Thursday, 2 August 2012

Prohibición


Today's WOTD is: "prohibición" = prohibition

In Spanish, the noun "prohibición" is a feminine noun of Latin origin which means prohibition/ banning/ ban.

A related Spanish action word/ verb is “prohibir”, which means to forbid/ to prohibit/ to ban.

A related term is the describing word/ adjective “prohibido”/ “prohibida”, which means forbidden/ prohibited.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "prohibición"/ “prohibir”/ “prohibido”/ “prohibida” are:
  • Está prohibido (it is forbidden/ it is not allowed);
  • Fruta prohibida (literally, “forbidden fruit” - something which is not allowed);
  • Fruto prohibido (literally, “forbidden fruit” - something which is not allowed);
  • Prohibida la entrada (no admittance);
  • Prohibido aparcar (no parking);
  • Prohibido el paso (no entry);
  • Prohibido fijar carteles (no fly-posting);
  • Prohibido fumar (no smoking);
  • Prohibido pisar el cesped (keep off the grass);
  • Prohibido pisar la hierba (keep off the grass);
  • Prohibido pisar la yerba (keep off the grass);
  • Prohibir a alguien algo (to tell someone not to do something/ not to eat or drink something);
  • Señal de prohibición (prohibition/ prohibitory sign)*;

*NB Group of traffic signs, usually round, with a red border which are used to prohibit certain monoeuvres/ traffic.

Some examples of the use of the words "prohibición" / “prohibir”/ “prohibido”/ “prohibida” are:
  • Comprar tabaco está prohibido para personas menores de dieciséis años (it is forbidden for persons under 16 years of age to purchase tobacco);
  • Eso es fruta prohibida (you should stay away from that);
  • Eso es fruto prohibido (you should stay away from that);
  • Una señal de prohibida la entrada (a no admittance sign);
  • Una señal de prohibido aparcar (a no parking sign);
  • Una señal de prohibido el paso (a no entry sign);
  • Una señal de prohibido fijar carteles (a no fly-posting sign);
  • Una señal de prohibido fumar (a no smoking sign);
  • Una señal de prohibido pisar el cesped (a keep off the grass sign);
  • Una señal de prohibido pisar la hierba (a keep off the grass sign);
  • Una señal de prohibido pisar la yerba (a keep off the grass sign);
  • Una señal de prohibición (a prohibition/ prohibitory sign);
  • A Pedro el médico le ha prohibido el alcohol (Pedro was told not to drink alcohol by his doctor);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "prohibición" in the YouTube clip: Amor Prohibido= Romeo y Julieta

For more on the word "prohibición", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Prohibición

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