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"Viajero" is a noun which is often translated as "traveler", and "huésped" is a noun which is often translated as "guest". Learn more about the difference between "viajero" and "huésped" below.
viajero(
byah
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heh
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roh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (person)
a. traveler
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Algunos viajeros se apresuran a llegar, mientras otros disfrutan del viaje.Some travelers rush to arrive, while others enjoy the journey.
b. traveller (United Kingdom)
No soy muy buen viajero; prefiero quedarme en casa.I'm not a very good traveller; I would rather stay at home.
c. passenger
Hay 142 viajeros a bordo del crucero.There are 142 passengers aboard the cruise ship.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (that travels)
a. traveling
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
John es un vendedor viajero.John is a traveling salesman.
b. travelling (United Kingdom)
¿Conoces a alguien que sea una vendedora viajera?Do you know anyone who is a travelling saleswoman?
3. (animal)
a. migratory
Casi un 20% de las aves del mundo son viajeros.Almost 20% of the world's birds are migratory.
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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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