Quick answer
"Freelancer" is a noun which is often translated as "el trabajador por cuenta propia", and "freelance" is an adjective which is often translated as "por cuenta propia". Learn more about the difference between "freelancer" and "freelance" below.
freelancer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el trabajador por cuenta propia
(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).
, la trabajadora por cuenta propia
(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).
One of the greatest things about being a freelancer is the freedom from commuting.Una de las mejores cosas de ser un trabajador por cuenta propia es no tener que manejar al trabajo.
b. el freelance
(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).
, la freelance
(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).
A freelancer can usually set their own work hours.Un freelance generalmente puede fijar su propio horario de trabajo.
c. el trabajador autónomo
(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).
, la trabajadora autónoma
(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).
As a freelancer, Hilda has to be careful to save money to pay her annual income tax.Como trabajadora autónoma, Hilda tiene que tener cuidado de ahorrar dinero para pagar su impuesto sobre la renta anual.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (self-employed)
a. por cuenta propia
Without a network of contacts, it's not easy to find freelance work.Sin una red de contactos, no es fácil encontrar trabajo por cuenta propia.
b. autónomo
The company has a register of freelance workers who work with us regularly.La empresa tiene un registro de trabajadores autónomos que colaboran regularmente con nosotros.
c. independiente
She worked for several years in marketing before embarking on a freelance career.Trabajó varios años en el sector de marketing antes de emprender una carrera independiente.
d. freelance
Since graduating he has worked as a freelance graphic designer.Desde que egresó trabaja como diseñador gráfico freelance.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (freelancer)
a. el trabajador por cuenta propia
(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).
, la trabajadora por cuenta propia
(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).
Freelances don't enjoy benefits like paid vacations and sick leave.Los trabajadores por cuenta propia no gozan de beneficios como vacaciones pagadas y permiso por enfermedad.
b. el freelance
(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).
, la freelance
(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).
I'm not an employee of the company. I'm a freelance.No estoy en plantilla, soy freelance.
c. el trabajador autónomo
(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).
, la trabajadora autónoma
(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).
You will be offered an initial contract of one year as a freelance.Se ofrecerá un contrato inicial de un año como trabajador autónomo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (in a self-employed capacity)
a. por cuenta propia
Due to changes in the economy, it's much more common to work freelance now.Debido a los cambios en la economía, hoy es mucho más común trabajar por cuenta propia.
b. como freelance
Don't consider working freelance if you enjoy the social contact of working in an office.No pienses en trabajar como freelance si te gusta el contacto social del trabajo de oficina.
c. freelance
She felt she'd built up enough knowledge of the business to go freelance.Pensó que había acumulado suficientes conocimientos del negocio para empezar a trabajar freelance.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to work independently)
a. trabajar por cuenta propia
He freelances as a sports reporter for various magazines.Trabaja por cuenta propia como reportero deportivo para varias revistas.
b. trabajar como freelance
When I lost my job, I freelanced for a while.Cuando perdí el trabajo, trabajé un tiempo como freelance.
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