Quick answer
"Custodian" is a noun which is often translated as "el custodio", and "attendant" is a noun which is often translated as "el encargado". Learn more about the difference between "custodian" and "attendant" below.
custodian(
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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. (concierge)
a. el custodio
(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).
The custodian of the park had to pick up all the garbage that the hikers had left behind.El custodio del parque tuvo que recoger toda la basura que los excursionistas habían dejado.
b. el guardián
(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 guardiana
(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 custodian and the tour guide were the last ones to leave the castle that evening.El guardián y el guía fueron los últimos en marcharse del castillo esa tarde.
2. (janitor)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el conserje
(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 conserje
(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).
Can you tell the custodian that this water fountain doesn't work?¿Le puedes decir al conserje que este bebedero no sirve?
b. el bedel
(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 bedel
(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 janitor led the kindergartners to their classroom.El bedel llevó a los niños de kinder a su aula.
3. (curator)
a. el conservador
(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 conservadora
(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).
Jacques is custodian of a large collection of French impressionist paintings.Jacques es el conservador de una gran colección de cuadros impresionistas franceses.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(defender)
a. el guardián
(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 guardiana
(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 mother was always the custodian of order in our household.Mi madre siempre fue la guardiana del orden en nuestra casa.
b. el custodio
(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).
The singer and activist is considered to be a custodian of morality.El cantante y activista es considerado un custodio de la moralidad.
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attendant(
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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. (occupation)
a. el encargado
(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 encargada
(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 tipped the bathroom attendant after he handed me a towel.Le di una propina al encargado del baño depués de pasarme una toalla.
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).
The parking attendant walks around to make sure no one tries to steal anything.El guarda del estacionamiento hace rondines para evitar que se robe algo.
c. el acomodador
(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 acomodadora
(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 theater attendant directed us to our seats.El acomodador del teatro nos indicó dónde estaban nuestros asientos.
2. (attendee)
a. el asistente
(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).
All the attendants said the meeting went off well.Todos los asistentes dijeron que la junta salió bien.
3. (royal servant)
a. el miembro del séquito
(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).
Paul has been an attendant in the king's household for 20 years.Paul he sido miembro del séquito del rey durante 20 años.
b. el séquito
(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).
(collective noun)
The prince joined the airforce and, for the first time in his life, lived without his attendants.El príncipe se alistó en la fuerza aérea y, por primera vez en su vida, vivió sin su séquito.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (associated)
a. concomitante
He didn't get elected because he was the best choice, but due to attendant circumstances.No fue elegido por ser la mejor opción, sino por las circunstancias concomitantes.
b. que conlleva
Clara found fame thanks to the Internet, but now wants to run from its attendant consequences.Clara encontró la fama gracias al Internet, pero ahora se quiere huir de las consecuencias que conlleva.
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