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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (commander)
a. foreman
Los empleados aceptaban a regañadientes las decisiones del caporal.The workers unwillingly accepted the foreman's decisions.
b. charge hand (United Kingdom)
El caporal tiene un gran nivel de exigencia con sus subordinados.The charge hand places strict demands on his subordinates.
c. chief
El grupo está dirigido por un caporal con grandes dotes de liderazgo.The group is led by a chief with some great leadership skills.
d. leader
La gente necesita un caporal al que seguir.People need a leader to follow.
2. (military)
a. corporal
El caporal del ejército siguió las instrucciones del sargento.The corporal of the army followed the sergeant's instructions.
3. (foreman on cattle ranch)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. herdsman
El ganado del caporal incluye cientos de reses.The herdsman's livestock includes hundreds of cows.
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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. (military)
a. corporal
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(Mil) corporal; (jefe) chief; leader; especialmente (Latinoamérica) (capataz) foreman on cattle ranch; (on cattle ranch)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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