el voluntario
-the volunteer
See the entry for voluntario.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (optional)
a. voluntary
El servicio militar es obligatorio en mi país, pero aquí en este país es voluntario.Military service is mandatory in my country, but here in this country it is voluntary.
2. (willingly)
a. voluntarily (adverb)
Tras años de tratar de dejar el cigarillo porque sus amigos se lo pidieron, decidió dejarlo voluntario.After years of trying to quit because his friends asked him, he decided to quit smoking voluntarily.
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
3. (willing helper)
a. volunteer
Los martes trabajo como voluntario en una organización de ayuda a inmigrantes.On Tuesdays I work as a volunteer at an organization that helps immigrants.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. voluntary
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. volunteer
voluntarioa voluntaria
1 (no obligado) voluntary
2 (Mil) voluntary; [+fuerza] volunteer
alistarse u ofrecerse voluntario to volunteer;para for;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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