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witness(
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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. (eyewitness)
a. el testigo
(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 testigo
(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).
Jim was one of the witnesses to the crime, so the police asked him if he could identify the culprit.Jim fue uno de los testigos del delito, así que la policía le preguntó si podía identificar al culpable.
2. (person who testifies)
a. el testigo
(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 testigo
(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 has decided to be a witness at the trial of his friend's killer.Ha decidido ser testigo en el juicio del asesino de su amigo.
3. (evidence)
a. el testimonio
(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).
(formal)
If you bear false witness, you can be accused of having committed perjury.Si das testimonio falso, te puedan acusar de haber cometido perjurio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to witness)
a. presenciar
Several neighbors witnessed last week's events, but no one came forward to testify.Varios vecinos presenciaron los eventos de la semana pasada, pero nadie se ha presentado a hacer una declaración.
b. ser testigo de
Our best friends witnessed our marriage at the courthouse.Nuestros mejores amigos fueron testigos de nuestro matrimonio en el juzgado.
5. (to attest)
a. atestiguar
The notary witnessed my signature on the loan document.El notario atestiguó mi firma en el documento para el préstamo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to testify)
a. dar testimonio
He told us it was his civic duty to witness at the trial.Nos dijo que era un deber cívico dar testimonio en el juicio.
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witness
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (law)
a. el testigo
(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 testigo
(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 call somebody as witnessllamar a alguien a testificar
witness for the defense/prosecutiontestigo de descargo/de cargo
witness boxestrado del testigo
2. (testimony)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to bear witness (to something)dar testimonio (de algo)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (scene)
a. ser testigo de, presenciar
4. (law)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to witness somebody's signaturefirmar en calidad de testigo de alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (law)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to witness to somethingdar testimonio de algo
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witness [ˈwɪtnɪs]
noun
1 (person) testigo (m)
eye witness testigo ocular; witness for the prosecution/defence testigo de cargo/descargo; there were no witnesses no hubo testigos; to call sb as a witness citar a algn como testigo; we want no witnesses to this no queremos que nadie vea esto; no queremos que haya testigos; I was (a) witness to this event yo presencié este suceso; yo fui testigo de este suceso
2 (evidence) testimonio (m)
to give witness for/against sb atestiguar a favor de/en contra de algn; to bear witness to sth atestiguar algo; demostrar or probar algo; in witness of en fe de
transitive verb
1 (be present at) presenciar; asistir a; (see) ver
to witness sb doing sth ver a algn hacer algo; ver cómo algn hace algo; the accident was witnessed by two people hay dos testigos del accidente; to witness a document firmar un documento como testigo
I have never witnessed such scenes before
this period witnessed important changes este periodo fue testigo de cambios importantes
2 (attest by signature) atestiguar la veracidad de
3 (consider as evidence) ver; mirar
intransitive verb
(testify) dar testimonio; atestiguar
to witness to sth dar testimonio de or atestiguar algo
modifier
witness box (Britain)witness stand (US) (n) tribuna (f) de los testigos; estrado (m)
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