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"Encargado" is an adjective which is often translated as "in charge of", and "cargado" is an adjective which is often translated as "loaded". Learn more about the difference between "encargado" and "cargado" below.
encargado(
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kahr
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gah
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (accountable)
a. in charge of
¿Quién es el encargado de este proyecto de construcción?Who is in charge of this construction project?
b. responsible for
Carmen es la directora encargada de los asuntos sociales.Carmen is the director responsible for social affairs.
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. (responsible person)
a. manager
Tengo una queja y quiero hablar con el encargado.I have a complaint, and I want to talk to the manager.
b. person in charge
¿A qué hora llega la encargada de este turno?What time does the person in charge of this shift arrive?
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cargado(
kahr
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gah
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (full)
a. loaded
El camión ya está cargado con la mercancía.The truck is already loaded with the merchandise.
2. (intense)
a. strong
Solo me gusta el café si está cargado.I only like coffee if it's strong.
3. (weaponry)
a. loaded
No sabía que el arma estaba cargada y disparó sin querer.He didn't know the weapon was loaded and fired by accident.
4. (weather)
a. overcast
El cielo está cargado, parece que va a llover.The sky is overcast, it looks like it's going to rain.
b. close
Necesito refrescarme, el día está muy cargado hoy.I need to freshen up. The day is too close today.
c. heavy
La neblina estaba tan cargada que no nos dejaba ver nada.The fog was so heavy that we couldn't see anything.
5. (unbreathable)
a. smoky
Todos estaban fumando y la habitación estaba tan cargada que no podía distinguir sus caras.Everybody was smoking and the room was so smoky that I couldn't distinguish their faces.
b. stuffy
Los vestidores siempre están cargados, no hay ni una ventana.The locker room is always stuffy. There's not one window.
6. (fraught)
a. tense
El ambiente estaba tan cargado que me temí lo peor.The atmosphere grew so tense that I feared the worst.
7. (electricity)
a. charged
Las pilas del control ya están cargadas.The batteries for the remote are already charged.
8. (tricked)
a. loaded
Uno de los jugadores tenía unos dados cargados.One of the players had some loaded dice.
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