Translation of duty in Spanish:
noun plural duties
- 1 countable or uncountable (obligation) to do one's duty (by somebody)cumplir con su ( or mi etc) deber or obligación (para con alguien)it is the duty of every citizen to votevotar es el deber or la obligación de todo ciudadanohe did it out of a sense of dutylo hizo porque le parecía que era su debershe made it her duty to …se impuso la obligación de …I have a duty to keep my partners informedes mi obligación or mi deber mantener informados a mis socios(before noun) duty call o visitExample sentences
- It's to do my duty as a physician, and they often have disagreeable outcomes when you do your duty, and this is one very disagreeable outcome.
- To the last minute of my holding the presidency, I will responsibly do my duty.
- They have to do their duty and their responsibility.
- 2 uncountable 2.1 (service) a spell of duty abroaduna temporada de servicio en el extranjeroto do night dutyhacer el turno nocturnoto do duty as somethingExample sentences
Example sentences2.2 (in phrases) off dutyto come/go off duty
- The primary service was military duty as a mounted knight.
- Why should ordinary Koreans pay taxes for those shirkers who educate their children abroad and avoid military service duties?
- The other recurring problem is the avoidance of military service by privileged youth during peacetime and combat duty during wars.
acabar el turno or la guardiato be off duty (nurse/doctor)no estar de turno or guardia(policeman/fireman)on dutyto come/go on duty
- As much as $10,000 of the budgets could be used to help the church pay for pastoral duties during its pastor's absence.
- For now, she continues with her ministerial duties, serving the church she sees as part of her family.
- It is not uncommon for a minister to drive 6-10,000 miles per year in carrying out the ministerial duties for a congregation.
no estar de servicioempezar el turno or la guardiahe's on duty all morning (nurse/doctor)está de turno or de guardia toda la mañana(policeman/fireman)(before noun) duty chemist (British English)
está de servicio toda la mañanafarmacia (feminine) de guardia or de turnoduty rosterlista (feminine) de guardiasduty solicitor (British English) 2.3also: duties plural(responsibilities) [formal]funciones (feminine plural)when do you take up your duties?
responsabilidades (feminine plural)¿cuándo asume usted sus funciones?to neglect one's dutiesdescuidar sus ( or mis etc) responsabilidadesExample sentences
- How do you know the staff who arrive at camp are qualified to perform the duties you are requiring of them?
- Boys and girls were trained for the separate duties and tasks required in the gendered world of their day.
- Officers chosen to conduct the battalion's tactical planning need to have the proper training and experience in order to perform their required duties.
- 3 countable or uncountable (tax) (often plural) to pay duty on somethingpagar impuestos sobre algoexcise dutiesimpuestos (masculine plural) internos or al consumoExample sentences
- These include priority treatment in obtaining basic infrastructure services and significant reductions in national and local income taxes, land fees, and import and export duties.
- Getting the manufacturing association to back a duty on low-priced Chinese imports was a victory for small manufacturers.
- Many governments put tariffs on the import of goods, whether stated as an import duty or a sales tax only on imported goods.
- Strip the Church of its tax exemption and levy huge duties against its property value.
- We have a budget lower than ten years ago, with the Government continuing to impose additional duties and not properly finance them.
- Licence duties tend to have very small disincentive effects on car ownership due to their relatively low level (they are primarily put in place by governments to raise revenue).
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