Quick answer
"Functions" is a form of "function", a noun which is often translated as "la función". "Working" is an adjective which is often translated as "laboral". Learn more about the difference between "working" and "functions" below.
working(
wuhrk
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ihng
)
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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function(
fuhngk
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shihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (purpose)
a. la función
(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 function of this office is to defend the rights of the workers.La función de esta oficina es defender los derechos de los trabajadores.
2. (duty)
a. la función
(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 main function of the tutor is to keep a check on student's academic progress.La función principal del tutor es controlar la evolución académica de los alumnos.
3. (social event)
a. la recepción
(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).
What are you wearing for tonight's function?¿Qué te vas a poner para la recepción de esta noche?
b. la ceremonia
(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 general was present at the change of command function.El general estuvo presente en la ceremonia de cambio de mando.
c. el acto
(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 principal wants the academic function to be in the morning, but the parents want it to be at night.La directora quiere que el acto académico sea en la mañana, pero los padres queremos que sea en la noche.
4. (mathematics)
a. la función
(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 function represents a relation between two elements.La función representa una relación entre dos elementos.
5. (computing)
a. la función
(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 function will carry out a specific task in the computer.Esta función llevará a cabo una tarea específica en la computadora.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to operate)
a. funcionar
My printer finally functions properly.Mi impresora por fin funciona adecuadamente.
7. (to serve)
a. servir
This cell phone also functions as a professional camera.Este celular también sirve como cámara profesional.
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