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This word must begin with a capital letter in the sense shown in 2).
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (name)
a. Salvador
Este es mi primo, Salvador. Es geólogo.This is my cousin, Salvador. He's a geologist.
el salvador, la salvadora
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (defender)
a. savior
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
A este político se lo recuerda como el salvador de la democracia.This politician is remembered as the savior of democracy.
b. saviour (United Kingdom)
La considero mi salvadora porque me ayudó en momentos difíciles.I consider her my saviour because she helped me through difficult times.
c. rescuer
Una de las rehenes declaró que justo en este momento llegó su salvador y la desató.One of the hostages said that just at that moment her rescuer arrived and untied her.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (religious)
a. Savior
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Dios envió a Jesucristo, el Salvador.God sent Jesus Christ, the Savior.
b. Saviour (United Kingdom)
Los creyentes esperaban la llegada del Salvador.The believers were awaiting the coming of the Saviour.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (rescuing)
a. saving
Creo que la generosidad es una de sus virtudes salvadoras.I think generosity is one of his saving virtues.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Se desarrolló un nuevo tratamiento salvador de vidas.A new life-saving treatment has been developed.
Las decisiones tomadas por los médicos pueden ser salvadoras de vidas.Decisions taken by doctors can be life-saving.
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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. (religion)
el Salvadorthe Saviour
2. (geography)
El SalvadorEl Salvador
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salvadora salvadora
1 (que rescata) rescuer; saviour; savior; (EEUU)
2 [de playa] life-saver
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