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The femenine form of "pretendiente" can also be "pretendiente."
el pretendiente, la pretendienta(
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. (aspirant)
a. candidate
Los pretendientes al puesto deben presentar tres cartas de recomendación.Candidates to this position must provide three letters of recommendation.
b. applicant
Hay al menos cinco pretendientes calificados para este trabajo.There are at least five qualified applicants for this position.
2. (claimant to the throne)
a. pretender
Cuando el rey murió sin heredero, la corte se dio prisa en encontrar a un nuevo pretendiente al trono.When the king died without an heir, the court scrambled to find a new pretender to the throne.
3. (admirer)
a. suitor
Si Daisy se sigue portando como una niña, nunca hallará a un pretendiente que se quiera casar con ella.If Daisy continues to behave like a child, she will never find a suitor willing to marry her.
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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. (aspirante)
a. candidate
2. (a un trono)
a. pretender
3. (a noviazgo, matrimonio)
a. suitor
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pretendientea pretendienta
(aspirante) (a cargo) candidate; applicant;a for; (al trono) pretender;a to;
[de una mujer] suitor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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