Translation of working in Spanish:

working

Pronunciation: /ˈwɜːrkɪŋ; ˈwɜːkɪŋ/

adj

(before n)
  • 1 1.1 [mother/parent] que trabaja; [dog/horse] de labor or trabajo working population población (f) activa of working age en edad de trabajar it's still a working farm sigue funcionando como granja working man trabajador (m) manual working party o group equipo (m) or grupo (m) de trabajo
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    • Over half the women who are employed in most urban areas are working mothers.
    • A third of the working population in the Western Isles were employed by the local authority.
    • A large section of the working population already have ID as a condition of their employment.
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    • It was also a chance for city dwellers to take a closer look at ferrets, birds of prey and working dogs.
    • Perhaps one-third of the land under crop was taken up by oats grown to feed a farm's own working horses.
    • There is a myth that the animals get fat and lazy and that working dogs no longer work but none of that is the case.
    1.2 [hours/conditions] de trabajo working breakfast desayuno (m) de trabajo working clothes (pl) (BrE) ropa (f) de trabajo working week (BrE) semana (f) laboral or de trabajo all my working life toda mi vida activa or laboral the new technology will affect all areas of working life la nueva tecnología va a afectar todas las áreas laborales we have a good working relationship trabajamos muy bien juntos working vacation o (BrE) holidayvacaciones en las que se realiza algún trabajo
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    • Therefore we shall be in a position to offer attractive wages and suitable working conditions.
    • I'm also prepared to stand up and be counted though, if I feel strongly about issues that affect my working conditions.
    • Other outstanding issues include working conditions and workplace safety.
  • 2 2.1 (capable of operating) it's in perfect working order funciona perfectamente 2.2 (suitable for working with) [hypothesis] de trabajo I have a working knowledge of Russian tengo conocimientos básicos de ruso, sé ruso como para defenderme to have a working majority tener* una mayoría suficiente
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    • In conducting the search, we had to develop a working definition of each term.
    • On the basis of the results a working hypothesis has been developed which is summarized in Fig.7.
    • So we must accept a working definition at some point, and go with it, flaws and all.
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    • A working knowledge of basic mathematical concepts is essential in modern life.
    • But a working knowledge of English is not necessary for daily life in Greenland.
    • And as a way of indicating the process by which she acquired a working knowledge of the city around her, it rings untrue.
    2.3 [Fin] working assets o capital capital (m) or activo (m) circulante or de trabajo

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