superintendent
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (person in charge)
a. el director
(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).
, la directora
(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).
(of an organization)
Williams is superintendent of the National Institute for Biological Research.Williams es directora del Instituto Nacional de Investigación Biológica.
b. el superintendente
(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).
, la superintendente
(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).
The park superintendent says that visitor numbers have increased since last year.El superintendente del parque dice que el número de visitantes aumentó desde el año pasado.
c. el encargado
(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).
, la encargada
(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).
Notify the pool superintendent of any accident.Notifique cualquier accidente que se produzca al encargado de la piscina.
2. (caretaker of a building)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el conserje
(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).
, la conserje
(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).
You have to ask the superintendent for permission first if you want to plant something in the building's yard.Tienes que primero pedirle permiso al conserje si quieres plantar algo en el jardín del edificio.
b. el portero
(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).
, la portera
(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).
I'll leave some keys with the superintendent so you can get into my apartment.Dejaré un juego de llaves con el portero para que puedas entrar al departamento.
3. (education)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el superintendente
(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).
, la superintendente
(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).
In this state, the superintendent of schools is elected for a four-year term.En este estado, se elige al superintendente escolar por un período de cuatro años.
b. el delegado
(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).
, la delegada
(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).
The district is overseen by a superintendent who reports to the state governor.El distrito lo supervisa un delegado que está bajo las órdenes del gobernador del estado.
4. (high-ranking police officer)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el superintendente
(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).
, la superintendente
(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).
The city's superintendent of police has been interviewed about the case.Se entrevistó al superintendente de policía de la ciudad en relación con el caso.
5. (high-ranking police officer) (United Kingdom)
a. el comisario de policía
(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).
, la comisaria de policía
(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).
The decision has to be authorized by a superintendent or chief inspector.Esta decisión tiene que ser autorizada por un comisario de policía o un inspector general.
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superintendent
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (supervisor)
a. el supervisor(ora) m,f, director(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).
la supervisor(ora) m,f, director(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).
2. (police officer; in uk)
a. el comisario(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).
la comisario(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).
3. (in us)
a. el comisario(a) jefe
(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).
la comisario(a) jefe
(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).
4. (of apartment building)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el portero(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).
la portero(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).
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superintendent [ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendənt]
noun
[of institution, orphanage] directoradirectora (m) (f);a directora (in swimming pool) vigilante (m); (US) (porter) conserje (m)
police superintendent (Britain) subjefe (m) de policía; (US) superintendente (m)
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