Quick answer
"Career" is a noun which is often translated as "la carrera", and "trade" is a noun which is often translated as "el comercio". Learn more about the difference between "career" and "trade" below.
career(
kuh
-
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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trade(
treyd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (buying and selling)
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).
The government wants to increase international trade.El gobierno quiere aumentar el comercio internacional.
2. (industry)
a. la industria
(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 father has been in the oil trade for more than 35 years.Mi padre lleva en la industria del petróleo más de 35 años.
b. el gremio
(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's well known by those in the trade that they're going to fire the president.Ya se sabe en el gremio de los actores que van a despedir al presidente.
3. (profession)
a. el oficio
(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).
I am learning the trade from my uncle.Estoy aprendiendo el oficio de mi tío.
4. (exchange)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cambio
(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).
Let's make a trade. Give me your lunch and I'll give you mine.Hagamos un cambio. Dame tu almuerzo y te doy el mío.
b. el intercambio
(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 conditions of the trade seemed fair enough.Las condiciones del intercambio parecían bastante justas.
5. (sports)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el traspaso
(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).
Atlanta's team has been much better since they made the trade.El equipo de Atlanta ha estado mucho mejor desde que hizo el traspaso.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to exchange)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. intercambiar
Would you trade seats with me?¿Estarías dispuesta a intercambiar puestos conmigo?
7. (sports)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. traspasar
They traded the player for a first-round draft pick.Traspasaron al jugador por la posibilidad de escoger en la primera ronda del draft.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to buy and sell)
a. comerciar
The country trades in soybean and corn.El país comercia con soya y maíz.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (relating to commerce)
a. comercial
Trade agreements between the two countries were suspended.Se suspendieron los acuerdos comerciales entre los dos países.
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