Quick answer
"Participating" is a form of "participate", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "participar". "Working" is an adjective which is often translated as "laboral". Learn more about the difference between "working" and "participating" 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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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. participar
He participates in various activities in the city.Participa en diversas actividades en la ciudad.
b. tomar parte
Many local businesses will participate in the effort to revitalize the city.Muchas empresas locales tomarán parte en el esfuerzo por revitalizar la ciudad.
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