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Hello everybody Today we are going to see some collocations related to “fighting crime” So first, let’s see what a collocation is: A collocation is two or more words that usually go together like “do the homework” or “wash the dishes”. That is why you cannot say “make the homework” or “clean the dishes” . In Spanish and in Basque there are collocations too that is why we say “cometer un error” or “sua hartu”, for example. These are the collocations we are going to see today: Break the law, commit a crime, solve a case, take fingerprints, go to court Give evidence (in court), collect evidence (from the crime scene), analyze a DNA sample Send someone to prison and question a suspect So let’s start First we have, BREAK THE LAW which means to do something that is against the law In Spanish we say “ incumplir la ley” and in Basque “legea urratu” Our second collocation is COMMIT A CRIME that basically means to do a crime, that is “cometer un crimen” or “delitua egin” Our next collocation is SOLVE A CASE it means to find the person or persons who committed the crime In Spanish is “resolver un caso” and in Basque “kasu bat argitu” The fourth colocation is TAKE FINGERPRINTS as you know, sometimes the criminals touch the objects in the crime scene with their hands and leave fingerprints The forensic team looks for evidences and takes fingerprints to identify the criminals In Spanish is what we call “tomar las huellas dactilares” or “hatzmarkak lortu” in Basque The next one is GO TO COURT if you go to court you take legal action against somebody In Spanish we say: “acudir a los tribunales” and in Basque is “epaitegitara jo” Our next collocation is GIVE EVIDENCE (IN COURT) If you have witnessed a crime, you may have to go to court to give evidence and tell what you saw, that is, “testificar” or “lekukotasuna egin” The next collocation is COLLECT EVIDENCE (FROM THE CRIME SCENE) the forensic team usually collects evidences from the crime scene to analyze them to find the criminal in Spanish we say “recoger pruebas” and in Basque is “frogak bildu” The seventh one is ANALYSE A DNA SAMPLE sometimes the forensic team gets a DNA sample and they analyse it at the laboratory. In Spanish we say “analizar una muestra de ADN” and, in Basque, “DNA lagina ikertu” The next one is SEND SOMEBODY TO PRISON when a criminal is found guilty, he or she is sent to prison, that is “mandar a alguien a prisión” or, as we say in Basque “norbait gartzelara bidali” Our last collocation is QUESTION A SUSPECT when the police thinks somebody is guilty, they usually make questions to that person and that's what we call to “question a suspect”. That is, “interrogar a un sospechoso” or “susmagarri bati galdeketa egin” So those were our crime related collocations. I hope everything was clear for you! Now you just have to practice a little bit until you memorize them and that’s it! Good luck!

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