La hermana directora del colegio

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by tireless, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. tireless Senior Member

    Español - España
    Hola:

    En mi colegio la directora era una monja.

    Ya he visto en WR que en inglés, a la monja que se le llama "hermana" se le dice: sister.

    ¿Cómo se diría: La hermana directora del colegio?

    The head-teacher sister

    No me suena bien, parece que digo la hermana de la directora.

    ¿Me podéis ayudar?

    Un saludo, y gracias por anticipado
     
  2. ERASMO_GALENO Senior Member

    Lima limón
    Perú, Español
    Hola,

    De antemano a la directora se le dice principal.

    School's Principal
    Sister Principal of the School?

    La verdad es que la expresión se presta a confusión.

    Atentamente,
     
  3. cyberpedant

    cyberpedant Senior Member

    North Adams, MA
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    I think we would call her "the Principal," "the Director," or even "the President," depending on exactly which function she had, leaving aside the fact that she is a nun (monja). For example, the college I went to is run by the Christian Brothers (monjes), but Brother Aidan was simply called "The President."
     

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