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Pronunciation: /ˈwɜːrkɪŋ; ˈwɜːkɪŋ/

Translation of working in Spanish:


(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1 1.1 [mother/parent] que trabaja; [dog/horse] de labor or trabajo working population población (feminine) activa of working age en edad de trabajar it's still a working farm sigue funcionando como granja working party o group equipo (masculine) or grupo (masculine) de trabajo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 (masculine) de trabajo working clothes (plural) (British English/inglés británico) ropa (feminine) 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 (British English/inglés británico) holiday[ vacaciones en las que se realiza algún trabajo ]
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 [Finance] working assets o capital capital (masculine) or activo (masculine) circulante or de trabajo

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