Vocabulary

People and crime

WORDSTRANSLATION
burglarladrón/ona (edificios)
detectivedetective
expertexperto/a, especialista
forensic scientistinvestigador/a forense
forgerfalsificador/a
judgejuez/a
juryjurado
lawyerabogado/a
prisonerdetenido/a; acusado/a; preso/a, reo/a
security guardguarda jurado/a, guardia de seguridad
suspectsospechoso/a
thiefladrón/ona (general)
victimvíctima
witnesstestigo

Crime

WORDSTRANSLATION
arrestarrestar (a)
courttribunal, juzgado
criminalcriminal
evidencepruebas
fingerprinthuella dactilar / digital
gunpistola, revólver
hijacksecuestrar
investigateinvestigar
knifecuchillo
murderasesinato
police officerpolicía
prisonprisión, cárcel
robberyrobo
weaponarma

Grammar

Past Continuous

When we talk about past events, we use the Past Continuous to talk about an action in progress at a particular time in the past. // Cuando hablamos de eventos pasados, usamos el Pasado continuo para hablar sobre una acción en progreso en un momento particular en el pasado.

  • Many people were waiting at the police station yesterday afternoon
  • The criminal wasn’t sleeping at 10.00 last night
  • Was the police officer working at midnight?

Past Continuous / Past Simple

When we tell a story or talk about past events, we use the Past Continuous to describe the setting and to talk about continuous actions. We use the Past Simple to talk about completed actions or actions that interrupt a continuous action. // Cuando contamos una historia o hablamos de eventos pasados, usamos el Pasado continuo para describir el entorno y para hablar sobre acciones continuas. Usamos el pasado simple para hablar sobre acciones completadas o acciones que interrumpen una acción continua.

Example: Arnold was sleeping when the door opened. While the police were looking for the murderer, he walked into Arnold’s hairdressing salon. While Arnold was cutting the man’s hair, they were talking.

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