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"Dueño" is a noun which is often translated as "owner", and "maestro" is a noun which is often translated as "teacher". Learn more about the difference between "dueño" and "maestro" 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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el maestro, la maestra(
mah
-
ehs
-
troh
)
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
El Sr. Finley es un maestro en la escuela primaria Jefferson.Mr. Finley is a teacher at Jefferson Elementary School.
b. schoolteacher
Mi prima es maestra en Valencia.My cousin is a schoolteacher in Valencia.
2. (university education)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. professor
Mi maestro de mate estudió la maestría en MIT.My math professor got his master's at MIT.
3. (skilled person)
a. master
Stephanie es una maestra de esgrima.Stephanie is a master of fencing.
4. (music)
a. maestro
El maestro venezolano, Gustavo Dudamel Ramírez, está revitalizando el mundo de la música clásica.The Venezuelan maestro, Gustavo Dudamel Ramirez, is reinvigorating the world of classical music.
5. (games)
a. master
Sam Sevian llegó a ser un maestro de ajedrez a la edad de 13.Sam Sevian became a chess master at the age of 13.
6. (bullfighting)
a. matador
El maestro ha lidiado con incontables toros.The matador has fought countless bulls.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (main)
a. master
El conserje tiene una llave maestra para todos los salones de la escuela.The custodian has a master key for all the rooms in the school.
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