Translation of work in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable (labor, tasks) it was a lot of workI've got work to dodio mucho trabajoyou're making more work for yourselftengo trabajo or cosas que hacerrepair workte estás creando más trabajothe building work is still going onreparaciones (feminine plural)arreglos (masculine plural)she was advised not to do any heavy worktodavía están en obrasthe work of the Red Crossle aconsejaron que no hiciera trabajos pesadoswork has already started on the filmel trabajo or la labor de la Cruz Rojathey've finished work on the building/roadya han empezado a filmar or rodarshe's got a lot of work to do to catch upya han terminado las obras en el edificio/la carreterawork in process o (British English) progressva a tener que trabajar mucho para ponerse al díathe house needs a lot of work done o (British English) doing to ittrabajos en cursolet your legs do the workla casa necesita muchos arreglosshe put a lot of work into it(deja) que las piernas hagan el esfuerzoa lot of work goes into making a rug like thispuso mucho esfuerzo or empeño en elloto set to workuna alfombra así lleva mucho trabajowe set to work painting the kitchenponerse a trabajarkeep up the good work!nos pusimos a pintar la cocinait's hard work digging¡sigue ( or sigan etc) así!hard work never harmed o hurt anybodycavar es muy duroI don't want to have to talk to them: it's too much like hard worktrabajar duro no le hace daño a nadiehe's such hard workno quiero tener que hablar con ellos: es demasiado esfuerzopleasing her is hard workda muchísimo trabajothat was quick work! I've done a good day's workes difícil de agradarit's all in a day's workhe aprovechado bien el díato have one's work cut outshe's going to have her work cut out to get the job done in timees el pan nuestro de cada díato make short work of something/somebodyPete made short work of the ironingle va a costar terminar el trabajo a tiempoyou made short work of that pizza!Pete planchó todo rapidísimohe made short work of her in the debate¡te has despachado pronto la pizza!all work and no play makes Jack a dull boyla hizo trizas en el debatehay que dejar tiempo para el esparcimientoExample sentences
- Be it as a player or a coach or otherwise success only comes as a result of hard work and effort.
- Brilliant breakthroughs can emerge as a result of hard work and disciplined effort.
- The students must come first: they are the ones who actively do the work and achieve the results.
- He has done a small number of private commissions but has undertaken no major painting work.
- It will be strictly not for profit and much of the renovation work will be undertaken by volunteers.
- Also, is it reasonable to stipulate that no work be undertaken over the weekend?
- 2 uncountable (employment) place of workhe does factory/PR worklugar (masculine) de trabajoshe does a lot of work for the governmenttrabaja en una fábrica/en relaciones públicasto look for/find worktrabaja mucho para el gobiernoto go to workbuscar/encontrar trabajothey both go out to work (British English)ir a trabajar or al trabajoI start/finish work at sevenlos dos trabajan (afuera)I walk/drive to workentro a trabajar or al trabajo/salgo del trabajo a las sietevoy al trabajo a pie/en cocheExample sentences
- Tade could turn his hand to any type of work and earned his living from his own expertise.
- It's for six months which is really good for an actress to get so much work and a steady income.
- Clarks said it would provide support to employees seeking alternative work.
- 3 (in phrases) at workhe's at workthey were hard at work when I walked inestá en la oficina ( or la fábrica etc)other forces were at workestaban muy ocupados trabajando cuando entrémen at workintervenían otros factoreshabía otros factores en juegoin work (British English) those in workobras, hombres trabajandooff workshe was off work for a month after the accidentquienes tienen trabajohe took a day off work to visit the exhibitiondespués del accidente estuvo un mes sin trabajarout of workthe closures will put 1,200 people out of workse tomó un día libre para ir a la exposiciónshe's been out of work for six monthslos cierres dejarán en la calle a 1.200 personashace seis meses que está sin trabajo or que está desocupada or desempleada or (in Chile also) cesantelleva seis meses parada or en el paro (Spain)
- 4 4.1 countable (product, single item) a reference worka work of artuna obra de consultacomplete worksuna obra de arte4.2 uncountable (output) his work is not up to standardobras completasa piece of worksu trabajo no es del nivel requeridoan exhibition of recent work by Sam Pymun trabajoto be the work of somebodyuna exposición de obras recientes de Sam Pymit was the work of a professionalser obra de alguienera obra de un profesionalExample sentences
- Since then her career has developed in opera, concert work, recording and broadcasting.
- The only living artist to have his work hung in the Natyet resonates with images of his Dublin Bay home.
