In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(atareado)busyes un hombre muy ocupado — he's a very busy man
- últimamente está / anda muy ocupada — she's been very busy lately
- es difícil mantenerlos ocupados durante las vacaciones — it's difficult to keep them occupied during the vacation
- ¿no ves que tengo las manos ocupadas? — can't you see I have / I've got my hands full?
- esta semana tengo todas la tardes ocupadas — I'm busy every evening this week
2(línea telefónica) busy(línea telefónica) engaged British¿este asiento está ocupado? — is this seat taken?
- [ S ] ocupado — engaged / occupied
- ¿tiene habitaciones? — no, está todo ocupado — do you have any rooms? — no, they're all taken / we're completely full
masculine and feminine nounFeminine ocupada
1el número de ocupados — the number of people in employment / in work
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