Maestra (abreviatura)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by dfirley, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. dfirley Senior Member

    English - US
    I know that teacher in Spanish is maestra. My question is - when you are addressing a teacher in spanish is it Maestra Smith? If that name were to be written on a class list - would you write at the top Mtra. Smith or Sra. Smith?

  2. Mitza21 Senior Member

    United States

    Espero que te sirva.
  3. vikiriki Senior Member

    spain, spanish
    I haven't seen abbreviations in Spanish for 'maestro'. For 'profesor' yes: Prof., (independently of 'profesor' or 'profesora').

  4. Mitza21 Senior Member

    United States
    Yes I agree, we really don't use too much "mstro" which would be the abbreviation for maestro.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2009
  5. andylopez

    andylopez Senior Member

    Madrid, Spain
    Spanish - Castellano
    Someone disagrees with that statement ... please look here:

    Profesor = Prof.

    Profesora = Profra.

  6. Jeza New Member

    Well, we don't use "Profra" for "Profesora", even if that's OK. We only use "Prof." for "profesor" or "profesora" Prof. Smith. Another thing, normally we don't say "maestra", we only say "profesora". That's more used. :rolleyes:
  7. Mitza21 Senior Member

    United States
    I don't know where do you live or where you are from Jeza, but in Mexico we use maestra a lot, and we abbreviate "profra" for profesora and for profesor "profr" it might not be correct, but it is usual in Mexico.
  8. blasita

    blasita Senior Member

    Spain. Left more than two years ago

    The abbreviations for profesor and profesora are:
    From the DPD (see abreviatura, apéndice 2).

    Maestro and maestra are not usually abbreviated. Anyway, I'd use: Mtro. and Mtra.

  9. JennyTW Senior Member

    Córdoba, Spain
    English - UK
    Hi Dfirley. I think your original question was about how to address a teacher, including their name, and the corresponding abbreviation.

    Well, at the state schools my children have been to in Spain, it's like this. The men are addressed as Don Emilio - D. Emilio López on a list. Women at secondary school are Doña Eva - D.a Eva Pérez and at primary school, Señorita Eva (though the children call them "Seño"). However, when there is familiarity they often just use their first name.
  10. la bec

    la bec Member

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    English - U.S.
    I've also seen Sra. for Mrs. and Srta. for Ms.
  11. Jeza New Member

    You're right, in Mexico is very common to heard maestra, I've seen that in the TV. Well, I'm from Perú and my answer is based in what is usually used here. :)

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