perk
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perk(
puhrk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(perquisite)
a. el beneficio
(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).
Companies were not allowed to raise wages, so they attracted employees with perks.Las empresas no tenían permiso para subir los salarios, por lo que atrajeron a los empleados con beneficios.
b. la ventaja
(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).
One of the perks of working for the airline is I can travel anywhere in the world for free.Una de las ventajas de trabajar para la aerolínea es que puedo viajar a cualquier parte del mundo gratis.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to enliven; used with "up")
a. animar
Carolina perked everyone up with her magic tricks.Carolina animó a todos con sus trucos de magia.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to improve; used with "up")
a. reanimarse
Maria perked up thanks to the nice weather today.María se reanimó gracias al buen clima de hoy.
b. mejorar
Sales perked up in November when people started buying Christmas presents.Las ventas mejoraron en noviembre cuando la gente empezó a comprar los regalos navideños.
4. (to percolate)
a. filtrarse
The coffe is perking. The sun is rising. It's going to be a great day.El café se está filtrando. El sol se está levantando. Va a ser un día excelente.
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perk
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. la ventaja extra, remuneración en especie
(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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perk [pɜːk]
noun
(money) beneficio (m) adicional
it's one of the perks of the job es uno de los incentivos or las ventajas del puesto; there are no perks in this job en este puesto no hay nada aparte del sueldo; company perks beneficios (m) corporativos
perk [pɜːk]
intransitive verb
percolate [+coffee] filtrarse
perk up
transitive verb
[+person] animar
this will perk you up! ¡esto te animará!; it perks up the flavour of frozen vegetables da vida a or anima las verduras congeladas
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+person] reanimarse; (in health) sentirse mejor
business is perking up el negocio va mejorando; ears perked up when his name was mentioned todo el mundo aguzó el oído cuando se mencionó su nombre; share prices perked up as a result of the deal la cotización de las acciones aumentó como resultado del trato
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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