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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (provisional)
a. temporary
Los trabajadores interinos no disfrutan de los mismos beneficios que los indefinidos.Temporary workers do not enjoy the same benefits as permanent ones.
b. interim
Mientras los partidos intentan llegar a un acuerdo, el país está dirigido por un gobierno interino.While the parties try and reach an agreement, the country is led by an interim government.
2. (stand-in)
a. acting
Solo durante el mes de abril, la ciudad tendrá un alcalde interino.Just for the month of April, the city will have an acting mayor.
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. (stand-in teacher)
a. substitute teacher
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La interna está sustituyendo a una profesora que está de baja por maternidad.The substitute teacher is standing in for a teacher who is on a maternity leave.
b. supply teacher (United Kingdom)
Los alumnos aprendieron más con el interino que se quedó hasta primavera que con su profesor habitual.The students learned more with the supply teacher they had until spring than with their usual teacher.
4. (substitute doctor)
a. locum
Trabajo como interino en el hospital sustituyendo al doctor que está de baja.I work as a locum at the hospital standing in for the doctor who is on leave.
5. (replacement)
a. stand-in
Antes de empezar la obra de teatro, el interino subió al escenario mientras ajustaban la iluminación.Before the play started, the stand-in went up on stage while they were setting up the lighting.
6. (temporary employee)
a. temporary worker
El interino tiene un contrato de dos meses en la empresa telefónica.The temporary worker has a two-month contract at the phone company.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (provisional)
a. temporary
2. (presidente, director)
a. acting
3. (gobierno)
a. interim
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (suplente)
a. stand-in, deputy
5. (médico, juez)
a. locum
6. (profesor)
a. supply teacher (United Kingdom)
b. substitute teacher
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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interinoa interina
[+empleo, empleado] temporary; [+alcalde, director] acting; [+medida] stopgap; interim
acuerdo interino interim accord; interim agreement
se firmará el acuerdo interino de autonomía para Cisjordania
gobierno interino interim government; informe interino interim report; progress report; profesor(a) interino/a supply teacher; substitute teacher; (EEUU)
la mitad de la plantilla docente compuesta por profesores interinos un trabajador interino del Ayuntamiento de Madrid ocupará el cargo de alcalde interino Amer Rashid, ministro de Petróleo y Director Interino del Comité de Industrialización
temporary holder of a post; acting official; (Teat) stand-in; (Med) locum; on-call doctor; (EEUU)
(asistenta) non-resident maid
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