Translation of chief in Spanish:
- 1.1 (head)jefe, (-fa) (masculine, feminine)chief of police
líder (masculine and feminine)jefe de policíathe great white chiefel gran jefe or (Mexico) [colloquial] el mero merotoo many chiefs and not enough Indiansmuchos jefes y pocos trabajadoresExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (boss) [colloquial]
- And very few of them are presided over by local aristocrats or clan chiefs.
- And even in Gaelic tales, the island earned fame for being the penal colony where clan chiefs put their enemies in exile.
- Some clan chiefs hedged their bets and sent sons off to fight on opposing sides.
jefe, (-fa) (masculine, feminine)1.3(British English) [colloquial] (as form of address)
- Mickey's evidence comes from a bureau chief of one of the news organizations.
- The discussions between the unions and council chiefs are deadlocked because the employers say they cannot afford to increase their offer.
- Police chiefs say the federal government must first secure the country's borders.
patrón, (-trona)Example sentences
- Ah, it's just the main troops, Timmy, nothing to worry about, chief!
- Maybe at one time, chief, but the carpet cops have taken over.
- There's a button on the left of your keyboard somewhere with the words ‘Caps Lock’ printed on it, chief.
adjective before noun, no comparative
- Example sentences
- The chief concern among skeptics is that young people are not mature or intelligent enough to vote properly.
- Among the chief concerns is the bank's investment portfolio, which now makes up more than half of its assets.
- Among the chief tactics of the fallen principalities and powers is the incitement of fear.
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