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2 Translation results for work in Spanish

noun | verb

work noun

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trabajo, labor; empleo; tarea, faena; obra; obra (de arte o literatura)

Example sentences of
work noun

  • She is trying to find work in publishing.
  • How long have you been looking for work?
  • He started work as a car salesman.
  • I know him through work.
  • She didn't come to work today.
  • He left work a few minutes ago.
  • She's not here right now. She's at work.
  • She went out with her friends from work.
  • Can you describe your work to the class?
  • A large part of the work is responding to e-mails.

Detailed synonyms for work noun

1. Work, labor, toil, drudgery, grind significan una actividad que supone el esfuerzo o el empeño.
  • Work puede indicar una actividad del cuerpo, la mente, una máquina o una fuerza natural, y puede aplicarse a un esfuerzo que se ha hecho o al producto de tal esfuerzo <too tired to do any work>.
    antonyms: play
  • Labor se aplica a un trabajo físico o intelectual que supone un gran esfuerzo que puede ser duro, arduo o fatigoso <believes that farmers are poorly paid for their labor>.
  • Toil indica una labor que es prolongada y fatigosa <his years of back-breaking toil>.
  • Drudgery connota una labor que es aburrida y fastidiosa <the job involves a good deal of drudgery>.
  • Grind indica una labor deprimente y monótona que agota la mente o el cuerpo <the grind of performing the play eight times a week>.
2. Work, employment, occupation, calling, business, job, trade, profession, vocation significan una actividad, específica y sostenida, en la que uno participa, particularmente para ganarse la vida.
  • Work puede aplicarse a toda actividad de provecho, ya sea remunerada o no <her work as a hospital volunteer>.
  • Employment indica un trabajo para el cual uno es contratado y remunerado <found employment washing dishes>.
  • Occupation indica un trabajo en el que uno participa regularmente o por preferencia, sobre todo como resultado de la capacitación o de la experiencia <his father's occupation was peanut farming>.
  • Calling se aplica a una ocupación considerada como una vocación o profesión a la cual uno ha sido atraído por su naturaleza, sus gustos o sus aptitudes <at 18 he realized the ministry was his true calling>.
  • Business puede usarse con el mismo sentido que work o occupation, pero connota a menudo una actividad comercial o en la administración de dinero y de asuntos <the business of managing a hotel>.
  • Job puede significar ya sea una tarea específica <the roofing job took two weeks> o el empleo regular de uno <had held the same job for 18 years>.
  • Trade generalmente connota una ocupación que requiere destreza manual o mecánica <the tools of her trade>.
  • Profession connota un empleo que requiere conocimiento especializado y preparación académica extensiva <members of the legal and medical professions>.
  • Vocation, originalmente un sinónimo para calling, ahora generalmente significa una ocupación seria <few young people take up the vocation of instrument-making>.

work verb

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worked, has worked, is working, works
trabajar; operar; funcionar, servir; lograr, conseguir (algo) con esfuerzo; efectuar, llevar a cabo, obrar (milagros); elaborar, fabricar, formar

Example sentences of
work verb

  • I started working when I was sixteen.
  • She works part-time at the restaurant.
  • She has always wanted to work in advertising.
  • She has to work two jobs to support her family.
  • She worked through lunch to get the report done.
  • I'm not working tomorrow—the boss gave me the day off.
  • He works about 60 hours a week.
  • The job requires that you work some nights and weekends.
  • She is used to working long hours.
  • She works the Northeast region of the state selling insurance.

Synonyms of
work verb

¿Sabes para que se usa works for?
  • En inglés informal, cuando algo works for you, significa que te queda bien. También tiene un significado más simple: trabajar para > She works for her uncle.

Phrasal verbs for work

Related phrases for work

Reverse translation for work

trabajo  - work, job, labor, work, task, effort 
labor  - work, labor 
empleo  - employment, occupation, job, use, usage 
tarea  - task, job, homework 
faena  - task, job, work 
obra  - work, deed, construction work 
obra  (de arte o literatura) - work, deed, construction work 
trabajar  - to work (metal), to work, to knead, to strive, to act, to perform, to till, to work on 
operar  - to operate, to function, to produce, to bring about, to deal, to do business, to operate on, to operate, to run (a machine) 
funcionar  - to function, to run, to work, (informal, figurative) to do the trick 
servir  - to serve, to be of use to, to work, to serve, to wait, to be of use, to be helpful, to fill (an order) 
lograr  - to get, to obtain, to achieve, to attain 
conseguir con esfuerzo  (algo) - to get, to obtain, to achieve, to attain, to manage to 
efectuar  - to carry out, to bring about 
obrar  (milagros) - to act, to behave, to work, to produce 
elaborar  - to make, to produce, to devise, to draw up 
fabricar  - to manufacture, to make 
formar  - to form, to make, to constitute, to make up, to train, to educate 
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