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servant

Pronunciation: /ˈsɜːrvənt; ˈsɜːvənt/

Translation of servant in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (employee) criado, (masculine, feminine), sirviente, (masculine, feminine) I'm not your servant! ¡no soy tu criada or sirvienta! servants' quarters las habitaciones del servicio or de la servidumbre your humble servant [formal] [dated/anticuado] (in letters) su seguro servidor [formal] [anticuado]
    Example sentences
    • Many girls are used as domestic servants and are prevented from attending school.
    • Financially they were well enough established to be able to employ a domestic servant.
    • Sometimes clients or their families treat caregivers as maids or domestic servants.
    1.2 (sb, sth that serves) a faithful servant of the cause un leal servidor de la causa the law center is the servant of the community la asesoría jurídica está al servicio de la comunidad

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