Translation of business in Spanish:


negocios, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈbɪznəs//ˈbɪznəs/


  • 1

    • 1.1(world of commerce, finance)

      (masculine plural) negocios
      business school / college escuela de negocios feminine
      • the business pages las páginas de economía y finanzas
      • a course in business German un curso de alemán comercial
      • [as modifier] the business community el empresariado

    • 1.2(commercial activity, trading)

      comercio masculine
      (deal/quarter) (before noun) comercial masculine
      (practice) comercial masculine
      to be in business
      • the firm has been in business for over 50 years la empresa tiene más de 50 años de actividad comercial
      • the factory is back in business again la fábrica ha reanudado sus operaciones
      • the Liberals are back in business los liberales son nuevamente una fuerza con la que hay que contar
      • to set up in business
      • loans to help you set up in business préstamos para ayudarlo a montar / poner un negocio
      • he set himself up in business as a financial consultant se estableció como asesor financiero
      • go into business
      • they went into business together montaron / pusieron un negocio juntos
      • to go out of business cerrar
      • high rents have put many local traders out of business muchos comercios han tenido que cerrar debido a los alquileres altos
      • business is good el negocio anda / marcha bien
      • business is slack hay muy poco movimiento
      • the hamburger stands were doing good business los puestos de hamburguesas estaban haciendo un buen negocio
      • the company lost two million dollars' worth of business la compañía perdió ventas (/ contratos etc. ) por valor de dos millones de dólares
      • business is business los negocios son los negocios
      • business as usual seguimos atendiendo al público durante las reformas
      • the government tried to give the appearance of business as usual el gobierno intentó dar la impresión de que no había pasado nada
      • the store/bank opens for business at nine o'clock la tienda/el banco abre al público a las nueve
      • business associate socia
      • The Government wants to enhance the capability of polytechs to engage with business and industry.
      • He cannot recall if the Trust was ever engaged in any business or ever lent money.
      • So then what of the world of business, trade, professions, academia and research?
      • Over half the stock required repairs and business would be effected for weeks, Mr Nicholls said.
      • He cites the response of business to environmental concerns over the past decade.
      • Warlords enjoy a situation of anarchy in which they can threaten the local population and engage in illegal business.
      • But he is not impressed by the track record of the Scottish parliament on business.
      • Business representatives heard that demands on business have never been higher.
      • He did not engage in any business activities outside of his employment duties with the defendant.
      • It would appear that new legislation regarding the payment of accounts has had no real effect on business.
      • He believed it would have an adverse affect on business and trade in the community.
      • The Minister for Sport appears to be driven by business rather than sporting concerns.
      • He believed it would have adverse effect on business and trade in the community.
      • Narang's experience in managing business came in handy for his new assignment.
      • Promising to give prizes or bonuses on business trading without permit is subject to a penalty of up to one year.
      • As a market trader I understand business and running the town would require a sense of business.
      • But such extra burdens hardly help business, which now needs to lobby for joined-up tax reform.
      • I am going to be away just for one day and it would have been nice to add on some social activity with the business.
      • We need to remove some of that regulation which is impacting on business.
      • Then there's Lord Haskin's task force, attempting to reduce the burden of regulation on business.

    • 1.3(custom, clients)

      to lose business perder clientes / clientela
      • taxis ply for business at the airport taxis ofrecen sus servicios en el aeropuerto
      • People were late for work, meetings were delayed, funerals were missed and business was affected.
      • According to several designers this has been one of the best fashion weeks in terms of business.
      • Can you imagine automatically giving the Best Picture Oscar to the film that did the most business at the box office?
      • Liberal Democrat Andrew Waller said plans were in hand for York council to push more business to post offices.
      • The bush telegraph has never made so much money; telecomms deregulation has no effect on volume business.
      • If this is the normal volume of business, can this venture be viable?
      • Getting higher volumes of business at lunchtime is another priority.
      • Insiders denied the Midland was losing business in the increasingly competitive luxury hotel market.
      • The carnage had a huge cost in terms of lost business, but it worked wonders for the bottom line.
      • It believes there are too many post offices for too little business.
      • In a desperate attempt to boost business, Scott commissions Hayley to create some rather snazzy pamphlets.
      • What is particularly striking is the bounce in expectations concerning future business.
      • Both wore the aura of violent gang life and that meant good box office business.
      • It seemed a daft idea and the film did indifferent business at the box office.
      • In business terms this club would bankrupt with them and O'Riordan at the helm.
      • The company hopes the deal will lead to new business in the medium term.
      • They are competing in terms of business but will join together when it will help to bring about benefits for retail across the board.
      • Although it may make good business in the short term it will ultimately cost in the long term.
      • Ahead of the opening of European markets traders were divided over the likely volume of business.
      • My concern is that business is now very slow and I would like to build it back up.

