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"Empresario" is a noun which is often translated as "businessman", and "profesional" is an adjective which is often translated as "professional". Learn more about the difference between "empresario" and "profesional" 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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profesional(
proh
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feh
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syoh
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nahl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to a profession)
a. professional
¿Tiene usted alguna experiencia profesional?Have you got any professional experience?
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).
2. (trained person)
a. professional
El electricista que vino a nuestra casa es un profesional.The electrician that came to our house was a professional.
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