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Lesson 1.5. How to say 'teacher' in Spanish, please!

raunchybbz

raunchybbz

Just started the Rocket Spanish course - absolutely love it, it's brilliant! When asked the question: En que trabajas? I want to say that I'm a teacher (primary school) but can't seem to find a definitive translation in the dictionary - profesora? maestro? If anyone can help I would be grateful! Gracias. :D Rhona (Scotland)
nohablo

nohablo

For a primary school teacher, I've usually heard the word *maestra* (or maestro for a male).
nailteach

nailteach

My Spanish speaking students have always used maestra.
tuba

tuba

I have only heard "profesora" used for example in Andalucía. Someone else who has an opinion about this?
tecla-d

tecla-d

MAESTRO for male , MAESTRA for female
tecla-d

tecla-d

I am pretty sure that MAESTRA/O is used for a teacher who teaches to kids.....the terms PROFESORA means teacher but for older students..older grades...... kindergarden = maestra/o highschool-college= profesora i hope this help you better to understand the difference........this is the rule for Italy anyways!
Elisa4

Elisa4

I've asked people in El Salvador, and they say either (maestra, profesora) is fine.
Daniel--1

Daniel--1

hOW TO SAY mother in spanish
evelyn-w

evelyn-w

madre, mama
Martin-21

Martin-21

Never mind, I found the game.
Cristian-Montes-de-Oca

Cristian-Montes-de-Oca

Maestro/ maestra....which translate directly to "Master" but is used a lot to describe a teacher. Profesor/profesora...directly translate to "professor" which derivates from the latin "person who professes or teaches something". Also , in higher levels of education or university, sometimes we use the word "Catedrático" (cathedratic), even though this is also used to the person who gives a "catedra" (lecture) in a church, like a bishop or some high authority in a "catedral" (cathedral). SO THAT MEANS you can use profesor (a), maestro(a), the more informal "profe" or the very formal catedrático(a). ....Mother is either Madre, mamá, mami or simply ma! it depends of how much you love your mother, mom, mah, mum, mami , momma, etch
Jillian-N

Jillian-N

I have been teaching English to primary and infants students in Peru and they all use the term profesora.

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