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jefa
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jefa(
heh
-
fah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(wife)
a. old lady
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Te gruñirá tu jefa si te vas al partido de futbol con tus cuates el domingo?Will your old lady give you grief if you go to the soccer game with your buddies on Sunday?
b. missis
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Cómo están la jefa y los chiquillos?How are the missis and the kids?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(mother)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. old lady
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Cómo está tu jefa? ¿Sigue enferma?How's your old lady? Is she still ill?
b. mom
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi jefa no me deja ir a la fiesta.My mom won't let me go to the party.
c. mum
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Esos de la foto somos mi jefa y yo cuando yo era chavo.Those two in the picture are my mum and me when I was young.
el jefe, la jefa
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).
3. (person in charge)
a. boss
Creo que mi jefe intenta hacerme renunciar.I think my boss is trying to make me quit my job.
b. head
Alicia es la nueva jefa del departamento de portugués.Alicia is the new head of the Portuguese department.
c. leader
¿Quién es el jefe del grupo de voluntarios?Who is the leader of volunteer group?
d. manager
El jefe de área es Tom Peters.The area manager is Tom Peters.
e. chief
Lobo Sentado era el jefe de la tribu.Sitting Wolf was the chief of the tribe.
f. commander (military)
El jefe dijo que todos los cadetes deben estar listos a las 0600 horas.The commander said that all cadets must be ready at 0600.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
a. boss
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Qué onda, jefe? Dame dos cervezas y dos refrescos.What's up, boss? Give me two beers and two sodas.
b. buddy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Jefe, relájese; es sólo un rasguño.Relax, buddy; it's just a scratch.
c. mate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¿Cuánto le debo, jefe?How much is it, mate?
d. guv
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Disculpe, jefe. ¿Dónde está el baño de hombres?Pardon me, guv. Where's the gents?
jefes
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(parents)
a. folks
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Cuando tenía 16 años, mis jefes no me dejaban salir de noche con mi novio.When I was 16, my folks wouldn't let me go out with my boyfriend at night.
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jefe
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (persona al mando)
a. boss
2. (de empresa)
a. manager
3. (líder)
a. leader
4. (de tribu, ejército)
a. chief
5. (de departamento)
a. head
6. (military)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
en jefein-chief
jefe de cocinahead chef
jefe de compraspurchasing manager
jefe de estaciónstation master
jefe de Estadohead of state
jefe del estado mayorchief of staff
jefe de estudiosdirector of studies
jefe de gobiernohead of government
jefe de personalpersonnel manager
jefe de prensapress officer
jefe de producciónproduction manager
jefe de redaccióneditor-in-chief
jefe de ventassales manager
7. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
jefe, pónganos dos cervezasgive us two beers guv, mac
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jefea jefa
1 (superior) boss; (director) head; (Política) leader; (Com) manager; (Mil) officer in command; [de tribu] chief
comandante en jefe commander-in-chief; ¿quién es el jefe aquí? who's in charge around here?
jefe/a civil (Caribe) registrar
jefe/a de almacén warehouse manager/manageress
jefe/a de bomberos fire chief; chief fire officer
jefe/a de cabina (Aeronáutica) chief steward/stewardess
jefe/a de camareros head waiter/waitress
jefe/a de cocina head chef
jefe/a de equipo team leader
Xalabarder, como [jefe de equipo] no debía imponer un criterio para correr como él quiera, cada uno debe correr de acuerdo con las condiciones de su caballo.
jefe/a de estación station master; station manager
jefe/a de estado head of state
jefe/a de estado mayor chief of staff
jefe/a de estudios (Escol) director of studies
jefe/a de filas (Política) party leader
jefe/a de máquinas (Náutica) chief engineer
jefe/a de márketing marketing manager
jefe/a de obras site manager
Cocina de pase: Diez personas. Aquí trabajan el jefe de cocina y los jefes de partida. El jefe de cocina en la mesa de pase, se encarga de despachar los vales y dirigir todo el funcionamiento. Los jefes de partida no se mueven de su sitio de trabajo. Son sus ayudantes los que les traen el género. ...
jefe/a de oficina office manager/manageress
jefe/a de personal personnel manager
jefe/a de pista ringmaster
jefe/a de plató (Cine) (TV) floor manager
jefe/a de producción production manager
jefe/a de protocolo chief of protocol
jefe/a de realización (Cine) (TV) production manager
jefe/a de redacción editor-in-chief
jefe/a de sala head waiter/waitress
jefe/a de taller foreman
jefe/a de tren guard; conductor; (EEUU)
jefe/a de ventas sales manager
jefe/a ejecutivo/a chief executive
jefe/a supremo/a commander-in-chief
2 (como apelativo)
¡oiga jefe! hey!; mate! (familiar); sí, mi jefe especialmente (Latinoamérica) yes, sir o boss
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