huésped

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The feminine form of "huésped" can also be "huéspeda."
el huésped, la huésped(
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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 paying for lodging)
a. guest
El Hotel Flamingo puede albergar hasta 1,200 huéspedes.The Flamingo Hotel can lodge up to 1,200 guests.
b. lodger (in someone's house)
Mary Lou buscó una huésped para ayudarla a pagar los gastos.Mary Lou looked for a lodger to help pay expenses.
c. boarder (in a house or school)
La Escuela Kennedy tiene 250 huéspedes.The Kennedy School has 250 boarders.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (biology)
a. host
El mosquito Aedes aegypti es huésped del virus del dengue.The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the host of the dengue virus.
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huésped
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. guest
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huésped
1 (invitado) (en casa, hotel) guest; (en pensión) lodger; roomer; (EEUU) boarder
hacerse los dedos huéspedes
se le hacen los dedos huéspedes cada vez que oye hablar de dinero he rubs his hands at the first mention of money
2 (anfitrión) host/hostess
3 (posadero) innkeeper; landlord/landlady
no contar con la huésped to reckon without one's host
adjective
ordenador huésped host computer; hembra huésped host female
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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