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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "vendedor" is a noun which is often translated as "salesperson". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "vendedor" 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 vendedor, la vendedora(
behn
-
deh
-
dohr
)
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 who sells)
a. salesperson
¿Me puede enviar un vendedor para ayudarme a escoger un coche?Can you send over a salesperson to help me choose a car?
b. salesman (masculine)
Robert trabaja de vendedor en Dow Chemicals.Robert works as a salesman for Dow Chemicals.
c. saleswoman (feminine)
Adriana fue la vendedora más efectiva este trimestre.Adriana was the most effective saleswoman this quarter.
d. seller
El vendedor de este cuadro ha pedido que su identidad permanezca confidencial.The seller of this painting has requested that their identity remain confidential.
e. salesclerk (in a store)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Te enviaré un vendedor para ayudarte.I'll send over a salesclerk to help you.
f. shop assistant (in a store) (United Kingdom)
La vendedora le traerá el perfume que quiere.The shop assistant will fetch the perfume you want.
g. stallholder (in a market)
Los vendedores sufrieron muchas pérdidas por el mal tiempo.The stallholders suffered big losses because of the bad weather.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (business or person that sells)
a. vendor
Los principales vendedores en Monterrey son empresas extranjeras.The principal vendors in Monterrey are foreign companies.
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