Quick answer
"Dependiente" is a noun which is often translated as "salesclerk", and "vendedor" is a noun which is often translated as "salesperson". Learn more about the difference between "dependiente" and "vendedor" 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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el vendedor, la vendedora(
behn
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deh
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dohr
)
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. (person who sells)
a. salesperson
¿Me puede enviar un vendedor para ayudarme a escoger un coche?Can you send over a salesperson to help me choose a car?
b. salesman (masculine)
Robert trabaja de vendedor en Dow Chemicals.Robert works as a salesman for Dow Chemicals.
c. saleswoman (feminine)
Adriana fue la vendedora más efectiva este trimestre.Adriana was the most effective saleswoman this quarter.
d. seller
El vendedor de este cuadro ha pedido que su identidad permanezca confidencial.The seller of this painting has requested that their identity remain confidential.
e. salesclerk (in a store)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Te enviaré un vendedor para ayudarte.I'll send over a salesclerk to help you.
f. shop assistant (in a store) (United Kingdom)
La vendedora le traerá el perfume que quiere.The shop assistant will fetch the perfume you want.
g. stallholder (in a market)
Los vendedores sufrieron muchas pérdidas por el mal tiempo.The stallholders suffered big losses because of the bad weather.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (business or person that sells)
a. vendor
Los principales vendedores en Monterrey son empresas extranjeras.The principal vendors in Monterrey are foreign companies.
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