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"Busy" is an adjective which is often translated as "ocupado", and "occupied" is an adjective which is also often translated as "ocupado". Learn more about the difference between "busy" and "occupied" below.
busy(
bih
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zi
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (occupied)
a. ocupado
She is very busy working three jobs.Ella está muy ocupada trabajando en tres trabajos.
b. atareado
I can see you're very busy. I'll come back later.Veo que estás muy atareado, ya volveré más tarde.
c. ajetreado
This has been such a busy day! I just want to sit back and unwind.¡Ha sido un día tan ajetreado! Solo quiero sentarme y relajarme.
2. (crowded)
a. concurrido
The market is always very busy on Saturdays.El mercado siempre está concurrido los sábados.
b. lleno
The store was so busy that I couldn't see the exit.La tienda estaba tan llena que no pude ver la salida.
3. (in use)
a. ocupado
I tried to reach you on the phone, but your line was busy.Intenté llamarte, pero la línea estaba ocupada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to keep occupied)
a. mantener ocupado
I'm generally very social and I like to busy myself with shared activities.Normalmente soy muy sociable y me gusta mantenerme ocupado con actividades en grupo.
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occupied(
a
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kyu
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payd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not vacant)
a. ocupado
It was hard to believe that none of the houses in such a beautiful neighborhood were occupied.Era difícil de creer que ninguna de las casas de un vecindario tan bonito estuviera ocupada.
2. (busy)
a. ocupado
I wish I had more time to talk, but I am very occupied with planning the conference.Ojalá tuviera más tiempo para hablar, pero estoy muy ocupado planificando la conferencia.
b. atareado
If I weren't so occupied with my studies, I would have more time to go out with my friends.Si no estuviera tan atareado con los estudios, tendría más tiempo para salir con mis amigos.
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