el pupilo, la pupila(
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. (student)
a. pupil
El profesor les pidió a sus pupilos que abrieran el libro de historia en la página 202.The professor asked his pupils to open their books to page 202.
2. (orphan)
a. ward
El Sr. Jones administrará la herencia de su pupila hasta que ella cumpla la mayoría de edad.Mr. Jones will manage his ward's inheritance until she reaches the age of majority.
b. charge
La tutora decidió la escuela en la que estudiaría su pupilo.The tutor decided the school in which her charge would study.
3. (lodger)
a. boarder
La Sra. Lozano les dio hospedaje a los pupilos que venían de fuera.Mrs. Lozano accommodated the foreign boarders.
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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. (discípulo)
a. pupil
2. (huérfano)
a. ward
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pupiloa pupila
1 (en pensión) boarder; (en un orfelinato) inmate
2 (Jur) ward
3 (Dep) player
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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