Quick answer
"Docente" is a noun which is often translated as "teacher", and "profesor" is a noun which is also often translated as "teacher". Learn more about the difference between "docente" and "profesor" below.
el docente, la docente(
doh
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sehn
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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. (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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el profesor, la profesora(
proh
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feh
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sohr
)
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. (educator)
a. teacher
La Sra. Romero es mi profesora favorita.Mrs. Romero is my favorite teacher.
b. instructor
Contrató a una profesora de esquí para mejorar sus habilidades.He hired a ski instructor to improve his abilities.
c. professor (university)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los profesores de mi universidad son los mejores.The professors at my university are the best.
d. lecturer (university) (United Kingdom)
El profesor de mi clase de italiano es muy difícil de entender.The lecturer in my Italian class is very difficult to understand.
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