Quick answer
"Work" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "trabajar", and "school" is a noun which is often translated as "la escuela". Learn more about the difference between "work" and "school" 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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school(
skul
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (educational institution)
a. la escuela
(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).
Their children go to the same school on the bus.Sus hijos van a la misma escuela en el autobús.
b. el colegio
(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).
We have to go back to school at the end of August.Tenemos que regresar al colegio a finales de agosto.
2. (institution for higher education)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la universidad
(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 school didn't have a football team.Mi universidad no tenía un equipo de fútbol americano.
b. la facultad
(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).
(department)
I went to law school after college.Fui a la facultad de derecho después de la universidad.
3. (group)
a. la escuela
(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).
Louis Sullivan is my favorite architect of the Chicago School.Louis Sullivan es mi arquitecto favorito de la escuela de Chicago.
b. el banco
(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).
(fish)
After locating a school of tuna, we caught it in the fishing net.Tras localizar un banco de atunes, lo atrapamos en nuestra red de pescar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to educate)
a. instruir
The bakers were schooled in the use of alternative fats.Los panaderos fueron instruidos en el uso de grasas alternativas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (related to the school)
a. escolar
We'll send a letter to the parents specifying what school materials the children need.Enviaremos una carta a los padres especificando qué material escolar necesitan los niños.
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