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working
American English: /ˈwərkɪŋ/
British English: /ˈwəːkɪŋ/

Translation of working in Spanish:

adjective before noun

  • 1 1.1
    (mother/parent)
    que trabaja
    (dog/horse)
    de labor or trabajo
    working population 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)
    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) 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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