portador
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el portador, la portadora(
pohr
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tah
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dohr
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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).
1. (person carrying something)
a. bearer
El portador de esta carta esperará tu respuesta.The bearer of this letter will wait for your reply.
2. (medicine)
a. carrier
Los portadores que se recuperaron de la enfermedad pueden aún contagiar a otros varios meses después.Carriers who have recovered from the disease can remain infectious for months.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(commerce and finance)
a. bearer
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
El campo "páguese al portador" en la carta estaba vacío.The field "pay the bearer" in the letter was left in blank.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (that bears)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El ADN es la molecula portadora de la información genética.DNA is the molecule that carries genetic information.
Los ácidos nucleicos son las moléculas portadoras de información más importantes de la célula.Nucleic acids are the main information-carrying molecules of the cell.
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portador
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. carrying, bearing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. carrier, bearer
3. (commerce)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
al portadorto the bearer
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portadora portadora
1 [de cheque, carta] bearer
el portador de esta carta the bearer of this letter; páguese al portador pay the bearer
2 (Med) [de germen, virus] carrier
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ser portador de
to be the bearer of
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