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American English: /ˈwərkmən/
British English: /ˈwəːkmən/

Translation of workman in Spanish:

noun plural -men Pronunciation: / -mən /

  • we've got (the) workmen in at the moment
    en este momento tenemos obreros en casa
    he's a good workman
    trabaja bien
    a bad workman always blames his tools
    Example sentences
    • The tide had reached the ship, and now the workmen labouring about the hull were ankle deep in water.
    • Shipwrights now required a labour force of workmen with a different set of skills who could saw to length and fit a ship together according to plan.
    • One by one the quarries closed and the workmen were forced to find other employment.

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