Translation of prisoner in Spanish:
- 1.1(captive)he is a prisoner in his own houseprisionero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine)he is a prisoner of his own ideologyno se puede mover de casahe was held prisoneres prisionero de sus ideas(by enemy forces)lo tuvieron prisionero(by kidnappers)to take somebody prisonerlo tuvieron secuestradoto take prisonerstomar or (especially Spain) coger a alguien prisioneroto take no prisonershacer prisionerosejecutar a todos los cautivosExample sentences1.2
(in jail)a prisoner of consciencepreso, (-sa) (masculine, feminine)recluso, (-sa) (masculine, feminine)1.3un preso de conciencia(person arrested)1.4detenido, (-da) (masculine, feminine)(accused)acusado, (-da) (masculine, feminine)Example sentences
- After conquering Troy, you will need to rescue some villagers that have been taken prisoner by an unknown enemy.
- He had allowed his dear friend, his sister in Christ, to be taken prisoner by their enemies.
- Taken prisoner, he was jailed and as a POW served time in Wakefield and Frongoch prisons.
- A third of all inmates are remand prisoners who are awaiting trial or sentencing.
- Certainly, the cost to society of convicted prisoners who commit further crimes as soon as they are released is a high one.
- The cells are used to hold prisoners awaiting trial, or following conviction, pending transfer to a main prison.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.