service

service
noun
1. (help) 
I don't know how I can thank you for the service you've done us, doctor.No sé cómo puedo agradecerle el servicio que nos brindaste, doctor.
2. (organization) 
All staff who work for the prison service know about the scandal.Todos los empleados del servicio penitenciario saben del escándalo.
3. (public utility) 
The public transportation service in this city is amazing.El servicio de transporte público en esta ciudad es asombroso.
4. (assistance) 
Our customer service is available 24/7.Nuestro servicio de atención al cliente está disponible 24/7.
5. (work done by a person that serves) 
The service in this restaurant is really fast.El servicio en este restaurante es realmente rápido.
6. (disposal) 
Don't forget that our staff are at your service.No olviden que nuestro personal está a su servicio.
7. (employment) 
He was dismissed after one year's service.Le despidieron después de un año de trabajo.
8. (military) 
My little brother is in the service.Mi hermano menor trabaja en las fuerzas armadas.
b. la rama (F) 
I don't remember which military service my grandfather was in.No recuerdo en qué rama militar estaba mi abuelo.
9. (use) 
The new planes will come into service next year.Los nuevos aviones entrarán en servicio el año que viene.
10. (religious) 
a. el oficio (M) (Protestant) 
The service will start later today because of a wedding.El oficio empezará hoy más tarde por causa de una boda.
b. la misa (F) (Catholic) 
What time does the service begin?¿A qué hora empieza la misa?
11. (maintenance) 
The van needs service every six months.La camioneta necesita una revisión cada seis meses.
12. (sports) 
The tennis player had a powerful service.El tenista tenía un potente servicio.
13. (culinary) 
We need to buy a new service to replace the broken one.Tenemos que comprar una vajilla nueva para sustituir la que está rota.
14. (legal) 
I received a service of summons to go to court.Recibí una notificación de mi citación para ir al juzgado.
transitive verb
15. (to maintain) 
Have you serviced your car this year?¿Le has hecho al coche la revisión de este año?
16. (to pay) 
I'm afraid I can't service the loan.Me temo que no puedo pagar los intereses del préstamo.
services
plural noun
17. (military) 
How many years did you spend in the services?¿Cuántos años estuviste en las fuerzas armadas?
18. (service station) 
a. el área de servicio (F) (United Kingdom) 
Can we stop in the next services?¿Podemos parar en la próxima área de servicio?
service
Noun
1. (with army, firm) 
a. el servicio (M) 
2. (military) 
a. no direct translation 
the serviceslas fuerzas armadas
to do somebody a servicehacer un favor a alguien
to be at somebody's serviceestar al servicio de alguien
to be of service to somebodyserle a alguien de utilidad
he offered his servicesofreció sus servicios
3. (old-fashioned) 
a. no direct translation (of servant) 
to be in serviceservir
to go into serviceentrar a servir
4. (in shop, restaurant) 
a. el servicio (M) 
service is includedel servicio está incluido
service not includedservicio no incluido
service charge(tarifa por) servicio m
service industryindustria de servicios
service liftmontacargas m inv
5. (system) 
a. no direct translation 
postal/air/train serviceservicios postales/aéreos/de ferrocarril
6. (maintenance) 
a. la revisión (F) 
servicesárea f de servicio
service stationestación f de servicio
7. (religion) 
a. el oficio m, servicio (M) 
tea/dinner serviceservicio de té/de mesa
8. (in tennis) 
a. el saque m, servicio (M) 
service linelínea de saque or servicio
transitive verb
9. (car, computer, tv) 
a. revisar 
10. (finance) 
a. amortizar los intereses de (loan, debt) 
service [ˈsɜːvɪs]
noun
1 (work) (period of work) trabajo (m)
he retired after 50 years' service se jubiló después de 50 años de trabajo; a middle manager with over 20 years service un mando medio con más de 20 años de antigüedad (en la empresa)
Those with the shortest service have been quick to seize the payments on offer.
he saw service in Egypt combatió en Egipto
he never saw active service nunca estuvo en servicio activo
an aircraft carrier that saw service in World War II Those rifles probably last saw active service in the Crimea in 1856
(work provided) servicio (m)
the company has a reputation for good service la empresa tiene fama de dar un buen servicio (a los clientes)
Customers will benefit from a new range of financial services People often don't realize what services the library can offer. The larger firm was capable of providing a better range of services I have obtained the services of a top photographer
they offered their services free of charge ofrecieron sus servicios gratuitamente
they provide a 24-hour service proporcionan un servicio de 24 horas
(domestic)
to be in service ser criadoacriada;a criada servir
she was in service at Lord Olton's era criada or servía en casa de Lord Olton
to go into service (with sb) entrar a servir (en casa de algn)
she went into service with a solicitor's family
2 (organization, system) servicio (m)
the diplomatic service el servicio diplomático
they are attempting to maintain essential services están intentando mantener en funcionamiento los servicios mínimos
the postal service el servicio postal
rail services were disrupted by the strike el servicio ferroviario se vio afectado por la huelga
the train service to Pamplona el servicio de trenes a Pamplona
the number 13 bus service Richard Branson inaugurates his new train service from Birmingham to Glasgow today the train service is notoriously unreliable a local information service. The authorities have said they will attempt to maintain essential services the probation service the intelligence services The Careers Advisory Service Mr John Tuso, Managing Director of the BBC World Service
3 (help, use) servicio (m)
he was knighted for his services to industry le concedieron el título de Sir por sus servicios a la industria; he died in the service of his country murió en acto de servicio a su patria; this machine will give years of service esta máquina durará años
Tristram Shandy, at your service! ¡Tristram Shandy, para servirle or a sus órdenes!
