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"Estampado" is an adjective which is often translated as "printed", and "patrón" is a noun which is often translated as "boss". Learn more about the difference between "estampado" and "patrón" below.
estampado(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (imprinted)
a. printed
Compré un nuevo sobrecama estampado con motivos florales.I bought a new bedspread printed in floral motifs.
b. print
No sé si ponerme el vestido estampado o el azul liso.I don't know if I should wear the print dress or the solid blue one.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (act of impressing)
a. printing
Puedes hacer el estampado de las tarjetas a color o en blanco y negro.You could do the printing of the cards in color or in black and white.
b. stamping
Mi hobby es el estampado en tela con tintas vegetales.My hobby is stamping on fabric with vegetable inks.
c. embossing (with raised pattern)
Esos artesanos se especializan en el estampado en láminas de aluminio.Those artisans specialize in embossings on aluminum foil.
3. (design, imprint)
a. pattern
El estampado de florecitas de este vestido es muy bonito.The little flowers pattern on this dress is quite beautiful.
b. print
Me gusta más la tela con el estampado de cuadros que la del de rayas.I like the fabric with the checkered print better than the one with the stripes.
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el patrón, la patrona(
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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 in charge)
a. boss
El patrón dice que soy el mejor empleado.My boss says I'm the best employee.
b. employer
El patrón echó a diez obreros de la fábrica.The employer fired ten factory workers.
c. owner
Tendrás que consultarlo con el patrón. Yo soy solo un empleado.You will have to ask the owner about that. I'm just an employee.
2. (person who has servants)
a. master (masculine)
Los esclavos desobedecieron al patrón y fueron castigados.The slaves disobeyed the master and were punished.
b. mistress (feminine)
Las sirvientas están ayudando a la patrona a vestirse.The servants are helping the mistress to get dressed.
3. (owner of leased property)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. landlord (masculine)
El patrón dice que le debo dos meses de alquiler.The landlord claims I owe him two months' rent.
b. landlady (feminine)
Mike no paga el alquiler porque la patrona es su madre.Mike doesn't pay rent because the landlady is his mother.
4. (nautical)
a. skipper
El patrón y la tripulación están reparando la nave.The skipper and the crew are repairing the vessel.
5. (religious)
a. patron saint
San Francisco de Asís es el patrón de los animales.Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
6. (model)
a. pattern
El batería tocaba un patrón rítmico que se repetía.The drummer played a repetitive rhythmic pattern.
7. (measurement)
a. standard
Este es el patrón de medida que usamos en nuestras fábricas.This is the measurement standard that we have in our factories.
8. (sewing)
a. pattern
Vendemos patrones de bordado a mano para prendas de vestir.We sell hand sewing patterns for clothing.
9. (botany)
a. stock
Le injerté un retoño al patrón.I grafted the scion to the stock.
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