Quick answer
"Ladies and gentlemen" is a phrase which is often translated as "damas y caballeros", and "gentleman" is a noun which is often translated as "el caballero". Learn more about the difference between "ladies and gentlemen" and "gentleman" below.
ladies and gentlemen
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. damas y caballeros
Ladies and gentlemen, your attention, please.Damas y caballeros, su atención, por favor.
b. señoras y señores
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for a fascinating presentation.Señoras y señores, prepárense para una presentación fascinante.
c. señoras y caballeros
Nevertheless, ladies and gentlemen, the show must go on.Sin embargo, señoras y caballeros, el espectáculo debe continuar.
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gentleman(
jehn
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tuhl
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mihn
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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. (man in general)
a. el caballero
(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 second door to the left is the gentlemen's restroom.La segunda puerta a la izquierda es el baño de caballeros.
b. el señor
(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).
Would you tell the gentleman in the blue suit to wait for me just a minute?¿Le dices al señor del traje azul que me espere un minuto?
2. (courteous man)
a. el caballero
(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).
Your brother is very polite; he is such a gentleman.Tu hermano es muy amable; es todo un caballero.
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(noble man)
a. el gentilhombre
(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 book is about a gentleman from King Fernando's court.El libro trata de un gentilhombre de la corte del rey Fernando.
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