In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(trabajo)tradeera carpintero de oficio — he was a carpenter by trade
- aprender un oficio — to learn a trade
- ser del oficio — to be a hooker
2.1(comunicación oficial)official letterdespachar / mandar un oficio — to send an official letter
- tamaño oficio — foolscap
- abogado de oficio — public defender
- actuar de oficio — to act on one's own initiative
3Religionserviceofficelos oficios de Semana Santa — the Holy Week services / offices
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