Quick answer
"Work out" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "hacer ejercicio", and "exercise" is a noun which is often translated as "el ejercicio". Learn more about the difference between "work out" and "exercise" below.
work out(
wuhrk
 
aut
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to train)
a. hacer ejercicio
I work out three days a week at the gym.Hago ejercicio tres días a la semana en el gimnasio.
2. (to succeed)
a. salir bien
Fortunately, things worked out for me and Laura.Por suerte, todo salió bien entre Laura y yo.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (to find a solution to)
a. resolver
My roommate and I need to work things out.Mi compañero de cuarto y yo necesitamos resolver nuestra situación.
4. (to calculate)
a. calcular
Did you work out how much money we need to go to Las Vegas for a week?¿Ya calculaste cuánto dinero necesitamos para ir a Las Vegas por una semana?
5. (to devise)
a. idear
A group of prisoners worked out a plan to escape from jail.Un grupo de prisioneros ideó un plan para escapar de la cárcel.
6. (to understand)
a. entender
I can't work out what the boss wants from me.No entiendo lo que quiere el jefe de mí.
7. (to exhaust)
a. agotar
When the miners worked out the mine, they became unemployed.Cuando los mineros agotaron la mina, se quedaron sin trabajo.
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exercise(
ehk
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suhr
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sayz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physical training)
a. el ejercicio
(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 never do any exercise.Nunca hago ejercicio.
2. (activity)
a. el ejercicio
(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).
Speculating on the result is a pointless exercise.Escpecular sobre el resultado es un ejercicio carente de sentido.
3. (education)
a. el ejercicio
(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).
My sister is not good at math, so I help her with her exercises.A mi hermana no se le dan bien las matemáticas, así que la ayudo con sus ejercicios.
4. (military)
a. la maniobra
(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).
They hit one of their own tanks during a military exercise.Alcanzaron a uno de sus propios tanques durante una maniobra militar.
5. (carrying out)
a. el ejercicio
(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 have learned much in the exercise of my profession.En el ejercicio de mi profesión aprendí mucho.
6. (ceremony)
a. la ceremonia
(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).
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
This state has different laws on religious exercises in schools.Este estado tiene una legislación diferente sobre ceremonias religiosas en las escuelas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to work out)
a. hacer ejercicio
I exercise in the gym every day.Hago ejercicio en el gimnasio todos los días.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to work out)
a. ejercitar
Exercising your mind is as important as physical exercise.Es importante ejercitar la mente tanto como el cuerpo.
9. (an animal)
a. ejercitar
She exercises her horse every day.Ejercita su caballo todos los días.
b. sacar a pasear a (a dog)
Dogs have to be exercised regularly.Hay que sacar a pasear a los perros con regularidad.
10. (to use)
a. ejercer
The prisioner exercised his right to remain silent.El prisionero ejerció su derecho a permanecer en silencio.
b. hacer uso de
You have to exercise your own discretion in these cases.En estos casos uno tiene que hacer uso de su propio criterio.
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