Professions in Spanish

This free audio lesson is about professions in Spanish. After this lesson you will be able to talk about common professions in Spanish!

One of the first questions that people ask when they meet someone new in a social context is what they do for a living. So if you plan to have conversations with people in Spanish, then you will need to brush up on your vocabulary of Spanish professions.

To ask someone about their line of work, you say ¿Cuál es tu trabajo/profesión? In response a person will say, I’m a ____ Soy un/una ____.

Most professions in Spanish have a male and female equivalent, ending in “o” or “a” respectively. There are a couple of exceptions, which you will see in this list, try to spot them.

Talking about Professions in Spanish

Trabajo

Work / Job

Trabajólico

Workaholic

Tengo un trabajo.

I have a job.

Soy un empleado a tiempo completo

I am a full-time employee

¿Cuál es tu profesión?

What is your profession?

A list of occupations in Spanish

Abogado/a

Lawyer

Agricultor/a, Granjero/a

Farmer

Constructor/a

Builder

Arquitecto/a

Architect

Bombero/a

Fireman

Mesero/a

Waiter/Waitress

Electricista

Electrician

Gasfitero/a, Plomero/a

Plumber

Dentista

Dentist

Sacerdote

Priest

Profesor/a

Teacher

Piloto/a

Pilot

Periodista

Journalist

Peluquero/a

Hairdresser

Panadero/a

Baker

Did you find some of the exceptions to the male/female versions? You were correct if you picked – electricista, dentista and periodista. Other examples include taxista and futbolista. Well done if you guessed correctly. That’s it for today’s lesson, see you next time for more Spanish fun.

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