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American English: /ˈɔfɪs/
, /ˈɑfɪs/
British English: /ˈɒfɪs/

Translation of office in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (room)
    (building, set of rooms)
    oficinas (feminine plural)
    also: architect's office
    also: lawyer's office
    bufete (masculine) or despacho (masculine) (de abogado)
    also: doctor's office
    the manager's office
    el despacho or la oficina del director
    the company's New York office
    las oficinas de la compañía en Nueva York
    we don't want the whole office to hear
    no queremos que lo oiga toda la oficina
    (before noun) (work/furniture)
    de oficina
    de oficina
    de oficinas
    office automation outside office hours
    fuera de las horas de oficina
    during/in office hours are you coming to the office party?
    ¿vas a venir a la fiesta de la oficina?
    office space
    espacio (masculine) para oficinas
    Example sentences
    • These pesticides are used in schools, churches, business offices, apartment buildings, grocery stores, and homes on a regular basis.
    • The plan is to retain the office building and sub-divide it into offices for small businesses and meeting rooms.
    • She hopped into the truck and backed it into the hangar-like room of the office building.
    Example sentences
    • The Laois Youth Theatre is an initiative of the Arts Office, Laois County Council.
    • This was reprinted with kind permission of the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.
    • The performance is promoted by the Arts Office of Laois County Council.
  • 2 2.1 uncountable (post, position) the office of president/mayor
    el cargo de presidente/alcalde
    she had held this office twice
    había ocupado dos veces este cargo
    to take office
    tomar posesión del cargo
    to leave office
    dejar el cargo
    he was in office for three years
    ocupó el cargo durante tres años
    the party was in/out of office
    el partido estaba/ya no estaba en el poder
    term of o (in American English also) in office during her period of office
    durante el período en que ocupó el cargo
    durante su mandato
    2.2 countable or uncountable (duty) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • This bill includes a provision for establishing the office of Chief Coroner.
    • I never knew how much the office of "farm wife" entailed until our farm's wife disappeared into the wilds of Italy for two and a half weeks.
    • He was welcome in the office of the chairman and the studio of the artist and his opinion was valued in both situations.
  • 3
    also: offices plural
    (assistance) [formal]
    also: good offices
    buenos oficios (masculine plural)
    Example sentences
    • The following recipe has been supplied courtesy of Arnott's Biscuits Limited through the good offices of Frank Townsend, Chief Chemist.
    • Yet we are ever-ready to listen to voices of reason, sanity and justice and we remain committed to an honourable solution with the government of India or through the good offices of the apex court.
    • Through the good offices of Willie Groarke, a new shrine to the Sacred Heart was blessed on Sunday at Cully.
  • 4 countable (Religion)
    Example sentences
    • The Divine Office has always been faithfully kept by lay people - not just clergy, monks and nuns-for centuries.
    • Though she loved the Divine Office and appreciated the Chant, she could not sing two notes in tune.
    • It is not a virtue for the monk… to lack time in which to attend the common recitation of the Divine Office, read a certain amount, and mix with his community.
    Example sentences
    • His book is designed for up to four daily offices (morning, noon, evening and night).
    • Chapters 3 and 4 treat Evening Prayer as a counter to Morning Prayer and the minor offices as occasional rather than daily prayer.
    • A few days after reading this report I opened my Bible to read the lesson for the daily office.

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