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el titular, la titular(
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. (possessor)
a. holder
El titular de la tarjeta debe estar presente para recoger los boletos.The card holder must be present to pick up the tickets.
b. owner
Mi cuñada es la titular del carro, pero siempre me deja usarlo.My sister-in-law is the owner of the car, but she always lets me use it.
c. titleholder
Necesitamos el consentimiento del titular para gravar la propiedad con una segunda hipoteca.We need the titleholder's consent to take out a second mortgage on the property.
2. (person in post)
a. holder
El primer titular de la presidencia de los Estados Unidos fue George Washington.The first holder of the presidency of the United States was George Washington.
b. incumbent
El titular del distrito 18 no ha sido vencido en las elecciones en más de 20 años.The district 18 incumbent hasn't been defeated in an election in over 20 years.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (press)
a. headline
¿Viste el titular sobre la avalancha?Did you see the headline about the avalanche?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (tenured)
a. permanent
Dr. Schwarz es un catedrático titular en la universidad.Dr. Schwarz is a permanent professor at the university.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to name)
a. to title
Voy a titular mi poema "Un granito de arena".I am going to title my poem "A Grain of Sand."
b. to entitle
Tituló el libro "Cómo hacer desaparecer la grasa".She entitled her book "How to Sweep away Fat."
c. to call
Decidieron titular su primera película "Nuestra primera película".They decided to call their first movie "Our First Movie."
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to be entitled)
a. to be titled
El libro se titula "Un enano en el bosque".The book is titled "A Dwarf in the Forest."
b. to be called
¿Cómo se titula aquella película donde la bruja se enamora del dragón?What was the movie where the witch fell in love with the dragon called?
7. (education)
a. to graduate
Ángel se tituló en ingeniería química.Angel graduated in chemical engineering.
b. to get a degree
Gabriela se tituló en la Universidad de Guadalajara.Gabriela got a degree from the University of Guadalajara.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (profesor)
a. tenured
el equipo titularthe first team
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (poseedor)
a. holder
3. (profesor)
a. tenured lecturer
titular de una tarjeta de crédito/cuenta corrientecredit card/current account holder
4. (press)
a. headline
con grandes titularessplashed across the front page
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (libro, cuadro)
a. to call, to title
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (llamarse)
a. to be titled o called
¿cómo se titula la película?what's the title of the movie?, what's the movie called?
7. (licenciarse)
a. to graduate
8. (diplomarse)
a. to obtain a qualification
se tituló por la universidad de Cuernavacashe graduated from o did her degree at Cuernavaca university
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jugador titular regular first-team player; juez titular judge assigned to a particular court; médico titular doctor assigned to a particular post in the public health care system; profesor titular teacher assigned to a particular post in the state education system
1 [de puesto] holder; incumbent; (Religión) incumbent
2 [de cuenta, pasaporte] holder; [de coche, vivienda] owner
3 (Dep) regular first-team player; (Latinoamérica) captain
(Prensa) headline
los titulares (Rad) (TV) the (news) headlines
transitive verb
[+libro, película] to title; entitle
tituló la obra "Fiesta" he (en)titled the play "Fiesta"; ¿cómo vas a titular el trabajo? what title are you going to give the essay?
pronominal verb
1 [+novela, poema]
¿cómo se titula la película? what's the title of the film?; what's the film called?; la película se titula "Texas" the film is called "Texas"; the title of the film is "Texas"
2 (Univ) to graduate
titularse en algo to graduate in sth
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