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"Contributor" is a noun which is often translated as "el colaborador", and "collaborator" is a noun which is also often translated as "el colaborador". Learn more about the difference between "contributor" and "collaborator" below.
contributor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (article writer)
a. el colaborador
(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 colaboradora
(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).
She is a lecturer on creative writing and a contributor to several journals on the subject.Es profesora de escritura creativa y colaboradora de varias revistas sobre el tema.
2. (donor)
a. el donante
(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 donante
(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 want to thank all the contributors who helped us raise the funds needed for this humanitarian project.Quiero expresar mi agradecimiento a todos los donantes que nos ayudaron a reunir los fondos necesarios para este proyecto humanitario.
3. (causal factor)
a. el factor que contribuye
(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).
Diesel fumes are a major contributor to atmospheric pollution in the city.Las emisiones de diésel se encuentran entre los factores que contribuyen en mayor medida a la contaminación atmosférica de la ciudad.
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collaborator
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (associate)
a. el colaborador
(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 colaboradora
(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 collaborators on the project developed a strong rapport.Los colaboradores del proyecto llegaron a tener una buena relación.
2.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(traitor)
a. el colaboracionista
(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 colaboracionista
(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 two men were discovered to be collaborators with the enemy.Se descubrió que los dos hombres eran colaboracionistas del enemigo.
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