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"Dirigente" is a noun which is often translated as "leader", and "gerente" is a noun which is often translated as "manager". Learn more about the difference between "dirigente" and "gerente" below.
el dirigente, la dirigente(
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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. (person who directs)
a. leader (in a trade union or a political party)
El dirigente del sindicato rechazó la oferta de aumento salarial para los trabajadores.The leader of the labor union rejected the pay rise offered to workers.
b. manager (in a company)
El ministro de economía se reunió con un grupo de dirigentes empresariales.The minister of finance held a meeting with a group of business managers.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (commanding)
a. ruling
El ejército derrocó a la clase dirigente en el levantamiento.The military overthrew the ruling class in the uprising.
b. leading
El grupo reivindicó el papel dirigente que desempeñó el partido en la revolución.The group claimed that the party had played a leading role in the revolution.
c. management
La nombraron en un cargo dirigente debido a su vasta experiencia.She was appointed to a management position on account of her vast experience.
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el gerente, la gerente(
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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. (profession)
a. manager
Silvia es la gerente de compras.Silvia is the purchasing manager.
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