Quick answer
"Lawyer" is a noun which is often translated as "el abogado", and "solicitor" is a noun which is often translated as "el representante comercial". Learn more about the difference between "lawyer" and "solicitor" below.
lawyer(
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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. (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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solicitor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (salesperson)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el representante comercial
(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 representanta comerciala
(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).
A solicitor showed up at the office trying to sell us pocket protectors.Apareció un representante comercial que trataba de vendernos protectores de bolsillo.
2. (legal)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el abogado responsable de las cuestiones legales de un municipio
(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 responsable de las cuestiones legales de un municipio
(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).
This is a case that must be handled by a solicitor.Este es un caso que debe manejar un abogado responsable de las cuestiones legales de un municipio.
3. (legal) (United Kingdom)
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 defendant consulted with his solicitor about the case.El acusado se reunió con su abogada para hablar sobre el caso.
b. el notario
(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 notaria
(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).
(for wills and contracts of sale)
The solicitor explained the terms of the will to her client.La notaria le explicó los términos del testamento a su cliente.
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