English Sentence:

Since orders declined, the company has fired 50% of the work force without notice.

Spanish Translation:

Desde que los pedidos disminuyeron, la empresa ha despedido al 50% de los trabajadores sin previo aviso.

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desde que

since

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los

1. the (masculine plural) 2. you 3. them

Here: the (masculine plural)

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el pedido

1. request 2. order (of a product)

Here: order (of a product)

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disminuir

to decrease, to diminish

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la

1. the (feminine singular) 2. it 3. you 4. her

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la empresa   (Pl: empresas)

company, firm, business

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haber

1. to have 2. there is

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despedir

1. to see off 2. to fire (job), to dismiss 3. to say goodbye to

Here: to fire (job), to dismiss

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al

(short for a + el)

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cincuenta

fifty, 50

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por ciento

percent

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de

of

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los

1. the (masculine plural) 2. you 3. them

Here: the (masculine plural)

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el trabajador   (Pl: trabajadores, Fem: trabajadora, Pl Fem: trabajadoras)

1. worker (noun) 2. hard-working (adj)

Here: worker (noun)

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sin

without

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previo

previous, preceding

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el aviso

advice, warning

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