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professional / profesional
 
professional   [prəˈfeʃənl]
A. -adjective
1. (=non-amateur)   [sport, sportsperson, musician]   profesional   [soldier]   de carrera
·she'noun a professional singer
·es cantante profesional
·he plays professional football
·se dedica al feminineútbol profesional
·that boy'noun a professional trouble-maker
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ironic, humorous   ese niño es un alborotador profesional
a. to seek or take professional [advice] =   consultar a un profesional
·before spending any money you ought to seek professional advice
·deberías consultar a un profesional antes de gastar nada de dinero
·I have sought professional advice and have been advised to go ahead with the case
·he consultado a un abogado y me ha aconsejado seguir adelante con el caso
b. she needs professional [help] for her depression =   necesita ayuda de un profesional para superar su depresiónoun
c. to [turn] or [go] professional =   hacerse profesional,   profesionalizarse
2. (=employed in a profession)
·the flat is ideal for the professional single person
·el piso es idóneo para el profesional soltero
3. (=relating to a profession)   profesional
·he began his professional life as an accountant
·se inició en su vida profesional como contable
·his professional conduct has come under scrutiny
·se está investigando su conducta profesional
4. (=appropriate to a professional)
·I was impressed by his professional approach
·su profesionalidad me causó muy buena impresiónoun
·that wasn't a very professional thing to do
·eso no fue propio de un profesional,   eso fue una falta de profesionalidad
5. (=competent, skilled)
·it was a very professional performance
·fue una representaciónoun hecha con mucha profesionalidad
a. a professional [job] =   obra (f) de un profesional or experto
·you could tell the burglary was a professional job
·se veía que el robo fue obra de un profesional or de un experto
·you've done a really professional job of the decorating
·has pintado la casa como un verdadero profesional or experto
B. -noun
1. (=non-amateur)   profesional masculine and feminine
2. (=person employed in a profession)   profesional masculine and feminine
a. [health] professional =   profesional masculine and feminine de la medicina
3. (=expert)   profesional masculine and feminine,   experto (m) / experta (f)
·the killing was the work of a professional
·el asesinato fue obra de un profesional or de un experto
·Brenner was no ordinary thief, but a true professional
·Brenner no era un ladrónoun cualquiera, sino un verdadero profesional or experto
a. [golf] professional =   golfista masculine and feminine profesional
C. -compound
·professional charges   -noun plural   honorarios masculine plural profesionales
·the professional classes   -noun plural   la gente de carrera
·professional fees   -noun plural   honorarios masculine plural profesionales
·professional foul   -noun   falta (f) profesional
·professional liability   -noun   responsabilidad (f) profesional
·professional misconduct   -noun   falta (f) de ética profesional
·he was found guilty of professional misconduct
·se le declaró culpable de falta de ética profesional
·professional practice   -noun
(=method)   práctica (f) profesional
(=career)   vida (f) profesional
·the professional practice of homoeopathy
·la práctica profesional de la homeopatía
·in his professional practice he had come across many patients with similar symptoms
·en su vida profesional había atendido a muchos pacientes con nouníntomas parecidos
·it is not good professional practice
·no es apropiado en el ejercicio de la profesiónoun
·professional qualification   -noun   título (m) profesional
·professional school   -noun
(United States)   escuela (f) profesional superior
·professional services   -noun plural   servicios masculine plural prestados por profesionales
·professional skills   -noun plural   técnicas feminine plural de la profesiónoun
·professional standing   -noun   reputaciónoun (f) profesional
·professional training   -noun   formaciónoun (f) profesional
 
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