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"Dependiente" is a noun which is often translated as "salesclerk", and "almacén" is a noun which is often translated as "warehouse". Learn more about the difference between "dependiente" and "almacén" below.
el dependiente, la dependienta(
deh
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pehn
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dyehn
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teh
)
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (occupation)
a. salesclerk
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Sí, señor, la dependienta le ayudará con su compra.Yes, sir, the sales clerk will assist you with your purchase.
b. shop assistant (United Kingdom)
¿Dónde está el dependiente? Quisiera hacerle una consulta.Where is the shop assistant? I'd like to ask him a question.
c. salesperson
Estamos buscando un dependiente que hable inglés para nuestra nueva tienda en Ibiza.We're looking for an English-speaking salesperson for our new shop in Ibiza.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (physically disabled person)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. disabled person
Este espacio de estacionamiento es solo para dependientes.This parking space is for disabled people only.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (reliant on others)
a. dependent
Si eres financieramente dependiente de tus padres, tendrán que llenar este formulario.If you're financially dependent on your parents, they'll have to fill out this form.
4. (physically disabled)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. disabled
Debe haber una rampa para que los individuos dependientes puedan entrar al edificio.There must be a ramp so that disabled individuals may access the building.
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almacén(
ahl
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mah
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sehn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (storage facility)
a. warehouse
Los productos se envían directamente desde nuestro almacén en dos días.Our products are shipped directly from our warehouse within two days.
b. storehouse
Las mercancías se envían a un almacén hasta su distribución.Goods are sent to a storehouse until they are distributed.
c. storeroom
El almacén está lleno de moscas. ¿Qué es lo que pasó allí?The storeroom is full of flies. What happened in there?
2. (commerce)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. store
Voy al almacén. ¿Necesitas algo?I'm going to the store. Do you need anything?
b. shop
Los almacenes ya cerraron, así que tendremos que esperar hasta mañana.The shops already closed, so we'll have to wait until tomorrow.
c. grocery store
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El almacén estará cerrado mañana por el feriado.The grocery store will be closed tomorrow for the holiday.
d. grocer's (United Kingdom)
¿Venden huevos en el almacén de Paco?Do they sell eggs at Paco's grocer's?
3. (large retail store; used with "gran")
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. department store
¿No fuiste a Harrods cuando visitaste Londres? ¡Es un gran almacén muy famoso!Didn't you go to Harrods when you visited London? It's a really famous department store!
almacenes
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (large retail store)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. department store
El Corte Inglés es de los almacenes más famosos de España.The Corte Inglés is one of the most famous department stores in Spain.
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