Quick answer
"Warden" is a noun which is often translated as "el director de la cárcel", and "governor" is a noun which is often translated as "el gobernador". Learn more about the difference between "warden" and "governor" below.
warden
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (prison director)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el director de la cárcel
(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 directora de la cárcel
(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 warden ordered a lockdown when a riot broke out in one of the cell blocks.El director de la cárcel ordenó el aislamiento de uno de los bloques de celdas cuando estalló un motín.
2. (guardian) (United Kingdom)
a. el guardián
(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 guardiana
(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).
Nancy is a warden in the modern art museum.Nancy es guardiana del museo de arte moderno.
b. el encargado
(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 encargada
(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).
Jacob is a warden in a sheltered housing scheme for the elderly.Jacob es encargado en un conjunto de viviendas protegidas para ancianos.
3. (forest ranger)
a. el guardabosques
(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 guardabosques
(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).
Marvin is a warden and overseas 10,000 acres of national forest.Marvin es guardabosques y vigila 10,000 acres de parque nacional.
4. (episcopal parish officer)
a. el coadjutor
(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 coadjutora
(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 celebrated last night after the archdeacon swore in our new wardens.Celebramos anoche después de que el arcediano les tomara juramento a nuestras coadjutoras nuevas.
5. (college administrator) (United Kingdom)
a. el rector
(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 rectora
(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).
Chelsea and Miles invited their warden to join them and their classmates for karaoke at the pub.Chelsea y Miles invitaron a su rector a irse con ellos y sus compañeros de clase de karaoke al pub.
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governor(
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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. (politics)
a. el gobernador
(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 gobernadora
(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 governor of California is one of the presidential candidates.Uno de los candidatos presidenciales es el gobernador de California.
2. (head of prison) (United Kingdom)
a. el director
(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 directora
(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).
Governor Godfrey is proud of heading the most effective prison in the country.El director Godfrey está orgulloso de ser el responsable de la prisión más efectiva del país.
3. (mechanics)
a. el regulador
(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 speed of the engine is controlled by the governor.La velocidad del motor la regula el regulador.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boss) (United Kingdom)
a. el jefe
(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 jefa
(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).
If the governor finds out you have been stealing cans of beer, he's going to fire you.Si el jefe se entera de que has estado robando latas de cerveza, te va a despedir.
b. el patrón
(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 patrona
(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).
Governor, are you ever coming to the pub with the boys after work?Patrón, ¿alguna vez vas a venir al pub con los muchachos después del trabajo?
5. (education) (United Kingdom)
a. el miembro del consejo
(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 school governors scheduled a meeting to discuss how to improve the pupils' education.Los miembros del consejo escolar acordaron una reunión para debatir cómo mejorar la educación de los alumnos.
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