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Pronunciación: /ˈduːti; ˈdjuːti/

Traducción de duty en español:

noun/nombre (plural duties)

  • 1 c and u (obligation) deber (masculine), obligación (feminine) to do one's duty (by sb) cumplir con su ( or mi etc) deber or obligación (para con algn) it is the duty of every citizen to vote votar es el deber or la obligación de todo ciudadano he did it out of a sense of duty lo hizo porque le parecía que era su deber she made it her duty to … se impuso la obligación de … I have a duty to keep my partners informed es mi obligación or mi deber mantener informados a mis socios (before noun/delante del nombre) duty call o visit visita (feminine) de cumplido
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • It's to do my duty as a physician, and they often have disagreeable outcomes when you do your duty, and this is one very disagreeable outcome.
    • To the last minute of my holding the presidency, I will responsibly do my duty.
    • They have to do their duty and their responsibility.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable 2.1 (service) servicio (masculine) a spell of duty abroad una temporada de servicio en el extranjero to do night duty hacer* el turno nocturno to do duty as sth hacer* las veces de algo, servir* de algo 2.2 (in phrases) off duty to come/go off duty acabar el turno or la guardia to be off duty [nurse/doctor] no estar* de turno or guardia [policeman/fireman] no estar* de servicio on duty to come/go on duty empezar* el turno or la guardia he's on duty all morning [nurse/doctor] está de turno or de guardia toda la mañana [policeman/fireman] está de servicio toda la mañana (before noun/delante del nombre) duty chemist (British English/inglés británico) farmacia (feminine) de guardia or de turno duty roster lista (feminine) de guardias duty solicitor (British English/inglés británico) abogado, (masculine, feminine) de oficio 2.3
    (duties plural)
    (responsibilities) [formal] funciones (feminine plural), responsabilidades (feminine plural) when do you take up your duties? ¿cuándo asume usted sus funciones? to neglect one's duties descuidar sus ( or mis etc) responsabilidades
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • How do you know the staff who arrive at camp are qualified to perform the duties you are requiring of them?
    • Boys and girls were trained for the separate duties and tasks required in the gendered world of their day.
    • Officers chosen to conduct the battalion's tactical planning need to have the proper training and experience in order to perform their required duties.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • As much as $10,000 of the budgets could be used to help the church pay for pastoral duties during its pastor's absence.
    • For now, she continues with her ministerial duties, serving the church she sees as part of her family.
    • It is not uncommon for a minister to drive 6-10,000 miles per year in carrying out the ministerial duties for a congregation.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The primary service was military duty as a mounted knight.
    • Why should ordinary Koreans pay taxes for those shirkers who educate their children abroad and avoid military service duties?
    • The other recurring problem is the avoidance of military service by privileged youth during peacetime and combat duty during wars.
  • 3 c and u (tax) (often plural/frecuentemente plural) impuesto (masculine) to pay duty on sth pagar* impuestos sobre algo excise duties impuestos (masculine plural) internos or al consumo
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • These include priority treatment in obtaining basic infrastructure services and significant reductions in national and local income taxes, land fees, and import and export duties.
    • Getting the manufacturing association to back a duty on low-priced Chinese imports was a victory for small manufacturers.
    • Many governments put tariffs on the import of goods, whether stated as an import duty or a sales tax only on imported goods.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Strip the Church of its tax exemption and levy huge duties against its property value.
    • We have a budget lower than ten years ago, with the Government continuing to impose additional duties and not properly finance them.
    • Licence duties tend to have very small disincentive effects on car ownership due to their relatively low level (they are primarily put in place by governments to raise revenue).

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