Translation of prison in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈprɪzn/


  • 1.1 c (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 n) [system/reform] carcelario, penitenciario; [yard] de la prisión prison cell celda (f) prison governor (BrE) director, -tora (m,f) de una prisión prison guard o (BrE) warder guardia (mf), celador, -dora (m,f) prison officer (BrE) funcionario, -ria (m,f) de prisiones prison population reclusos (mpl), población (f) penitenciaria prison staff personal (m) penitenciario prison visitor visitante (mf) de la cárcel 1.2 u (imprisonment) prisión (f), cárcel (f) after 15 years of prison después de 15 años de prisión or de cárcel (before n) prison sentence o term pena (f) de prisión

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.