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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "camarero" is a noun which is often translated as "waiter". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "camarero" below.
el(
ehl
)
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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el camarero, la camarera(
kah
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mah
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reh
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roh
)
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. (restaurant staff)
a. waiter (masculine)
El camarero nos tomó la orden.The waiter took our order.
b. waitress (feminine)
La camarera me trajo otra bebida.The waitress brought me another drink.
2. (hotel staff)
a. bellboy (masculine)
El camarero llevó el equipaje a la habitación.The bellboy took the luggage to the bedroom.
b. maid (feminine)
La camarera limpió la habitación y trajo toallas.The maid cleaned the room and brought towels.
3. (transportation staff)
a. steward (masculine)
El camarero nos indicó nuestros asientos.The steward showed us to our seats.
b. stewardess (feminine)
La camarera nos dijo que nos abrocháramos el cinturón.The stewardess told us to fasten our seat belts.
c. flight attendant (on a plane)
La camarera me dio un refresco gratis.The flight attendant gave me a free soda.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (royal staff)
a. chamberlain
El camarero puso en orden la oficina del rey.The chamberlain put the king's office in order.
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