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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (proprietor)
a. owner
Phillip White es el amo de este edificio.Phillip White is the owner of this building.
b. master (of an animal)
Jimmy es el amo de Fluffy.Jimmy is Fluffy's master.
2. (employer of domestic worker)
a. employer (male)
Lupita le pidió un día libre a su amo por el cumpleaños de su hijo.Lupita asked her employer for a day off for her son's birthday.
b. master (archaic)
La criada fue al cuarto del amo para darle una carta.The maid went to the master's room to give him a letter.
3. (business owner)
a. boss
Mi amo en la fábrica me dio un aguinaldo.My boss at the factory gave me a Christmas bonus.
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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. (dueño)
a. owner
2. (de criado)
a. master
3. (colloquial)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ser el amo del cotarroto rule the roost
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amoa ama
1 (de casa) master/mistress
¿está el amo? is the master in?
amo/a de casa house-husband/housewife
2 (propietario) owner
(jefe) boss
ser el amo to be the boss; ese corredor es el amo de la pista that runner rules the track
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