amateur
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amateur(
ahm
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uh
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chuhr
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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. (non professional)
a. el aficionado
(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 aficionada
(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).
Thanks for the offer to hire me to photograph your wedding, but I am only an amateur.Gracias por ofrecerme contratarme para fotografiar su boda, pero solo soy un aficionado.
b. el amateur
(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 amateur
(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 would like to compete professionally someday, but now I am just an amateur.Algún día me gustaría competir profesionalmente, pero ahora solo soy un amateur.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (not professional)
a. amateur
It is boring to watch this game because they are all playing as though they were amateur sportsmen.Es aburrido ver este partido porque todos están jugando como si fueran deportistas amateurs.
b. para amateurs (sports)
That's not fair! He's a professional golfer in an amateur golf competition.¡No es justo! Es un golfista profesional en una competición de golf para amateurs.
c. aficionado
The quality of his work is so high that it is hard to believe that he is an amateur designer.La calidad de su trabajo es tanta que es difícil creer que sea un diseñador aficionado.
3.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(slapdash)
a. de aficionados
If that amateur production is what that theater usually offers, I am never going back there.Si esa producción de aficionados es lo que suele ofrecer ese teatro, no voy a regresar nunca.
b. poco profesional
I think you offended the mechanic by telling him that he did an amateur job on your windshield.Creo que ofendiste al mecánico diciéndole que hizo un trabajo poco profesional con tu parabrisas.
c. chapucero
Those electricians did an amateur job, which could have disastrous consequences.Esos electricistas hicieron un trabajo chapucero, que podría tener consecuencias desastrosas.
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amateur
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (non-professional)
a. el aficionado(a)
(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 aficionado(a)
(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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (painter, musician)
a. aficionado(a)
3. (work, performance)
a. de aficionado
it was a rather amateur jobfue un trabajo chapucero or de aficionados
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amateur [ˈæmətəʳ]
noun
1 (non-professional) amateur (m); (hobbyist) aficionado/aficionada (m) (f);a aficionada
he played for his country as an amateur
he boxed first as an amateur then as a professional boxeó primero como amateur y después como profesional
he won the Grand National while still an amateur
an enthusiastic amateur un amateur entusiasta
this auction will interest enthusiastic amateurs and serious collectors alike
I love gardening but I'm just an amateur me encanta la jardinería, pero no soy más que un aficionado
Smith was wont to insist that he was only an amateur, but his research led to one very important discovery
2 chapucero/chapucera (m) (f);a chapucera
those guys are amateurs! ¡esos tipos son unos chapuceros!
those guys are amateurs, look at the mess they made of laying the carpet he's just an amateur;there's no way he can beat Mike Tyson what a bunch of amateurs!
adjective
1 (not professional) [+athlete, actor, production] amateur; [+club, competition] para amateurs; para aficionados
amateur athletics/photography atletismo/fotografía para amateurs; an amateur photographer un aficionado a la fotografía; un fotógrafo aficionado; an amateur detective un detective aficionado; I have an amateur interest in pottery me interesa la cerámica como aficionado; amateur status condición (f) de amateur
2 [+production, performance] de aficionados; chapucero
it was a very amateur performance fue una actuación de aficionados or muy chapucera
I refuse to employ that builder again; he did a very amateur job on the extension a school concert needn't be an awkwardly amateur affair
modifier
amateur dramatics (n) teatro (m) amateur; teatro (m) de aficionados
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amateur
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Usage note
The plural of “amateur” is “amateurs.”
amateur(
ah
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mah
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tehr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not profesional)
a. amateur
Nuestro equipo se proclamó campeón del torneo de fútbol amateur.Our team was crowned champion of the amateur soccer league.
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).
2. (non-professional)
a. amateur
Una pareja de amateurs ganó la competición de baile.A couple of amateurs won the dance competition.
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amateur horse race
la carrera amateur de caballos
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