Quick answer
"Faculty" is a noun which is often translated as "la facultad", and "personnel" is a noun which is often translated as "el personal". Learn more about the difference between "faculty" and "personnel" below.
faculty(
fah
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kuhl
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di
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sense)
a. la facultad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't think his grandfather is in full possession of his mental faculties.No creo que su abuelo esté en pleno uso de sus facultades mentales.
2. (ability)
a. la facilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She has a faculty for picking up a new language very quickly.Tiene facilidad para aprender rápidamente un nuevo idioma.
b. la aptitud
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
As teachers, our aim is to encourage the faculty for independent thought in our students.Como profesores, nuestro objetivo es fomentar la aptitud de pensamiento independiente de los estudiantes.
3. (education)
a. la facultad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(university department)
Mark is dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland.Mark es decano de la Facultad de Educación en la Universidad de Auckland.
b. el cuerpo docente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(teaching staff)
The success of the new English Literature program depends on the faculty's support.El éxito del nuevo programa de Literatura Inglesa depende del apoyo de la facultad.
c. el profesorado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The education cuts have meant that half the faculty have lost their jobs.Los recortes en educación han hecho que se despida a la mitad del profesorado de la universidad.
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personnel(
puhr
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suh
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nehl
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (staff)
a. el personal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The personnel are suffering from low morale due to understaffing.El personal tiene la moral muy baja por la falta de empleados.
2. (department)
a. el departamento de personal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have to sign my contract and return it to personnel.Tengo que firmar mi contrato y devolverlo al departamento de personal.
b. la sección de personal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If I'm out sick, I inform my manager rather than personnel.Si estoy ausente por enfermedad, le informo a mi jefe y no a la sección de personal.
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