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Spanish Word: Don, Doña

Friday, January 1st, 2010 | Permalink

Spanish Word: Don, Doña

Pronunciation: Dohn, Donya

Translation: Don, Madam

Function: Title

You will find these courtesy titles almost paired to “Sir” and “Lady”, although you can still find ‘Señor Don” and ‘Señora Doña’ used in Spain… which falls short of the “king” or “queen” themselves. You will see it used in most written invitations.

You will also find a college degree used instead of ‘Señor’ [Mr.] or ‘Señora’ [Lady] as in ‘doctor’ [doctor] or ‘ingeniero´[engineer]. If you don’t know whether somebody has a degree or not, stay on the safe side and use ‘Don’ freely, as it works for both: informal or important occasions.

Example:

Sra. Doña Fe Roa Paz

Translation:

Madam Fe Roa Paz

Spanish Title:Don, Doña

Saturday, October 17th, 2009 | Permalink

Spanish Title:Don, Doña

Pronunciation:Dohn, Donya

Translation:Don, Madam

Function:Title

You will find these courtesy titles almost paired to “Sir” and “Lady”, although you can still find ‘Señor Don” and ‘Señora Doña’ used in Spain… which falls short of queen itself. You will see it used in most written invitations.

You will also find a college degree used instead of “señor” [Mr.] or “señora” [Lady] as in ‘doctor’ [doctor] or ‘ingeniero´[engineer]. If you don’t know whether somebody has a degree or not, be on the safe side and use “Don” freely, as it works both in formal and important occasions.

Example:Sra. Doña Fe Roa Paz

Translation:Madam Fe Roa Paz

Spanish Title:Doña

Thursday, October 1st, 2009 | Permalink

Spanish Title:Doña

Pronunciation:Doh-nya

Translation:Mrs.

Function:Title

Just to be on the safe side, you can use this word when talking to -or about- a lady. It works for all-kinds of situations, formal or informal. It is almost like using “madam”.

If you know the marital status, then you can use ‘señora’ for the married woman and ‘señorita’ for the unmarried. ‘Muchacha’ is used only for acquaintances. ‘Nena’ [baby] is supposed just for small female children, younger than a ‘niña’ [girl].

Example:Doña Lydia vendrá a la fiesta

Translation:Mrs. Lydia will come to the party

 

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