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el operario, la operaria(
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).
1. (general)
a. worker
Los operarios del ayuntamiento están colocando la nueva estatua en la plaza.The city hall workers are placing the new statue in the square.
b. operative
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
La niña cayó al pozo y unos operarios especializados en rescates la sacaron.The girl fell in the well and some specialized rescue operatives retrieved her.
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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. (general)
a. worker
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operarioa operaria
(gen) operative; especialmente (Latinoamérica) (obrero) worker
operario/a de máquina machinist
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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