What is the best way to say "primary and secondary school"?
My profe is from Spain and I would like to say it the best way possible. For example, "Calatrava asistió escuelas primarias y secundarias en Valencia." Thanks
If Primary School is the same thing as Middle School you could say la escuela intermida.
To say Highschool in Spanish you would say la escuela secundaria.
The best way to say it is simpler than you think:
Primary school: Escuela primaria
Secondary school: Escuela secundaria
In your example you don't have to write them as plurals, only if you mean that he studied in several schools; the right way of your example would be :
Calatrava asistió a la escuela primaria y secundaria en Valencia.
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- Educacion primaria (obligatoria): hasta los 12 años
- Educacion secundaria obligatoria (ESO, 4 años): 13- 16 años
- Bachillerato (2 años): 17-18 años
These leaves me confused as to what years el colegio covers (just the Bachillerato?) or is the term colegio not used in Spain.
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