labour translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "labour" - English-Spanish dictionary

labour

noun
hard work trabajo The building of the cathedral involved considerable labour/labor over two centuries People engaged in manual labour/labor are often badly paid.
workmen on a job obreros, mano de obra The firm is having difficulty hiring labour/labor.
(in a pregnant woman etc) the process of childbirth parto, dolores de parto She was in labour/labor for several hours before the baby was born.
used (with capital) as a name for the Socialist party in the United Kingdom. Partido Laborista
laborious /ləˈboːriəs/ adjective
difficult; requiring hard work laborioso Moving house is always a laborious process.
laboriously adverb
con gran dificultad I laboriously checked each envelope to make sure they all contained the correct documents.
laboriousness noun
laboriosidad
labourer noun ( laborer)
a workman who is employed to do heavy work requiring little skill jornalero, trabajador the labourers/laborers on a building/construction site.
labour court noun ( labor court)
(legal) a court of law for settling disputes between management and workers. tribunal laboral
labour dispute noun ( labor dispute)
a disagreement between management and workers about working conditions, pay etc conflicto laboral The labour/labor dispute between the two parties has been amicably resolved.
labour-saving adjective ( labor-saving)
intended to lessen work que ahorra trabajo washing-machines and other labour-saving/labor-saving devices.
(Definition of labour from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “labour” in Spanish

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

cracker

a thin, flat, hard biscuit, especially one eaten with cheese

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More