1. (competent) 
a. hábil 
Jane seemed quiet at first, but she turned out to be a skilled saleswoman.Jane parecía tímida al principio, pero resultó ser una vendedora hábil.
b. experto 
He has been working for this airline for 20 years, and is now a skilled pilot.Lleva 20 años trabajando para estas aerolíneas y ya es un piloto experto.
c. diestro 
He was your typical courtier, skilled with arms and versed in literature.Era el típico cortesano, diestro en las armas y versado en las letras.
2. (possessing specific abilities) 
a. especializado (work or worker) 
Not just anybody can work in this factory. We need skilled workers.En esta fábrica no puede trabajar cualquiera. Necesitamos trabajadores especializados.
b. calificado (worker) 
The garage where my brother works is looking for skilled mechanics.En el taller donde trabaja mi hermano buscan mecánicos calificados.
c. cualificado (worker) (Spain) 
The problem in our industry at the moment is that there is a shortage of skilled workers.En estos momentos, el problema de nuestro sector es la escasez de trabajadores cualificados.
1. (person) 
a. experto(a), capacitado(a) 
2. (work) 
a. especializado(a) 
she's skilled in resolving such problemsse le da muy bien resolver ese tipo de problemas
skilled workertrabajador(ora) cualificado(a)
skilled [skɪld]
1 [+person] (specialized) especializado; (skilful) experto; hábil; diestro
she is a skilled negotiator es una negociadora muy experta or hábil or diestra; skilled craftsmen are employed in the restoration work el trabajo de restauración lo realizan artesanos especializados
one or two generations there would no longer be any skilled craftsmen who knew how to build and repair oxcarts Hundreds of skilled craftsmen are engaged in making tiny coloured glass giraffes and mice a highly skilled surgeon
he is skilled at or in dealing with children tiene muy buena mano con los niños
2 [+worker] cualificado; especially (Esp) calificado; especially (LAm) especializado
they have one of the most highly skilled workforces in the country there is a shortage of skilled workers in the industry
skilled labour or labor (US) mano (f) de obra cualificada; especially (Esp) mano (f) de obra calificada; especially (LAm) mano (f) de obra especializada
3 [+job, work] especializado
The goal of economic policy, he said, should be skilled jobs at high wages for a nation's people women tend to be given the most tedious, least skilled jobs the trade union negotiated enormous wage differentials on the spurious grounds of skilled work
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