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el dueño, la dueña(
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).
1. (one who owns)
a. owner
El dueño del nuevo restaurante nos invitó a la inauguración.The owner of the new restaurant invited us to the grand opening.
b. proprietor
Gerardo celebró diez años como el dueño de la tienda local de deportes.Gerardo celebrated ten years as the proprietor of the local sporting goods store.
c. landlord
Nuestro dueño aumentó la renta de nuevo, así que nos mudamos.Our landlord raised the rent again, so we're moving out.
d. landlady (feminine)
Ella es la dueña de un complejo de apartamentos entero.She is the landlady of an entire apartment complex.
e. proprietress (feminine)
¿A qué te dedicas, Dorothy? - Soy la dueña de una librería.What do you do for a living, Dorothy? - I'm the proprietress of a bookstore.
2. (control; used with "de")
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La reunión empezó a desmoronarse hasta que el abogado habló y se hizo dueño de la situación.The meeting was starting to fall apart until the lawyer spoke and took control of the situation.
Las olas eran muy grandes, pero los expertos surfistas fueron dueños de la situación.The waves were very big, but the expert surfers were in control of the situation.
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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. (propietario)
a. owner
2. (de piso alquilado)
a. landlord, landlady
cambiar de dueñoto change hands
¿tú eres el dueño de esta bici?are you the owner of this bike?
hacerse dueño de algoto take control of something
ser dueño de sí mismoto be self-possessed
ser muy dueño de hacer algoto be free to do something
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dueñoa dueña
1 (propietario) [de casa, coche, perro] owner; [de negocio] owner; proprietor/proprietress; [de pensión, taberna] landlord/landlady
¿quién es el dueño del caballo? who is the owner of the horse?; who owns the horse?; cambiar de dueño to change hands
ser dueño de
ser dueño de: ser dueño de la situación to be the master of the situation; have the situation in hand; la marina era dueña de los mares the navy was mistress of the seas; ser dueño de sí mismo to have self-control; eres dueño de hacer lo que te parezca you can do as you please; hacerse dueño de algo to take over sth; take control of sth; hacerse dueño de una situación to take command of a situation
es usted muy dueño de hacer lo que le apetezca ser muy dueño de
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