Translation of occupation in Spanish:

occupation

Pronunciation: /ˌɑːkjəˈpeɪʃən; ˌɒkjʊˈpeɪʃən/

n

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (profession) ocupación (feminine) what is your present occupation? ¿cuál es su ocupación actual?
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    • Due to his father's occupation, he grew up knowing about military matters.
    • In addition, we excluded 180 boys without information on fathers' occupation.
    • Mine was frequently decorated in accordance with my father's occupation.
    1.2 (activity) ocupación (feminine) looking after children is a full-time occupation cuidar niños es un trabajo que ocupa las veinticuatro horas del día or es un trabajo a tiempo completo
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    • We are making every effort to try and soften the edges of these draconian rules but brick walls and head butting are pretty joyless occupations.
    • During the monsoon season the villagers divert their occupation to fishing and agriculture.
    • Its main occupations are fishing and boatbuilding.
  • 2 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable [Military/Militar] ocupación (f); (of factory, university) ocupación (f) army/forces of occupation ejército (m)/fuerzas (fpl) de ocupación to be under occupation estar* ocupado
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    • But the alternative to negotiating with him is continued military occupation of the territories in force.
    • The American military occupation of Japan lasted from August 1945 through April 1952.
    • The next stage of this process is the permanent military occupation of ‘buffer zones’ on the West Bank.
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    • The mainly Muslim workers have been in occupation since the closure was announced.
    • Another 20 workers remain in occupation of a nearby M & S branch.
    • As hundreds of Gama workers continued their 10-day occupation of Dublin building sites last night, the company again denied all allegations against it.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (of accommodation, building) ocupación (feminine) the tenants are already in occupation los inquilinos ya han tomado posesión de la vivienda ( or las oficinas etc) the house is ready for occupation la casa está lista para su ocupación
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    • Many families living in the borough are in need of more suitable homes and unlawful occupation is stopping them from moving.
    • One is a tax on property occupation, the other a supplementary tax on travel.
    • Several of the old concrete ramps between floors were removed and the floors were filled in to create additional space suitable for occupation.

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