I am at your service estoy a su disposición
to be of service ayudar; servir
how can I be of service? ¿en qué puedo ayudar or servir?
to [bring] sth into service
the new buses were brought into service in 1995 los autobuses nuevos entraron en servicio en 1995
the all metal Fairey P.4 prototype was brought into service in 1938
to come into service [+vehicle, weapon] entrar en servicio
the aircraft was due to come into service in 1983 the aircraft has had nothing but problems since coming into service in 1986 These missiles came into service in 1985
to do sth/sb a service
you have done me a great service me ha hecho un gran favor; me ha sido de muchísima ayuda; they do their country/profession no service no hacen ningún favor a su patria/profesión
whoever had painted her mouth purple and her eyelids silver had done her no service You are doing me a great service, and I'm very grateful to you Sociologists who set themselves up as prophets of some new order do their discipline no service
to be out of service (Mec) no funcionar; estar fuera de servicio
4 (in hotel, restaurant, shop) servicio (m)
15 per cent service is included is service included in the bill? the service is terrible in this restaurant A five course meal including coffee, service and VAT is 25 pounds Clean stores with respectful service and fair prices
service not included servicio no incluido
5 services (Economics) (tertiary sector) sector (m) terciario or (de) servicios; (on motorway) área (f) de servicio
Mining rose by 9.1%, manufacturing by 9.4% and services by 4.3%
6 (Mil)
service life didn't suit him la vida militar no le pegaba
the Services las fuerzas armadas
In June 1945, Britain still had 45% of its workforce in the Services
7 (Rel) (mass) misa (f); (other) oficio (m) (religioso)
I usually go to morning service normalmente voy a la misa or al oficio matinal
the reception after the service will take place at Moor Hall there are three services each Sunday to hold a service a service of thanksgiving was [held]
8 (Aut) (Mec) revisión (f)
the car is in for a service están revisando el coche; están haciendo una revisión al coche; to send one's car in for a service mandar el coche a revisar
Central heating boilers should have a yearly service
9 (set of crockery) vajilla (f)
dinner service vajilla (f)
tea service juego (m) or servicio (m) de té
10 (Tennis) servicio (m); saque (m)
Games are usually won on service in top class matches
a break of service una ruptura de servicio
with a break of service in her favour she is now serving for the set
to break sb's service romper el servicio a or de algn
to hold/lose one's service ganar/perder el servicio
transitive verb
1 [+car] revisar; hacer la revisión a; [+appliance] realizar el mantenimiento de
He had his car serviced at the local garage Make sure all gas fires are serviced annually
2 [+organization, committee, customers] dar servicio a; proveer de servicios a
a company supplying and servicing US military bases in Turkey the administration costs involved in servicing 9 million credit card holders There are now 400 staff at our headquarters, servicing overseas work Coal, oil and gas will service our needs for some time to come the IRA warned its policy of attacking firms supplying and servicing the security forces in Ulster would continue
3 [+debt] pagar el interés de
Almost a quarter of the country's export earnings go to service a foreign debt \COB2 A banker can also make money by servicing loans-that is,by collecting payments from borrowers and then paying the money to investors
modifier
service area (n) (on motorway) área (f) de servicio
service charge (n) (in restaurant) servicio (m); [of flat] gastos (m) de comunidad or de escalera; (Esp) gastos (m) comunes; (LAm)
service elevator (n) (US)
service lift See culture box in entry service.
service engineer (n) técnicoatécnica (m) (f) (de mantenimiento);a técnica
When the machine failed, a service engineer would show up and tell the customer that without this hardware, repair would be almost impossible
service families (n) familias (f) de miembros de las fuerzas armadas
service flat (n) (Britain) piso o apartamento con servicio de criada y conserje
service hatch (n) ventanilla (f) de servicio
the draughty corner table next to the canteen service hatch
service industry (n) (company) empresa (f) de servicios
big service industries like health or education
the service industry or industries el sector terciario or (de) servicios
more people are working in the service industry now the service industries, especially banking and business services, are taking the strain in their turn the ascendancy of the service industries over manufacturing and agriculture
service lift (n) montacargas (m)
service line (n) (Tennis) línea (f) de servicio or saque
service provider (n) (Internet) proveedor (m) de (acceso a) Internet; proveedor (m) de servicios
service road (n) vía (f) de acceso or de servicio
service sector (n) (Economics) sector (m) terciario or (de) servicios
service station (n) gasolinera (f); estación (f) de servicio; bencinera (f); (Chile) grifo (m); (Peru)
service tree (n) serbal (m)
service wife (n) esposa (f) de un miembro de las fuerzas armadas
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