeast Asia
to keep sb (a) prisoner tener retenido a algn; tener prisionero a algn
the house where the hostages were being kept prisoner this woman was kept a prisoner at home by her violent husband they are demanding the release of political prisoners hundreds of ANC political prisoners are to be released in the next six months they freed several political prisoners, including a prominent opposition leader
to take sb prisoner tomar preso a algn; hacer prisionero a algn
he was taken prisoner in North Africa in 1942 they took several soldiers prisoner and killed the rest we might get taken prisoner by the enemy
prisoner of war prisioneroaprisionera (m) (f) de guerra;a prisionera presoapresa (m) (f) de guerra;a presa
to take no prisoners no andarse con miramientos; ir a por todas
she was protecting an escaped prisoner of war allied prisoners of war Italian prisoners of war
2 presoapresa (m) (f);a presa prisioneroaprisionera (m) (f);a prisionera
to be a prisoner [of] sth she has become a prisoner of her ambitions we are all prisoners of our childhood and feel an obligation to it she was a prisoner of her own ego I felt trapped, a prisoner of my own dramatic visions /we're [virtual] prisoners in our own home/ - we daren't go out in case there's another burglary
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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