- Still, she is hanging my work and will be sainted for it, in a weak moment I might have given her one.
- Now he is penning plays, musicals and literary works, and his new audience requires a different kind of chap altogether.
- Her Magnum Opus Project is commissioning nine new orchestral works and six new compositions.
- The Erotokritos, one of the epic works of Greek literature is told and re-told in much of Cretan music.
- 1(to earn a living) (people)both his parents workI work in a bank/as a receptionist/in insurancetanto la madre como el padre trabajan (afuera)he works nightstrabajo en un banco/de recepcionista/en segurosto get workingtrabaja de nocheto work hardponerse a trabajarhe works hard at schooltrabajar mucho or durowe work a 40-hour weekes un alumno muy aplicadoto worknuestra semana laboral es de 40 horas
atsomethingshe's working hard at her Frenchyou have to work at your serviceestá poniendo mucho empeño en mejorar su francésestá dándole duro al francés [colloquial]a relationship is something you have to work attiene que practicar el servicioshe was working away at her accountsuna relación de pareja requiere cierto esfuerzoto workestaba ocupada con su contabilidad forsomebodyto work for oneselftrabajar paraalguienmake your money work for youtrabajar por cuenta propiato workponga su dinero a trabajar forsomethingall her life she worked for a more equal societyfame didn't just come to me: I had to work for ittoda su vida luchó por una sociedad más justahe's working for his finalsla fama no me llegó del cielo, tuve que trabajar para conseguirlato workestá estudiando or está preparándose para los exámenes finales fromsomethingworking from old drawings they restored the windowto work from nature (artist)restauraron la ventana partiendo de antiguos dibujosto workcopiar de la naturaleza insomethingto work in marbleto work in oilstrabajar el mármol or con mármolto worktrabajar con óleos onsomethinghe's working on his carthe police are working on the case I'm working on the 18th centuryestá arreglando el cocheI'm working on a biography of Napoleonestoy estudiando el siglo XVIIIscientists are working on a cureestoy preparando or escribiendo una biografía de Napoleónshe hasn't been fired yet, but she's working on it [humorous]los científicos están intentando encontrar una curawe're working on the assumption that …todavía no la han echado, pero parece empeñada en que lo haganthe police had very little to work onpartimos del supuesto de que …the poison works on the nervous systemla policía tenía muy pocas pistasto workel veneno actúa sobre or ataca el sistema nervioso towardsomethingwe are working toward a peaceful solutionto work toward a better futureestamos intentando hallar una solución pacíficato workluchar por un futuro mejor undersomebodytrabajar bajo la dirección de alguienExample sentences
- Frank worked in the Paper Mills and Waterford Crystal for a number of years and for the last few years he worked as a taxi driver.
- I've never ever worked in an office before, I've only ever worked as a waitress.
- He worked as a ranger employed by the council at the Flitch Way Country Park, which runs from Bishop's Stortford to Braintree.
- 2 2.1 (to operate, to function)(machine/system/relationship)(drug/person)it works off batteries democracy won't work hereto work against/in favor of somebody/somethingaquí no va a funcionar la democraciato work both waysthe changes work both ways: you might make money but you could also loseobrar en contra/a favor de alguien/algoboth sides benefit: it works both wayslos cambios son un arma de doble filo: se puede ganar dinero pero también se puede perder2.2 (to have a required effect)ambas partes salen ganando: el beneficio es mutuo(drug/plan/measures/method)her idea didn't work try it, it might worksurtir efectothe scene works beautifullypruébalo, quizás resultethe play doesn't work on TVla escena está muy bien logradathese colors just don't work togetherla obra no se presta para televisiónestos colores no pegan or no combinanExample sentences
- This method works only with insurance plans that use coinsurance, where patients pay a portion of their bills until they reach a maximum.
- This method works if the water reservoir in the top 5 feet of soil is at or near field capacity at planting time.
- In both cases the game plan worked, and McClaren admitted that the result was a huge relief.
- So many of our institutions and systems are not working properly, including the judiciary.
- But even at the highest levels there is a tacit acknowledgment that the system is not working properly.
- Walhi's lawyers, however, said the early warning system had not worked properly.
- He looked back at the counter where a blonde haired girl was busy working the machines.
- Women snigger at men for being unable to work a washing machine, men snigger at women for being bad drivers.
- Before the advent of the computer I worked a manual Comptometer machine, the keys of which had to be pounded.
