Quick answer
"Lawyer" is a noun which is often translated as "el abogado", and "attorney" is a noun which is also often translated as "el abogado". Learn more about the difference between "lawyer" and "attorney" below.
lawyer(
loy
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uhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (profession)
a. el abogado
(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 abogada
(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 matter ended up in the hands of lawyers.El asunto acabó en manos de abogados.
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attorney(
uh
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tuhr
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ni
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (profession)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el abogado
(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 abogada
(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).
We were appointed an attorney who specializes in copyright infringement.Nos designaron un abogado especializado en violación de derechos de autor.
2. (legal)
a. el representante legal
(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 representante legal
(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 authorize my attorney to sign checks on my behalf.Autorizo a mi representante legal a firmar cheques en mi nombre.
b. el apoderado
(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 apoderada
(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 attorney will sign and send you the document only after I have read it.Mi apoderado firmará y enviará el documento una vez que yo lo haya leído.
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