unemployed
unemployed(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without work)
a. desempleado
I was left unemployed after the market crash.Me quedé desempleado después del crac bursátil.
b. desocupado
I was unemployed during that time, so I had a lot of time to write.Esa temporada estaba desocupada, así que tenía mucho tiempo para escribir.
c. parado
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
He's unemployed, and lives at his parents' house.Está parado y vive en casa de sus padres.
d. en paro
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The recession led to an increase in the number of unemployed workers.La crisis ocasionó un aumento del número de trabajadores en paro.
e. cesante
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Just because I'm unemployed doesn't mean I'm not looking.Que esté cesante no quiere decir que no esté buscando.
2. (not used)
a. sin utilizar
The country has a lot of unemployed resources that could be exploited.El país cuenta con muchos recursos sin utilizar que se podrían explotar.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (people without work)
a. los desempleados
(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).
The unemployed were waiting in a line that stretched to the end of the block.Los desempleados esperaban en una cola que llegaba hasta el final de la cuadra.
b. los desocupados
(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).
Some people are not aware of the difficulties that the unemployed face.Hay quien no es consciente de las dificultades a las que se enfrentan los desocupados.
c. los parados
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The unemployed are currently exhausting the capacity of the social system.En la actualidad, los parados agotan la capacidad del sistema social.
d. los cesantes
(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).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
The number of unemployed has fallen by 188,000.El número de cesantes ha descendido en 188,000.
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unemployed
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the unemployedlos desempleados los parados,, los desocupados
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (person)
a. desempleado(a)
b. parado(a)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. desocupado(a)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
to be unemployedestar desempleado(a) or
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unemployed [ˈʌnɪmˈplɔɪd]
adjective
1 [+person] parado; en paro; desempleado; (LAm) cesante; (Chile)
he's been unemployed for a year lleva parado un año
2 [+capital etc] sin utilizar; no utilizado
plural noun
the unemployed los parados; los desempleados; (LAm)
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Phrases with "unemployed"
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be unemployed
estar desempleado
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