occupation
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occupation(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (employment)
a. la ocupación
(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).
Joinery is a skilled occupation.La carpintería de obra es una ocupación especializada.
b. la profesión
(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 university carried out a study of the occupations of alumni from the last ten years.La universidad realizó un estudio de las profesiones de los egresados de los últimos diez años.
2. (activity)
a. la ocupación
(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).
My writing had become a full-time occupation.Escribir se había convertido en una ocupación a tiempo completo.
b. el pasatiempo
(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).
(hobby)
Teasing her little brother is her favorite occupation.Tomarle el pelo a su hermanito es su pasatiempo favorito.
3. (military)
a. la ocupación
(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 area has been under military occupation since 1953.Esta zona ha estado bajo ocupación militar desde 1953.
4. (action of using)
a. la ocupación
(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 family had left no trace of their occupation of the house.La familia no habia dejado huellas de su ocupación en la casa.
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occupation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (profession)
a. la profesión f, ocupación
(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).
2. (pastime)
a. el pasatiempo
(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).
3. (of house, land)
a. la ocupación
(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).
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occupation [ˌɒkjʊˈpeɪʃən]
noun
1 (employment) empleo (m); profesión (f)
what is his occupation? ¿cuál es su profesión?; he's a joiner by occupation es carpintero de profesión; it gives occupation to 50 men emplea a 50 hombres; proporciona empleo a 50 hombres
2 (pastime) pasatiempo (m)
a harmless enough occupation un pasatiempo inocente; this will give some occupation to your mind esto te mantendrá la mente ocupada
3 (Mil) etc ocupación (f)
army of occupation ejército (m) de ocupación; the occupation of Paris la ocupación de París; under (military) occupation ocupado por el ejército
I was abruptly reminded that Tibet was a country under military occupation
4 [of house etc] tenencia (f)
to be in occupation ocupar; we found them already in occupation vimos que ya se habían instalado allí; the house is ready for occupation la casa está lista para habitar; a house unfit for occupation una casa inhabitable; una casa carente de las condiciones mínimas de habitabilidad
5 [of post, office] tenencia (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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What is your occupation?
¿Cuál es su ocupación?
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