jail

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This word may also be spelled "gaol."
jail(
jeyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (prison)
a. la cárcel
(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).
You can end up in jail for robbery.Puedes acabar en la cárcel por robo.
b. la prisión
(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).
Many jails are plagued by overcrowding.Muchas prisiones están plagadas de hacinamiento.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (related to jail)
a. de prisión
This activity is punishable with a jail sentence of up to two years.Esta actividad es punible con una pena de prisión de hasta dos años.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to imprison)
a. encarcelar
The judge jailed him for theft.El juez lo encarceló por hurto.
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jail
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la cárcel
(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 be in jailestar en la cárcel
to go to jailir a la cárcel
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. encarcelar
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jail [dʒeɪl]
noun
cárcel (f); prisión (f)
to go to jail ir a la cárcel; sentenced to ten years in jail condenado a diez años de cárcel or prisión
transitive verb
(for crime) encarcelar;for por; (for length of time)
to jail sb for two months condenar a algn a dos meses de cárcel or de cárcel
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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