Quick answer
"Conductor" is a noun which is often translated as "el director", and "el" is a noun which is often translated as "el ferrocarril elevado". Learn more about the difference between "conductor" and "el" below.
conductor(
kuhn
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duhk
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tuhr
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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. (music)
a. el director
(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 directora
(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 charismatic young conductor brought new vitality to the city's symphony orchestra.El director joven y carismático le dio nueva vida a la orquesta sinfónica de la ciudad.
b. el director de orquesta
(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 directora de orquesta
(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 conductor chose a program of impressionist composers including Debussy and Ravel.La directora de orquesta seleccionó un programa de compositores impresionistas incluyendo a Debussy y Ravel.
2. (transport)
a. el cobrador
(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 cobradora
(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).
Winston got on the bus and paid the conductor.Winston se subió al autobús y le pagó al cobrador.
b. el guarda
(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 guarda
(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 Paraguay
(Paraguay)
(River Plate)
The conductor asked Esteban to give up his seat to the older gentleman who got onto the bus.La guarda le pidió a Esteban que le cediera su asiento a un señor mayor que subió al colectivo.
c. el revisor
(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 revisora
(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 conductor kicked Stu off the train for fighting with one of the other passengers.El revisor echó a Stu del tren por haberse peleado con otro pasajero.
3. (physics)
a. el conductor
(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).
During a thunderstorm, you want to avoid metal objects and other conductors of electricity.Es aconsejable evitar objetos metálicos y otros conductores de electricidad durante una tormenta eléctrica.
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el(
ehl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(transport)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el ferrocarril elevado
(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).
Saul rode the El to work for years.Saúl tomó el ferrocarril elevado para ir al trabajo durante años.
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