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"Detallista" is an adjective which is often translated as "meticulous", and "proveedor" is a noun which is often translated as "supplier". Learn more about the difference between "detallista" and "proveedor" below.
detallista(
deh
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yees
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (precise)
a. meticulous
Omar, el carpintero, es muy detallista en su trabajo.Omar, the carpenter, is very meticulous in his work.
b. perfectionist
Adriana es buena investigadora porque es muy detallista.Adriana's a good researcher because she's a real perfectionist.
2. (considerate)
a. thoughtful
Su novio es detallista y amable.Her boyfriend is thoughtful and kind.
b. attentive
Mi hermano es muy detallista con su novia.My brother is very attentive to his girlfriend.
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).
3. (precise person)
a. perfectionist
Mi jefe no se permite cometer errores porque es un detallista.My boss won't let himself mistakes because he's a perfectionist.
b. meticulous person
María y Martha son las detallistas del equipo.María and Martha are the meticulous people on the team.
4. (considerate person)
a. thoughtful person
Me da mucho gusto darme cuenta de que Jorge es un detallista.I'm very glad to know that Jorge is a thoughtful person.
5. (commerce)
a. retailer
El detallista nos vendió algunos productos a muy buen precio.The retailer sold us some products at a very good price.
b. retail trader
Muchos detallistas se abastecen de fruta y verdura en este mercado.Many retail traders get their fruit and vegetable supplies in this market.
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el proveedor, la proveedora(
proh
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dohr
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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. (general)
a. supplier
Como nuestro inventario está casi agotado, tendremos que contactar al proveedor para ordenar más.Since our inventory is almost depleted, we will have to contact our supplier to order more.
b. provider (of services)
Para añadir otra línea de teléfono en tu casa, tienes que llamar a tu proveedor de servicios de Internet.To add another phone line in your home, you'll have to call your Internet service provider.
c. purveyor (of food or provisions)
Brasil es uno de los proveedores de café más grandes del mundo.Brazil is one of the largest coffee purveyors in the world.
d. dealer (importer or exporter)
Ha encontrado mucho éxito trabajando como proveedor de pieles en Rusia.He has had a lot of success working as a furs dealer in Russia.
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