An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not in use)
a. vacant
Los únicos asientos desocupados eran los que estaban frente a la pantalla.The only vacant seats were right in front of the screen.
b. empty
En el hotel solamente había dos habitaciones desocupadas.The hotel only had two empty rooms.
c. free
El restorán estaba lleno porque era el Día de San Valentín, pero por suerte había una mesa desocupada.The restaurant was full because it was Saint Valentine's Day, but luckily there was a free table.
d. unoccupied
Me cambiaron a un asiento desocupado en primera clase.I was transferred to a unoccupied seat in first class.
2. (idle)
a. free
¿Estás desocupado? ¿Quieres ir a ver una película?Are you free? Do you want to go to the movies?
b. not busy
Voy a empezar a hacer ejercicio cuando esté más desocupada.I'm going to start working out when I'm not so busy.
3. (available)
a. free
Mañana tengo un día desocupado, así que voy a pasarmelo en la playa.Tomorrow I have a free day, so I'm going to spend all day at the beach.
4. (jobless)
a. unemployed
Un tercio de los inmigrantes desocupados regresaron a su país.One-third of the unemployed immigrants returned to their countries.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
5. (jobless person)
a. unemployed person
El gobierno provee asistencia financiera a los desocupados.The government provides financial aid to unemployed people.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (persona; ocioso)
a. free, unoccupied
2. (sin empleo)
a. unemployed
3. (asiento, cargo)
a. vacant, unoccupied
4. (tiempo)
a. free
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1 (libre) [+asiento] empty; [+casa, piso] unoccupied; [+mesa en restaurante] free
2 [+tiempo] spare; free
3 [+persona] (libre) free; not busy; (sin empleo) unemployed
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