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BUSPERSON, HOUSEMAN. SERVER, BARTENDER

Spanish translation: autobuserso, casero, sirviente, camarero ...

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09:19 Oct 22, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: BUSPERSON, HOUSEMAN. SERVER, BARTENDER
Names of positions inAN EMPLOYMENT CENTER.
Luisa Veyán Santana
Peru
Local time: 20:53
Spanish translation:autobuserso, casero, sirviente, camarero ...
Explanation:
Most of these terms have many translations in Spanish depending on the country. Here are some translations:

busperson= autobusero, conductor de autobús/omnibus
houseman= casero, interino, guardés
server= sirviente, acólito, camarero
bartender= camarero, barman
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xxxTransOl
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GRACIAS, ME AYUDASTE EN ALGO, SIN EMBARGO LA INEXACTITUD DE TUS TRADUCCIONES AUN NECESITA SER REVISADA.
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na +1ayudante de camareroRobert Anderson
naPlease look at this before you use the selected answer.Megdalina
naBusperson, etc.Edward Donovan
naconductor/a de autobus; casero; camarero y barman
Cynthia Brals-Rud
na"Empleado de autobuses;interno; camarero (de mesas)xxxPaul Roige
naautobuserso, casero, sirviente, camarero ...xxxTransOl


  

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15 mins
autobuserso, casero, sirviente, camarero ...


Explanation:
Most of these terms have many translations in Spanish depending on the country. Here are some translations:

busperson= autobusero, conductor de autobús/omnibus
houseman= casero, interino, guardés
server= sirviente, acólito, camarero
bartender= camarero, barman


    Dicc. Collins EN-SP
xxxTransOl
PRO pts in pair: 504
Grading comment
GRACIAS, ME AYUDASTE EN ALGO, SIN EMBARGO LA INEXACTITUD DE TUS TRADUCCIONES AUN NECESITA SER REVISADA.
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1 hr
"Empleado de autobuses;interno; camarero (de mesas)


Explanation:
(or monaguillo!); barman o camarero de barra"
A little loose in meaning these terms, busman can be conductor, driver or both (cobrador, conductor, conductor - cobrador) or even someone who works at the bus depot office. Empleado de autobuses covers them all. Houseman relates to hospital jobs, then "interno". Camarero and Bartender are almost quite the same and that varies from pub to pub, bar to bar,...Bartender though should never leave the bar while the camarero does the donkey work, and of the latter i know a little i'm afraid. Watch out the "server" could also be altar boy or acolyte (monaguillo) but don't think Father Xosé would spend his hard-earned tithes on that...but god knows. Have fuuuun :)


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xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 02:53
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 666
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2 hrs
conductor/a de autobus; casero; camarero y barman


Explanation:
conductor/a for busperson
bartender can also translate as camarero de barra.

Buena suerte !

Cynthia Brals-Rud
Local time: 02:53
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 222
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3 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
ayudante de camarero


Explanation:
Since your terms obviously refer to restaurant work, "busperson" doubtless refers to a person who removes dirty dishes from the tables after the patrons have finished. Used to be called a "busboy," but that became politically incorrect along with "waiter" and "waitress". So now we have "waitperson" and "busperson".
I really believe it has nothing to do with driving buses in your context.



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Robert Anderson
Local time: 18:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 45

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agree  Clara Maltras: Totally agree, busperson does not have anything to do with driving a bus
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6 hrs
Please look at this before you use the selected answer.


Explanation:
I{ve worked in the hospitality industry for 25 years - often being the only bilingual employee of the restaurant or hotel and as such translated the hiring process, interpreted meetings, acted as liason between workers and management, etc. Below please find what we use in the U.S. with the largely Mexican hispanic community.
busboy - usually referred to as simply busboy but as way of explanation would be ayudante al servidor
houseman - sirviente de casa
server - servidor
bartender - cantinero

I should add that the suggestions by the selected answerer would give very confused messages if used in the U.S. - they may very well work in Spain for example, I don't know, but they would convey something else to the community here. Good luck!

Megdalina
PRO pts in pair: 55
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9 hrs
Busperson, etc.


Explanation:
Estoy de acuerdo en gran parte con Happyfarm. Son 20 años que tengo un restaurante en Barcelona. Busperson se utiliza para intentar evitar el regusto sexista de "busboy". Nada tiene que ver con autobuses. Su cometido es quitar y limpiar las mesas en un restaurante.
"Server" es otro intento de neologismo. Siempre ha sido "waiter" o "waitress" en el mundo no correcto politicamente. Hace unos años en Cambridge, MA pude ver un letrero en un restaurante con la atrocidad de "waitperson".
Bartender, por lo menos en España, se conoce como "barman".
Y sospecho que "houseman" es el que regenta una Public House, o un pub, tal extremo tendría que confirmar algun colega inglés.

Edward Donovan
United States
Local time: 20:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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