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el ingeniero, la ingeniera(
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. (profession)
a. engineer
Solo los mejores ingenieros trabajan en la NASA.Only the best engineers work at NASA.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (form of address)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. sir
¿En qué le puedo servir, ingeniero?How can I help you, sir?
b. guv'nor
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(United Kingdom)
¡Muy buen día, ingeniero!Good day, guv'nor!
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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. (general)
a. engineer
ingeniero agrónomoagronomist
ingeniero de caminos, canales y puertoscivil engineer
ingeniero civilcivil engineer
ingeniero industrialindustrial engineer
ingeniero de minasmining engineer
ingeniero navalnaval engineer
2. (computers)
ingeniero de programassoftware engineer
ingeniero químicochemical engineer
3. (computers)
ingeniero de sistemassystems engineer
ingeniero de sonidosound engineer
ingeniero de telecomunicacionestelecommunications engineer
4. (general)
a. title used to address businessmen and professionals (even if they are not actually qualified as an engineer)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
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ingenieroa ingeniera
ingeniero (sustantivo:femenino) a_veces engineer
mi hermana es ingeniera o ingeniero my sister's an engineer
ingeniero/a aeronáutico/a aeronautical engineer
ingeniero/a agrónomo/a agronomist; agricultural expert
ingeniero/a de caminos, canales y puertos civil engineer
ingeniero/a de mantenimiento maintenance engineer
ingeniero/a de minas mining engineer
ingeniero/a de montes forestry expert
ingeniero/a de sonido sound engineer
ingeniero/a de telecomunicaciones telecommunications engineer
ingeniero/a de vuelo flight engineer
ingeniero/a forestal forestry expert
ingeniero/a industrial industrial engineer
ingeniero/a naval naval architect
ingeniero/a químico/a chemical engineer
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