Quick answer
"Lady" is a noun which is often translated as "la señora", and "madam" is a noun which is also often translated as "la señora". Learn more about the difference between "lady" and "madam" 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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madam(
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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. (form of address)
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'm sorry, madam. That size is out of stock.Lo siento, señora. Ya no nos queda esa talla.
2. (brothel manager)
a. la madama
(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 madam treated her girls well because she wanted to please her customers.La madama trataba bien a sus chicas porque quería complacer a sus clientes.
b. la madame
(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 was the madam of one of the most luxurious brothels in town.Era la madame de uno de los prostíbulos más lujosos de la ciudad.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(conceited and bossy girl) (United Kingdom)
a. la mocosa
(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).
And you can mind your manners, you little madam!¡Qué modales son esos, mocosa!
b. la engreída
(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 was a hoity-toity little madam, always wanting her own way.Era una engreída que siempre quería salirse con la suya.
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