Quick answer
"Work" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "trabajar", and "project" is a noun which is often translated as "el proyecto". Learn more about the difference between "work" and "project" 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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project
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (plan)
a. el proyecto
(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 health project will be implemented next year.El proyecto de sanidad se llevará a cabo el año que viene.
2. (task)
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).
Could you help me with my science project?¿Me puedes ayudar con el trabajo de ciencias?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to show)
a. proyectar (film or slides)
His short will be projected in the theater.Su cortometraje se proyectará en el cine.
4. (to cast)
a. proyectar (light or shadow)
The plane's shadow was projected onto the clouds.La sombra del avión se proyectaba en las nubes.
5. (to propel)
a. despedir
The driver was projected out of the vehicle.El conductor salió despedido del vehículo.
6. (to convey)
a. proyectar (image or voice)
She projects a warm cheerful image.Proyecta una imagen cálida y alegre.
7. (to transfer emotions or views)
a. proyectar
It's easy to project your own prejudices onto others.Es fácil proyectar tus propios prejuicios sobre los demás.
8. (to forecast)
a. prever
No changes in growth rate are projected for the next few months.Se prevé que la tasa de crecimiento permanecerá invariable en los próximos meses.
9. (to estimate)
a. hacer una proyección de
The university annually projects its expenditure for financial aid.La universidad hace una proyección anual de sus gastos con vistas a la obtención de ayudas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to jut out; used with "out")
a. sobresalir
The roof of the building projects out over the terrace.El tejado del edificio sobresale por encima de la terraza.
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