Translation of prohibir in English:

prohibir

vt

  • 1.1 [acto/venta] to prohibit [formal] esta ley prohíbe la huelga en los servicios públicos this law bans o/or prohibits strikes in public services queda terminantemente prohibido it is strictly forbidden o/or prohibited se prohibió la venta de hortalizas procedentes de la zona the sale of vegetables from the area was banned o/or prohibited se prohíbe el uso de diccionarios you are not allowed to use dictionaries, the use of dictionaries is forbidden [formal] iba en dirección prohibida I was going the wrong way up a one-way street prohibido el paso or prohibida la entrada no entry prohibido fijar carteles stick no bills, bill posters o/or bill stickers will be prosecuted prohibido fumar no smoking está prohibido fumar aquí you/she/he can't smoke here o/or this is a no-smoking area 1.2prohibirle algo a algn to ban sb from sth me había prohibido la entrada al edificio he had banned me from the building o/or 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 algn + infinitivo/infinitive to forbid sb to + infinitivo/infinitive, prohibit sb from -ing [formal] 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/or 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 [familiar/colloquial] 1.4prohibir a algn que + subjuntivo/subjunctive to forbid sb to + infinitivo/infinitive te prohíbo que le hables así a tu madre I forbid you to speak to your mother like that

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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.