Let’s talk about people, jobs and professions. These words and phrases will help you when talking about yourself and others, or when you’re planning to apply for a new job abroad.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Spanish“.

People & Professions in Spanish

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human (being) / personser humano

people / humansgente
woman [Sg]mujer
women [Pl]mujeres
man [Sg]hombre
men [Pl]hombres
child [Sg]niño (m), niña (f)
children [Pl]niños
girl [Sg]niña
girls [Pl]niñas
boy [Sg]niño
boys [Pl]niños


profession [Sg]profesión
professions [Pl]profesiones
employee / worker [Sg]empleado
employees / workers [Pl]empleados
clerk / official [Sg]empleado
clerks / officials [Pl]empleados
colleague [Sg]colega
colleagues [Pl]colegas
pensioner / retiree [Sg]pensionado

pensioners / retirees [Pl]pensionados

unemployed person / jobseeker [Sg]desempleado
unemployed persons / jobseekers [Pl]desempleados
doctor [Sg]doctor
doctors [Pl]doctores
journalist [Sg]periodista
journalists [Pl]periodistas
engineer [Sg]ingeniero
engineers [Pl]ingenieros
boss [Sg]jefe
bosses [Pl]jefes
director [Sg]director
directors [Pl]directores
manager [Sg]gerente
managers [Pl]gerentes
secretary [Sg]secretaria
secretaries [Pl]secretarias
driver [Sg]chofer
drivers [Pl]choferes
farmer [Sg]granjero
farmers [Pl]granjeros
baker [Sg]panadero
bakers [Pl]panaderos
salesman (m), saleswoman (f) [Sg]vendedor
salesmen (m), saleswomen (f) [Pl]vendedores
nurse [Sg]enfermero (m), enfermera (f)
nurses [Pl]enfermeros
policeman (m), policewoman (f) [Sg]policía
policemen (m), policewomen (f) [Pl]policias
cook / chef [Sg]cocinero

cooks / chefs [Pl]cocineros
teacher (m), female teacher (f) [Sg]maestra
teachers (m), female teachers (f) [Pl]maestros
shoemaker [Sg]zapatero
shoemakers [Pl]zapateros
watchmaker [Sg]relojero
watchmakers [Pl]relojeros

Work & Application

(to) worktrabajar
work / job [Sg]trabajo
work / job [Pl]trabajos
workplacelugar de trabajo
employment / occupation [Sg]empleo
employments / occupations [Pl]empleos
office [Sg]oficina
offices [Pl]oficinas
factory [Sg]fábrica
factories [Pl]fábricas
construction sitelugar de construcción
salary [Sg]salario
salaries [Pl]salarios
(to) earnganar
(to) look for a jobbuscar trabajo
(to) find a jobencontrar trabajo
job interviewentrevista de trabajo
CV [Sg]curriculo
CVs [Pl]curriculos

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