Quick answer
"Career" is a noun which is often translated as "la carrera", and "occupation" is a noun which is often translated as "la ocupación". Learn more about the difference between "career" and "occupation" below.
career(
kuh
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rihr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (profession)
a. la carrera
(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).
Mi aim is to have a career in the medical field.Mi objetivo es tener una carrera en el ámbito médico.
b. la profesión
(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).
Always putting your career first can be counterproductive.Anteponer tu profesión a lo demás puede ser contraproducente.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (professional)
a. de carrera
His dad was a career politician.Su papá era un político de carrera.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to go at full speed)
a. ir a toda velocidad
The shopping cart careered down the hill.El carrito de la compra fue a toda velocidad cuesta abajo.
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occupation(
ak
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yuh
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pey
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shuhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (employment)
a. la ocupación
(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).
Joinery is a skilled occupation.La carpintería de obra es una ocupación especializada.
b. la profesión
(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 university carried out a study of the occupations of alumni from the last ten years.La universidad realizó un estudio de las profesiones de los egresados de los últimos diez años.
2. (activity)
a. la ocupación
(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 writing had become a full-time occupation.Escribir se había convertido en una ocupación a tiempo completo.
b. el pasatiempo
(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).
(hobby)
Teasing her little brother is her favorite occupation.Tomarle el pelo a su hermanito es su pasatiempo favorito.
3. (military)
a. la ocupación
(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).
This area has been under military occupation since 1953.Esta zona ha estado bajo ocupación militar desde 1953.
4. (action of using)
a. la ocupación
(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 family had left no trace of their occupation of the house.La familia no habia dejado huellas de su ocupación en la casa.
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