retainer

retainer(
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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. (retaining fee)
a. el anticipo
(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)
I had to pay the lawyer's retainer in order to be able to guarantee his services.Tuve que pagar un anticipo al abogado para poder garantizar sus servicios.
2. (dental appliance)
a. el retenedor
(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)
I go to the orthodontist once a month so he can adjust my retainer.Voy una vez al mes al ortodoncista para que me ajuste el retenedor.
b. el aparato corrector
(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)
My daughter has been wearing a retainer for her teeth for two years now.Mi hija hace ya dos años que lleva un aparato corrector en los dientes.
c. el paladar
(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)
The dentist scolded Marisela for not using her retainer for a whole month.El dentista regañó a Marisela por no usar el paladar en todo el mes.
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(servant)
a. el criado
(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 criada
(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 faithful retainer obeyed his master's every order.El fiel criado obedecía todas y cada una de las órdenes de su patrón.
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retainer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (fee)
a. el anticipo
(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)
2. (servant)
a. el criado(a; de toda la vida)
(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 criado(a; de toda la vida)
(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)
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retainer [rɪˈteɪnəʳ]
noun
1 (servant) criadoacriada (m) (f);a criada
family retainer old retainer viejo criado (m) que lleva muchos años sirviendo en la misma familia; (que lleva muchos años sirviendo en la misma familia)
2 (fee) anticipo (m); (payment on flat, room) depósito (m); señal (f) para que se guarde el piso etc; (para que se guarde el piso etc)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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