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"Working" is an adjective which is often translated as "laboral", and "are you studying" is a phrase which is often translated as "estás estudiando". Learn more about the difference between "working" and "are you studying" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to labor)
a. laboral (business)
The standard working hours in the United States are from nine to five.Las horas laborales normales en los Estados Unidos son de las nueve hasta las cinco.
b. obrero (class)
When I was a kid, my family belonged to the working class.Cuando era niño, mi familia pertenecía a la clase obrera.
c. trabajador (person)
After many years of studying, she can finally call herself a working woman.Después de muchos años de estudio, ella finalmente puede llamarse una mujer trabajadora.
2. (operating)
a. operativo
The car isn't pretty, but it is in working order.El coche no es bonito, pero sí está operativo.
3. (fundamental)
a. básico
I have a working knowledge of plumbing, so I might be able to help.Tengo un conocimiento básico de plomería, así que tal vez pueda ayudar.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (operation)
a. el funcionamiento
(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).
High employee morale is critical to the working of a business.La buena moral de los empleados es clave para el funcionamiento de un negocio.
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are you studying
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. estás estudiando
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
Are you studying French? - No, I dropped out.¿Estás estudiando francés? - No, dejé.
Are you studying or working? - Both. That's why I'm stressed.¿Estás estudiando o trabajando? - Ambos. Por eso estoy estresado.
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