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"Edil" is a noun which is often translated as "council member", and "concejal" is a noun which is often translated as "city councilor". Learn more about the difference between "edil" and "concejal" below.
el edil, la edila(
eh
-
deel
)
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. (politics)
a. council member
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Antes de ser senadora, Robinson fue edil en su ciudad.Before becoming a senator, Robinson was a council member in her town.
b. councilor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Dos ediles se presentarán a la reelección en junio.Two councilors are seeking reelection in June.
c. councilman (masculine)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tres ediles de la oposición votaron en contra del proyecto.Three councilmen from the opposition party voted against the project.
d. councilwoman (feminine)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hay una edil que presentó una propuesta para abolir los coches en el centro.There's a councilwoman who has put forward a proposal for banning cars from downtown.
e. councillor (United Kingdom)
Muchos políticos inician sus carreras como ediles.Many politicians start their careers as councillors.
f. town councillor (United Kingdom)
Cinco ediles fueron acusados de corrupción por la cámara de empresarios local.Five town councillors were accused of corruption by the local business chamber.
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).
2. (history)
a. aedile
Cicerón fue edil en el 69 a.C.Cicero was an aedile in 69 BC.
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el concejal, la concejala(
kohn
-
seh
-
hahl
)
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. (politics)
a. city councilor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El nuevo alcalde y los concejales posaron para una fotografía para el periódico.The new mayor and the city councilors took a picture for the newspaper.
b. city councillor (United Kingdom)
Los concejales están en una reunión con el gobernador de la provincia en el ayuntamiento.The city councillors and the governor of the province are having a meeting at the town hall.
c. town councilor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El concejal Pacífico se postulará a alcalde el año que viene.Town councilor Pacifico will run for mayor next year.
d. town councillor (United Kingdom)
Los concejales votaron en contra de la reforma tributaria.The town councillors voted against the tax reform.
e. councilman (masculine)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi tío es concejal de la ciudad de Puebla.My uncle is councilman for the city of Puebla.
f. councilwoman (feminine)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Las concejalas se quejaron del machismo que existe en la municipalidad.Councilwomen complained about misogyny at city hall.
g. city councilman (masculine)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El concejal Hernán Pelizzari está involucrado en el escándalo del soborno.City councilman Hernan Pelizzari is involved in the bribery scandal.
h. town councilman (masculine)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Una secretaria del ayuntamiento denunció a un concejal por abuso sexual.A secretary at the city hall sued a town councilman for sexual harassment.
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