Today's WOTD is: "empleado" = employee
1. In Spanish, “empleado” is a masculine noun of Latin origin, the main meaning of which is employee (male*), as in:
- Los empleados del metro están en huelga (the underground/ subway/ tube employees are on strike);
*NB The feminine form “empleada” should be used when meaning a female employee.
2. The related noun “empleo” means employment, job or work, as in:
- Estoy sin empleo (I am without without a job/ out of work);
3. The related noun “desempleo” means unemployment, as in:
- Existe una tasa de desempleo muy alta (there is a very high unemployment level);
4. The related action word/ verb “emplear” means to employ or use, as in:
- Los ferrocarriles emplean miles de personas (the railways employ thousands of people);
- Emplearon un mazo para derribar la puerta (they used a mallet to break the door);
5. Some Spanish expressions with the word “empleado” are:
- Empleado del mes (employee of the month);
- Estarle a alguien bien empleado (to serve someone right);
- Me está bien empleado por no tener más cuidado (it serves me right for not being more careful);
Love-Spanish.com loves the word "empleado" in the YouTube clip: EMPLEADO DEL MES "Sangre Por Piel"
For more on the word "empleado", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Empleado
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “empleado” in the link to hear the word pronounced.