el comandante, la comandante(
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. (military chief)
a. commander
El comandante del buque no quiso responder al fuego enemigo.The commander of the ship didn't want to answer to the enemy fire.
b. commandant
Mi padre fue nombrado comandante de la escuela militar hace unos años.My father was appointed the commandant of the military school some years ago.
2. (aviation)
a. captain
El comandante anunció que aterrizaríamos antes de lo previsto.The captain announced that we would be landing before expected.
3. (military rank)
a. major
El comandante ordenó a las tropas que se redistribuyeran.The major ordered the troops to redistribute.
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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. major
2. (de un puesto)
a. commander, commandant
3. (de avión)
a. captain
comandante en jefecommander-in-chief
1 (jefe) commander; commandant; (Aeronáutica) (also comandante de vuelo) captain;(also comandante de policía) (México) chief of police; chief superintendent
segundo comandante copilot; second pilot
comandante en jefe commander-in-chief
2 (grado) major
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