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Pronunciation: /əˈsɪstənt/

Translation of assistant in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (in shop) dependiente, (masculine, feminine), empleado, (masculine, feminine) (Latin America/América Latina)
    Example sentences
    • The jobs on offer range from betting assistants to managers of off-course betting centres.
    • The company has taken on retail managers, cashiers and assistants and is already doing a roaring trade.
    • All hurling team managers, their assistants and parents are asked to attend.
    Example sentences
    • He went to work as an administrative assistant with a legitimate arms dealer but failed to impress.
    • She returned to the store and, with the help of a more sympathetic assistant, found a wig she liked.
    • The equally sheepish assistant fiddled with the mouse and looked blankly at the screen.
    1.2 (subordinate, helper) ayudante (masculine and feminine) clerical assistant auxiliar administrativo, (masculine, feminine) managerial assistant ayudante (masculine and feminine) de dirección 1.3
    (language assistant)
    (British English/inglés británico) (in university) ayudante (masculine and feminine) or (Spain/España) lector, (masculine, feminine); (in school) auxiliar (masculine and feminine) de lengua


  • (before noun/delante del nombre) adjunto, (masculine, feminine)

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