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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. (person in charge)
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).
The boss told them to deliver the goods.La jefa les dijo que enviaran las mercancías.
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).
If you want a discount, you will have to speak to the boss.Si quiere un descuento, tendrá que hablar con el patrón.
c. el dirigente
(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 dirigente
(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).
(politics, labor)
The union bosses agreed to go on strike.Los dirigentes sindicales acordaron ponerse en huelga.
d. el capo
(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).
(mafia)
They made a film about a famous mob boss.Hicieron una película sobre un famoso capo de la mafia.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Hey, boss! Give me a hamburger and a Coke.¡Oye, jefe! Dame una hamburguesa y una Coca-Cola.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to give orders)
a. dar órdenes a
He started bossing employees around on his first day as manager.Empezó a dar órdenes a todos los empleados en su primer día como gerente.
b. mangonear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My older brother loved bossing us around when were kids.A mi hermano mayor le encantaba mangonearnos de niños.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(excellent)
a. soberbio
Jimmy's got himself some boss new wheels!¡Jimmy tiene un carro nuevo soberbio!
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boss
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (at work)
a. el jefe(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 jefe(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).
he's his own bosstrabaja por cuenta propia
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to show somebody who's bossenseñar a alguien quién manda
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to boss somebody about or arounddar órdenes a alguien (a diestro y siniestro)
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boss [bɒs]
noun
(gen) jefeajefa (m) (f);a jefa (owner, employer) patrónonapatrona (m) (f);ona patrona (manager) gerente (m); (foreman) capataz (m); [of gang] cerebro (m); (US) (Pol) cacique (m)
I like to be my own boss quiero mandar en mis asuntos; quiero controlar mis propias cosas; I'm the boss here aquí mando yo; OK, you're the boss vale, tú mandas
transitive verb
mangonear (informal); dar órdenes a
adjective
(US) chulo (informal)
boss [bɒs]
noun
(bulge) protuberancia (f); (stud) clavo (m); tachón (m); [of shield] ombligo (m); (Archit) llave (f) de bóveda;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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