Quick answer
"Chancellor" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la canciller", and "provost" is a noun which is often translated as "el rector". Learn more about the difference between "chancellor" and "provost" below.
chancellor(
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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. (head of state)
a. el canciller
(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 canciller
(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 German chancellor Angela Merkel and President Obama spoke about the future of the EU.La canciller alemana Angela Merkel y el presidente Obama hablaron sobre el futuro de la UE.
2. (finance minister of the UK)
a. el ministro de Economía
(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 ministra de Economía
(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 chancellor and the prime minister will meet today to discuss budgetary matters.El ministro de Economía y el primer ministro se reunirán hoy para tratar temas presupuestarios.
b. el secretario de Economía
(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 secretaria de Economía
(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 new chancellor will take office next Friday.El nuevo secretario de Economía tomará posesión de su cargo el viernes próximo.
3. (head of a university)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el rector
(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 rectora
(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).
Before becoming chancellor of the University of California, he had been professor of chemistry at that same university.Antes de convertirse en rector de la Universidad de California, había sido catedrático de química de dicha universidad.
4. (honorary head of a university) (United Kingdom)
a. el rector honorario
(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 rectora honoraria
(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 chancellor presented the diplomas to the graduates.El rector honorario entregó los diplomas a los graduados.
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provost
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (education)
a. el rector
(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 rectora
(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).
Condoleezza Rice was Stanford's first female provost.Condoleezza Rice fue la primera rectora de Stanford.
b. el decano
(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 decana
(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).
Peter had always dreamed of becoming provost at his alma mater.Peter siempre soñó con ser nombrado decano de su alma mater.
2. (mayor)
a. el alcalde
(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 alcaldesa
(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).
(in Scotland)
The provost told the townspeople that the issue would soon be resolved.El alcalde les dijo a los ciudadanos que el problema se resolvería pronto.
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