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trabajo

Translation of trabajo in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • 1 1.1 (empleo) conseguir trabajo to get o/or find work consiguió un trabajo muy bien pagado he got himself a very well-paid job hay dos trabajos interesantes en el periódico de hoy there are two interesting vacancies o/or jobs in today's paper se fue a la capital a buscar trabajo he went to the capital to look for work o/or for a job la pérdida de 200 puestos de trabajo the loss of 200 jobs se quedó sin trabajo she lost her job, she was made redundant, she was let go (inglés norteamericano/American English) no tiene trabajo fijo he doesn't have a steady job un trabajo de media jornada a part-time job buscaba trabajo de jornada completa or a tiempo completo or de tiempo completo I was looking for full-time work o/or for a full-time job 1.2 (lugar) work está en el trabajo she's at work ir al trabajo to go to work llámame al trabajo give me a call at work la estación queda cerca de mi trabajo the station's close to where I work

    Compounds

    trabajo compartido

  • 4 (esfuerzo) con mucho trabajo consiguió levantarse with great effort she managed to get up nos dio mucho trabajo pintarlo painting it was hard work o/or took a lot of work los niños dan mucho trabajo children are hard work o/or a lot of work me cuesta trabajo creerlo I find it hard to believe nos costó trabajo convencerla de que viniera we had a hard time persuading her to come se tomó/dio el trabajo de venir a buscarme she took the trouble to come and pick me up puedes ahorrarte el trabajo de ir hasta allá you can save yourself the trouble o/or bother of going all the way over there

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