Quick answer
"Work" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "trabajar", and "plan" is a noun which is often translated as "el plan". Learn more about the difference between "work" and "plan" below.
work(
wuhrk
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be employed)
a. trabajar
I work from 9 am to 5 pm.Trabajo de 9 am a 5 pm.
2. (to operate)
a. funcionar
The washing machine doesn't work.La lavadora no funciona.
b. andar
That clock works off batteries.Ese reloj anda con pilas.
3. (to have effect)
a. funcionar
This ointment works quickly to relieve irritated skin.Esta pomada funciona rápidamente para aliviar las pieles irritadas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to manage)
a. manejar
I am often employed to work a crane.Me contratan a menudo para manejar la grúa.
b. operar
You shouldn't work heavy machinery after taking those pills.No se debe operar maquinaria pesada después de tomar esas pastillas.
5. (to make work)
a. hacer trabajar
They starved us and worked us non-stop.Nos mataban de hambre y nos hacían trabajar sin descanso.
6. (to achieve)
a. hacer
The ointment works wonders on rashes.La pomada hace maravillas para los sarpullidos.
7. (to cultivate)
a. labrar
My grandparents are sad that there is no one left to work the land.Mis abuelos están tristes que no haya quien labre la tierra.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (activity)
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).
I hope my work contributes to the fight against pollution.Espero que mi trabajo contribuya a la lucha contra la contaminación.
9. (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).
My work is all-consuming.Mi trabajo consume todo mi tiempo.
10. (place of 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).
I had to speak French with a client today at work.Hoy en el trabajo tuve que hablar en francés con un cliente.
11. (product)
a. la obra
(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).
That is the work of an intelligent person.Esa es la obra de una persona inteligente.
12. (fine arts)
a. la obra
(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 is a work of fiction.Es una obra de ficción.
works
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
13. (literature)
a. las obras
(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 gave Tim the complete works of Shakespeare for his birthday.Le regalé a Tim las obras completas de Shakespeare por su cumpleaños.
14. (construction) (United Kingdom)
a. las obras
(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).
There always seem to be works on that stretch of the motorway.Parece que ese tramo de la autopista siempre está en obras.
15.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(everything)
a. todo entero
I'm so hungry, I'm going to order the works!Tengo tanta hambre que voy a pedir todo entero.
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plan(
plahn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (idea)
a. el plan
(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).
There has been a change of plan, so we will meet at my place.Ha habido un cambio de planes, así que nos vemos en mi casa.
2. (diagram)
a. el plano
(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 architect drew up the plan of our new house.El arquitecto nos hizo el plano de la casa nueva.
3. (scheme)
a. el plan
(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 school is signing a five-year plan to promote the arts.El colegio va a firmar un plan quinquenal para promover las artes.
4. (outline)
a. el esquema
(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).
When the plan of the novel was finished, the writer started writing.Cuando acabó el esquema de la novela, el escritor empezó a escribir.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to arrange)
a. planear
I am looking forward to planning our summer together.Estoy emocionada para planear nuestro verano juntos.
b. planificar
The bride planned the wedding all by herself.La novia planificó la boda ella sola.
6. (to intend)
a. pensar
I plan to have a dog when I live on my own.Pienso tener un perro cuando viva sola.
b. planear
I've been planning to visit her for a couple of weeks.Llevo un par de semanas planeando visitarla.
7. (to draw)
a. diseñar
The architect is planning a building.El arquitecto está diseñando un edificio.
8. (to outline)
a. hacer un esquema de
The author planned her novel in two days, but took three months to write it.La autora hizo un esquema de su novela en dos días, pero tardó tres meses en escribirla.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (to arrange)
a. hacer planes
We have to plan for the future; I do not want to improvise.Hemos de hacer planes para el futuro, no quiero improvisar.
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