There are 2 main translations of don in English:

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don 1

sustantivo masculino

Compounds

don de gentes

  • ability to get on well with people
    good interpersonal skills
    [formal]
    tiene don de gentes
    he gets on well with people
    he has a way with people

don de mando

Example sentences
  • Ahora don Ricardo ya puede sacar el valor de su riqueza.
  • Ser Magistrado, significa ser ejemplar con gran don de gente.
  • Por su muerte se nos pudo hacer la promesa de este gran don.

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There are 2 main translations of don in English:

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don 2

sustantivo masculino

don/doña
  • 2 (América Latina) (en el uso popular) See examples: ¿qué le vendo, don?
    what can I do for you, buddy (inglés norteamericano) o (inglés británico) guv?
    [familiar]

Cultural Note: don/doña

The words don, for men, and doña, for women, are courtesy titles used before someone's name, when they are being spoken or written to. They are used for someone who is senior professionally, in age or socially. Doña is usually used only for married or widowed women, except in official documents, when it refers to any woman. Don and doña always precede a person's first name. " ¿Se va ya, don Juan?" When talking about a third person you can use don and doña before their first name, which is followed by their surname: " Don Juan Montesinos". In correspondence, don and doña can be abbreviated to D. and Dn., or Dña. and Da, respectively, and can be preceded by the appropriate title señor or señora: " Sr. Dn. Juan Montesinos"; " Sra. Dña. Ana Castellón".

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