Quick answer
"Occupation" is a noun which is often translated as "la ocupación", and "appointment" is a noun which is often translated as "la cita". Learn more about the difference between "occupation" and "appointment" below.
occupation(
ak
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yuh
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pey
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shuhn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (employment)
a. la ocupación
(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).
Joinery is a skilled occupation.La carpintería de obra es una ocupación especializada.
b. la profesión
(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).
The university carried out a study of the occupations of alumni from the last ten years.La universidad realizó un estudio de las profesiones de los egresados de los últimos diez años.
2. (activity)
a. la ocupación
(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 writing had become a full-time occupation.Escribir se había convertido en una ocupación a tiempo completo.
b. el pasatiempo
(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).
(hobby)
Teasing her little brother is her favorite occupation.Tomarle el pelo a su hermanito es su pasatiempo favorito.
3. (military)
a. la ocupación
(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).
This area has been under military occupation since 1953.Esta zona ha estado bajo ocupación militar desde 1953.
4. (action of using)
a. la ocupación
(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).
The family had left no trace of their occupation of the house.La familia no habia dejado huellas de su ocupación en la casa.
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appointment(
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poynt
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mihnt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (meeting)
a. la cita
(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 afraid I can't meet for lunch. I have an appointment with a client.Me temo que no puedo quedar para comer. Tengo una cita con un cliente.
b. la hora
(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'll call the hairdresser to make an appointment.Llamaré al peluquero para pedir hora.
2. (job)
a. el nombramiento
(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).
His appointment to the Supreme Court was the peak of his career.Su nombramiento al Tribunal Supremo fue la cima de su carrera.
b. el puesto
(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 appointment was left vacant because the university had no funds to hire anyone.El puesto se quedó vacante dado que la universidad no tenía fondos para contratar a nadie.
appointments
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (furniture)
a. el mobiliario
(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).
Each room in the hotel features the most luxurious appointments.Cada habitación del hotel cuenta con el mobiliario más lujoso.
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