Translation of "slave" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /sleɪv/ us /sleɪv/

someone who is owned by someone else and has to work for them

esclavo, -a
He treats his mother like a slave.
verb uk /sleɪv/ us /sleɪv/ present participle slaving, past tense and past participle slaved informal

to work very hard

trabajar como una mula
Giorgio was slaving away at his homework.

(Translation of “slave” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /sleiv/

a person who works for a master to whom he belongs

In the nineteenth century many Africans were sold as slaves in the United States.

a person who works very hard for someone else

He has a slave who types his letters and organizes his life for him.
slavery noun

the state of being a slave

He was sold into slavery.

the system of ownership of slaves.


very hard and badly-paid work

Her job is sheer slavery.

(Translation of “slave” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)