There are 2 translations of busy in Spanish:

busy1

Pronunciation: /ˈbɪzi/

adj (busier, busiest)

  • 1 (occupied) [person] ocupado I'm a busy man soy un hombre ocupado can't you see I'm busy? ¿no ves que estoy ocupado or atareado? she likes to be busy le gusta estar ocupada or tener algo que hacer the children keep me very busy los niños me tienen muy atareada or me dan mucho que hacer to get busy ponerse* a trabajar we'd better get busy [colloquial/familiar] mejor nos ponemos a trabajar or (nos) ponemos manos a la obra I got busy on the reports [colloquial/familiar] me puse a trabajar en los informes I was busy writing a letter estaba ocupada escribiendo una carta
  • 2 [street/market] concurrido, de mucho movimiento I've had a busy day he tenido un día de mucho trabajo I have a busy schedule next week la próxima semana tengo un programa muy apretado summer is our busiest season en la temporada de verano es cuando más trabajo tenemos a busy road una carretera con mucho tráfico or muy transitada
  • 3 [Telec] ocupado (AmL) , comunicando (Esp) the line was busy estaba ocupado or (Esp) comunicando your phone was busy tu teléfono estaba ocupado or (Esp) tu teléfono comunicaba

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There are 2 translations of busy in Spanish:

busy2

v refl (busies, busying, busied)

  • to busy oneself -ing ponerse* a + inf I busied myself tidying the room me puse a ordenar la habitación to busy oneself with sth entretenerse* con algo can't you find anything to busy yourself with? ¿por qué no buscas algo con qué entretenerte?

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Word of the day órbita
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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.