Quick answer
"Loudspeaker" is a noun which is often translated as "el altavoz", and "speaker" is a noun which is also often translated as "el altavoz". Learn more about the difference between "loudspeaker" and "speaker" below.
loudspeaker
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (electronics)
a. el altavoz
(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).
We listened for the announcement over the loudspeaker.Intentábamos escuchar el anuncio por el altavoz.
b. el altoparlante
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The pilot turned on the loudspeaker and greeted the passengers.El piloto encendió el altoparlante y saludó a los pasajeros.
c. la bocina
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
Did you hear someone call my name over the loudspeaker?¿Oíste a alguien decir mi nombre por la bocina?
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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. (electronics)
a. el altavoz
(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).
The speakers in the car are very loud.Los altavoces del coche son muy ruidosos.
b. el altoparlante
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
They have six speakers in their surround sound system.Tienen seis altoparlantes en su sistema de sonido envolvente.
c. el parlante
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
You should connect the speakers to the computer.Deberías conectar los parlantes a la computadora.
d. la bocina
(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)
How do I turn up the volume on the speakers?¿Cómo subo el volumen de las bocinas?
2. (person talking)
a. el orador
(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 oradora
(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).
(at a meeting)
The guest speaker will arrive shortly.El orador invitado llegará en breve.
b. el interlocutor
(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 interlocutora
(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).
(in conversation)
Right now Julia is the speaker. Please wait your turn.En este momento Julia es la interlocutora. Por favor espera tu turno.
c. 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).
(at a conference)
She is an excellent speaker. She always captivates the audience.Ella es una conferenciante excelente. Siempre cautiva a la audiencia.
3. (of a language)
a. el hablante
(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 hablante
(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).
There are a lot of French speakers at the meeting.Hay muchos hablantes de francés en la reunión.
4. (government)
a. el presidente
(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 presidenta
(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 Speaker of the House belongs to a liberal party.El presidente de la cámara pertenece a un partido liberal.
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