Translation of funcionar in English:
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- to work el reloj funciona a la perfección the clock works perfectly ¿cómo funciona este cacharro? how does this thing work? no funciona out of order la relación no funcionaba their relationship wasn't working (out) [familiar/colloquial] el servicio no puede funcionar con tan poco personal the service cannot operate o/or function with so few staff funciona con pilas it works on o/or runs off batteries
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