story teller, storying,
Narrador is too specific. Maestro is not acceptable either. Any suggestions? A phrase, perhaps?
We say "cuentacuentos" or "narrador/narradora de cuentos" as Eddy suggested.
Be very careful, because in Argentina a "cuentista" is the person who tells jokes on tv to amuse people. And the "escritor/escritora" as someone suggested is the person who writes the story, does NOT necessarily tell it...
Hope it helps!!
un narrador/ una narradora de cuentos
what you saw was escritor/escritora de cuentos. that was the masculine and feminine forms of story writer.. If you look at the end of that line it says cuentista.
Here is what the DRAE says about cuentista:
1. adj. coloq. Dicho de una persona: Que acostumbra a contar enredos, chismes o embustes. U. t. c. s.
2. com. Persona que suele narrar o escribir cuentos.
3. com. coloq. Persona que por vanidad u otro motivo semejante exagera o falsea la realidad.
2 says a person who usually tells or writes stories.
You know that one of the uses of storyteller in English is also about someone that tells tall tales or lies, but that doesn't mean that the word storyteller in all contexts is negative. It works the same way in Spanish. Not all uses of cuentista are negative.
That is a narrator.
A story teller is "Cuentista".
in S.A. we say cuentero (a) .. to also refer to a teller of lies or half-truths
Thanx Cherry. Ora de cuentos sounds like a good alternate and probably more common than relatador.
storyteller ['st':r'tel''] nombre
1 (narrador de cuentos) cuentacuentos
(de anécdotas) narrador,-ora: Mary recounted the travel, and she was a splendid storyteller, Mary relató el viaje, y fue una narradora fantástica
2 (escritor) escritor,-ora de cuentos, cuentista
3 (mentiroso) cuentista, trolero,-a
Thanks for checking that out! I certainly WON'T use cuentista! I need a positive term. I am considering relatador/a which I just found in my Larousse dictionary. I prefer to stay with more common terms when possible, though. Regina
i just looked at wordreference.com and it said a cuentista is the same as a trolero/a. my dictionary says this is a fibber or liar. can these words be used for story telling'
another word for my flash cards
Is it un/una ceuntista'