- 3 (to penetrate, to travel down) (+ adverb complement) the oil has to work through the enginewait until the solution has worked through the fabricel aceite tiene que circular por el motorhis socks had worked down to his anklesespere hasta que la solución haya impregnado bien la telasee also→ free 1 1 3, → loose 1 1 2se le habían caído los calcetines
- 1 1.1 (to force to work)to work oneself to deathhacer trabajaryou must work every musclematarse trabajando1.2 (to exploit)tienes que ejercitar or hacer trabajar todos los músculos(mine)it's a theme that's been worked to death already1.3es un tema del que ya se ha abusado hasta la saciedad(to be employed in) (nightclubs/casinos)trabajar enExample sentences1.4 (to pay for by working) See examples: he worked his passage to Australia
se costeó el pasaje a Australia trabajando en el barcoExample sentences
- Men were busy working on architecture or training in the army while young ladies worked the market place.
- Nobody that has ever worked the killing room will ever tell you that you will catch every one, no matter how hard you try.
- One of six children, his father worked a small farm and laboured for the county council to make ends meet.
- He works Miles hard and does all the thinking for Angus, who, right from the beginning, is seen to be a few straws short of a bale.
- He was demanding as a director, but I wouldn't agree that he worked you too hard.
- The rich, throat-catching smell of hard worked packhorses hit me even as I drew in a sharp gasp of amazement.
- 2 (to make to function) See examples: do you know how to work the machine?this lever works the sprinkler system¿sabes manejar la máquina?the pump is worked by handesta palanca acciona el sistema de riegola bomba funciona manualmente
- 3 3.1 (to force gradually, manipulate) (+ adverb complement) work the brush into the cornershe worked the peg out of the crevicemete bien el cepillo en los rinconesI'll try to work that quote into the articleconsiguió sacar el clavo de la grietawe worked some concessions out of themtrataré de meter esa cita en el artículoto work one's wayhis belt had worked its way looseconseguimos sacarles algunas concesioneswe worked our way toward the exitse le había soltado el cinturónI worked my way through volume threenos abrimos camino hacia la salidadamp was working its way up the wallslogré terminar el tercer volumenshe worked her way to the top of her professionla humedad estaba subiendo por las paredeshe worked his way across the continent/through collegetrabajó hasta llegar a la cima de su profesión3.2 (to shape, fashion)cruzó el continente/hizo la carrera trabajando(clay/metal)work the flour into the mixturevaya añadiendo la harina a la mezclaExample sentences
Example sentences3.3 (in needlework, knitting) See examples: work eight rows in rib
- Using your fingers, draw in the flour and work the mixture into a dough, adding more water if necessary.
- Sift the flour with the baking powder into the bowl and work the mixture with your hand until it forms a firm dough.
- Then the mixture is worked, gently at first, and then more vigorously.
work three rows of cross-stitchhacer or (in Latin America also) tejer ocho hileras de punto elásticothe design is worked entirely by handbordar or hacer tres hileras de punto (de) cruzel motivo está hecho ( or bordado etc) totalmente a manoExample sentences
- The limner was never solely a miniaturist, but worked in other formats and media too.
- Dr. Bob works in cypress, training trees over many years to grow in specific shapes.
- As well as using clear, sandblasted glass, Kelly works in cheery yellow and orange.
- He sewed me up again and told me if they worked loose again, that I shouldn't be concerned, because I was healing very quickly.
- Several of my toes commenced to blacken and fester near the tips and the nails worked loose.
- Our advice is to secure it very firmly, be conservative with your speed and make frequent stops to ensure it isn't working loose.
- 4also: past tense & past participle worked or wrought4.1 (to bring about)(miracle)see also → wrought 4.2 (to manage, to arrange) [colloquial] if you want to meet him, I'll try to work it for youshe worked it so that I didn't have to paysi quieres conocerlo, veré si lo puedo arreglarse las arregló or se las ingenió para que yo no tuviera que pagarExample sentences
- Gilberth explains how his practices have changed even in the few years he's worked this land.
- Mr Spargo took shares in a company formed for working a mine which he sold to the company.
- This may well have been the case but the company only worked the mine for a short time during which several thousand tons of ore were treated.
- 5 (to solve)Example sentences
- The miracle has been wrought by recognising health as a human right - and therefore the responsibility of the state - and acting accordingly.
- For Hugh, a 22-year-old IT worker, has wrought a minor miracle.
- Miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed and signs and wonders will follow the believers.
- 1.1 (get rid of) See examples: you can work off a few kilos in the gym
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (turn out) to work out well/badly
- 1 1.1 (stimulate) See examples: they had worked up an appetite
- the action works up to a climax
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