Translation of watchdog in Spanish:

watchdog

Pronunciation: /ˈwɑːtʃdɔːg; ˈwɒtʃdɒg/

n

  • 1.1 (dog) perro (masculine) guardián
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    • The Gauls tried to climb the Capitol at night, eluding the watchdogs and the Roman guard, but the flock of geese sacred to Juno spotted them and roused the Romans in time.
    • Just as a watchdog guards a home, so the agency should be vigilant against fraudulent or dangerous products.
    • In the same vein, having fur and teeth and canine DNA doesn't necessarily make your dog a reliable watchdog.
    1.2 (person) guardián, (m,f); (group) organismo (m) de control
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    • The council is the watchdog established to set, monitor and enforce standards in all areas of general insurance, including the fair treatment of customers.
    • To others it's an essential watchdog needed to prevent discriminatory practices in the workplace.
    • The watchdog's practice of warning nurseries of the month that they would be inspected was also highlighted.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.