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"Estudio" is a noun which is often translated as "study", and "trabajo" is a noun which is often translated as "work". Learn more about the difference between "estudio" and "trabajo" below.
estudio(
ehs
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too
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dyoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (activity)
a. study
Le dedico dos horas diarias al estudio de los idiomas.I dedicate two hours a day to the study of languages.
2. (room)
a. study
Estamos buscando una casa con estudio.We are looking for a house with a study.
3. (dwelling)
a. studio
Cuando me fui a vivir sola, vivía en un estudio en el centro de Sevilla.When I went to live on my own, I lived in a studio in downtown Seville.
b. studio apartment
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hugo alquiló un estudio para poder escribir sin que nadie lo moleste.Hugo rented a studio apartment to be able to write without anybody interrupting him.
c. studio flat (United Kingdom)
Los alquileres están tan caros que solo nos alcanza para un estudio.Rent is so expensive that we can only afford a studio flat.
4. (investigative work)
a. study
Los autores acaban de publicar un estudio sobre especies en peligro de extinción.The authors just published a study on endangered species.
b. survey
El instituto está realizando un nuevo estudio sobre los efectos del alcohol en jóvenes.The institute is carrying out a new survey on the effects of alcohol on young people.
5. (medicine)
a. test
Me tienen que hacer unos estudios para ver por qué no oigo bien.I need to have some tests done to find out why I can't hear well.
6. (cinema, television, music)
a. studio
Están grabando el nuevo disco en un estudio en San Francisco.They are recording their new album at a studio in San Francisco.
7. (music)
a. study
Stravinski compuso varios estudios para piano.Stravinski composed several studies for piano.
b. étude
Me encantan todos los estudios de Chopin.I love all Chopin's études.
8. (fine arts)
a. study
En el Museo Picasso se pueden ver muchos estudios del artista mismo.At the Picasso Museum you can see many studies of the artist himself.
9. (workplace)
a. office
El primer trabajo de Ian fue en un estudio de abogados.Ian's first job was at a law office.
estudios
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10. (learning)
a. studies
Milena piensa seguir sus estudios en Europa.Milena's planning to continue her studies in Europe.
b. education
José trabaja de noche para pagarse los estudios.Jose works in the evening to pay for his education.
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trabajo(
trah
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bah
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hoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (energy and toil)
a. work
Planificar el viaje es más trabajo de lo que pensaba.Planning the trip is more work than I thought.
b. effort
Me costó mucho trabajo bajar los baúles del desván.It took a lot of effort to get the trunks down from the attic.
2. (employment)
a. work
Mi hermano está buscando trabajo en Mexicali.My brother is looking for work in Mexicali.
3. (position)
a. job
El trabajo requiere una licencia avanzada en arquitectura.The job requires an advanced degree in architecture.
4. (place of employment)
a. work
Tengo que ir al trabajo este fin de semana.I have to go into work this weekend.
5. (task)
a. assignment
¿Cuándo se tiene que entregar el trabajo que nos dejó la maestra?When do we have to turn in the assignment the teacher gave us?
b. essay
Esta tarde tengo que escribir un trabajo sobre las drogas.I have to write an essay on drugs this evening.
6. (things to do)
a. work
Tengo muchísimo trabajo que hacer este fin de semana.I have a ton of work to do this weekend.
7. (productivity)
a. labor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Lo importante es reducir los costos del trabajo.The important thing is to cut labor costs.
b. labour (United Kingdom)
En la Unión Europea tenemos el libre movimiento tanto de bienes y servicios como de capital y de trabajo.In the European Union we have free movement both of goods and services and of capital and labour.
8. (physics)
a. work
La energía es la capacidad para realizar un trabajo.Energy is the capacity to do work.
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