Quick answer
"Coach" is a noun which is often translated as "el entrenador", and "instructor" is a noun which is often translated as "el instructor". Learn more about the difference between "coach" and "instructor" below.
coach(
koch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sports)
a. el entrenador
(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 entrenadora
(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 had a very good football coach in college.Teníamos un muy buen entrenador de fútbol americano en la universidad.
2. (teacher)
a. el instructor
(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 instructora
(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 had a voice coach for five years when I was younger.Yo tuve una instructora de canto por cinco años cuando era joven.
3. (transportation) (United Kingdom)
a. el autobús
(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).
We took the 7 am coach to Santiago in Chile.Tomamos el autobús de las 7 am a Santiago de Chile.
b. el autocar
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Is it possible to travel from London to Birmingham by coach?¿Es posible viajar desde Londres hasta Birmingham en autocar?
c. el camión
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The coach didn't arrive on time.El camión no llegó a tiempo.
4. (horse-drawn carriage)
a. el carruaje
(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).
We rode a coach through the park last night.Anduvimos en un carruaje por el parque anoche.
b. el coche de caballos
(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).
Some people continued to use coaches even after the automobile was invented.Alguna gente continuó usando coches de caballos aun después del invento del automóvil.
c. la carroza
(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 took a tour in a very elegant coach.Tomamos un tour en una carroza muy elegante.
d. la diligencia
(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 horses pulled the coach around the city center.Los caballos tiraron de la diligencia por el centro de la ciudad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to train)
a. entrenar
He coached us all summer for the tournament.Él nos entrenó el verano entero para el torneo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (economy class)
a. clase turista
I could only afford a coach ticket to Buenos Aires.Solo me alcanzó para un boleto de clase turista hasta Buenos Aires.
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instructor(
ihn
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struhk
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tuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (profession)
a. el instructor
(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 instructora
(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 instructor demonstrated the correct tempo for giving CPR.La instructora demostró el ritmo correcto para practicar la RCP.
b. el monitor
(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 monitora
(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 instructor showed the basic level students how to do a snow plow.El monitor les enseñó a los alumnos principiantes cómo hacer la cuña.
2. (education)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el profesor
(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 profesora
(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).
My mom's best friend is a literature instructor at my university.La mejor amiga de mi mamá es profesora de literatura en mi universidad.
b. el profesor auxiliar
(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 profesora auxiliara
(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).
Students must have either the indicated prerequisites or the written permission of the instructor.Los estudiantes deben cumplir con los requisitos señalados o tener el permiso por escrito del profesor auxiliar.
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