senorita
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This word may also be spelled "señorita."
senorita
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (unmarried Spanish-speaking girl)
a. la señorita
(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).
I fell in love with a sweet senorita when I was down Mexico way.Me enamoré de una señorita linda cuando estaba allá en México.
2. (form of address)
a. la señorita
(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).
Excuse me, senorita. Which way to the cathedral?Disculpe, señorita. ¿Para la catedral?
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señorita
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In English-speaking countries, K-12 teachers are usually addressed using a title of respect, followed by the person's first or last name. For example, a teacher whose name was Mary Lopez might be addressed as "Miss Lopez" (if she were unmarried), "Mrs. Lopez" (if she were married), or even "Miss Mary."
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (young person)
a. young lady
Disculpe, la señorita me dijo que tenía que pagar aquí.Excuse me; the young lady said I had to pay here.
b. young woman
Hay una señorita en la tintorería que me plancha la ropa.There is a young woman at the dry cleaner's who irons my clothes.
2. (form of address)
a. miss
Disculpe, señorita. ¿Me podría decir la hora?Excuse me, miss. Could you tell me the time?
b. Miss (female teacher)
Señorita, ¿me da permiso para ir al baño?Miss, may I go to the bathroom?
c. Ms. (title)
La señorita Lupita García será la primera oradora del seminario.Ms. Lupita Garcia will be the first speaker at the seminar.
3. (female teacher)
a. teacher
Mamá, la señorita quiere hablar contigo después de clase.Mom, my teacher wants to talk to you after school.
4. (maiden)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. virgin (antiquated)
Dice mi prima que será señorita hasta casarse.My cousin says she'll remain a virgin until she gets married.
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señorita
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (soltera, tratamiento)
a. Miss
2. (joven)
a. young lady
3. (maestra)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
la señoritamiss, the teacher
4. (anticuado)
a. mistress
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señorita
adjective
(de buenos modales) (S. Cone) polite
ella no dice esas palabras, es muy señorita sé más señorita y saluda al caballero
1 (mujer soltera) young lady
una señorita ha llamado por teléfono a young lady phoned; ya estás hecha toda una señorita you've turned into a proper young lady; la señorita no está contenta con nada it would seem nothing pleases her ladyship; residencia de señoritas hostel for young women
en lo que en un tiempo fue rígida residencia de señoritas
señorita de compañía escort girl
Alma's. [Señoritas de Compañía.] Discreción. También Visa. Llámanos: Tel 76522.
2 (fórmula de tratamiento) (con apellido) Miss
señorita Pérez Miss Pérez; ¿es usted señora o señorita? is it Mrs or Miss?
(con nombre de pila)
buenos días, señorita Rosa (a Rosa Pérez) good morning, Miss Pérez
(hablando directamente)
¿puedo ayudarla en algo, señorita? can I help you, madam?
(usado por criados)
la señorita no está en casa (referido a Rosa Pérez) Miss Pérez is not at home; ¿a qué hora desea la señorita que la despierte? what time would you like me to wake you, Miss?
(en correspondencia)
estimada señorita (a Rosa Pérez) Dear Miss Pérez; Dear Ms Pérez
3 (maestra) teacher
mi señorita no nos ha mandado tarea my teacher didn't give us any homework; señorita, Luisa me ha quitado el bolígrafo Miss, Luisa has taken my pen
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