An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (occupied)
a. ocupado
She is very busy working three jobs.Ella está muy ocupada trabajando en tres trabajos.
b. atareado
I can see you're very busy. I'll come back later.Veo que estás muy atareado, ya volveré más tarde.
c. ajetreado
This has been such a busy day! I just want to sit back and unwind.¡Ha sido un día tan ajetreado! Solo quiero sentarme y relajarme.
2. (crowded)
a. concurrido
The market is always very busy on Saturdays.El mercado siempre está concurrido los sábados.
b. lleno
The store was so busy that I couldn't see the exit.La tienda estaba tan llena que no pude ver la salida.
3. (in use)
a. ocupado
I tried to reach you on the phone, but your line was busy.Intenté llamarte, pero la línea estaba ocupada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to keep occupied)
a. mantener ocupado
I'm generally very social and I like to busy myself with shared activities.Normalmente soy muy sociable y me gusta mantenerme ocupado con actividades en grupo.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. ocupado(a)
2. (day, week)
a. ajetreado(a)
to be busyestar ocupado(a)
to be busy doing somethingestar haciendo algo
the train was very busyel tren iba muy lleno
a busy roaduna carretera con mucho tráfico
3. (telephone line)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. ocupado(a)
the line is busy(el teléfono) da ocupado (el teléfono) está comunicando
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (general)
to busy oneself with somethingentretenerse con algo
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busy [ˈbɪzɪ]
busier (comparative)busiest (superlative)
1 [+person] ocupado
are you busy? ¿está ocupado?; he's a busy man es un hombre muy ocupado; to be busy doing sth estar ocupado haciendo algo; she's busy studying/cooking está ocupada estudiando/cocinando; to be busy at or on or with estar ocupado en or con; he's busy at his work está ocupado en su trabajo; to get busy empezar a trabajar; (hurry) menearse; darse prisa; let's get busy ¡a trabajar!; to keep busy mantenerse ocupado; to keep sb busy ocupar a algn
as busy as a bee ocupadísimo; atareadísimo
2 [+day, time] activo; ajetreado
the busiest season is the autumn la época de mayor actividad es el otoño
3 [+place, town] concurrido; [+scene] animado; lleno de movimiento
4 [+telephone, line] comunicando; ocupado
transitive verb
to busy o.s. with/doing sth ocuparse con/en hacer algo
Busy Lizzie (n) (Bot) alegría (f) de la casa
busy signal (n) especially (US) (Telec) señal (f) de comunicando; tono (m) (de) ocupado
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