Quick answer
"Dueño" is a noun which is often translated as "owner", and "señor" is a noun which is often translated as "man". Learn more about the difference between "dueño" and "señor" 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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señor(
seh
-
nyohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (adult male)
a. man
El señor de la tienda me cobró 25 dólares.The man at the store charged me 25 dollars.
b. gentleman
Está saliendo con un señor que conoció en el club de golf.She's dating a gentleman she met at the golf club.
2. (spouse)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. husband
Le dijo a su señor que no se le olvidara la leche para su bebé.She told her husband not to forget the milk for their baby.
3. (boss)
a. master
El señor ha contratado cinco jardineros.The master has hired five gardeners.
4. (form of address)
a. sir
Señor, ¿le gustaría una taza de té?Would you like a cup of tea, sir?
b. Mr. (title)
El señor Ramírez llega mañana de Madrid.Mr. Ramirez arrives tomorrow from Madrid.
c. Sir (title)
Al conferirle el título de caballero, ahora se conoce como Sir Richard.Having been knighted, he is now known as Sir Richard.
d. Lord (title)
El señor Neuberger fue presidente de la corte suprema del Reino Unido.Lord Neuberger was president of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(splendid)
a. awesome
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Qué señor coche tienes!What an awesome car you have!
Señor
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (religion)
a. Lord
El Señor, tu Dios, está en medio de ustedes. The Lord your God is in your midst.
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