Translation of prison in Spanish:

prison

Pronunciation: /ˈprɪzn/

n

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (jail) prisión (f), cárcel (f) she's in prison está presa, está en la cárcel he was sent to prison for … lo encarcelaron or lo metieron preso por … her accomplice went to prison for five years su cómplice fue condenado a cinco años de prisión he was released from prison fue puesto en libertad, fue excarcelado [formal] (before noun/delante del nombre) [system/reform] carcelario, penitenciario; [yard] de la prisión prison cell celda (feminine) prison governor (British English/inglés británico) director, (masculine, feminine) de una prisión prison guard o (British English/inglés británico) warder guardia (mf), celador, (m,f) prison officer (British English/inglés británico) funcionario, (masculine, feminine) de prisiones prison population reclusos (mpl), población (f) penitenciaria prison staff personal (masculine) penitenciario prison visitor visitante (masculine and feminine) de la cárcel
    More example sentences
    • The significance of this duty to those detained in prison, not least where prisons are crowded and prisoners often dangerous, is obvious.
    • I was told that Mr Young is in prison in the USA awaiting trial on charges of fraud.
    • People who have been in prison and who visit prisons will be with us.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (imprisonment) prisión (f), cárcel (f) after 15 years of prison después de 15 años de prisión or de cárcel (before noun/delante del nombre) prison sentence o term pena (feminine) de prisión

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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.