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patrón

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el patrón, la patrona(
pah
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trohn
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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. (person in charge)
a. boss
El patrón dice que soy el mejor empleado.My boss says I'm the best employee.
b. employer
El patrón echó a diez obreros de la fábrica.The employer fired ten factory workers.
c. owner
Tendrás que consultarlo con el patrón. Yo soy solo un empleado.You will have to ask the owner about that. I'm just an employee.
2. (person who has servants)
a. master (masculine)
Los esclavos desobedecieron al patrón y fueron castigados.The slaves disobeyed the master and were punished.
b. mistress (feminine)
Las sirvientas están ayudando a la patrona a vestirse.The servants are helping the mistress to get dressed.
3. (owner of leased property)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. landlord (masculine)
El patrón dice que le debo dos meses de alquiler.The landlord claims I owe him two months' rent.
b. landlady (feminine)
Mike no paga el alquiler porque la patrona es su madre.Mike doesn't pay rent because the landlady is his mother.
4. (nautical)
a. skipper
El patrón y la tripulación están reparando la nave.The skipper and the crew are repairing the vessel.
5. (religious)
a. patron saint
San Francisco de Asís es el patrón de los animales.Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
6. (model)
a. pattern
El batería tocaba un patrón rítmico que se repetía.The drummer played a repetitive rhythmic pattern.
7. (measurement)
a. standard
Este es el patrón de medida que usamos en nuestras fábricas.This is the measurement standard that we have in our factories.
8. (sewing)
a. pattern
Vendemos patrones de bordado a mano para prendas de vestir.We sell hand sewing patterns for clothing.
9. (botany)
a. stock
Le injerté un retoño al patrón.I grafted the scion to the stock.
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patrón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de obreros)
a. boss
2. (de criados)
a. master, mistress
3. (de pensión)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. landlord, landlady
4. (santo)
a. patron saint
5. (de barco)
a. skipper
6. (medida)
a. standard
7. (economics)
a.
patrón orogold standard
8. (en costura)
a. pattern
9. (fig)
a.
estar cortados por el mismo patrónto be cast in the same mold
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patrónona patrona
1 (jefe) boss (familiar); (dueño) employer; owner; (Hist) [de esclavo] master/mistress;
2 [de pensión] landlord/landlady
3 (Náutica) (gen) skipper; [de barco mercante] master/mistress;
4 (Religión) (also santo patrón) (santo) patron saint; (virgen) patron
la patrona de Granada es la Virgen de las Angustias
5 (protector) patron/patroness
1 (Cos) pattern; (Técnica) standard; norm
patrón de distribución distribution pattern
patrón oro gold standard
patrón picado stencilled pattern
2 (Botánica) stock for grafting; (for grafting)
3 (puntal) prop; shore
adjective
(gen) standard; regular; (muestra) sample;
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