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"Businesses" is a form of "business", a noun which is often translated as "los negocios". "Enterprises" is a form of "enterprise", a noun which is often translated as "la empresa". Learn more about the difference between "businesses" and "enterprises" 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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enterprise(
ehn
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tuhr
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prayz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (undertaking)
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).
Filming a documentary at the summit of Everest is a high-risk enterprise.Rodar un documental en la cima de Everest es una empresa de alto riesgo.
b. la iniciativa
(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).
He was to lead an expedition into the Australian interior, but that enterprise was doomed to failure.Tenía que encabezar una expedición al interior de Australia, pero esa iniciativa estaba condenada al fracaso.
2. (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).
There was a trend toward privatization of unprofitable state enterprises.Había una tendencia hacia la privatización de empresas estatales no rentables.
3. (initiative)
a. la iniciativa
(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).
We are looking for people with enterprise and commitment to take part in a new project.Buscamos a gente con iniciativa y dedicación que quiera unirse a un proyecto nuevo.
b. el empuje
(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).
It was her imagination and enterprise that made a success of the business.Fue gracias a su imaginación y empuje que el negocio tuvo éxito.
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