Quick answer
"Officers" is a form of "officer", a noun which is often translated as "el/la oficial". "Employees" is a form of "employee", a noun which is often translated as "el empleado". Learn more about the difference between "officers" and "employees" below.
officer(
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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. (military)
a. el oficial
(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 oficial
(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 navy officer commanded the troops to lay down their arms.El oficial de la Marina ordenó a las tropas que bajaran las armas.
2. (policeman)
a. el policía
(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 policía
(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 officer issued me a speeding fine.El policía me puso una multa por exceso de velocidad.
b. el agente de policía
(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 agente de policía
(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 officers are here to protect the president.Los agentes de policía están aquí para proteger al presidente.
c. el agente
(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 agente
(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 officer arrested a man for robbery.El agente arrestó al hombre por robo.
d. el oficial
(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 oficial
(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 two officers at the neighbors' door.Hay dos oficiales a la puerta de los vecinos.
3. (government employee)
a. el funcionario
(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 funcionaria
(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).
Some government officers were involved in acts of corruption.Algunos funcionarios del gobierno estaban involucrados en actos de corrupción.
4. (leader of an organization)
a. el dirigente
(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 dirigente
(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 elected the new party's officer.Ella fue electa la nueva dirigente del partido.
b. el directivo
(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 directiva
(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 officer has resigned from the company after the corruption scandal.El directivo dimitió de la empresa tras el escándalo de corrupción.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (military)
a. estar al mando de
Our soldiers have to be prepared to serve in battalions officered by commanders from other countries.Nuestros soldados deben estar dispuestos a servir en batallones de los que están al mando comandantes de otros países.
b. mandar
The new recruits will need to be well officered if they are to be deployed in the next couple of months.Los nuevos reclutas deberán ser mandados como es debido si se van a desplegar en los próximos dos meses.
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employee(
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ploy
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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. (general)
a. el empleado
(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 empleada
(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're hiring two new employees for full-time positions.Vamos a contratar a dos empleados nuevos para posiciones a tiempo completo.
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