Quick answer
"Caretaker" is a noun which is often translated as "el cuidador", and "porter" is a noun which is often translated as "el maletero". Learn more about the difference between "caretaker" and "porter" below.
caretaker(
kehr
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tey
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kuhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (caregiver)
a. el cuidador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la cuidadora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A caretaker comes every day to help take care of my father in law.Un cuidador viene todos los días para ayudar a cuidar a mi suegro.
2. (person in charge of a property)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cuidador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la cuidadora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'll phone the caretaker to let him know we're coming this weekend.Voy a llamar al cuidador para avisarle que vamos este fin de semana.
b. el casero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la casera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
The caretakers live in a cottage next to the main house.Los caseros viven en una vivienda junto a la casa principal.
3. (janitor) (United Kingdom)
a. el conserje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la conserje
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The headmaster asked the caretaker to mop the corridor.El director le pidió al conserje que trapeara el pasillo.
b. el portero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la portera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The caretaker cleans the toilets three times a day.El portero limpia los baños tres veces por día.
c. el ordenanza
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la ordenanza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
We've got to ask the caretaker to empty the bins.Tenemos que pedirle al ordenanza que vacíe las papeleras.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (temporary) (United Kingdom)
a. provisional
The manager resigned unexpectedly, so a caretaker manager was brought.El gerente renunció inesperadamente, por lo que se contrató a uno provisional.
b. interino
Paz was appointed caretaker director until a new director is chosen.Paz fue nombrado director interino hasta que se elija un nuevo director.
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porter(
pawr
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duhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (baggage handler)
a. el maletero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la maletera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The porter helped me get my luggage from the car to the check-in counter.El maletero me ayudó a llevar el equipaje del coche hasta el mostrador de facturación.
b. el mozo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la moza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The porter loaded my bags onto the train.La moza subió las maletas al tren.
c. el changador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la changadora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Southern Cone)
A porter helped Luisa with her luggage.Un changador ayudó a Luisa con su equipaje.
d. el porteador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la porteadora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(expedition)
Each scientist in the expedition to the south pole had three porters carrying supplies.En la expedición, cada científico contaba con tres porteadores para cargar los pertrechos.
2. (train attendant)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el camarero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la camarera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
While they were in the dining car, the porter changed the sheets.Mientras estaban en el coche comedor, el camarero les cambió las sábanas.
3. (dark beer)
a. la cerveza negra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We drank a very flavorful porter that was brewed in Belgium.Tomamos una cerveza negra muy sabrosa que fue elaborada en Bélgica.
4. (door attendant) (United Kingdom)
a. el portero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la portera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The porter opened the door for Mr. Johnson.El portero le abrió la puerta al Sr. Johnson.
5. (orderly) (United Kingdom)
a. el camillero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la camillera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They couldn't take the patient to the X-ray department because there were no porters available.No podían llevar al paciente a la sala de rayos X porque no había ningún camillero disponible.
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