"The gentleman"

Translation:El caballero

5 years ago

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/safuraha

i thought (from a previous lesson) that "el senor" is also 'the gentleman' ?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark2020
Mark2020
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I think it can be also.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Richio

It is, however, marked wrong. :/

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lagata8484
lagata8484
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It seems they're going for most common usage, which is caballero, but señor and gentilhombre are also acceptable. Go figure.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lised65

where is caballero common usage for gentleman? It makes sense that a horseman would have been highborn (the cavalrymen) ... but I had never encountered it before in my neck of the woods...

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Melita2

Lised, Often on restaurant bathroom doors, you will see caballeros and damas. Another use is in a sort of protest of what might has been said in a previous sentence: No, no es muy caballero. No, no, he is a gentelman. Current English, he is a good guy, he would treat you well.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paulsagra
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Me too!

4 years ago

[deactivated user]

    Exactly. Previous lesson translated "el senor" as "the gentleman". But here it's wrong?

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SusannaEDavis420

    Yes, in a previous lesson one of the definitions of Señor was "a gentleman". Here it's being counted as a wrong answer.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/bronsoval

    Doesn't caballero literally translate as "cowboy?" That is how the Mexicans I work with use it.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/dj63010

    I think "Vaquero" is more like cowboy.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kannd86

    I thought it meant cowboy too, though I can see how it could have evolved to mean both.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Melita2

    Previously, only rich guys had horses, before there were cowboys.

    4 years ago
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