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"Botones" is a noun which is often translated as "bellboy", and "huésped" is a noun which is often translated as "guest". Learn more about the difference between "botones" and "huésped" below.
el botones, la botones(
boh
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toh
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nehs
)
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. (hotel staff)
a. bellboy (masculine)
El botones ha olvidado una de mis maletas en la recepción.The bellboy forgot one of my suitcases at reception.
b. bellhop
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Crees que hace falta darle propina al botones?Do you think I need to give the bellhop a tip?
2. (office staff)
a. office boy (masculine)
Empezó de botones en la empresa.He started as an office boy in the company.
b. office girl (feminine)
La botones ha recogido todos los contratos firmados.The office girl has collected all the signed contracts.
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el huésped, la huésped(
wehs
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pehd
)
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. (person paying for lodging)
a. guest
El Hotel Flamingo puede albergar hasta 1,200 huéspedes.The Flamingo Hotel can lodge up to 1,200 guests.
b. lodger (in someone's house)
Mary Lou buscó una huésped para ayudarla a pagar los gastos.Mary Lou looked for a lodger to help pay expenses.
c. boarder (in a house or school)
La Escuela Kennedy tiene 250 huéspedes.The Kennedy School has 250 boarders.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (biology)
a. host
El mosquito Aedes aegypti es huésped del virus del dengue.The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the host of the dengue virus.
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