Quick answer
"Certificate" is a noun which is often translated as "el certificado", and "diploma" is a noun which is often translated as "el diploma". Learn more about the difference between "certificate" and "diploma" below.
certificate(
suhr
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tih
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fih
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kiht
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (official document)
a. el certificado
(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).
You need to present your birth certificate in order to register for social security.Tienes que presentar tu certificado de nacimiento para registrarte para el seguro social.
2. (education)
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 think how many certificates you have is only secondary. It's your experience that counts.Para mí, la cantidad de títulos que tienes es solo algo secundario. Lo que cuenta es la experiencia.
b. el diploma
(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).
You can't work as an optician in this state if you don't have a certificate.En este estado no está permitido trabajar como óptico si no se tiene el diploma.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to authorize with a certificate)
a. certificar
Only those medicinal products and foodstuffs that have been certificated by a competent authority can be marketed.Solo pueden comercializarse aquellos productos medicamentosos y alimenticios que estén certificados por una autoridad competente.
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diploma(
dih
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plo
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muh
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (education)
a. el diploma
(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).
The principal handed Stephanie her diploma during the graduation ceremony.El director le entregó el diploma a Stephanie durante la ceremonia de graduación.
b. 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).
You'll probably have to get your diploma translated if you're looking for work outside the country.Es probable que tengas que mandar a traducir tu título si estás buscando trabajo fuera del país.
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