operator

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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (telecommunications)
a. el operador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la operadora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Let me put you back to an operator who can transfer the call.Te vuelvo a poner con un operador para que pase la llamada.
b. el telefonista
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la telefonista
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
You can't call the help desk directly. You have to go through the operator.No se puede llamar directamente al servicio de asistencia. Hay que comunicarse a través del telefonista.
2. (person who operates equipment)
a. el operario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la operaria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Operators of this machine must wear safety goggles.Los operarios de esta máquina deben usar gafas protectoras.
b. el operador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la operadora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The cable car operator made sure the doors were closed properly.El operador del teleférico se aseguró de que las puertas estuvieran bien cerradas.
3. (commerce)
a. la empresa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
JBC is the biggest hotel operator In the country.JBC es la empresa hotelera más grande del país.
b. la compañía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A private operator has taken over the municipal swimming pool.Una compañía privada se hizo cargo de la piscina municipal.
4. (mathematics)
a. el operador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
In algebra we're learning about linear operators.En la clase de álgebra estamos estudiando los operadores lineales.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(shrewd or persuasive person; used with an adjective)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
That guy is a smooth operator, and I wouldn't trust him.Es un tipo vivo y yo no me fiaría de él.
These criminals are slick operators who know exactly who to target.Estos criminales son muy hábiles y saben elegir bien a sus víctimas.
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operator
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of machine)
a. el operario(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la operario(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (telephone)
a. el telefonista mf, operador(ora)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la telefonista mf, operador(ora)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (colloquial)
a.
he's a pretty smooth operatorse las lleva de calle
operator [ˈɒpəreɪtəʳ]
noun
1 [of machine etc] operarioaoperaria (m) (f);a operaria (machinist) maquinista (m); (Cine) operadoraoperadora (m) (f);a operadora (Telec) telefonista (m);
2
a smooth operator (in business) un tipo hábil; (in love) un engatusador; he's a very clever operator es un tipo muy vivo (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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