Quick answer
"Workers" is a form of "worker", a noun which is often translated as "el trabajador". "Workforce" is a noun which is often translated as "la población activa". Learn more about the difference between "workers" and "workforce" below.
worker(
wuhrk
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uhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (laborer)
a. el trabajador
(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).
, la trabajadora
(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 mall workers arrive at 8 am.Los trabajadores del centro comercial llegan a las 8 am.
b. el obrero
(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).
, la obrera
(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 are about 100 workers building the new office.Hay aproximadamente 100 obreros construyendo la nueva oficina.
2. (ant or bee)
a. la obrera
(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 workers brought food to feed the queen bee.Las obreras trajeron comida para alimentar a la abeja reina.
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workforce(
wuhrk
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fawrs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (working population)
a. la población activa
(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 unemployed who aren't looking for work aren't considered part of the workforce.Los desempleados que no están buscando trabajo no son considerados parte de la población activa.
2. (people in a company)
a. la mano de 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).
Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our workforce.No hay nada que nos importe más que la seguridad de nuestra mano de obra.
b. el personal
(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 decision to reduce the company's workforce was extremely difficult.La decisión de reducir el personal de la empresa fue sumamente difícil.
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