Quick answer
"Faculty" is a noun which is often translated as "la facultad", and "principal" is a noun which is often translated as "el director". Learn more about the difference between "faculty" and "principal" below.
faculty(
fah
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kuhl
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di
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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. (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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principal(
prihn
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suh
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puhl
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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. (education)
a. el director
(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).
, la directora
(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).
The new principal is enforcing stricter rules and regulations.El nuevo director va a imponer reglas y normas más estrictas.
b. el rector
(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).
, la rectora
(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).
(college)
The application form should be completed by the university principal.La rectora de la universidad debe rellenar el formulario de solicitud.
2. (finance)
a. el capital
(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).
Can I withdraw my principal before 30 days?¿Puedo retirar mi capital inversor antes de 30 días?
3. (arts)
a. el protagonista
(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).
, la protagonista
(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).
(theater)
Who was the principal in the movie we watched last night?¿Quién fue la protagonista de la película que vimos anoche?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (foremost)
a. principal
My work is my principal source of income.Mi trabajo es mi principal fuente de ingresos.
5. (music)
a. primer
Mark is the principal violinist in the New York Symphony Orchestra.Mark es el primer violonista para la Orquesta Sinfónica de Nueva York.
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