caretaker

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caretaker(
kehr
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tey
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kuhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (caregiver)
a. el cuidador
(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 cuidadora
(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 father-in-law's caretaker comes every day for four hours.El cuidador de mi suegro viene todos los días por cuatro horas.
2. (person in charge of a property)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cuidador
(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 cuidadora
(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)
I'll phone the caretaker to let him know we're coming this weekend.Voy a llamar al cuidador para avisarle que vamos este fin de semana.
b. el casero
(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 casera
(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)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
The caretakers live in a cottage next to the main house.Los caseros viven en una vivienda junto a la casa principal.
3. (janitor) (United Kingdom)
a. el conserje
(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 conserje
(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 headmaster asked the caretaker to mop the corridor.El director le pidió al conserje que trapeara el pasillo.
b. el portero
(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 portera
(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 caretaker cleans the toilets three times a day.El portero limpia los baños tres veces por día.
c. el ordenanza
(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 ordenanza
(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)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
We've got to ask the caretaker to empty the bins.Tenemos que pedirle al ordenanza que vacíe las papeleras.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (temporary) (United Kingdom)
a. provisional
The manager resigned unexpectedly, so a caretaker manager was brought.El gerente renunció inesperadamente, por lo que se contrató a uno provisional.
b. interino
Paz was appointed caretaker director until a new director is chosen.Paz fue nombrado director interino hasta que se elija un nuevo director.
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caretaker
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of building, school) (United Kingdom)
a. el conserje
(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)
caretaker governmentgobierno provisional
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caretaker [ˈkɛəˌteɪkəʳ]
noun
1 (Britain) [of school, flats etc] porteroaportera (m) (f);a portera conserje (m); (watchman) vigilante (m)
2 (US) (care giver) cuidadoracuidadora (m) (f) de atención domiciliaria;a cuidadora (de atención domiciliaria)
modifier
caretaker government (n) gobierno (m) de transición
caretaker manager (n) (Dep) entrenadoraentrenadora (m) (f) provisional or suplente;a entrenadora
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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