captain

captain(
kahp
-
tihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (person in command)
a. el capitán
(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).
(M)
, la capitana
(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).
(F)
The captain of the Titanic was Edward John Smith.El capitán del Titanic se llamaba Edward John Smith.
2. (sports)
a. el capitán
(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).
(M)
, la capitana
(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).
(F)
Only the captain of the team is supposed to talk to the referee.Se supone que solo el capitán del equipo puede hablar con el árbitro.
3. (aeronautics)
a. el comandante
(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).
(M)
, la comandante
(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).
(F)
My cousin is an infantry captain in the same unit in which our grandfather served.Mi primo es comandante de infantería en la misma unidad en la que sirvió nuestro abuelo.
b. el capitán
(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).
(M)
, la capitana
(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).
(F)
On our last flight, the captain let my son sit in the cockpit.En el último vuelo que realizamos, el capitán dejó que mi hijo se sentara en la cabina.
4. (police)
a. el comisario
(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).
(M)
, la comisaria
(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).
(F)
The police captain was shot last night. The press says he was killed by the mafia.El comisario de policía fue asesinado a balazos anoche. Los medios dicen que lo mató la mafia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (sports)
a. capitanear
He captained his team to a World Cup win.Capitaneó a su equipo cuando ganaron la Copa Mundial.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
Unlock More Translations for Free
Learn more with unlimited dictionary access. Sign up for free today.
Or watch a video ad to continue
captain
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (in army, air force, of team)
a. el capitán(ana)
(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).
(M)
la capitán(ana)
(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).
(F)
2. (in police)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el comisario(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).
(M)
la comisario(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).
(F)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (sport)
a. capitanear
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
captain [ˈkæptɪn]
noun
(Mil) (Náut) (Dep) capitánanacapitana (m) (f);ana capitana (Aer) comandante (m); (US) (Police) comisarioacomisaria (m) (f) de distrito;a comisaria
captain of industry magnate (m) de la industria; gran industrial (m)
transitive verb
[+team] capitanear
a team captained by Grace un equipo capitaneado por Grace
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Examples
Phrases
Machine Translators
Translate captain using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Conjugations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
SpanishDict Premium
Have you tried it yet? Here's what's included:
Cheat sheets
No ads
Learn offline on iOS
Fun phrasebooks
Learn Spanish faster
Support SpanishDict
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS