An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (industrious)
a. hardworking
Ella es muy trabajadora y está comprometida a lograr sus metas profesionales.She's very hardworking and committed to achieving her professional goals.
b. hard-working
Mi plomero es trabajador y responsable; lo recomiendo mucho.My plumber is hard-working and responsible; I highly recommend him.
2. (employed)
a. working
La mayoría de los niños trabajadores de Quito son limpiabotas.The majority of the working boys in Quito are shoeshiners.
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
3. (wage-earner)
a. worker
Los trabajadores del turno de noche tienen que dormir de día.Night workers have to sleep during the daytime.
b. employee
Mis trabajadores roban material de oficina de la empresa.My employees are stealing office supplies from the company.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. hard-working
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. worker
trabajador por cuenta propiaself-employed person
trabajador cualificadoskilled worker
trabajador manualblue-collar worker
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trabajadora trabajadora
hard-working; industrious
worker; labourer; laborer; (EEUU) (Política) worker
trabajador(a) autónomo/a self-employed person
trabajador(a) eventual casual worker
trabajador(a) por cuenta ajena employee; employed person
trabajador(a) por cuenta propia self-employed person
trabajador(a) portuario/a docker
trabajador(a) social social worker
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