chief

chief(
chif
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (head)
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).
(M)
, 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).
(F)
The chief of police couldn't be bribed by the mafia.El jefe de policía no se dejaba sobornar por la mafia.
b. el cacique
(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)
(of indigenous people)
The general and the chief agreed on a cease-fire.El general y el cacique acordaron un alto el fuego.
c. 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).
(M)
, 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).
(F)
(of manual workers)
The chief said he will fire me if I arrive late to work again.El patrón me dijo que me echaría si llego otra vez tarde a trabajar.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (most important)
a. principal
The chief function of the state is to ensure people's well-being.La función principal del Estado es garantizar el bienestar de la gente.
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chief
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of tribe)
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).
(M)
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).
(F)
2. (colloquial)
a.
the chiefel/la jefe(a)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (most important)
a. principal
4. (commerce)
a.
chief executive officerconsejero(a) delegado(a), director(ora) gerente
chief [tʃiːf]
adjective
(principal) [+reason etc] principal; mayor; (in rank) jefe; de más categoría;
noun
[of organization] jefeajefa (m) (f);a jefa [of tribe] jefeajefa (m) (f);a jefa cacique (m); (boss) jefeajefa (m) (f);a jefa patrónonapatrona (m) (f);ona patrona
yes, chief! ¡sí, jefe!; Chief of Staff (Mil) Jefe del Estado Mayor; ... in chief ... en jefe
there are too many chiefs and not enough indians
modifier
chief constable (n) (Britain) jefeajefa (m) (f) de policía;a jefa
chief executive (n) (Britain) (local government) directoradirectora (m) (f);a directora [of company] (also chief executive officer) presidente (m)
chief inspector (n) (Britain) (Police) inspectorainspectora (m) (f) jefe;a inspectora
chief justice (n) (US) presidenteapresidenta (m) (f) del Tribunal Supremo;a presidenta
chief superintendent (n) (Britain) (Police) comisarioacomisaria (m) (f) jefeajefa;a comisaria a jefa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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