el ministro, la ministra(
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. (politics)
a. secretary
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El ministro de Relaciones Exteriores está a favor de la guerra contra el terrorismo.The Secretary of Foreign Affairs supports the war against terrorism.
b. minister (United Kingdom)
El ministro de Defensa anunció la compra de cinco submarinos.The Minister of Defence announced the purchase of five submarines.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (religious)
a. minister
El ministro dio un sermón sobre perdonar al prójimo.The minister preached a sermon on forgiving your neighbor.
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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. (politics)
a. minister (United Kingdom)
b. secretary
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
primer ministroprime minister
ministro sin carteraminister without portfolio
Ministro, -a de Asuntos ExterioresForeign Minister ≃ Foreign Secretary,, ≃Secretary of State
Ministro, -a del InteriorMinister of the Interior ≃ Home Secretary,, ≃Secretary of the Interior
2. (religion)
a. minister
ministro de Diosminister of God
ministroa ministra
(en gobierno) minister; secretary; especialmente (EEUU)
primer ministro prime minister; consejo de ministros (grupo) cabinet; (reunión) cabinet meeting
ministro/a de Asuntos Exteriores Foreign Secretary; Secretary of State; (EEUU)
ministro/a de Hacienda Chancellor of the Exchequer; Secretary of the Treasury; (EEUU)
ministro/a de (la) Gobernación ministro/a del Interior Home Secretary; Secretary of the Interior; (EEUU)
ministro/a de la Iglesia
ministro/a en la sombra shadow minister
ministro/a en visita (Chile) examining magistrate
El ministro en visita Arnoldo Dreyse, quien investiga al grupo terrorista ``Mapu Lautaro Corte Suprema cambió su parecer y nombró un ministro en visita (magistrado instructor) por una amplia mayoría
ministro/a portavoz government spokesperson
ministro/a sin cartera minister without portfolio
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