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"Empleada" is a form of "empleado", a noun which is often translated as "employee". "Obrero" is a noun which is often translated as "worker". Learn more about the difference between "empleada" and "obrero" below.
el empleado, la empleada(
ehm
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pleh
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ah
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doh
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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. (employed person)
a. employee
La empresa en la que trabajo tiene 500 empleados.The company I work for has 500 employees.
b. worker
Los empleados pueden utilizar esta sala a la hora de comer.The workers are allowed to use this room during their lunch break.
c. clerk (in a bank or office)
La empleada me dijo que tenía que tener copia de mi informe de crédito para conseguir la hipoteca.The clerk told me that I needed to have a copy of my credit report in order to receive the mortgage.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (utilized)
a. used
Algunas de las armas empleadas en la película se están subastando.Some of the weapons used in the movie are being auctioned.
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el obrero, la obrera(
oh
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breh
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roh
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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. (employee)
a. worker
Los obreros están dispuestos a formar huelga en defensa de sus derechos.The workers are prepared to go on strike to defend their rights.
b. laborer
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Es el gerente de la fábrica quien asigna las tareas a los obreros.It is the factory manager who assigns tasks to laborers.
c. labourer (United Kingdom)
Los obreros tienen que llevar equipos de protección en la obra.The labourers have to wear protective gear at the construction site.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (relative to workers)
a. working
La clase obrera surgió a raíz de la Revolución Industrial.The working class emerged as a result of the Industrial Revolution.
b. working-class
Vive en un barrio obrero.He lives in a working-class neighborhood.
c. labor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los sindicatos obreros y la patronal han llegado finalmente a un acuerdo.Labor unions and employers have finally reached an agreement.
d. labour (United Kingdom)
El movimiento obrero se proponía mejorar las condiciones de vida de los trabajadores.The labour movement set out to improve workers' living conditions.
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