Translation of offense in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /əˈfens/
, (BrE) offence


  • 1 c (breach of law, regulations) infracción (f)
    (criminal offense)
    delito (m) to commit an offense cometer una infracción a traffic offense una infracción de tráfico
  • 2 2.1 (cause of outrage) (no pl) atentado (m) an offense against decency un atentado contra la moral that building is an offense to the eye ese edificio hace daño a la vista 2.2 u (resentment, displeasure) to cause/give offense to sb ofender a algn to take offense at sth ofenderse or sentirse* ofendido por algo no offense meant — none taken sin ánimo de ofender — ¡faltaba más!

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