Translation of slave in Spanish:


esclavo, n.

Pronunciation: /sleɪv//sleɪv/


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    esclavo masculine
    esclava feminine
    he was sold as a slave lo vendieron como esclavo
    • I'm not your slave! ¡yo no soy tu criado / sirviente!
    • to be a slave to sth ser esclavo de algo
    • she's a slave to alcohol es esclava del alcohol
    • What this meant in terms of the slaves ' legal status was unclear.
    • It is a multifaceted paradox that the forced immigration of African slaves was born of the saintly Las Casas's concern that the remaining natives should not be worked to death.
    • At any time, a master could confiscate any money that a slave had saved up, and the slave had no legal recourse.
    • Each clan had many slaves, much property, and great political power.
    • After about 1831 you had to get legal approval to release slaves.
    • Property rights in slaves and their labor can be bought and sold via market transactions.
    • All kinds of property including slaves are inheritable by relatives.
    • Since slaves were property, once you find the slave owner, search the records to find out what he did with his property.
    • This was recognition that insurance companies made profits insuring slaves as property.
    • To say that a slave is simply the property or another does not adequately describe the condition of bonded dependents in an African context.
    • He understands his position, while a slave, as transportable property.
    • While a slave could be raffled off or wagered at the master's whim, freeing a slave was fraught with legal obstacles.
    • For most American slaves, forced relocation south was anathema and often the first impetus for their flight to Canada.
    • Here the whites enjoyed such a preponderance that they could dare to assign people of ‘mixed blood’ the same social and legal basis as their slaves.
    • So instead of owning the property, former slaves who wanted to stay there had to work for the former slaveholders.
    • A University of Pennsylvania report estimates 750,000 women were trafficked into the U.S. as sex slaves in the past decade.
    • Technically Roman slaves were the property, the chattels, of their owners, held in a state of total subjection.
    • The economic foundations of the Confederacy were overthrown and property in slaves valued at $4 billion was expropriated.
    • Two hundred years ago it was legal to own a slave but illegal to have an abortion.

intransitive verb

  • 1informal

    he's been slaving away all day ha estado trabajando como un negro / como un burro todo el día informal
    • to slave at / over sth
    • he's been slaving (away) at / over the report for days lleva días trabajando como un negro / como un burro con el informe
    • I've been slaving over a hot stove all afternoon and you say you're not hungry! ¡me he estado matando en la cocina toda la tarde y me dices que no tienes hambre!