There are lots of interesting words in Spanish but from time to time there are some that are very surprising and this especially the case when the word seems to have been imported from English. The most famous example of this is: “footing” which seems as if it is English but when I first arrived in Spain I had no idea what “footing” was. It was only later when someone kindly explained the meaning to me that I understood!
The word “mobbing” is similar. It uses the gerund (ing) form and therefore seems to be an English word but once again I had no idea what it meant. Having done some research it seems that it does exist as an English word but is almost never used. Instead, we (native English speakers) prefer to use the word “bullying” both in the context of a school and work.
Hope that helps.
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 10 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.