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suplente

el suplente, la suplente(
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plehn
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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 to fullfill a role)
a. substitute
El orador está enfermo y no hay tiempo para encontrar suplente; ¿qué podemos hacer?The speaker's ill and there's no time to find a substitute; what can we do?
b. stand-in
¿Tienes un suplente buscado por si ella no puede cantar esta noche?Do you have a stand-in lined up in case she can't sing tonight?
c. replacement
El jefe no quiere que me vaya hasta que no encuentren un suplente.My boss doesn't want me to leave until they've found a replacement.
2. (education)
a. substitute
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Si una maestra falta, la reemplaza la suplente de la escuela.If a teacher is absent, the school's substitute stands in for her.
b. supply (United Kingdom)
Me contrataron como suplente en una escuela privada.I've been hired as a supply by a private school.
c. stand-in
La señora Cohen será la suplente del señor Colombo por el resto del semestre.Ms. Cohen will be Mr. Colombo's stand-in for the rest of the semester.
d. replacement
Todavía no encontramos un suplente para la profesora de historia, que tiene licencia médica.We still haven't found a replacement for the history teacher, who's on medical leave.
3. (sports)
a. substitute
Suárez está cansado de ser suplente y quiere que lo transfieran a otro club.Suarez is fed up with being a substitute and wants to be transferred to another team.
b. reserve (United Kingdom)
Yo casi siempre era suplente.I was almost always a reserve.
4. (politics)
a. replacement
Cuando el diputado Rossi renunció, asumió su suplente, la diputada Tullio.When Rep. Rossi resigned, his replacement, Rep. Tullio, was sworn in.
5. (medicine)
a. covering doctor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los suplentes del Hospital Bolívar están en huelga en protesta por los despidos de dos compañeros.Hospital Bolivar's covering doctors are on strike in protest over the dismissal of two colleagues.
b. locum
El primer trabajo de la doctora Sasso fue como suplente en la Clínica Vespuccio.Dr. Sasso's first job was as a locum for the Vespuccio Clinic.
6. (theater)
a. understudy
La protagonista tuvo un accidente y tuvo que reemplazarla la suplente.The principal actor had an accident and her understudy had to stand in for her.
b. stand-in
Nos tocó el suplente anoche pero lo hizo muy bien.We got the stand-in last night, but he was very good.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
7. (education)
a. substitute
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Luna trabaja como maestra suplente en una escuela primaria de su barrio.Luna is working as a substitute teacher at a primary school in her neighborhood.
b. supply (United Kingdom)
¿Ya consiguieron un profesor suplente para la clase de educación física?Have you found a supply teacher for the PE class yet?
8. (sports)
a. substitute
¿Quiénes son los defensas suplentes del equipo?Who are the team's substitute defenders?
b. reserve
Manzano se lesionó y tuvo que entrar el arquero suplente.Manzano got injured and the reserve goalkeeper had to come on instead.
9. (politics)
a. replacement
En muchos países, los senadores suplentes se votan en las elecciones generales.In many countries, replacement senators are voted in during general elections.
10. (medicine)
a. covering
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los médicos suplentes ganan menos que los demás médicos.Covering doctors earn less than other doctors.
b. locum (United Kingdom)
El hospital no cuenta con suficientes facultativos suplentes para cubrir estas ausencias.The hospital doesn't have enough locum doctors to cover these absences.
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suplente
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. stand-in
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (sustituto)
a. substitute, stand-in
3. (theater)
a. understudy
4. (sports)
a. substitute
suplente
adjective
(sustituto) substitute; deputy; (disponible) reserve
maestro suplente supply teacher
(sustituto) substitute; deputy; (reemplazo) replacement; (jugador, deportista) reserve; (profesor) supply teacher; (médico) locum; (Teat) understudy;
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