In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1JobJob's comforter — persona que intentando consolar empeora la situación
1.1(occupation, post)trabajo masculineempleo masculine(interview/application) para un puesto de trabajoto have a teaching/publishing job or 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 ha trabajado desde 1990
- what sort of job would you like to have / do when you grow up? — ¿en qué te gustaría trabajar cuando seas mayor?
- I'm between jobs at the moment — actualmente estoy sin trabajo
- she really knows her / the job — es una experta en su campo (or 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
- job losses — pérdida de puestos de trabajo
- job opportunity — oportunidad laboral / de trabajo
- you get a lot of job satisfaction doing this — este trabajo proporciona gran satisfacción profesional
- job title — nombre del puesto
- job vacancy — vacante
- Part of the mystery comes from the fact that the job description is changing.
- At the same time, manufacturing jobs have been exported overseas.
- Kay drifted through a series of dead-end jobs for six years.
- More than 9,000 manufacturing jobs have been shed across East Lancashire in five years.
- Just four weeks after her husband's office closed the £40,000-a-year job offer was suddenly withdrawn.
- He said he wouldn't want to guide a Marine into a low-paying, dead-end job.
- All the stimulation and conversations made transitioning back to work at my day job quite difficult.
- If the jobs go overseas or pay at overseas wages, ambitious people will move to other fields.
- The summer job market for students improved slightly compared with last year.
- When they do something appreciated by the people they serve, job satisfaction soars.
- Following the job losses announced last week, just over 400 workers would remain.
- The center's database allows job seekers to sign up and manage their accounts.
- Over the past two years 3,665 well-paid factory jobs have left Bloomington.
- If that were to occur surely Pearce would be granted the manager's job on a permanent basis.
- He described it as the " most plum job in the industry".
- In Kabul, they usually have low-paying, menial jobs such as janitorial work.
- Landing a part-time job on campus as a peer counselor eased her money woes.
- I quit my nine-to-five job and became a professional photographer.
- The abject failure to accept that fact only makes the manager's job even harder.
- She has an excellent, high-paying job and even owns her own house.
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
- a repair job — una reparación
- 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 (or arregló etc.) los estantes bastante bien
- she made a bad job of her presentation — hizo mal la presentación
- to do a job on sth/sb — cargarse algo/a algn
- if a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well — si vale la pena hacerlo, vale la pena hacerlo bien
- Dye also brought in his own shapers and equipment from other jobs to piece the construction of the course together.
- 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.
- His job was to help piece the puzzle together and confirm the fate of the aircrew.
- Based on the TV series farm jobs, tasks, rewards, and unseen pieces from the programme were explored.
- The city had promised those who worked there that they would get other jobs once that grim task ended.
- 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.
- I think everyone agrees that Warren has done a dismal job of being a Big Brother secret agent.
- Inputting time spent and expenses incurred on jobs, activities or tasks is quick and easy.
- Somewhere on the long list of jobs is a task to erect a nice little shed in the back garden.
- I think you did a commendable job of explaining how to get started.
- Cox has done a smart, thorough job of explaining and contextualizing this unusual figure.
- 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.
- The biggest job will be the replacement of the floors in the two change rooms.
- He assumed that role with Atlanta, freeing Cox from the impossible task of doing both jobs.
- Todd Whitelock also did a great job on the pieces for piano and cello that are on there.
- What jobs or tasks today, or in the past, do not require knowledge?
- I wrote two pieces tonight for various jobs, but they both are thin, trembling, smelly things.
- It can be used by itself on smaller projects or to supplement big equipment on larger jobs.
- This piece does a nice job at dismantling some of the stunts and action sequences in the film.
- Providing workers to do the dirtiest, riskiest jobs has become a big business.
2.2Computingtrabajo masculinebefore noun job queue — trabajos pendientes masculine
- The software automatically deploys a small agent program on each computer as scheduled defrag jobs begin.
