Quick answer
"Faculty" is a noun which is often translated as "la facultad", and "staff" is a noun which is often translated as "el personal". Learn more about the difference between "faculty" and "staff" below.
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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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staff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (personnel)
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 staff of the office works hard.El personal de la oficina trabaja mucho.
b. los empleados
(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 staff went on strike.Los empleados se pusieron en huelga.
c. la plantilla
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I became part of the company's staff in 2002.Me incorporé a la plantilla de la empresa en 2002.
d. la planta
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She's part of the staff at St. Andrew's Hospital.Forma parte de la planta del hospital de St. Andrew.
2. (military)
a. el Estado Mayor
(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 secretary-general of NATO leads the organization's staff.El secretario general de la OTAN está al mando del Estado Mayor de la organización.
3. (stick)
a. el bastón
(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).
He was clad in rags and used a staff to walk with.Iba cubierto de harapos y utilizaba un bastón para caminar.
b. el báculo
(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).
(of a bishop)
The bishop's staff is made of gold.El báculo del obispo está hecho de oro.
4. (music)
a. el pentagrama
(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).
You need to learn how to read the notes on the staff.Tienes que aprender a leer las notas del pentagrama.
5. (flagpole)
a. el asta
(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 flag was flying at half staff.La bandera ondeaba a media asta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to provide with personnel)
a. dotar de personal
We are looking for people to staff the facilities.Estamos buscando a gente para dotar de personal las instalaciones.
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