Quick answer
"Occupation" is a noun which is often translated as "la ocupación", and "trade" is a noun which is often translated as "el comercio". Learn more about the difference between "occupation" and "trade" below.
occupation(
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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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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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