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"Empleado" is a noun which is often translated as "employee", and "botones" is a noun which is often translated as "bellboy". Learn more about the difference between "empleado" and "botones" below.
el empleado, la empleada(
ehm
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pleh
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ah
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doh
)
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. (employed person)
a. employee
La empresa en la que trabajo tiene 500 empleados.The company I work for has 500 employees.
b. worker
Los empleados pueden utilizar esta sala a la hora de comer.The workers are allowed to use this room during their lunch break.
c. clerk (in a bank or office)
La empleada me dijo que tenía que tener copia de mi informe de crédito para conseguir la hipoteca.The clerk told me that I needed to have a copy of my credit report in order to receive the mortgage.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (utilized)
a. used
Algunas de las armas empleadas en la película se están subastando.Some of the weapons used in the movie are being auctioned.
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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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