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"Lecturer" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la conferenciante", and "professor" is a noun which is often translated as "el profesor". Learn more about the difference between "lecturer" and "professor" below.
lecturer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (visiting speaker)
a. el conferenciante
(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 conferenciante
(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 evening's lecturer will be talking about the African diaspora in the Caribbean.La conferenciante de esta noche hablará sobre la diáspora africana en el Caribe.
b. el conferencista
(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 conferencista
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Since leaving political office, he has become a well-known lecturer on international affairs.Desde que dejó su cargo político, se convirtió en un conocido conferencista sobre asuntos internacionales.
2. (education)
a. el profesor de universidad
(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 profesora de universidad
(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 father was a lecturer in philosophy.Mi padre era profesor de universidad y enseñaba filosofía.
b. el profesor
(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 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 offered a post as a lecturer in the chemistry department of Pittsburgh University.Le ofrecieron un puesto de profesora en el departamento de química de la Universidad de Pittsburgh.
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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. (educator at a college or university)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el profesor
(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 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).
Our economics professor didn't show up today.Nuestro profesor de economía no vino hoy.
2. (university academic of the highest rank) (United Kingdom)
a. el catedrático
(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 catedrática
(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 professor's lecture was very interesting.La clase del catedrático fue muy interesante.
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