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"Los profesores"

Translation:The professors

December 14, 2012

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In Spanish "los profesores" can mean both "the teachers" and "the professors" (which are slightly different in English).


Is it synonymous with maestro in that way? Does maestro have any other meanings?


They have a near meaning, but are a litlle bit different. Profesor is more adequate to College Teachers, and maestro for school Teachers under college.


Just to clarify, by college do you mean colegio/high school or university level? Thanks!


JenanK: "college" in English = university level. "colegio" in Spanish = high school level (in Mexico, usually a private academy similar to a private high school in USA.) But, "colegio" definitely does not mean "college" in Mexico. Other countries, I do not know.


Hi Rickydito, sorry to be unclear. My question above is to fsampaio saying "professor is more adequate to college teachers". So I want to know if by "college teachers" he perhaps means the ones who teach in colegio or in the college with USA meaning.

I am glad, too, to have your responses, since they are very clear and certainly add to the discussion.


College = university in US English. But for UK English, 'college' refers usually to "6th form college", a school you attend from 16-18.

If you were to say college in Britain people would assume you mean a 6th Form and not a university.


right, for example: Wouldn't You call a conductor of an orchestra a Maestro?


Yes, you're right.

Here you can see many others meanings:


But the first meaning is a teacher for children.


I'm pretty sure Maestro only refers to a teacher.. apparently k-8 as mentioned above. An orchestra conductor is "Un conductor" or "un director de orquesta."

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