swear
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swear(
swehr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to vow)
a. jurar
I swear a saw a UFO last night.Te juro que vi un OVNI anoche.
The knights swore allegiance to the new king.Los caballeros juraron lealtad al nuevo rey.
2. (legal)
a. jurar
As a witness, you swore to tell the truth.Como testigo, usted juró decir la verdad.
b. prestar (an oath)
He swore an oath to God with a hand on the Bible.Prestó juramento ante Dios con la mano sobre la Biblia.
3. (for emphasis)
a. jurar
I could have sworn I put my glasses in this drawer.Juraría que puse las lentes en este cajón.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to vow)
a. jurar
I won't do it again. Swear to God.Juro por Dios que no volveré a hacerlo.
b. jurarlo
I didn't do it on purpose, I swear!No lo hice a propósito, ¡lo juro!
5. (to curse)
a. decir palabrotas
Parents should not swear in front of their kids.Los padres no deberían decir palabrotas en presencia de sus hijos.
b. soltar tacos
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
He is swearing because he hit his finger with the hammer.Está soltando tacos porque se golpeó el dedo con el martillo.
c. blasfemar
"Don't swear in the house of the Lord!" said the old lady to her grandson."¡No blasfemes en la casa del Señor!" dijo la abuela al nieto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (swearword)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la palabrota
(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).
Colin is a very upright person. I think he's never uttered a swear in his life.Colin es una persona muy correcta. Yo creo que nunca en su vida ha dicho una palabrota.
b. la mala palabra
(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).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Mr. Drew got his finger caught in the door and uttered a swear.El Sr. Drew se pilló el dedo con la puerta y soltó una mala palabra.
c. el taco
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Is the word "fuck" a swear in English?¿Es la palabra "fuck" un taco en inglés?
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swear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (vow)
a. jurar
to swear to do somethingjurar hacer algo
2. (law)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to swear an oathprestar juramento
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (use swearwords)
a. jurar, decir palabrotas
to swear at somebodyinsultar a alguien
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swear [swɛəʳ] swore (past)sworn (participle:past)
transitive verb
jurar
I swear it! ¡lo juro!; I swear (that) I did not steal it juro que no lo robé; to swear to do sth jurar hacer algo; I could have sworn that it was Janet juraría que fue Janet; to swear sb to secrecy hacer que algn jure guardar el secreto; to swear allegiance to jurar lealtad a; they swore an oath of allegiance to him le prestaron juramento de fidelidad; they swore an oath not to fight again juraron no volver a pelear
intransitive verb
1 (solemnly) jurar
to swear on the Bible jurar sobre la Biblia; I could swear to it juraría que fue así; I can't swear to it no lo juraría
2 (use swearwords) decir palabrotas; soltar tacos; (blasphemously) blasfemar
don't swear in front of the children no digas palabrotas estando los niños delante; to swear at sb insultar a algn; mentar la madre a algn; (Méx)
to swear like a trooper jurar como un carretero
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