  • 2

    • 2.1(firm)

      negocio masculine
      empresa feminine
      (name/address) (before noun) comercial masculine
      business administration administración de empresas feminine
      • business management dirección de empresas
      • business premises local comercial
      • Several rival operators have put their businesses on the market in the hope of cashing in.
      • As a matter of course, business owners protect themselves against health problems and loss of income.
      • The business he took charge of three decades ago was a small family-owned publisher of four local papers.
      • He says it has made inroads into niche markets and scores highly on business banking, wealth management and mortgages.
      • Now ATS employs more than 110 staff, of which about half are engaged in the retail business.
      • But business owners are more concerned about the time it takes just to keep up to date and comply with the new rules.
      • We would urge anyone seeking a loan to be wary of any business which requires an advance fee to be paid by money transfer to secure a loan.
      • As far as my dreams for our business are concerned, it's a case of what will be will be.
      • A shop owner who does not attend could see his business shut down for days.
      • New Labour prefers to give state money to private businesses to run public services.
      • A city is composed of units too, people and houses and businesses and all the rest.
      • He was in charge of his family business, a mining company with no interest in politics.
      • Transitory relief on business rates bills hide the real cost in future years.
      • From that time he has managed and run his business from Hong Kong where his principal activity is in shipping.
      • As far as our business is concerned, he said that the money he owes us will be paid by Christmas.
      • With conventional companies receivers attempt to preserve or sell the business as a going concern.
      • It is not a satisfactory way of proceeding as far as our business is concerned.
      • Like any other business the Post Office must move with the times and respond to customer pressures.
      • In a surprise move Aberdeen will keep the tarnished Edinburgh brand alive in a bid to retain its investment trust business.
      • Training people to provide quality services costs, but that should be going on in any business as a matter of course.

    • 2.2(branch of commerce)

      I'm in the insurance/antiques business trabajo en el ramo de los seguros/en la compra y venta de antigüedades
      • the fashion/music business la industria / el negocio de la moda/música
      • we are not in the business of making rash promises no acostumbramos hacer promesas irresponsables
      • she's the best designer in the business es la mejor diseñadora del ramo

  • 3

    • 3.1(transactions)

      (appointment/lunch) (before noun) de trabajo
      (lunch/appointment) (before noun) de negocios
      some important business came up and she had to dash off surgió algo importante y tuvo que irse corriendo
      • is it business or personal? ¿se trata de cuestiones de trabajo o es algo personal?
      • it's been a pleasure to do business with you ha sido un placer trabajar con usted
      • I'm here on business estoy aquí por negocios/por trabajo
      • she's away on business está de viaje por negocios/por trabajo
      • to mix business with pleasure mezclar el trabajo con la diversión
      • unfinished business asuntos pendientes
      • business before pleasure primero el deber (y después el placer)
      • to do one's business hacer sus necesidades
      • to get down to business entrar en materia
      • to mean business decir algo muy en serio
      • he obviously meant business estaba claro que lo decía muy en serio
      • to talk business hablar de negocios
      • all right then, $10,000 — now you're talking business! bueno, está bien, $10.000 — ahora sí que se te puede tomar en serio
      • quit stalling and let's talk business deja de andarte con rodeos y vayamos al grano
      • business correspondence correspondencia comercial
      • business letter carta comercial
      • When travelling on business, always pack an extra change of clothes.
      • We live in better houses, we enjoy better holiday accommodation and when we go away on business we get a better deal.
      • As for me, I'm probably going to have visit Kiev on business some time this year.
      • He was in Japan, a guest of the Japanese consulate on business in his other profession as writer and journalist.
      • Zurich surveyed firms to see if they carry out risk assessments of employees before letting them drive on business.
      • McClung, who travels extensively on business, is eligible for major bonus points.
      • Stewart never voted for devolution - he was in Dubai on business at the time of the 1997 referendum.
      • It claimed to offer free parking and transport to Manchester Airport for customers flying out on business or holidays.
      • When you stay in a hotel room on business and not on vacation, it's still a sort of like a vacation.
      • The Prospective Group carried on business in promotion and market consultancy.
      • Electors can appoint a proxy if they are unable to vote themselves, if they are out of the country on holiday or on business or in the armed forces.
      • Darlington's owner George Reynolds was unable to be contacted today as he was in Norway on business for the next few days.
      • Ashraf regularly flew to Pakistan from Glasgow airport on business.
      • All three learned well and were good to their mother when their father was away on business, which he often was.
      • He was in Europe on business and, having read about the Silver Arrow on its website, was determined to compete.
      • When travelling away on business, always remember to pack a shaver.
      • He told the jury that he had expected to travel north with his dad on business on that particular day in April last year.
      • For years, her mother travelled to London on business yet they rarely met up.
      • I was seven years old, and my father had been away on business for a month.
      • When I first flew to Manhattan on business I stayed in the New Yorker Hotel.

