There are 2 translations of service in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈsɜːrvəs; ˈsɜːvɪs/


  • 1 u 1.1 (duty, work) servicio (m) a life of service to others una vida al servicio de los demás she did voluntary service trabajó como voluntaria on active service [Mil] en servicio activo five years' (length of) service cinco años de antigüedad or de trabajo
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    • 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.
    1.2 (as domestic servant) she was in service with a duke servía en casa de un duque he went into service in 1932 se puso a trabajar como criado en 1932 1.3 (given by a tool, machine) you'll get years of service from this iron esta plancha le durará años this car has given (me) good service over the years este coche me ha prestado muy buen servicio a lo largo de los años these boots have seen a lot of service estas botas tienen mucho trote [familiar/colloquial] the photocopier is out of service la fotocopiadora no funciona to come into service entrar en servicio or en funcionamiento
  • 2 u c (of professional, tradesman, company) servicio (m) 24-hour emergency service servicio de emergencia (durante) las 24 horas del día goods and services bienes (mpl) y servicios to offer one's services ofrecer* sus ( or mis etc) servicios we no longer require your services ya no precisamos sus servicios it's all part of the service [set phrase] todo es parte del servicio services 1 mile (BrE) área de servicio a 1 milla
  • 3 c u (assistance) servicio (m) she has done us all a service nos ha hecho a todos un favor or servicio my staff are at your service mis empleados están a sus órdenes or a su entera disposición or a su servicio David Andrews at your service David Andrews, para servirla or a sus órdenes I'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 útil
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    • 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 c (organization, system) servicio (m) telephone/postal service servicio telefónico/postal the bus/rail service el servicio de autobuses/trenes there's a daily/an hourly service to Boston hay un servicio diario/un tren ( or autobús etc) cada hora a Boston a new scheduled service to Dubai un nuevo servicio regular a Dubai this service terminates here este es el final del trayecto the emergency services los servicios de emergencia
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    • 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 [Mil] the (armed) services las fuerzas armadas which service was he in? ¿en qué cuerpo estaba? the senior service la marina (before n) [chief/life] militar; [wife/family] de militar, de miembro de las fuerzas armadas
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    • 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 u (in shop, restaurant) servicio (m) service not included servicio no incluido table o (BrE) waiter service servicio de camarero or (Col, Méx) de meseros or (CS, Per) de mozos or (Ven) de mesoneros
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    • 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.
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    • 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 c u (overhaul, maintenance) revisión (f), servicio (m) (AmL) , service (m) (RPl) the annual service la revisión or (AmL) el servicio or (RPl) el service anual (before n) [contract/package] de mantenimiento service engineer técnico, -ca (m,f) de mantenimiento
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    • 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 c [Relig] oficio (m) religioso funeral service funeral (m) wedding service ceremonia (f) de boda
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    • 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 c (in tennis) servicio (m), saque (m) you should improve your service deberías mejorar el servicio or saque first/second service! ¡primer/segundo saque or servicio! service Pombo servicio de Pombo to break sb's service romper* el servicio de algn, romperle* el servicio a algn (before n) [line] de servicio, de saque service break ruptura (f) de servicio
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    • We are on the balls of our feet, like tennis players awaiting service, anxiously twiddling our sticks.
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    • Jenkins served the first four services of the third game, picking up one ace in the process of doing so.
  • 10 c
    (dinner service)
    vajilla (f) tea/coffee service juego (m) or servicio (m) de té/café

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There are 2 translations of service in Spanish:



  • 1 (overhaul, maintain) [car] hacerle* una revisión or (AmL) un servicio or (RPl) un service a; [machine/appliance] hacerle* el mantenimiento a
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    • 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 [Fin] 2.1 [debt/loan] pagar* los intereses de, atender* el servicio de [formal] 2.2 (look after) ocuparse de
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    • We have 84,000 people who will be serviced by that organisation.
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    • 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 [Agr] [mare/sow] cubrir*, montar
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    • 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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