masculine noun
1. (task) 
a. activity 
La reina gobernaba el país mientras el rey se dedicaba a otros menesteres.The queen governed the country, while the king was busy with other activities.
La abogacía es un menester que, bien ejercido, contribuye a la armonía social.Law is an occupation that, if appropriately practiced, can enhance social harmony.
2. (responsibility) 
a. duty 
Es menester de todos honrar nuestro pasado.It's everybody's duty to honor our past.
3. (necessity) 
Es menester que el poder judicial sea independiente del poder político.It is essential that the judiciary is independent from the political power.
Es menester cuidar de los pobres.We need to take care of the poor.
1. (general) 
a. necessity 
haber menester de algoto be in need of something
ser menester que alguien haga algoto be necessary for somebody to do something
menesteresbusiness, matters
ser menester (formal) >: es menester hacer algo (ser necesario) we must do something; it is necessary to do something; cuando sea menester when necessary; todo es menester everything is welcome
2 (trabajo) job; (recado) errand
salir para un menester to go out on an errand
3 menesteres (deberes) duties; business
; (s)
(ocupación) occupation
; (s)
(función) function
; (s)
no estamos capacitados para esos menesteres we are not trained to do that; venden un aparatito para esos menesteres you can buy a little machine to do those jobs
hacer sus menesteres to do one's business
4 menesteres (Técnica) gear
; (s)
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