Quick answer
"Career" is a noun which is often translated as "la carrera", and "degree" is a noun which is often translated as "el grado". Learn more about the difference between "career" and "degree" below.
career(
kuh
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rihr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (profession)
a. la carrera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Mi aim is to have a career in the medical field.Mi objetivo es tener una carrera en el ámbito médico.
b. la profesión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Always putting your career first can be counterproductive.Anteponer tu profesión a lo demás puede ser contraproducente.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (professional)
a. de carrera
His dad was a career politician.Su papá era un político de carrera.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to go at full speed)
a. ir a toda velocidad
The shopping cart careered down the hill.El carrito de la compra fue a toda velocidad cuesta abajo.
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degree(
dih
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gri
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (unit of measurement)
a. el grado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They said it would feel like 50 degrees below zero with the windchill.Dijeron que se iba a sentir como 50 grados bajos cero con el viento.
2. (mathematics)
a. el grado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Can anyone calculate the degree of this angle?¿Alguien puede calcular el grado de este ángulo?
The latitude of the Equator is zero degrees.La latitud del ecuador es de cero grados.
3. (university)
a. el título
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I will get my degree next fall.Obtendré mi título el próximo otoño.
4. (extent)
a. el grado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't agree with him, but I can understand his position to a certain degree.No estoy de acuerdo con él, pero entiendo su posición hasta tal grado.
5. (measure on a scale)
a. el grado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There's nothing to worry about. It's only a first-degree burn.No hay por qué preocuparse. Solo es una quemadura de primer grado.
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