Translation of professional in Spanish:


profesional, adj.

Pronunciation /prəˈfɛʃ(ə)n(ə)l/

Definition of profesional in Spanish


  • 1

    (not amateur)
    (musician/golfer) profesional
    (soldier) de carrera
    to go / turn professional volverse profesional
    • professional standing prestigio profesional
    • So, instead of pursuing his Olympic dream in the amateurs, Smith turned professional, in 1994.
    • His decision has spread dismay in the amateur ranks, and his coach Joe Gallagher believes the Salford boxer might have turned professional too early.
    • He turned professional two years ago after reigning as Britain's amateur champion for four years from 1998 to 2002.
    • He became an amateur boxer in 1932 and two years later turned professional.
    • Morgan was playing amateur golf in Somerset and the West until he turned professional last year.
    • Before long, he was playing the leads in Hamlet and Macbeth at Scottish Youth Theatre, then turned professional.
    • Certainly, Tiger Woods seems happy with their services given that he's been with them since he turned professional.
    • He switched to billiards and a few years ago turned professional.
    • Peter had been a professional boxer, and as an amateur had taken Jim Watt, who latterly would become the world lightweight champion, to the verge of defeat.
    • The main character is a professional executioner, but he prefers to get drunk rather than perform his civic duties.
  • 2

    • 2.1(done, given by professionals)

      you ought to take professional advice deberías asesorarte con un profesional (or un experto, técnico etc.)
      • the break-in was a professional job los que entraron eran profesionales del robo / ladrones profesionales
      • Expertise and professional competence in anything comes from time doing the work, either professionally or as a hobby.
      • They were professional, competent, experienced commanders, and most spoke English.
      • An experienced guerilla fighter with a professional competence in civil engineering could think of a good deal more.
      • Key objectives for our faculty are to obtain such recognition and ensure the highest professional standards of competence and ethical integrity.
      • Do they just focus on professional reputation and managerial competence, as measured by endorsements?
      • He worked hard as attorney general to represent the state in a competent and professional manner.
      • The Greens have a pretty good website, with a competent and professional layout, and of course, a blog.
      • This works to the advantage of clients and of the administration of justice. It also fosters professional competition.
      • As hunting success became an index of personal or professional worth, intense competition developed over the testimonials of prowess.
      • A professional northerner, the episodes she featured in seemed like a cross-promotion for spending winter in Blackpool.
      • The main story mode has been revamped since 2003, and now features professional idiot Bam Margera.
      • And that is because no sooner are they announced than they provoke widespread fear and condemnation from an army of professional naysayers.
      • They do not want to spend their careers as professional naysayers, forever doing nothing.
      • He does still receive financial support from them (he's a "professional student") (read: ambitionless bum), and they're much more likely to be able to get my money for me than he is.

    • 2.2(befitting a professional)

      she made a very professional job of painting the room pintó la habitación como un experto
      • their attitude was extremely professional se comportaron como profesionales serios
      • criticizing colleagues isn't professional criticar a los compañeros no demuestra seriedad profesional

  • 3

    • 3.1(engaged in a profession)

      a professional person un profesional
      • they are all professional people son todos profesionales

    • 3.2(connected with one's profession)

      professional qualification título profesional


  • 1

    (not amateur)
    profesional masculine, feminine
    • Charles showed some talent on the rugby field before becoming a racing driver and feels that he would have become a professional in that sport if he had not given it up for racing.
    • His advice to you, apart from the actual playing of the game, but more about emerging as a young professional within the sport?
    • Seven other professional cyclists and seven professionals from other sports were also targeted.
    • During the first six months of 2002, I won four tournaments, my first victories as a professional.
    • His last club was Floriana, who play in the Maltese League where he was a full-time professional.
    • ‘For once I holed a few putts,’ said Fox as he celebrated his first victory as a professional.
    • But in actual terms he's only played as a professional for two seasons.
    • This will probably be my last year as a full-time professional.
    • Its stars were by then highly paid professionals, touring the English-speaking world.
    • Pekerman was a journeyman professional whose playing career during the 1970s was cut short by a knee injury.
  • 2

    (person in a profession)
    (que ejerce una profesión liberal) profesional masculine, feminine
    a health professional un profesional de la medicina
    • Many of them are qualified professionals: teachers, engineers, social workers.
    • There are few qualified teachers or other professionals who are able to work on a semi-voluntary basis.
    • Psychologists are among the most qualified professionals to perform this assessment.
    • The course faculty has been drawn from a panel of highly qualified professionals working in the field.
    • Qualified professionals with successful careers have high credit ratings and often get into trouble as well.
    • Qualified and caring professionals must now make that decision for them.
    • A physician writes that an RN is the only professional qualified to lead nursing practice in the OR.
    • With Shanghai's rapid economic growth, qualified professionals are much needed.
    • The Institute represents tax professionals such as lawyers, accountants and agents.
    • There is a demand in advanced countries and a shortage in the supply of qualified professionals.
  • 3

    (competent person)
    experto masculine
    experta feminine
    • They can be real professionals and expose wrongdoing even if it involves their leaders.
    • He is a real professional, currently a senior executive at McGraw-Hill, a very close friend of mine.
    • Amazingly, by train and taxi, Abrams made the fight, the sign of a real professional.
    • It's about time we became real professionals and left the kiddy stuff to the high school actors.
    • That is hard to keep that tempo of operation up, even for a real professional.
    • It is the scissor work, above all, which separates the real professional from the novice.
    • ITV's top commentator Clive Tyldesley is an intelligent professional with a light touch and a rich humour.
    • After about a week of sleeping in an alley you'll look and smell like a real professional.
    • So you're a real professional by now when it comes to these ordination ceremonies.
    • Doc Carroll was a real gentleman and a true professional.