Quick answer
"Job" is a noun which is often translated as "el trabajo", and "trade" is a noun which is often translated as "el comercio". Learn more about the difference between "job" and "trade" 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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trade(
treyd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (buying and selling)
a. el comercio
(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 government wants to increase international trade.El gobierno quiere aumentar el comercio internacional.
2. (industry)
a. la industria
(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).
My father has been in the oil trade for more than 35 years.Mi padre lleva en la industria del petróleo más de 35 años.
b. el gremio
(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).
It's well known by those in the trade that they're going to fire the president.Ya se sabe en el gremio de los actores que van a despedir al presidente.
3. (profession)
a. el oficio
(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).
I am learning the trade from my uncle.Estoy aprendiendo el oficio de mi tío.
4. (exchange)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cambio
(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).
Let's make a trade. Give me your lunch and I'll give you mine.Hagamos un cambio. Dame tu almuerzo y te doy el mío.
b. el intercambio
(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 conditions of the trade seemed fair enough.Las condiciones del intercambio parecían bastante justas.
5. (sports)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el traspaso
(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).
Atlanta's team has been much better since they made the trade.El equipo de Atlanta ha estado mucho mejor desde que hizo el traspaso.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to exchange)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. intercambiar
Would you trade seats with me?¿Estarías dispuesta a intercambiar puestos conmigo?
7. (sports)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. traspasar
They traded the player for a first-round draft pick.Traspasaron al jugador por la posibilidad de escoger en la primera ronda del draft.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to buy and sell)
a. comerciar
The country trades in soybean and corn.El país comercia con soya y maíz.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (relating to commerce)
a. comercial
Trade agreements between the two countries were suspended.Se suspendieron los acuerdos comerciales entre los dos países.
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