In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(occupation, post)trabajo masculineempleo masculine(application/interview) para un puesto de trabajoto have a teaching/publishing job/ a job in teaching/publishing — trabajar en la enseñanza/en una editorial
- she's got a job as a hairdresser — trabaja de peluquera
- she has found a vacation job — ha encontrado un trabajo para las vacaciones
- my job involves a lot of traveling — en mi trabajo / puesto tengo que viajar mucho
- he hasn't had a job since 1990 — no tiene trabajo desde 1990
- what sort of job would you like to have / do when you grow up? — ¿en qué te gustaría trabajar cuando seas mayor?
- if you're late once more, you'll be out of a job — como vuelvas a llegar tarde, te quedas sin trabajo
- I'm between jobs at the moment — actualmente estoy sin trabajo
- she really knows her / the job — es una experta en su campo (/ su oficio etc. )
- is he the right person for the job? — ¿es la persona idónea para el puesto?
- to create new jobs — crear nuevos puestos de trabajo
- jobs for the boys — cuatachismo
- on the job
- I never drink on the job — yo nunca bebo cuando estoy trabajando
- on-the-job training — cursos de capacitación en el trabajo
- after three weeks on the job … — tras tres semanas de trabajo …
- if the nightwatchman hadn't been on the job … — si el sereno no hubiera estado atento …
- there was a couple on the job in the back of the car — había una pareja dándole duro en el asiento trasero
- to fall/lie down on the job
- they fell down on the job — no cumplieron
- you've been lying down on the job — no te has estado esforzando
- job losses — pérdida de puestos de trabajo
- job opportunity — oportunidad laboral / de trabajo
- you get a lot of job satisfaction doing this — este trabajo es muy gratificante
- job title — nombre del puesto
- job vacancy — puesto vacante
- In Kabul, they usually have low-paying, menial jobs such as janitorial work.
- Over the past two years 3,665 well-paid factory jobs have left Bloomington.
- If the jobs go overseas or pay at overseas wages, ambitious people will move to other fields.
- He described it as the " most plum job in the industry".
- She has an excellent, high-paying job and even owns her own house.
- The summer job market for students improved slightly compared with last year.
- The center's database allows job seekers to sign up and manage their accounts.
- More than 9,000 manufacturing jobs have been shed across East Lancashire in five years.
- Kay drifted through a series of dead-end jobs for six years.
- He said he wouldn't want to guide a Marine into a low-paying, dead-end job.
- I quit my nine-to-five job and became a professional photographer.
- If that were to occur surely Pearce would be granted the manager's job on a permanent basis.
- The abject failure to accept that fact only makes the manager's job even harder.
- At the same time, manufacturing jobs have been exported overseas.
- Landing a part-time job on campus as a peer counselor eased her money woes.
- Just four weeks after her husband's office closed the £40,000-a-year job offer was suddenly withdrawn.
- Part of the mystery comes from the fact that the job description is changing.
- All the stimulation and conversations made transitioning back to work at my day job quite difficult.
- Following the job losses announced last week, just over 400 workers would remain.
- When they do something appreciated by the people they serve, job satisfaction soars.
1.2(duty, responsibility)it's your job to make the tea — tú eres el encargado de hacer el té
- it's the leader's job to ensure party unity — al líder le corresponde velar por la unidad del partido
- I had the unpleasant job of breaking the news to them — me tocó la desagradable misión de darles la noticia
- I'm only doing my job — solo cumplo con mi deber
2.1(task, piece of work)trabajo masculinethis is a job for a builder — este es un trabajo para un albañil
- let's get on with the job — vamos a ponernos a trabajar en serio
- concentrate on the job in hand — concéntrate en la tarea que tenemos entre manos
- she's had a nose job — se ha operado la nariz
- before noun a repair job — un arreglo
- you're doing a fine job — lo estás haciendo muy bien
- he did an excellent job on my car — me arregló el coche muy bien
- he's doing a good job of handling the crisis — está llevando bien la crisis
- he made quite a good job of the shelves — colocó (/ arregló etc. ) los estantes bastante bien
- she made a bad job of her presentation — hizo mal la presentación
- a good job — menos mal
- what a good job I brought my umbrella! — ¡menos mal que traje el paraguas!
