There are 2 translations of sentence in Spanish:

sentence1

Pronunciation: /ˈsentns; ˈsentəns/

n

  • 1 [Linguistics/Lingüística] oración (feminine) I couldn't finish the sentence no pude terminar la oración or frase (before noun/delante del nombre) sentence structure estructura (feminine) de la oración
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    • Start sentences with subjects and verbs, and let other words branch off to the right.
    • A slight lift in the voice at the end of a sentence changes statement to question.
    • The key word in the last sentence is in quotation marks because, as Tolstoy made clear in War and Peace, there are as many truths about a given battle, after it, as there were participants in it.
  • 2 [Law/Derecho] sentencia (feminine) he's serving a life sentence está cumpliendo una condena a cadena perpetua the death sentence la pena de muerte the court gave her a two-year sentence el tribunal la sentenció or la condenó a dos años de prisión, el tribunal le impuso una pena de dos años de prisión to pass sentence (on sb) dictar or pronunciar sentencia (contra algn), sentenciar (a algn) she is under sentence of death la han condenado a (la pena de) muerte
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    • He had also received separate suspended jail sentences for fraud offences.
    • Once the prison sentence imposed by the court has been served, one cannot say that the sentencing court had it in mind that the offender should be detained unless it was shown that he was no longer a danger.
    • Some US states, such as Hawaii, have far more lenient laws than Texas in such cases and would allow treatment rather than a prison sentence or death penalty.

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Word of the day reubicar
vt
to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

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.

There are 2 translations of sentence in Spanish:

sentence2

vt

  • to sentence sb (to sth) condenar or sentenciar a algn (a algo) they have been sentenced to death los han condenado a (la pena de) muerte, los han sentenciado a muerte
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    • Second, the judge must have already decided to sentence the offender to a prison term of less than two years duration.
    • The learned judge had just decided he hadn't used the right phrases when sentencing the last defendant.
    • Having been found guilty, all three were each sentenced yesterday to one year imprisonment.

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Word of the day reubicar
vt
to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

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.