Click on the names of the jobs in the table below to hear the pronunciation and repeat.
|► el abogado | ► la abogada||lawyer|
|► el arquitecto | ► la arquitecta||architect|
|► el bombero | ► la bombera||firefighter|
|► el cajero | ► la cajera||cashier|
|► el carpintero | ► la carpintera||carpenter|
|► el cartero | ► la cartera||mail carrier|
|► el cocinero | ► la cocinera||cook|
|► el contador | ► la contadora||accountant|
|► el dentista | ► la dentista||dentist|
|► el enfermero | ► la enfermera||nurse|
|► el fotógrafo | ► la fotógrafa||photographer|
|► el ingeniero | ► la ingeniera||engineer|
|► el mecánico | ► la mecánica||mechanic|
|► el médico | ► la médica*||medical doctor|
|► el mesero | ► la mesera||waiter/waitress (server)|
|► el policía | ► la policía||police officer|
|► el reportero | ► la reportera||reporter|
|► el secretario | ► la secretaria||secretary|
|► el taxista | ► la taxista||taxi driver|
|► el vendedor | ► la vendedora||salesperson|
You can also say doctor or doctora for doctor. These words can be used for any kind of doctor (like a PhD) whereas médico/médica just refers to a medical doctor.
Select the correct word to identify the job.
Write the name of the job in Spanish. For this exercise, write it in the masculine singular form. For this exercise, write the word without the article (no "el" or "la").
When we say what someone's job is, we use the verb ser. Make sentences in Spanish telling what these people's jobs are. Note that in Spanish an article is generally not used (no a/an). You just have the name of the person, a form of ser and then the job with no article (no el/la or un/una). Put the job in the correct gender (masculine/feminine) and singular or plural to match the person or people. Don't forget to use correct capitalization, accents and punctuation, or the computer will mark it as incorrect.
Write a sentence with each of the verbs that you learned on this page on a piece of paper. For more practice, try writing some negative sentences and/or questions with the verbs.
Write sentences about people that you know. What are their jobs? Remember that the job needs to agree in gender (masculine/feminine) and number (singular/plural) with the people.
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