Quick answer
"Dependiente" is a noun which is often translated as "salesclerk", and "tienda" is a noun which is often translated as "store". Learn more about the difference between "dependiente" and "tienda" below.
el dependiente, la dependienta(
deh
-
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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tienda(
tyehn
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dah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (establishment)
a. store
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hay una tienda de comestibles nueva a dos cuadras de mi casa.There is a new grocery store two blocks from my house.
b. shop
La tienda de dulces estaba cerrada cuando llegamos.The sweet shop was closed when we arrived.
2. (camping gear)
a. tent
Esta tienda es muy fácil de montar y caben cuatro personas.This tent is very easy to put up and fits four people.
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