Quick answer
"Watchman" is a noun which is often translated as "el vigilante", and "security guard" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la guardia de seguridad". Learn more about the difference between "watchman" and "security guard" below.
watchman
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (occupation)
a. el vigilante
(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 thieves tried to sneak into the store past the night watchman.Los ladrones trataron de entrar sigilosamente en la tienda sin que los viera el vigilante nocturno.
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security guard(
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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. (patrolman)
a. el guardia de seguridad
(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 guardia de seguridad
(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 security guard at the gate asked us to identify ourselves.La guardia de seguridad en la puerta pidió que nos identificáramos.
b. el vigilante
(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 vigilante
(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 security guard stopped the robbers from entering the house.El vigilante impidió que entraran los ladrones a la casa.
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