- to be just the job! — ser lo ideal
- a gin and tonic would be just the job — un gin tonic me vendría de maravilla
- to do a job on sth/sb — liquidar algo/a algn
- to give sth/sb up as a bad job — dejar algo/a algn por imposible
- to make the best of a bad job — apechugar y hacer lo que se pueda
- if a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well — si se hace un trabajo, hay que hacerlo bien
- We also have a wide range of tasks and jobs to do in lots of different locations and we won't be able to get everyone together.
- The city had promised those who worked there that they would get other jobs once that grim task ended.
- This piece does a nice job at dismantling some of the stunts and action sequences in the film.
- I think you did a commendable job of explaining how to get started.
- Based on the TV series farm jobs, tasks, rewards, and unseen pieces from the programme were explored.
- His job was to help piece the puzzle together and confirm the fate of the aircrew.
- Todd Whitelock also did a great job on the pieces for piano and cello that are on there.
- Dye also brought in his own shapers and equipment from other jobs to piece the construction of the course together.
- I wrote two pieces tonight for various jobs, but they both are thin, trembling, smelly things.
- The biggest job will be the replacement of the floors in the two change rooms.
- Providing workers to do the dirtiest, riskiest jobs has become a big business.
- He assumed that role with Atlanta, freeing Cox from the impossible task of doing both jobs.
- In other policing roles you only see bits and pieces of some jobs, you don't get to follow them all the way through to the end result.
- Inputting time spent and expenses incurred on jobs, activities or tasks is quick and easy.
- A petty thief is seen pulling off a cheap scam on a shopkeeper by a major league con-artist who recruits him for a big job.
- Cox has done a smart, thorough job of explaining and contextualizing this unusual figure.
- What jobs or tasks today, or in the past, do not require knowledge?
- I think everyone agrees that Warren has done a dismal job of being a Big Brother secret agent.
- Somewhere on the long list of jobs is a task to erect a nice little shed in the back garden.
- It can be used by itself on smaller projects or to supplement big equipment on larger jobs.
2.2Computingtrabajo masculinebefore noun job queue — trabajos pendientes
- You conceivably can use work queues for jobs other than bottom-half processing, however.
- In this way you are parallelizing several serial jobs by starting them all at once, each on a different CPU.
- The software automatically deploys a small agent program on each computer as scheduled defrag jobs begin.
- ThinPrint offers software to sort out print jobs in internet and mobile environments.
- For example, suppose one of root's cron jobs uses Stunnel to send files to a remote rsync process.
2.3(difficult task)it's always a job to reach him — siempre cuesta mucho / resulta difícil ponerse en contacto con él
- it's quite a / some job cooking for 50 people — hacer comida para 50 personas no es moco de pavo
- I had a terrible job getting that nail out — sudé tinta para sacar ese clavo
- we had a job to hear — nos las vimos negras para oír
- If Sligo had lost James Kearins would have had a real job on his hands to try and rally the troops for this one.
- Not that it matters, as they knew who it was, but they had a job trying to piece the scene together.
- In Big Blogger's mind there is a camera though - why else would he be decked out in the old bow tie job?
- If that's what the local conditions are like then we've got a real job on our hands.
- But to be truthful it is very dull at the moment and it's a real job to motivate myself to study.
3slang(crime)golpe masculineto do / pull a job — dar un golpe
- after the job they did on him, his own mother wouldn't have recognized him — tal y como lo dejaron, ni su madre lo hubiera reconocido
4slang(thing)cuestión feminine informalchisme masculine Spain Mexico informalvaina feminine Venezuela Peru Colombia informalcoso masculine Southern Cone informalone of those electric chrome jobs — uno de esos asuntos / chismes eléctricos de cromo
- I like the little red job with the feather — me gusta el (sombrero / modelito etc. ) rojo con la pluma
5Britishchild languageto do a big/little job — hacer caca/pis
1(work casually)trabajar esporádicamentehacer changas River Plate informalhacer pololos Chile informal
2(as middleman)trabajar de intermediario
3eventualtemporaljobbing printer — impresor de material publicitario
1JobJob's comforter — persona que intentando consolar empeora la situación
- He kept reappearing in my life to offer me more criminal jobs for money to pay to return.
- Caroline allowed the Guardian to tag along on one of her jobs a burglary in leafy Purley Oaks.
- Lastly, Neo didn't do a good job of providing an interesting mix of burglary tools for the jobs.
- You know the blockers are doing theft jobs when Holmes consistently is getting by the initial wave of defenders.
- Splashy bank jobs, bombings, high profile murders - and nobody seems to be able to get a grip on it.
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