Qué significa work on? Job o Work?

…What does “work on” really mean? What about “job” versus “work?”

Hay una diferencia entre el verbo work y el verbo work on. También usamos job y work para distintas aplicaciones de la palabra trabajo. Sabías?

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Bueno, miramos los significados, viniendo de FreeDictionary y ordenados por el uso más común. Hemos incluido algunos ejemplos del uso común:

Mr Cyan needs to work on his listening skills!

Mr Cyan needs to work on his listening skills!

Work on –  1) to exert effort in order to do, make, or perform something (trabajar en, realizar),

Jared from Subway works on losing weight by eating a sub sandwich.

2) to shape, form, or improve a material  (hacer, mejorar, realizar)

Judy works on her report.

3) to persuade or influence or attempt to persuade or influence (influir, persuadir)

The protestors worked on the media{s sympathy in order to get changes to the Transmilenio system.

Work (verb) – 1) To make, achieve, or pay for by work or effort (trabajar, hacer, lograr) 

Most people work to earn a living.

2) To cause to operate or function; actuate, use, or manage  (operar, usar, manejar)

I worked the door until it opened.
I worked the team to finish the project.

The men are at work.

The men are at work.

Work (noun) – 1) Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something (trabajo)

To shine shoes is work.

2) One’s place of employment (trabajo, lugar de empleo)

At my work we have a coffee machine.

3) A job; employment (trabajo, empleo)

In Colombia there are many people without work.

4) The part of a day devoted to an occupation or undertaking (jornada, trabajo)

During work, I don’t check facebook.

5) Something that has been produced or accomplished through the effort, activity, or agency of a person or thing (obra)

Van Gogh has many famous works.
The engineering works were completed by the Wood Group.


Your English is a work in progress.

Your English is a work in progress.

Job –  1) A regular activity performed in exchange for payment, especially as one’s trade, occupation, or profession. (trabajo, empleo)

I got a job to pay my rent.
My job is great! I really love what I do.
The best job in the world is working for Bogota Business English.

2) A specified duty or responsibility (tarea, trabajo)

What jobs are you working on right now?
I have a few jobs at the moment including the project for the English client.

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