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"Botones" is a noun which is often translated as "bellboy", and "ocupado" is an adjective which is often translated as "busy". Learn more about the difference between "botones" and "ocupado" below.
el botones, la botones(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (hotel staff)
a. bellboy (masculine)
El botones ha olvidado una de mis maletas en la recepción.The bellboy forgot one of my suitcases at reception.
b. bellhop
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Crees que hace falta darle propina al botones?Do you think I need to give the bellhop a tip?
2. (office staff)
a. office boy (masculine)
Empezó de botones en la empresa.He started as an office boy in the company.
b. office girl (feminine)
La botones ha recogido todos los contratos firmados.The office girl has collected all the signed contracts.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to a person)
a. busy
Estoy muy ocupada, no puedo hablar contigo ahora.I'm really busy, I can't talk to you right now.
2. (being used)
a. taken
Lo siento, esta silla está ocupada.I'm sorry, this seat is taken.
b. occupied
Tendrás que esperar porque el baño está ocupado.You will have to wait because the bathroom is occupied.
c. busy (telephone)
Intenté llamarte, pero cada vez que marcaba tu número salía ocupado.I tried calling you, but every time I dialed your number it was busy.
3. (related to territory)
a. occupied
Los territorios ocupados del Medio Oriente son una fuente continua de conflictos.The occupied territories in the Middle East are an ongoing source of conflict.
4. (employed)
a. working
El porcentaje de personas ocupadas llegó a un mínimo histórico en España en el 2012.The percentage of people working in Spain reached an all-time low in 2012.
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