Quick answer
"Job" is a noun which is often translated as "el trabajo", and "role" is a noun which is often translated as "el papel". Learn more about the difference between "job" and "role" below.
job(
jab
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (employment)
a. el trabajo
(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).
She got a job as a librarian.Consiguió un trabajo de bibliotecaria.
b. el empleo
(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).
He is out of a job at the moment.De momento, está sin empleo.
c. el puesto de trabajo
(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 new business will create 50 jobs.El nuevo negocio creará 50 puestos de trabajo.
2. (duty)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It is your job to open and close the shop.Es responsabilidad suya abrir y cerrar la tienda.
When I was a kid, taking out the garbage was my job.Cuando era niño, yo era el encargado de sacar la basura.
3. (piece of work)
a. el trabajo
(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).
You did a very good job with that report.Hiciste un muy buen trabajo en ese informe.
b. la tarea
(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 have a really quick job for you.Te tengo una tarea muy fácil.
4. (computing)
a. la trabajo
(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've got a large print job, so if anyone needs the printer, use it now.Tengo un trabajo de impresión grande, así que si alguien necesita la impresora, úsela ahora.
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(crime)
a. el golpe
(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 movie is about a thief who does one last job before he retires.La película trata de un ladrón que da un último golpe antes de retirarse.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(difficult task)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Getting the kids to sleep was a heck of a job.Conseguir que se durmieran los niños fue tremendamente difícil.
That was quite the job you did, getting everyone to agree.Qué increíble fue que lograras que todos se pusieran de acuerdo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to do casual jobs)
a. trabajar esporádicamente
My grandfather still earns a little bit of money jobbing for neighbors.Mi abuelo todavía gana un poco de dinero trabajando esporádicamente para sus vecinos.
8. (to work as a middleman)
a. trabajar de intermediario
I've jobbed in the Midwest for nearly 25 years.Llevo casi 25 años trabajando de intermediario en el Medio Oeste.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to buy and sell for profit)
a. comerciar en
My company jobs books, but it doesn't publish any.Mi empresa comercia en libros, pero no los publica.
10. (to subcontract)
a. subcontratar
We job the writing of the articles on our website to freelancers.Subcontratamos el escribir los artículos en nuestro sitio web a trabajadores por cuenta propia.
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role(
rol
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (film, theater, and television)
a. el papel
(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).
He was cast in the role of King Lear in Shakespeare's play.Le dieron el papel del rey Lear en la obra de Shakespeare.
2. (a part)
a. el papel
(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 oil price has a vital role in the global economy.El precio del petróleo juega un papel determinante en la economía mundial.
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