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"Diputado" is a noun which is often translated as "deputy", and "apoderado" is a noun which is often translated as "representative". Learn more about the difference between "diputado" and "apoderado" below.
el diputado, la diputada(
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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. (politics)
a. deputy
Nuestro Congreso está compuesto por 73 senadores y 271 diputados.73 senators and 271 deputies make up our Congress.
b. representative
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El exembajador en Japón fue elegido diputado.The former ambassador to Japan was elected as representative.
c. member of parliament (United Kingdom)
Frances Godfrey fue elegida diputada por Bristol West.Frances Godfrey was elected as the Member of Parliament for Bristol West.
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el apoderado, la apoderada(
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deh
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rah
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doh
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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. (legal)
a. representative
Firmé el contrato de mandato y nombré a mi hermana apoderada.I signed the power of attorney and appointed my sister as my representative.
b. attorney
Mi apoderado puede tomar decisiones sobre mis bienes sin consultarme.My attorney can make decisions concerning my estate without consulting me.
c. proxy
La señora Sánchez actúa como apoderada de su esposo enfermo.Miss Sánchez acts as proxy for her sick husband.
2. (sports)
a. representative
Quiero jugar para este equipo, pero primero debo analizar el contrato con mi apoderado.I want to play for the team, but first I must consult my representative about the contract.
b. agent
Mi apoderado se pondrá en contacto y firmará y enviará los documentos necesarios.My agent will contact you and will sign and send the requested documents.
c. manager
El capitán de la selección de fútbol demandó a su apoderado por robo de dinero.The captain of the national football team sued his manager for stealing money from him.
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