- 1.1 countable/numerable (wrongful act) delito (masculine); (murder) crimen (masculine) to commit a crime cometer un delito the scene of the crime el lugar del delito/crimen, la escena del crimen [journalese/lenguaje periodístico] a crime against humanity/nature un crimen contra la humanidad/contra natura is it such a crime to have an affair? ¿es que es un crimen tener una aventura? it's a crime to waste such talent [colloquial/familiar] es un crimen or un pecado desperdiciar un talento asíMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 uncountable/no numerable (criminal activity) delincuencia (feminine) to punish/prevent crime castigar*/prevenir* la delincuencia a life of crime una vida de delincuencia an increase in crime un aumento de la delincuencia or criminalidad organized crime el crimen organizado crime doesn't pay [set phrase/frase hecha] no hay crimen sin castigo [set phrase/frase hecha] (before noun/delante del nombre) [rate/figures] de criminalidad crime fiction novelas (feminine plural) policíacas or policiales crime statistics datos (masculine plural) estadísticos sobre la criminalidad, estadísticas (feminine plural) sobre criminalidad crime wave ola (feminine) delictiva crime writer escritor, (masculine, feminine) de novela policíaca or policial
- Logic is turned upside down and instead of being punished for their crimes of omission they reap their due reward.
- He said the order had turned the offence of being drunk and disorderly into a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
- One cannot just walk away from the scene of the crime without admitting wrongdoing.
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- Any activity that takes away these rights is a crime against nature and humanity.
- To undermine football as happens in certain countries is a deception and a crime against society.
- As I said it was a crime against humanity so that is what he deserved and that is what the rest of them deserve.
- What of course everyone agrees with is that drug dealing and organised crime should be illegal.
- Crimes such as vandalism, car crime and burglary are an everyday occurrence in Swindon.
- And surely you agree that crime and illegal immigration are getting out of hand.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Junta Autonómica is the name given to the governments of Spain's autonomous regions, with the exception of Catalonia and Valencia's Generalitat and Galicia's Xunta.