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el protagonista, la protagonista(
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. (character)
a. main character
Él es el protagonista de esta novela.He is the main character of this novel.
b. central character
Los protagonistas del libro son niños.The central characters of the book are children.
c. protagonist
Es la protagonista de la nueva versión de la novela.She's the female protagonist in the new remake of the novel.
2. (leading performer)
a. lead
Mi hermana es la protagonista de este ballet.My sister is the lead in this ballet.
b. leading role
La protagonista de la obra es una mujer de mediana edad.The leading role in the play is a middle-aged woman.
c. star
Definitivamente él es el protagonista de El Hombre Araña.He is definitely the star of Spiderman.
3. (main figure)
a. leading figure
Entre los protagonistas del Renacimiento cabría mencionar a los Medici.We should mention the Medicis as some of the leading figures of the Renaissance.
b. central role
Bob Beamon fue el gran protagonista de los Juegos Olímpicos de México.Bob Beamon played the central role in the Mexico Olympic Games.
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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. (de libro, película)
a. main o central character
2. (de teatro)
a. lead, leading role
ser protagonista deto play a leading part in
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central; leading
tuvo un papel protagonista en las negociaciones she played a central o leading role in the negotiations
1 (en hecho real) main figure
los protagonistas del conflicto the main figures in the dispute
2 (personaje) [de obra literaria] main character; protagonist (formal); [de película, serie] main character; lead
el protagonista no muere en la película the main character o lead doesn't die in the film
3 (actor, actriz) star
la protagonista de la película es Bette Davies the star of the film is Bette Davies
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