Quick answer
"Lady" is a noun which is often translated as "la señora", and "mistress" is a noun which is also often translated as "la señora". Learn more about the difference between "lady" and "mistress" 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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mistress(
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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 in authority)
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).
(of a household or a servant)
Her new mistress was much stricter than the previous one.La nueva señora era mucho más estricta que la anterior.
b. el ama
(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).
(of household, servant, dog)
A man knocked at the door and asked to see the mistress of the house.Un hombre llamó a la puerta y pidió hablar con el ama de la casa.
2. (lover)
a. la amante
(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).
His mistress wanted him to leave his wife.Su amante quería que dejara a su esposa.
b. la querida
(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 king maintained several mistresses.El rey tenía varias queridas.
3. (education) (United Kingdom)
a. la maestra
(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).
Every mistress that taught him had found him a difficult pupil.Cada maestra que había tenido descubría que era un alumno difícil.
b. la profesora
(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 music mistress at the school for over 20 years.Fue profesora de música en ese colegio durante más de 20 años.
4.
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)
(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).
Mistress Oaks ran the local tavern.La señora Oaks llevaba la taberna del pueblo.
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