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"Gerente" is a noun which is often translated as "manager", and "secretaría" is a noun which is often translated as "secretary's office". Learn more about the difference between "gerente" and "secretaría" below.
el gerente, la gerente(
heh
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rehn
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teh
)
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. manager
Silvia es la gerente de compras.Silvia is the purchasing manager.
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secretaría(
seh
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kreh
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tah
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ree
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ah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (workplace)
a. secretary's office
Me dirigí a la secretaría del colegio para poner una reclamación.I went to the school's secretary's office to file a complaint.
2. (post or job)
a. secretaryship
El presidente del club tiene personas de confianza que llevan la tesorería y la secretaría.The club's president has people he trusts running the treasury and secretaryship.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Glenda se hizo cargo de la secretaría de la asociación.Glenda took over as the association's secretary.
El señor López renunció a la secretaría después de años en el cargo.Mr. Lopez resigned as secretary after years in the post.
3. (department in large organization)
a. secretariat
Trabaja como traductora para la Secretaría de la Organización Mundial de la Salud.She works as a translator for the World Health Organization Secretariat.
4. (politics)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. ministry
La Secretaría de Educación dotará de más medios a las escuelas.The Ministry of Education will provide schools with more resources.
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