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Gentleman in Spanish 🇪🇸

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gentleman caballero
How to say “gentleman” in Spanish? “Caballero”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “caballero” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on gentleman in Spanish like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Normal speech: kah-bah-YEH-rah
IPA: kaβaˈleɾa

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Other Meanings

“Caballero” can also refer to a playing card, specifically the knight or jack in a deck of Spanish playing cards

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In some Spanish-speaking countries, “caballero” can also be used as a polite way to address a man, similar to “sir” in English.

“Caballero” is also a common surname in Spanish-speaking countries.

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“Caballero” sounds like “cavalier” in English, which can also refer to a chivalrous gentleman

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Cultural Reference

Caballeros were historically knights or hor***** who followed a code of chivalry, popularized in medieval literature such as “Don Quixote” which you can read here in Langlandia 🙂

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Ser un caballero – to be a gentleman or act in a chivalrous manner
Caballero de honor – a man of honor or integrity

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Refers to a gentleman or man of chivalry; can also be used to refer to a horseman or cowboy

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From the Latin word “caballarius,” meaning horseman or knight

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caballero info.

Tips to remember the word “caballero”:
– Associate “caballero” with “knight” in English, as they share historical roots with chivalry and gentlemanly behavior.
– The word “caballero” contains “caballo,” which means “horse” in Spanish, linking the idea of a gentleman or knight who rides a horse.
– Think about the “cavalier” in English, which both sounds similar and has similar meanings.

– “Caballero” generally refers to a man who is distinguished, polite, and well-mannered – the characteristics of a gentleman.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– “Señor” is another Spanish term that can be used to address a man respectfully, similar to “Mr.” in English.
– “Gentilhombre” is a more archaic or formal term similar to “gentleman” in Spanish.

Alternate meanings or slang:
– In some contexts, “caballero” can also mean “knight,” as in the medieval sense.
– As a colloquial term, “caballero” might be used somewhat facetiously to refer to a man who believes he is acting chivalrously.

Examples of sentences:
– “El caballero abrió la puerta para su compañera.” (The gentleman opened the door for his companion.)
– “En la Edad Media, un caballero servía al rey como soldado montado.” (In the Middle Ages, a knight served the king as a mounted soldier.)
– “Por favor, caballero, ¿podría indicarme cómo llegar al museo?” (Please, sir, could you tell me how to get to the museum?)

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