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"Governor" is a noun which is often translated as "el gobernador", and "don" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ponerse". Learn more about the difference between "governor" and "don" below.
governor(
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vuhr
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nuhr
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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. (politics)
a. el gobernador
(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 gobernadora
(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 governor of California is one of the presidential candidates.Uno de los candidatos presidenciales es el gobernador de California.
2. (head of prison) (United Kingdom)
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).
Governor Godfrey is proud of heading the most effective prison in the country.El director Godfrey está orgulloso de ser el responsable de la prisión más efectiva del país.
3. (mechanics)
a. el regulador
(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 speed of the engine is controlled by the governor.La velocidad del motor la regula el regulador.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boss) (United Kingdom)
a. el jefe
(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 jefa
(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 the governor finds out you have been stealing cans of beer, he's going to fire you.Si el jefe se entera de que has estado robando latas de cerveza, te va a despedir.
b. el patrón
(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 patrona
(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).
Governor, are you ever coming to the pub with the boys after work?Patrón, ¿alguna vez vas a venir al pub con los muchachos después del trabajo?
5. (education) (United Kingdom)
a. el miembro del consejo
(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 school governors scheduled a meeting to discuss how to improve the pupils' education.Los miembros del consejo escolar acordaron una reunión para debatir cómo mejorar la educación de los alumnos.
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don(
dan
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to put on)
a. ponerse
He donned the champions jersey and posed for the photographers.Se puso la camiseta de campeón y posó para los fotógrafos.
b. enfundarse
Grace donned an amazing gown for the ball.Grace se enfundó en un impresionante vestido para el baile.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (professional) (United Kingdom)
a. el profesor universitario
(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 profesora universitaria
(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).
He has enjoyed the life of a Cambridge don for years.Ha disfrutado de la vida de un profesor universitario de Cambridge durante años.
3. (mafia boss)
a. el capo
(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).
When the don offers a suggestion, it isn't a suggestion, it's an order.Cuando el don ofrece una sugerencia, no es una sugerencia, es una orden.
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