Translation of service in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (duty, work) a life of service to othersuna vida al servicio de los demásshe did voluntary servicetrabajó como voluntariaon active service (Military) five years' (length of) servicecinco años de antigüedad or de trabajoExample sentences1.2 (as domestic servant) she was in service with a duke
servía en casa de un duquehe went into service in 1932se puso a trabajar como criado en 19321.3 (given by a tool, machine) you'll get years of service from this ironesta plancha le durará añosthis car has given (me) good service over the yearseste coche me ha prestado muy buen servicio a lo largo de los añosthese boots have seen a lot of serviceestas botas tienen mucho trote [colloquial]the photocopier is out of servicela fotocopiadora no funcionato come into serviceentrar en servicio or en funcionamiento
- The period of service must, however, be lawful employment.
- Pay records would show no service during this time period because he was not paid!
- A 1696 scheme for registering seamen for limited periods of service was abandoned in 1711.
- 2 uncountable and countable (of professional, tradesman, company) 24-hour emergency serviceservicio de emergencia (durante) las 24 horas del díagoods and servicesbienes (masculine plural) y serviciosto offer one's servicesofrecer sus ( or mis etc) servicioswe no longer require your servicesya no precisamos sus serviciosit's all part of the servicetodo es parte del servicioservices 1 mile (British English)área de servicio a 1 milla
- 3 countable or uncountable (assistance) she has done us all a servicenos ha hecho a todos un favor or serviciomy staff are at your servicemis empleados están a sus órdenes or a su entera disposición or a su servicioDavid Andrews at your serviceDavid Andrews, para servirla or a sus órdenesI'd like to be of service, but …me gustaría poder ayudar, pero …how can I be of service to you?¿en qué puedo ayudarlo or servirlo?your advice was of great service to me [formal]su consejo me fue sumamente útilExample sentences
- With more than six decades of voluntary service to her credit, she has not yet called it a day.
- It is usually difficult for a institution to run totally on voluntary service, without any funding.
- Whatever the level of voluntary service, we want to hear from you.
- 4 countable (organization, system) telephone/postal serviceservicio telefónico/postalthe bus/rail serviceel servicio de autobuses/trenesthere's a daily/an hourly service to Bostonhay un servicio diario/un tren ( or autobús etc) cada hora a Bostona new scheduled service to Dubaiun nuevo servicio regular a Dubaithis service terminates hereeste es el final del trayectothe emergency serviceslos servicios de emergenciaExample sentences
- The country is still a mess, with deteriorating services like water and electricity.
- Essential public services, like water supply, have no place in trade agreement agenda of the WTO.
- All that will be required of them is to pay for services like water, electricity and refuse removal.
- 5 (Military)the (armed) serviceslas fuerzas armadaswhich service was he in?¿en qué cuerpo estaba?the senior servicela marina(before noun) (chief/life)
de miembro de las fuerzas armadasExample sentences
- Are the services anticipating the changing nature of future conflict in their wargaming?
- He met his wife, who has also served in the Territorial Army and Auxiliary Air Force, through the services.
- His appointment signaled a renaissance of the warrior ethic throughout the services.
- 6 uncountable (in shop, restaurant) service not includedservicio no incluidotable o (British English) waiter serviceservicio de camarero or (Colombia) (Mexico) de meseros or (Southern Cone) (Peru) de mozos or (Venezuela) de mesonerosExample sentences
- He is determined to retain the major water customers by improving service and offering advice on water and waste management.
- Edel aims to provide experienced advice and professional service to all her customers.
- This will allow it to continue to sink all its money into sales and service.
- We had to teach them everything from service to food to cleaning, even personal hygiene.
- The fact the he is a regular customer speaks volumes for the quality of the food and friendly service.
- You'll return to the establishment again and again because the food and service was so good.
- 7 countable or uncountable (overhaul, maintenance) the annual servicela revisión or (Latin America) el servicio or (River Plate area) el service anual(before noun) (contract/package)service engineer
de mantenimientoExample sentences
- It had failed to refill the gearbox with oil during the pre-delivery service of the car.
- I had to take my car in for a service after squash and had meant to check under the seats in case it had slipped out of my pocket, but forgot.
- By some good fortune we made it to Vals on time, then proceeded to our hotel where we had a bite to eat and then gave the car a service with Jim and the gang.
- 8 countable (Religion)oficio (masculine) religiosofuneral service wedding serviceceremonia (feminine) de bodaExample sentences
- I point out that the wedding is a service of worship in which God is the focus and our goal is to please Him.
- One of the team's goals is to pray during worship services for the church's leaders and ministry.
- One tends to find greater respect for the liturgical nature of our common worship in Anglican services.
- 9 countable (in tennis) you should improve your servicedeberías mejorar el servicio or saquefirst/second service!¡primer/segundo saque or servicio!service Pomboservicio de Pomboto break somebody's serviceromper el servicio de alguien
romperle el servicio a alguien(before noun) (line)service break
de saqueruptura (feminine) de servicioExample sentences
- We are on the balls of our feet, like tennis players awaiting service, anxiously twiddling our sticks.
- Jenkins served the first four services of the third game, picking up one ace in the process of doing so.
- 10 countablealso: dinner servicetea/coffee servicejuego (masculine) or servicio (masculine) de té/café
- 1 (overhaul, maintain)(car)
hacerle una revisión or (Latin America) un servicio or (River Plate area) un service a(machine/appliance)
hacerle el mantenimiento aExample sentences
- He was reimbursed only a small amount on account of his disbursements for the use of his car in servicing the machines.
- The electrical and plumbing systems were checked, a new gas boiler was installed, the lifts were serviced and repaired, and the fire safety equipment was also checked and repaired or replaced.
- You may get a locally trained technician to service the machines and robotics.
- 2 (Finance) 2.1(debt/loan)2.2 (look after)
pagar los intereses de
atender el servicio de [formal]ocuparse deExample sentences
- We have 84,000 people who will be serviced by that organisation.
- Instead, the national debt is simply serviced with the amount of interest paid in any year being a function of the size of the debt and the interest rates on the appropriate debt instruments.
- Remember it is pointless keeping too much surplus money in a savings account if you are also servicing debt at a higher rate of interest.
- Therefore, countries had to increase production of commodities in order to service their debts.
- 3 (Agriculture)Example sentences
- It is then that Jane reads about how bulls never service the same cow twice.
- The queen bee is serviced by her male drones, and then she kills them off one by one.
- It has been known for one male to service 40 females, but it all depends on his size and strength.
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