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American English: /ˈprɪz(ə)nər/
British English: /ˈprɪz(ə)nə/

Translation of prisoner in Spanish:


  • 1 (captive)
    prisionero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine)
    he is a prisoner in his own house
    no se puede mover de casa
    he is a prisoner of his own ideology
    es prisionero de sus ideas
    he was held prisoner
    (by enemy forces) lo tuvieron prisionero
    (by kidnappers) lo tuvieron secuestrado
    to take somebody prisoner
    tomar or (esp Spain) coger a alguien prisionero
    to take prisoners
    hacer prisioneros
    to take no prisoners
    ejecutar a todos los cautivos
    Example sentences
    • After conquering Troy, you will need to rescue some villagers that have been taken prisoner by an unknown enemy.
    • He had allowed his dear friend, his sister in Christ, to be taken prisoner by their enemies.
    • Taken prisoner, he was jailed and as a POW served time in Wakefield and Frongoch prisons.
  • 2 (in jail)
    preso, (-sa) (masculine, feminine)
    recluso, (-sa) (masculine, feminine)
    a prisoner of conscience
    un preso de conciencia
    Example sentences
    • A third of all inmates are remand prisoners who are awaiting trial or sentencing.
    • Certainly, the cost to society of convicted prisoners who commit further crimes as soon as they are released is a high one.
    • The cells are used to hold prisoners awaiting trial, or following conviction, pending transfer to a main prison.
  • 3 (person arrested)
    detenido, (-da) (masculine, feminine)
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