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Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Runben, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Runben Junior Member

    Madrid
    Español
    Hi people,
    Could you help me with this one?
    Tow cops are talking about an offender and one says:

    He’s got form for assault, theft, a couple of other armed robs.

    ¿Lo encerraron por asalto, robo y un par...."?
    Gracias!
     
  2. aztlaniano

    aztlaniano Senior Member

    Lavapiestán, Madrid
    English (Aztlán, US sector)
    Antecedentes.
    "Form" se usa en el sentido de "historial" hablando de caballos de carreras. Es la primera vez que veo la palabra en referencia a un delincuente. Supongo que los polis son británicos ¿es así?
     
  3. Lis48

    Lis48 Senior Member

    York, England
    English - British
    In British English, form is often used to refer to people with a criminal background e.g. "I am worried about my daughter´s new boyfriend. I´ve heard he´s got form." Meaning he has a criminal background.
     
  4. aztlaniano

    aztlaniano Senior Member

    Lavapiestán, Madrid
    English (Aztlán, US sector)
    Thanks Lis!
    Entonces, sí vale "antecedentes" (penales).
     
  5. Runben Junior Member

    Madrid
    Español
    Muchas gracias,
    Era una de las ideas que me cuadraban. Pero ahora está muy claro.
    Es en Australia, aztlaniano.
    Great!
     

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