Thursday, 11 September 2014

Juez

Today's WOTD is: "juez" = judge
In Spanish, “juez” is a masculine* noun of Latin origin, the main meaning of which is judge, as in:
  • El juez condenó al acusado a diez años de cárcel (the judge sentenced the accused to ten years imprisonment);
*NB The feminine form “jueza” should be used when meaning a female judge.



The word “juez” is often used to refer to a referee or umpire (in sports), as in:
  • El juez pitó la falta (the referee blew for the foul);

A related word is the noun “juzgado”, court, as in:
  • El juzgado está a la vuelta de la esquina (the court is round the corner);

A related action word/ verb “juzgar”, which means to judge, as in:
  • Nunca juzgues a nadie (never judge anybody); 

Some Spanish expressions with the word “juez” are:
  • Ante el juez (before the judge);
    • El supuesto ladrón compareció ante el juez (the alleged thief appeared before the judge);
  • Juez de familia (family court judge);
  • Juez de línea (assistant referee/ linesman/ lineswoman -football/ soccer);
    • El juez de línea levantó la bandera (the assistant referee raised his flag);
  • Juez de lo civil (civil judge);
  • Juez de lo laboral (labour/ labor court judge);
  • Juez de menores (juvenile court judge);
  • Juez de paz (Justice of the Peace);
  • Juez de silla (umpire -tennis);
  • Ser juez y parte (to be judge and jury);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "juez" in the YouTube clip: J King yMaximan - Sr. Juez

For more on the word "juez", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Juez

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “juez” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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