sentence
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sentence(
sehn
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tihns
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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. (grammar)
a. la oración
(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).
A sentence must have a verb.Una oración debe llevar un verbo.
2. (legal)
a. la sentencia
(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 sentence was delayed for two years.La sentencia fue pospuesta dos años.
b. el veredicto
(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).
The defendant breathed a sigh of relief after hearing the sentence.El acusado dio un suspiro de alivio después de oír el veredicto.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (law)
a. sentenciar
He can be sentenced to life in prison.Se le puede sentenciar a cadena perpetua.
b. condenar
The judge sentenced the defendant to four years in prison.El juez condenó al acusado a cuatro años de prisión.
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sentence
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. la oración f, frase
(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. (law)
a. la sentencia
(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 pass sentencedictar sentencia
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (law)
a. sentenciar
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sentence [ˈsentəns]
noun
1 (Ling) frase (f); oración (f)
he writes very long sentences escribe frases or oraciones larguísimas; what does this sentence mean? ¿qué significa esta frase or oración?
2 (Jur) sentencia (f); fallo (m)
a sentence of ten years una condena de diez años; the judge gave him a six-month sentence el juez le condenó a seis meses de prisión
the death sentence la pena de muerte
under sentence of death condenado a la pena de muerte
he got a life sentence fue condenado a cadena perpetua
a long sentence una larga condena
to pass sentence on sb condenar a algn (a una pena)
he got a five-year prison sentence se le condenó a cinco años de prisión
to serve one's sentence cumplir su condena
transitive verb
condenar;to a
to sentence sb to life imprisonment condenar a algn a cadena perpetua; to sentence sb to death condenar a muerte a algn
modifier
sentence structure (n) estructura (f) de la frase
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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