welfare
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welfare(
wehl
-
fehr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (public assistance)
a. la asistencia social
(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 government's welfare system needs a complete overhaul.Es necesario hacer una revisión a fondo del sistema de asistencia social del gobierno.
2. (benefit payments)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. las prestaciones sociales
(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).
He lost his job two years ago and has been on welfare ever since.Perdió el trabajo hace dos años y desde entonces vive de las prestaciones sociales.
3. (well-being)
a. el bienestar
(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).
Our prime concern is the welfare of the refugees.Nuestra mayor preocupación es el bienestar de los refugiados.
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welfare
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el bienestar
(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 Welfare Stateel estado del bienestar
welfare worktrabajo social
2. (social security)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be on welfarerecibir un subsidio del Estado
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welfare [ˈwelfɛəʳ]
noun
1 (well-being) bienestar (m)
physical/spiritual welfare bienestar físico/espiritual; you've got to think about the welfare of the children tienes que pensar en el bienestar de los niños; animal welfare la protección de los animales
she devotes her life to animal welfare
child welfare la protección a or de la infancia
2 (social aid) asistencia (f) social
to be on welfare recibir asistencia social
they're on welfare while they're on welfare
to live on welfare vivir a cargo de la asistencia social
modifier
[+programme, provision] de asistencia social
welfare centre welfare center (US) (n) centro (m) de asistencia social
welfare mother (n) madre que recibe asistencia social
Clinton talks about getting welfare mothers back to work They were comforted by welfare officers Animal welfare officers are considering prosecuting
welfare organization (n) organización (f) de asistencia social
Emergency services and welfare organisations fear a flood of hypothermia victims
animal welfare organization una organización para la protección de los animales
welfare services (n) asistencia (f) social
welfare state (n) estado (m) de bienestar social
welfare work (n) trabajos (m) de asistencia social
welfare worker (n) asistente (m) social
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "welfare"
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welfare state
el estado del bienestar
social welfare
la asistencia social, bienestar social
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