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Translation of prohibir in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1.1
    (acto/venta) [formal]
    esta ley prohíbe la huelga en los servicios públicos
    this law bans o prohibits strikes in public services
    queda terminantemente prohibido
    it is strictly forbidden o prohibited
    se prohibió la venta de hortalizas procedentes de la zona
    the sale of vegetables from the area was banned o prohibited
    se prohíbe el uso de diccionarios
    you are not allowed to use dictionaries
    the use of dictionaries is forbidden
    iba en dirección prohibida
    I was going the wrong way up a one-way street
    prohibido el paso or prohibida la entrada prohibido fijar carteles
    stick no bills
    bill posters o bill stickers will be prosecuted
    prohibido fumar está prohibido fumar aquí
    you/she/he can't smoke here o this is a no-smoking area
    1.2prohibirle algo a alguien
    to ban somebody from something
    me había prohibido la entrada al edificio
    he had banned me from the building o from entering the building
    el médico me ha prohibido la sal
    the doctor has told me I mustn't have salt
    se prohíbe la entrada a menores de 16 años
    over 16s only
    no admission to persons under 16 years of age
    tengo prohibido el alcohol
    I've been told I mustn't drink alcohol
    1.3prohibirle a alguien + infinitivo
    to forbid somebody to + infinitivo
    prohibit somebody from -ing
    me prohibió tocar la máquina
    he forbade me to touch the machine
    he told me not to touch the machine
    prohíben a las mujeres participar en estos actos
    women are prohibited o banned from participating in these ceremonies
    women are not allowed to participate in these ceremonies
    le tenemos prohibido salir
    he's not allowed out
    we've grounded him
    1.4prohibir a alguien que + subjuntivo
    to forbid somebody to + infinitivo
    te prohíbo que le hables así a tu madre
    I forbid you to speak to your mother like that
Example sentences
  • También prohibía la importación de equipos para la pesca.
  • En esa interrogante el Gobierno plantea prohibir en el país los juegos de azar.
  • Varias constituciones en distintas partes del mundo prohíben la extradición de nacionales.

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