HomeQ&AHow do you say Seattle Central Community College? Is it el Colegio Central de la comunidad de Seattle?

How do you say Seattle Central Community College? Is it el Colegio Central de la comunidad de Seattle?

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im trying to say I go to Seattle Central Community College.

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updated ABR 9, 2012
posted by amppride

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"COLEGIO" DOES NOT MEAN "COLLEGE"!!

its a common mistake and i do it often, but "colegio" means "high shool", not college... its a false cognate. you should use "universidad" instead... other than that, i personally believe you translated it correctly. cheese

updated FEB 10, 2010
posted by MeEncantanCarasSonrisas
You have the right idea, but since a college is many times just a 2-year school in English, it is not a university. So for going between languages, it's OK in this case. "Colegio" is also similar to "Prep-school." "Secundaria" is high school, too. - 005faa61, FEB 10, 2010
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It would be a real mouthful in Spanish and since it's a proper name, there's no need to translate it. Voy al colegio Seattle Central Communityis sufficient

updated FEB 10, 2010
posted by 005faa61
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