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"Dueño" is a noun which is often translated as "owner", and "casero" is an adjective which is often translated as "homemade". Learn more about the difference between "dueño" and "casero" below.
el dueño, la dueña(
dweh
-
nyoh
)
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. (one who owns)
a. owner
El dueño del nuevo restaurante nos invitó a la inauguración.The owner of the new restaurant invited us to the grand opening.
b. proprietor
Gerardo celebró diez años como el dueño de la tienda local de deportes.Gerardo celebrated ten years as the proprietor of the local sporting goods store.
c. landlord
Nuestro dueño aumentó la renta de nuevo, así que nos mudamos.Our landlord raised the rent again, so we're moving out.
d. landlady (feminine)
Ella es la dueña de un complejo de apartamentos entero.She is the landlady of an entire apartment complex.
e. proprietress (feminine)
¿A qué te dedicas, Dorothy? - Soy la dueña de una librería.What do you do for a living, Dorothy? - I'm the proprietress of a bookstore.
2. (control; used with "de")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La reunión empezó a desmoronarse hasta que el abogado habló y se hizo dueño de la situación.The meeting was starting to fall apart until the lawyer spoke and took control of the situation.
Las olas eran muy grandes, pero los expertos surfistas fueron dueños de la situación.The waves were very big, but the expert surfers were in control of the situation.
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casero(
kah
-
seh
-
roh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (made at home)
a. homemade
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
De hecho, me gusta más el flan comprado que el casero.I actually prefer store-bought crème caramel to the homemade kind.
Todavía no he probado los macarrones con queso caseros que hace tu esposo. - Ay, no sabes de lo que te pierdes.I still haven't tried your husband's homemade mac and cheese. - Oh, you don't know what you're missing.
b. home-made (United Kingdom)
¿Es este pan casero?Is this home-made bread?
2. (rudimentary)
a. amateur
El accidente aéreo quedó registrado en un video casero.An amateur video captured the plane crash.
b. homemade
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Una bomba casera fue detonada cerca de la estación de policía.A homemade bomb was detonated near the police station.
c. home-made (United Kingdom)
Es un método casero que da muy buenos resultados.It's a home-made method that gives very good results.
3. (related to housekeeping)
a. domestic
El puesto requiere trabajo casero como cocinar y hacer la limpieza.The job involves domestic duties like cooking and cleaning.
4. (fond of one's home)
a. home-loving
Yo no soy una persona casera; me gusta mucho la calle.I'm not a home-loving person; I love going out.
b. home-lover (noun)
Mi marido prefiere quedarse en casa leyendo que salir a cenar. Es muy casero.My husband prefers staying at home and reading to dining out. He's very much the home-lover.
c. homebody (noun)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Yo en invierno me vuelvo muy casera.I become a real homebody in winter.
5. (local)
a. home
El partido acabó con una victoria casera.The match ended in a home win.
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).
6. (dueño)
a. landlord (masculine)
El casero vive en el piso de arriba y se encarga del mantenimiento del edificio.The landlord lives upstairs and takes care of the building's maintenance.
b. landlady (feminine)
Avisamos a la casera de que no queremos renovar el contrato de alquiler.We notified the landlady that we don't want to renew the lease.
7. (guard)
a. caretaker
Busco casero para cuidar de una finca de 100 acres en Extremadura.I'm looking for a caretaker for my 100-acre ranch in Extremadura.
8. (client)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. customer
Los conozco porque eran caseros de la tienda de mis abuelos.I know them because they were customers at my grandparents' store.
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