Translation of "business" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈbɪz·nɪs/ us /ˈbɪz·nəs/

A1 [ no plural ] the buying and selling of goods or services

We do / a lot of business with China.

A2 an organization that sells goods or services

He runs a / small cleaning business.

B1 [ no plural ] work that is part of your job

a business trip/lunch
be none of someone’s business

to be something private that another person should not be interested in

no ser asunto de alguien
mind your own business!

used to rudely tell someone that a subject is private and they should not ask you about it

no te metas en mis asuntos

(Translation of “business” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈbiznis/

occupation; buying and selling

Selling china is my business
The shop/store does more business at Christmas than at any other time.

a shop, a firm

negocio, empresa
He owns his own business.


Make it your business to help him
Let’s get down to business (= Let’s start the work etc that must be done).
businesslike adjective

practical; alert and prompt

formal, profesional
He adopted a businesslike approach to the problem
She is very businesslike.
businessman noun (feminine businesswoman, plural businessmen, businesswomen)

a person who makes a living from some form of trade or commerce, not from one of the professions

hombre de negocios, empresario; mujer de negocios, empresaria
a management training school for local businessmen.
on business

in the process of doing business or something official

en viaje de negocios; de servicio
She often has to travel abroad on business.

(Translation of “business” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)