There are 2 translations of jail in Spanish:

jail1

Pronunciation: /dʒeɪl/

n

  • cárcel (feminine), prisión (feminine) she's in jail está presa or en la cárcel he went to jail lo metieron preso (before noun/delante del nombre) jail sentence pena (feminine) de prisión
    More example sentences
    • Last year the number of inmates in the nation's prisons and jails reached nearly 1,932,000, a record number.
    • David Brown says the Royal Commission helped end the violence against prisoners which existed in some jails.
    • In February the United States reached a benchmark of 2 million individuals in its prisons and jails.

Definition of jail in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day esporádicamente
adv
sporadically …
Cultural fact of the day

The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.

There are 2 translations of jail in Spanish:

jail2

vt

  • encarcelar he was jailed for life lo condenaron a cadena perpetua she was jailed for theft la metieron presa por robo
    More example sentences
    • But they decided that, well for a start she's not likely to do it again, and that no useful purpose would be spent by jailing her.
    • As well as jailing him for three years, she also ordered he forfeit £165 he had with him when he was arrested, and that the heroin be destroyed.
    • As well as jailing him for eight weeks magistrates imposed another driving ban, which runs out at the same time as his current disqualification.

Definition of jail in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day esporádicamente
adv
sporadically …
Cultural fact of the day

The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.