Quick answer
"Chief" is a noun which is often translated as "el jefe", and "president" is a noun which is often translated as "el presidente". Learn more about the difference between "chief" and "president" below.
chief(
chif
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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)
a. el jefe
(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 jefa
(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 chief of police couldn't be bribed by the mafia.El jefe de policía no se dejaba sobornar por la mafia.
b. el cacique
(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).
(of indigenous people)
The general and the chief agreed on a cease-fire.El general y el cacique acordaron un alto el fuego.
c. el patrón
(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 patrona
(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).
(of manual workers)
The chief said he will fire me if I arrive late to work again.El patrón me dijo que me echaría si llego otra vez tarde a trabajar.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (most important)
a. principal
The chief function of the state is to ensure people's well-being.La función principal del Estado es garantizar el bienestar de la gente.
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president(
preh
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zih
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dihnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (politics)
a. el presidente
(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 presidenta
(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).
Teddy Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States of America.Teddy Roosevelt fue el vigésimo sexto presidente de los Estados Unidos de América.
2. (commerce and finance)
a. el presidente
(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 presidenta
(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 president of the company has the final say about the budget assigned to every department.El presidente de la empresa tiene la última palabra sobre el presupuesto asignado a cada departamento.
3. (education)
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).
The president of the university expelled a student for the possession of drugs on campus.El rector de la universidad expulsó a un alumno por posesión de drogas en el recinto universitario.
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