Slang Words in Spanish: What Does “Laburo” Mean?

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What is the meaning of «laburo» in Spanish?

Laburo is the slang words in Spanish for trabajo, which means “work” or “job”.


How frequently is the word «laburo» used? 

High frequency slang word in Spanish. Argentinians use this word quite frequently, especially in informal conversations.

Examples of the slang Argentina word «laburo» in use:

  • “En este país encontrás laburo donde quieras”.
  • “Marcos se quedó sin laburo”.
  • “Vanina consiguió laburo en una panadería”.
  • “No puedo creer que no fuiste al laburo”. 
  • “Busco laburo, pero no encuentro”.
  • “Hace tres meses que no tengo laburo. Estoy desesperado”.
  • “La mamá de José tiene un buen laburo y gana mucha plata”.
  • “¿Conseguiste laburo? ¡Qué alegría!”.
  • “No puedo ir. Tengo mucho laburo”. 

Interesting facts about this slang word in Spanish:

There is a verb related to the noun “laburo”. This verb is “laburar”, meaning “trabajar”. For example: “Juan laburó doce horas ayer”.  

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  • The meaning of the word
  • Frequency of the word
  • Other usages for the word
  • Interesting facts about the word

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