Quick answer
"Destinatario" is a noun which is often translated as "addressee", and "remitente" is a noun which is often translated as "sender". Learn more about the difference between "destinatario" and "remitente" below.
el destinatario, la destinataria(
dehs
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tee
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nah
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tah
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ryoh
)
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. (recipient)
a. addressee
Esta carta es confidencial y solo debe abrirla el destinatario.This letter is confidential and should only be opened by the addressee.
2. (beneficiary)
a. payee
El destinatario debe presentar identificación para recibir el pago.The payee must show identification in order to receive the payment.
3. (object)
a. target
Los destinatarios de la campaña publicitaria serán los niños de 5 a 10 años.The target of the advertising campaign will be children between five and 10 years.
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el remitente, la remitente(
rreh
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mee
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tehn
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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. (person)
a. sender
El remitente puede realizar un seguimiento del envío en todo momento.The sender can trace the parcel at all times.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (information)
a. return address
En el remitente de la carta no figura el nombre de la compañía.The name of the company does not appear on the return address of the letter.
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