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"Empresario" is a noun which is often translated as "businessman", and "emprendedor" is a noun which is often translated as "entrepreneur". Learn more about the difference between "empresario" and "emprendedor" below.
el empresario, la empresaria(
ehm
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preh
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sah
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ryoh
)
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. (businessperson)
a. businessman (masculine)
Se convirtió en empresario al heredar la empresa de su padre.He became a businessman when he inherited his father's business.
b. businesswoman (feminine)
Lili se convirtió en una empresaria exitosa en la industria del acero.Lili became a successful businesswoman in the steel industry.
2. (entertainment manager)
a. impresario (theater)
El éxito de este grupo de teatro se debe al excelente empresario que nos dirige.The success of this theater group is due to the excellent impresario who leads us.
b. promoter (boxing)
Su carrera en el boxeo despegó cuando su empresario le consiguió peleas en Las Vegas.His boxing career took off when his promoter booked him fights in Las Vegas.
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el emprendedor, la emprendedora(
ehm
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prehn
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deh
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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. (commerce)
a. entrepreneur
Los emprendedores locales ayudaron a financiar el proyecto de restauración de la ciudad.Local entrepreneurs helped to finance the city's restoration project.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (business-minded)
a. entrepreneurial
Fue gracias a su espíritu emprendedor que pudo abrir el restaurante en menos de un mes.It was thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit that he was able to open the restaurant in less than a month.
b. enterprising
Heredó el negocio familiar porque era el más emprendedor de todos los hijos.He inherited the family business because he was the most enterprising of all the children.
c. go-ahead
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Con esta nueva gerente emprendedora, estoy más seguro que nunca de que los negocios van a ir como la seda.With this new go-ahead manager, I am surer than ever that business will run smoothly.
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