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"The teacher"

Translation:La profesora

5 years ago

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/bobco85

Regarding profesor/profesora versus maestro/maestra, are they used interchangeably or are there specific uses for each like in America where professor is usually used for college level and teacher for grade school?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alezzzix
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"Maestro/a" is the one who teaches in grade schools (first to sixth grade) and "profesor/a" is the one who teaches in high schools and universities, at least that's how it works in Venezuela, I don't know about other countries.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CJFloyd

So Spanish speakers make no distinction between a professor and a teacher? This strikes me as a programming imposed equality, as opposed to a real world discrimination between teachers and those who have earned the distinction of being a professor. Clarification would be appreciated.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom_Franks

I used to "scream" (figuratively) LOL when I was a Professor and some called me a teacher at the University. That's why I got this one wrong. I guess, as another said, Spanish speakers aren't so fussy.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SusannaEDavis420

It seems to me that a professor is a teacher (unless he/she mostly does research or something other than teaching, but that a teacher is not a professor unless he or she has an advanced degree and/or teaches at a college or university.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/waiting2

Is "el profesor: the same as "la maestra"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Babella

Profesor and maestro are synonyms and can both be used in the school context; but remember profesor/profesora and maestro/maestra, depending if it is a man or a woman! So it would be "el maestro" if you want to change "el profesor".

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/levelledout

So I could call a school teacher profesor / profesora? What would I call a university professor if I wanted to make a distinction?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PabloSueno
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My dictionary offers "professor/-ra universario/-a (US); lt also offers "EDUC doctor/-ra" as a definition of "Doctor".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Babella

In Spain, if you are a student, you call both "profesor/a" (we do not really use "maestro/a" that much anymore, at least where I live). If you want to introduce a person who is a teacher/professor, you can say: "[X] es profesor de [subject] en [place]" and it is as clear.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/levelledout

Thanks for the information, that's cleared things up somewhat

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SusannaEDavis420

That was a tricky question!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/robmetcalf213
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In the Spanish "professions" section, Duolingo should allow "el profesor" and "la profesora" be correct options for "the teacher," NOT just "el maestro" (or "la maestra"). Please correct this. Thank you.

10 months ago