Quick answer
"Clerk" is a noun which is often translated as "el empleado", and "shop assistant" is a noun which is often translated as "el vendedor". Learn more about the difference between "clerk" and "shop assistant" below.
clerk(
kluhrk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (profession)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el empleado
(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 empleada
(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 took the money from the bank clerk and then I don't know what I did with it after that.Tomé el dinero del empleado del banco y luego no sé qué hice con él después.
b. el oficinista
(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 oficinista
(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 clerk sat at her desk filling out reports.La oficinista estaba sentada en su escritorio rellenando informes.
c. el recepcionista
(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 recepcionista
(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 reception)
We left our bags with the hotel clerk and went to the ATM.Le dejamos las maletas al recepcionista del hotel y fuimos al cajero automático.
d. el dependiente
(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 dependienta
(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 store)
The clerk greeted us as we walked into the store.La dependienta nos saludó cuando entramos a la tienda.
e. el vendedor
(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 vendedora
(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 store)
It really gets me annoyed when all the clerks in the store are trying to sell me something.Me fastidia cuando todos los vendedores de la tienda intentan venderme algo.
2. (religious)
a. el clérigo
(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).
One of the clerks was walking through the sanctuary of the cathedral.Uno de los clérigos andaba por el santuario de la catedral.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to work)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. trabajar de dependiente
He's going to be clerking at Saks Fifth Avenue.Trabjará de dependiente en Saks Fifth Avenue.
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shop assistant
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (occupation) (United Kingdom)
a. el vendedor
(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 vendedora
(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 shop assistants at that store are very pushy. They want you to buy everything.Los vendedores de esa tienda son muy insistentes. Quieren que compres todo.
b. el dependiente
(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 dependienta
(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).
Which shop assistant helped you today?¿Cuál dependiente te atendió hoy?
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