- esclavo, (masculine, feminine) he was sold as a slave lo vendieron como esclavo I'm not your slave! ¡yo no soy tu criado or sirviente! to be a slave
tosth ser* esclavo dealgo she's a slave to alcohol es esclava del alcoholMore example sentences
- At any time, a master could confiscate any money that a slave had saved up, and the slave had no legal recourse.
- A University of Pennsylvania report estimates 750,000 women were trafficked into the U.S. as sex slaves in the past decade.
- While a slave could be raffled off or wagered at the master's whim, freeing a slave was fraught with legal obstacles.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- [colloquial/familiar] he's been slaving away all day ha estado trabajando como un negro or como un burro todo el día [colloquial/familiar]to slave
ato oversth he's been slaving (away) at o over the report for days lleva días trabajando como un negro or como un burro con el informe [colloquial/familiar] I've been slaving over a hot stove all afternoon and you say you're not hungry! ¡me he estado matando en la cocina toda la tarde y me dices que no tienes hambre!
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them.