Translation of prisoner in Spanish:

prisoner

Pronunciation: /ˈprɪznər; ˈprɪznə(r)/

n

  • 1.1 (captive) prisionero, -ra (m,f) he is a prisoner in his own house no se puede mover de casa he is a prisoner of his own ideology es prisionero de sus ideas he was held prisoner (by enemy forces) lo tuvieron prisionero (by kidnappers) lo tuvieron secuestrado to take sb prisoner tomar or (esp Esp) coger* a algn prisionero to take prisoners hacer* prisioneros to take no prisoners ejecutar a todos los cautivos 1.2 (in jail) preso, -sa (m,f), recluso, -sa (m,f) a prisoner of conscience un preso de conciencia 1.3 (person arrested) detenido, -da (m,f) 1.4 (accused) reo (mf), acusado, -da (m,f)

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