In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(venta/acto) to prohibit formalesta ley prohíbe la huelga en los servicios públicos — this law bans / prohibits strikes in public services
- queda terminantemente prohibido — it is strictly forbidden / prohibited
- se prohibió la venta de hortalizas procedentes de la zona — the sale of vegetables from the area was banned / prohibited
- se prohíbe el uso de diccionarios — the use of dictionaries is forbidden
- iba en dirección prohibida — I was going the wrong way up a one-way street
- [ S ] prohibido el paso / prohibida la entrada — no entry
- [ S ] prohibido fijar carteles — stick no bills
- [ S ] prohibido fumar — no smoking
- está prohibido fumar aquí — you/she/he can't smoke here / this is a no-smoking area
2prohibirle algo a algn — to ban sb from sth
- me había prohibido la entrada al edificio — he had banned me from the building / from entering the building
- el médico me ha prohibido la sal — the doctor has told me I mustn't have salt
- [ S ] se prohíbe la entrada a menores de 16 años — no admission to persons under 16 years of age
- tengo prohibido el alcohol — I've been told I mustn't drink alcohol
3prohibirle a algn + inf — to forbid sb to + inf
- me prohibió tocar la máquina — he forbade me to touch the machine
- prohíben a las mujeres participar en estos actos — women are not allowed to participate in these ceremonies
- le tenemos prohibido salir — we've grounded him
4prohibir a algn que + subj — to forbid sb to + inf
- te prohíbo que le hables así a tu madre — I forbid you to speak to your mother like that
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