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"Business" is a noun which is often translated as "los negocios", and "commerce" is a noun which is often translated as "el comercio". Learn more about the difference between "business" and "commerce" below.
business(
bihz
-
nihs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (economics, finance)
a. los negocios
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
How is your business going at the moment?¿Qué tal le van los negocios de momento?
b. el comercio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He is studying international business at the university.Está estudiando comercio internacional en la universidad.
2. (firm)
a. la empresa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My son will inherit the family business.Mi hijo heredará la empresa familiar.
3. (matter)
a. el asunto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What I do is none of your business.Lo que hago no es asunto tuyo.
b. el tema
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Does anyone have any other business they'd like to discuss?¿Tiene alguien algún otro tema sobre el cual quiera hablar?
4. (profession)
a. el ramo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He is in the insurance business.Trabaja en el ramo de los seguros.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(excretion)
a. las necesidades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The cat did her business.La gata hizo sus necesidades.
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commerce(
ka
-
muhrs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (trade)
a. el comercio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Now that we have opened our borders, we have allowed for more international commerce.Ahora que hemos abierto nuestras fronteras, hemos permitido más comercio internacional.
Commerce
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(government)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el departamento de Comercio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Commerce has just released their most recent data regarding the nation's unemployment rate.El departamento de Comercio acaba de lanzar sus datos más recientes sobre la tasa nacional de desempleo.
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