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el capitán, la capitana(
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. (army officer)
a. captain
Después de dos años la ascendieron de tenienta a capitana.After two years she was promoted from first lieutenant to captain.
2. (officer in the air force)
a. captain
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El capitán habló sobre la flota de aviones que se utilizaría en la misión.The captain talked about the fleet of planes which would be used in the mission.
b. flight lieutenant (United Kingdom)
Los pilotos obedecieron las órdenes del capitán que estaba al mando del escuadrón.The pilots obeyed the orders of the flight lieutenant in command of the squadron.
3. (nautical)
a. captain
El capitán debe ser la última persona en abandonar el barco en caso de emergencia.The captain must be the last person to leave the ship in the event of an emergency.
4. (aviation)
a. captain
El capitán avisó a la tripulación que debía prepararse para el aterrizaje.The captain told the cabin crew to prepare for landing.
5. (sports)
a. captain
Supe quién era el capitán del equipo de fútbol porque llevaba un brazalete.I knew who the captain of the soccer team was because he was wearing an armband.
6. (chief waiter)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. head waiter
En el restaurante ofrecieron ascenderlo a capitán, pero él no quería responsabilidades de dirección.The restaurant offered him a promotion to head waiter, but he didn't want any managerial responsibilities.
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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. (en ejército de tierra)
a. captain
2. (en aviación)
a. flight lieutenant (United Kingdom)
b. captain
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
3. (en marina)
a. lieutenant
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(gen) captain; leader; chief; (México) (en hotel) maître d'(hôtel)
capitán de corbeta lieutenant commander
capitán de fragata commander
capitán del puerto harbour o harbor master; (EEUU)
capitán de navío captain
capitán general [de ejército] field marshal; [de armada] chief of naval operations
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