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"Lady" is a noun which is often translated as "la señora", and "ma'am" is a noun which is also often translated as "la señora". Learn more about the difference between "lady" and "ma'am" below.
lady(
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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. (woman)
a. la señora
(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 talked to an old lady at the library.Hablé con una señora mayor en la biblioteca.
b. la dama
(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).
(formal)
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our show.Damas y caballeros, bienvenidos a nuestro espectáculo.
2. (refined woman)
a. la dama
(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).
My grandmother was a real lady.Mi abuela era una auténtica dama.
3. (noblewoman)
a. la lady
(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).
Lady Ascot will come for tea at five.Lady Ascot vendrá a tomar el té de las cinco.
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ma'am(
mahm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (form of address)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la señora
(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).
Would you care for a glass of champagne, ma'am?¿Desea una copa de champán, señora?
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