el cartero, la cartera(
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).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (profession)
a. mailman (masculine)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Esta mañana el cartero trajo una carta certificada para ti.The mailman brought a certified letter for you this morning.
b. mailwoman (feminine)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La cartera viene a las nueve en punto todas las mañanas.The mailwoman comes at nine o'clock every morning.
c. postman (masculine) (United Kingdom)
El cartero le tiene miedo a los perros.The postman is afraid of dogs.
d. postwoman (feminine) (United Kingdom)
La cartera me acaba de traer este paquete.The postwoman just brought me this parcel.
e. mail carrier
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Es un pueblo muy pequeño y un solo cartero sería suficiente.It's a very small village and just one mail carrier would be enough.
f. letter carrier
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿A qué hora pasó el cartero hoy?What time did the letter carrier come by today?
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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. (general)
a. postman, postwoman (United Kingdom)
b. mailman, mailwoman
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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carteroa cartera
postman/postwoman; mailman/mailwoman; (EEUU)
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