    • 3.2(items on agenda)

      (masculine plural) asuntos
      (masculine plural) temas
      the committee had a lot of business to get through la comisión tenía muchos asuntos / temas que tratar
      • any other business otros asuntos
      • After giving up that business they attended a number of courses lasting from one to three days.
      • Be that as it may, one can't help but wonder why Montserrat does not attend to its own business.
      • We simply have more important business to attend to right now than nursing an old grudge.
      • The participants in the competition went about their business quite as a matter of fact.
      • Oh, may the workday pass quickly as there is serious business to attend to this evening.
      • For six months, he attended to farm business, only playing rugby for Scotland.
      • On Monday he took his son to his first day at school, and so yesterday was delayed in an office elsewhere by leftover business.
      • Reluctantly, they did, leaving me to attend to some unfinished business.
      • We were then told we could use the post office for routine business.
      • Nor was it a case of being called away to attend to urgent state business in Brussels.
      • It is also about the Post Office seeking to generate new business for itself.
      • She wrote a quick note saying she was sorry and that she had some business to attend to.
      • Balloonist Rick Walczak plans to attend to some unfinished business in the next few weeks.
      • See, Graham is attending to some unfinished business, and helping some friends out at the same time.
      • This means I have to go out tomorrow to attend to my business, whether I like it or not.
      • This year however she returned to school late due to business she had to attend back home.
      • Father had a little bit of business to attend to so I spent two nights at the inn.
      • Mr Crausby blamed changes to the benefits payment system for the decline of day-to-day post office business.
      • If you have no serious business to attend to the next day, i strongly advise you give this stuff a try.
      • Calcavecchia has had unfinished business to attend to in the transatlantic challenge for some time.

    • 3.3(rightful occupation, concern)

      asunto masculine
      incumbencia feminine
      to mind one's own business
      • there I was, minding my own business, when … estaba ahí, de lo más tranquila, cuando …
      • mind your own business! ¡no te metas en lo que no te importa!
      • that's none of your business eso no te incumbe
      • I know it's none of my business, but … ya sé que no es asunto mío, pero …
      • it's no business of yours/mine no te/me incumbe
      • you had no business apologizing on my behalf no te correspondía a ti disculparte de mi parte
      • I shall make it my business to find out yo me ocuparé / me encargaré de averiguarlo
      • like nobody's business
      • she was getting through those chocolates like nobody's business les estaba dando duro a los bombones
      • he was dashing around like nobody's business estaba corriendo como un loco de aquí para allá
      • he was spending money like nobody's business gastaba dinero como si fuera agua
      • to send sb about her/his business mandar a algn a pasear
      • I did some other things that were on the list but those are none of your business.
      • Internal church or other religious affairs are simply no business whatsoever of any government.
      • If he does not manage to get his work done by a certain time, it is his own incompetence and none of my business.
      • The location is a farm in deepest Pennsylvania, the season is summer and the year is none of your business.
      • To be told as you have been that it's none of your business is ridiculous.
      • It's none of your business what goes on in the bedrooms of consenting adults.
      • We, as a society, cannot afford to turn our heads and claim it is none of our business.
      • One of its aims is to help staff appreciate when problems they notice are private and none of their business or ours.
      • I know that his personal well-being is none of my business, but somehow it's hard not to worry about Harry.
      • It's none of my business and if you ask me, stuff like that is meant to be secret.
      • One of the ballet mothers has her nose in everyone's business no matter how personal it is.
      • One of he things we forget is that what people think of us is none of our business.
      • The police may be there to uphold the law, but our personal beliefs are none of their business.
      • I'm not an American and I'm not a Republican so in a way it is none of my business.
      • My colleagues laugh at you, and people walk past as if you're none of their business.
      • It's none of our business to control what the NCC thinks or says about politics.
      • They all started to scold me for something which was totally none of their business.
      • Yes, but there is a whole bunch of people sitting at home saying it's none of my business.
      • He was about to tell him off, to tell him that what went on between him and Xavier was none of his business.
      • Whatever was going to happen after they did their job was none of their business.

  • 4informal

    (affair, situation, activity)
    asunto masculine
    this divorce business is getting me down este asunto del divorcio me está deprimiendo
    • what's all this business about you leaving? ¿qué es eso de que te vas?
    • to be the business ser bárbaro / genial / fantástico
    • to give sb the business
    • if I get home late, my parents give me the business si llego tarde a casa mis padres me echan la bronca
    • my friends gave me the business when I wore my new dress mis amigos me tomaron el pelo cuando me puse el vestido nuevo