- You conceivably can use work queues for jobs other than bottom-half processing, however.
- For example, suppose one of root's cron jobs uses Stunnel to send files to a remote rsync process.
- In this way you are parallelizing several serial jobs by starting them all at once, each on a different CPU.
- ThinPrint offers software to sort out print jobs in internet and mobile environments.
2.3informal (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 — me dio mucho trabajo 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.
- If that's what the local conditions are like then we've got a real job on our hands.
- 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?
- 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
- Lastly, Neo didn't do a good job of providing an interesting mix of burglary tools for the jobs.
- Splashy bank jobs, bombings, high profile murders - and nobody seems to be able to get a grip on it.
- Caroline allowed the Guardian to tag along on one of her jobs a burglary in leafy Purley Oaks.
- You know the blockers are doing theft jobs when Holmes consistently is getting by the initial wave of defenders.
- He kept reappearing in my life to offer me more criminal jobs for money to pay to return.
4slang(thing)cuestión feminine informalchisme masculine Mexico Spain informalvaina feminine Venezuela Peru Colombia informalcoso masculine Southern Cone informalone of those electric chrome jobs — uno de esos asuntos / chismes eléctricos de cromo informal
- I like the little red job with the feather — me gusta el (sombrero / modelito etc.) rojo con la pluma
5British child languageto do a big/little job — hacer caca/pis informal
1(work casually)trabajar esporádicamentehacer changas River Plate informalhacer pololos Chile informal
- It has to be in language that a jobbing plumber from Paisley can understand.
- For the next two years it's more important to me to do the writing than take on jobbing director work.
- When a jobbing actress failed to turn up, Kay's wife Susan, then a pharmacist's assistant in Boots, stepped in.
- Now, it strikes me that a jobbing wedding-reception caricaturist requires two major attributes in order to achieve success.
- Post-college, he became a jobbing actor within television.
- She was as classy as they come in the face of misfortune, so was he when he got jobbed out of a second medal.
- A jobbing New York model, she arrived in London in 1994, after correctly calculating her potential future as ‘a bigger fish in a smaller pond’.
- There are the jobbing comics who do the circuit of the clubs.
- People miss out on one key thing about when Bill left music to be a jobbing farmer.
- The jobbing trade is an important and steadily growing feature of Wheeling's business life.
- Chris Andersen was jobbed by the people scoring the dunks.
- As for Carmelo, I definitely don't feel like he was jobbed.
- So we need to set up a jobbing enterprise where skilled pensioners can do repairs and small jobs reasonably quickly and well.
- You can then find a way into becoming a jobbing director if that's what you want, but for the first couple you have to have a passion for it.
- But I didn't want to become a jobbing biographer.
- ‘I'm just a jobbing actor, really,’ he shrugs, humbly.
- After getting jobbed by the BCS system and left out of the 2000 championship game, the Canes won it all in 2001 and lost in the title game in 2002.
- Two teams from California got totally jobbed.
- ‘I don't think my career has been that amazing because I still see myself as a jobbing actress,’ she said.
- He was a jobbing photographer (including some years on the Listener's Auckland staff) as much as he was the laureate of Kiwiana.
- Before his fateful punch-up, Bardem had been an aspiring painter, part-time stripper and occasional jobbing actor.
- But double jobbing was not a major problem, he believed.
- At this point, with all the hurt and pain of being jilted and jobbed by the BCS system, that's all the Miami Hurricanes can hold on to.
- A jobbing musician, he not only achieved tremendous respect as a jazz artist but he worked with popular African and Caribbean bands as well.
- I'm just a jobbing broadcaster who happens to be called Dimbleby, that's all.
- In 1951 he moved to Oxford and with very simple equipment set himself up as a jobbing printer - this was the start of the Fantasy Press.
2(as middleman)trabajar de intermediario
3jobbing present participleeventualtemporaljobbing printer — impresor de material publicitario masculine
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