Work in Spanish

Want to be able to talk about your work in Spanish? Discover how to pronounce the Spanish word for your job, and even the word for work in Spanish.

Not only that, you will find out many common Spanish names for professions, and a long list of activities that you commonly do at work. 

Make sure you test your pronunciation using Rocket Record, and take the Tests at the end to really reinforce what you learn!

All about Work in Spanish

Trabajo

Work / Job

Trabajar

To work

Tarea

Task / Job / Homework

¿Dónde trabaja?

Where do you work?

Estamos trabajando.

We are working.

¿Te gusta trabajar?

Do you like to work?

Permiso de trabajo

Work permit

All about Spanish occupations

Remember, with a few exceptions, if you’re a male, your occupation should end in –o or –dor and if you’re a female, your occupation will end in –a or –dora.

Yo soy...

I am...

Actor / Actriz

Actor / Actress

Contador / Contadora

Accountant

Administrador / Administradora

Administrator

Arquitecto / Arquitecta

Architect

Arqueólogo / Arqueóloga

Archeologist

Panadero / Panadera

Baker

Barbero / Barbera

Barber

Mesero / Mesera

Bartender

Carnicero / Carnicera

Butcher

Carpintero / Carpintera

Carpenter

Director general / Directora general

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Oficinista

Clerk

Programador / Programadora

Computer programmer

Dentista

Dentist

Doctor / Doctora

Doctor / Physician

Conductor / Conductora

Driver

Electricista

Electrician

Ingeniero / Ingeniera

Engineer

Bombero / Bombera

Fire-fighter

Periodista

Journalist

Abogado / Abogada

Lawyer

Mecánico

Mechanic

Pastor

Minister (church)

Optómetra

Optometrist

Piloto

Pilot

Sicológico / Sicológica

Psychologist

Secretario / Secretaria

Secretary

Asistente social

Social Worker

Cirujano / Cirujana

Surgeon

Maestro / Maestra – - Profesor / Profesora

Maestro

Escritor / Escritora

Writer

Here is a list of activities that may come up in your workplace. Your new boss may ask you to do a certain task by saying:

Usted debe...

You must...

Administrar el proyecto

Manage the project

Dirigir la reunión

Direct the meeting

Enviar un fax

Send a fax

Exportar mercancías

Export goods

Importar

Import

Nombrar

Appoint

Pagar

Pay

Promover

Promote

Entregar

Deliver

Coordinar

Coordinate

Elegir / Seleccionar

Select

Discutir

Discuss

Transportar

Transport

Vender

Sell

Fotocopiar

Photocopy

Contestar el teléfono

Answer the phone

Asistir a una reunión

Attend a meeting

Escribir la correspondencia

Write letters

Hacer el trabajo de oficina

Do paperwork

Hacer el trabajo de publicidad

Write advertising

For more lessons on Spanish vocabulary I recommend these!​

See you soon!  ¡Hasta pronto!

Mauricio
Mauricio Evlampieff
Rocket Spanish


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