June 1, 2021 ·

The Best Spanish Vocabulary for the Workplace


Spanish speaking workspace vocabulary

So let me guess: you work with Spanish speaking people and need to learn a thing or two to communicate with them at the workplace. Well, you’re at the right place! You know… virtually speaking! 

Workspace Spanish Vocabulary:

jobtrabajo, empleo
coworkercompañero de trabajo 
application formsolicitud
CV (UK)curriculum vitae (CV)
resume (US)curriculum vitae (CV) 
employment agencyagencia de empleo
introductory lettercarta de presentación
letter of referencecarta de recomendación
qualificationstítulos, habilidades
responsibilities, dutiesresponsabilidades
vacancypuesto vacante
salarysalario, sueldo
salary expectationspretensiones salariales
wagessalario, sueldo
a day’s wagesjornal
minimum wagessalario mínimo
paysalario, sueldo
paydaydía de cobro
payrollnómina o plantilla (de sueldos)
pay sliprecibo de sueldo
fringe benefitsbeneficios adicionales
maternity benefitsbeneficios por maternidad
bonusbonificación, plus, prima
rise (UK)
raise (US)
aumento (de sueldo)
overtimehoras extra
full-time jobtrabajo de jornada completa
part-time jobtrabajo de media jornada
temporary jobtrabajo temporario
permanent jobtrabajo permanente
shift worktrabajo por turnos
team worktrabajo en equipo
day shiftturno de día
evening shiftturno de tarde
night shiftturno de noche
apprentice / traineeaprendiz
unemployment benefitsubsidio de desempleo
to apply for a jobsolicitar un trabajo
to hire somebodycontratar a alguien
to earnganar (el sueldo)
to worktrabajar
to work in shiftstrabajar en turnos
to work overtimetrabajar horas extra
to fire somebodyechar a alguien (del trabajo), despedir a alguien
to lose a jobperder un trabajo
to leave / quit a jobdejar un trabajo, renunciar
to hand in one’s noticepresentar la renuncia
to resignrenunciar, dimitir
to be unemployedestar desempleado / sin trabajo

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Typical work expressions and phrases in Spanish:

Recoger el fruto de tu trabajo To pick up the fruits of your work
Ganarse el pan de cada día To earn the daily bread
Encontré mi vocaciónI’ve found my vocation
Lamento interrumpir la reunion, pero…Sorry to hold the meeting up, but…
Creo que Juan es adicto al trabajoI think Juan is a workaholic 
Lo que con mucho trabajo se adquiere, más se amaThat which we have worked for, we love the most
¡Qué día! What a day! 
¡Qué bueno que es viernes!Thank God it’s Friday! 
Juan es un vagoJuan is a slack 

Well, that’s all for today! With this vocabulary, you should be ready to talk to your Spanish speaking coworkers! ¡Mucha suerte!


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