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"Copiloto" is a noun which is often translated as "copilot", and "piloto" is a noun which is often translated as "pilot". Learn more about the difference between "copiloto" and "piloto" below.
el copiloto, la copiloto(
koh
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pee
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loh
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toh
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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. copilot
En la cabina hay tres personas: el pilot, el copiloto y el navegador.There are three people in the cabin: the pilot, the copilot, and the navigator.
b. co-pilot
El piloto fue al baño y el copiloto tomó el mando.The pilot went to the bathroom and the co-pilot took over.
c. co-driver (in a motor vehicle)
El copiloto advirtió que a 200 metros había un salto.The co-driver warning that there was a jump 200 meters ahead.
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el piloto, la piloto(
pee
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loh
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toh
)
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. pilot (of an aircraft)
El piloto se desmayó y el copiloto tomó el control del avión.The pilot fainted and the copilot took control of the plane.
b. driver (de un coche)
Sacaron a la piloto del coche destrozado antes de que se prendiera fuego.The driver was pulled out of the wrecked car before it burst into flames.
c. rider (of a motorcycle or bicycle)
El piloto que me chocó dejó su moto tirada y se fue corriendo.The rider who collided with me abandoned his bike and ran off.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (automobile)
a. taillight
Alguien rompió el piloto de su Mercedes-Benz con un bate.Someone smashed the taillight of his Mercedes-Benz with a bat.
b. rear light
El piloto se enciende cuando se pisa los frenos.The rear light will go on when you step on the brakes.
3. (electrical appliance)
a. pilot light
Oigo el gas pero el piloto no se prende.I hear the gas but the pilot light won't go on.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (experimental)
a. pilot
Si el episodio piloto tiene éxito, la cadena contratará una temporada entera.If the pilot episode is successful, the network will sign for an entire season.
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