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"Deportivo" is an adjective which is often translated as "sports", and "docente" is a noun which is often translated as "teacher". Learn more about the difference between "deportivo" and "docente" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to sports)
a. sports
Los miembros del club deportivo juegan al fútbol en la primavera.The sports club members play soccer in the spring.
2. (informal clothing)
a. casual
Lo siento, pero no puede llevar ropa deportiva a la boda.I'm sorry, but you can't wear casual clothing to the wedding.
b. sporty
Me voy a llevar unas sandalias deportivas a la playa.I'm going to wear some sporty sandals to the beach.
3. (fair)
a. sporting
Hay que ser deportivo y saber cómo ganar con gracia.You have to be sporting and know how to win graciously.
b. sportsmanlike
Eso fue un gesto muy deportivo, Steve.That was a very sportsmanlike gesture, Steve.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (car)
a. sports car
¡Enrique, te ves tan contento en tu deportivo nuevo!Enrique, you look so happy in your new sports car!
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el docente, la docente(
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. (profession)
a. teacher
Cada vez son más los docentes que utilizan nuevas tecnologías en el salón de clase.There are more and more teachers who use new technologies in their classrooms.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (education)
a. teaching
Trabajé tres años como auxiliar docente en una escuela privada.I worked three years as a teaching assistant in a private school.
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