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obra

Translation of obra in English:

feminine noun

  • 2 (acción) ya he hecho mi buena obra del día
    I reckon I've done my good deed for the day
    por sus obras los conoceréis (Bible)
    by their works will you know them
    hizo muchas obras de misericordia
    she performed many charitable deeds
    ha trabajado incansablemente, todo esto es obra suya
    she has worked tirelessly, all this is her doing
    esto es obra de Víctor
    this is Víctor's doing
    por obra (y gracia) del Espíritu Santo (Religion)
    by the grace of God
    piensa que la casa se va a pintar por obra y gracia del Espíritu Santo [humorous]
    he seems to think the house will paint itself
    ser obra de romanos or de benedictinos
    to be a huge or mammoth task
    obras son amores que no buenas razones
  • 3 (Architecture, Building) (construcción)
    building work
    la casa aún está en obra
    the house is still being built
    the house is still under construction [formal]
    perdona el desorden, estamos de or en obras
    sorry about the mess, we're having some building work done
    sorry about the mess, we've got the builders in [colloquial]
    instalación de calefacción sin obra
    heating systems installed — no building work involved
    peligro: obras
    danger: building or construction work in progress
    cerrado por obras
    closed for repairs/refurbishment
    mano1
  • 5la Obra (Religion)
    the Opus Dei
Example sentences
  • Las obras podían ser realizadas de forma individual o colectiva.
  • No se podrá presentar obras que hayan participado o premiados en otros concursos.
  • Sabe que sus aportes financieros sólo enriquecerán a la comunidad con nuevas obras.
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