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"Business" is a noun which is often translated as "los negocios", and "firm" is an adjective which is often translated as "firme". Learn more about the difference between "business" and "firm" below.
business(
bihz
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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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firm(
fuhrm
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (solid)
a. firme
You need to place it on a firm surface in order for it to adhere.Es necesario colocarlo sobre una superficie firme para que se adhiera.
b. sólido
The tower will be built on a firm foundation of granite.La torre se construirá sobre unos cimientos sólidos de granito.
c. duro
Babies should sleep on firm mattresses.Los bebés deben dormir en colchones duros.
2. (steadfast)
a. firme
Gloria held tight to her firm conviction that the councilor had been bought off.Gloria sostuvo con fuerza su firme convicción de que el concejal había sido sobornado.
b. sólido
Lauren believes it is important to have a firm friendship before dating.Lauren cree que es importante contar con una amistad sólida antes de empezar a salir.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It is my firm belief that all problems must be solved through dialogue.Creo firmemente que todos los problemas se deben resolver con el diálogo.
Macaroni and cheese remains a firm favorite at the family table.Macarrones con queso sigue siendo un gran favorito en la mesa de la familia.
3. (resolute)
a. firme
Rodrigo expressed his intentions, but has not yet made a firm decision.Rodrigo expresó sus intenciones, pero aún no ha tomado una decisión firme.
b. resuelto
The local government is taking firm steps to improve public transportation.El gobierno local está dando pasos resueltos para mejorar el transporte público.
4. (severe)
a. estricto
You need to be firm with your son, or he is going to get in trouble.Debes ser estricto con tu hijo, o se va a meter en problemas.
b. firme
The teacher was firm, but fair.La maestra fue firme, pero justa.
5. (definite)
a. en firme
He is waiting for a firm offer before giving his reply.Está esperando una oferta en firme antes de responder.
6. (finances)
a. firme
The peso is expected to remain firm with mixed indicators.Se espera que el peso se mantenga firme con indicadores mixtos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (business)
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).
The firm has contracts with local governments to provide a variety of services.La empresa tiene contratos con gobiernos locales para proporcionar una variedad de servicios.
b. la firma
(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).
Miguel is working to found a technology firm.Miguel está trabajando para fundar una firma de technología.
c. el bufete
(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).
(law)
Isaac is a partner in a legal firm.Isaac es socio en un bufete de abogados.
d. el estudio
(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).
(architecture or design)
Dina's architectural firm drew up the plans for the new shopping center.El estudio de arquitectos de Dina dibujó los planos para el nuevo centro comercial.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
8. (firmly)
a. firme
She stood firm and refused to budge.Se mantuvo firme y se negó a ceder.
9. (secure)
a. firme
Hold the window firm while I repair the handle.Mantén la ventana firme mientras reparo la manija.
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