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"Class" is a noun which is often translated as "la clase", and "skip school" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "faltar a clase". Learn more about the difference between "class" and "skip school" below.
class(
klahs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lesson)
a. la clase
(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).
My English class begins at 9 am.Mi clase de inglés comienza a las 9 am.
2. (group of students)
a. la clase
(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).
Teachers complain that classes are too big.Los profesores se quejan de que las clases son demasiado numerosas.
3. (social stratum)
a. la clase
(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).
Bertie refused to be defined by his class and wanted to succeed on merit.Bertie se rehusaba a ser definido por su clase y quería triunfar por su propio mérito.
4. (stylishness)
a. la clase
(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).
Just by looking at the way she holds her cigarette, you can tell she's got class.Basta ver la forma que tiene de sujetar el cigarro para darse cuenta de que tiene clase.
5. (biology)
a. la clase
(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).
Butterflies belong to the class Insecta.Las mariposas pertenecen a la clase Insecta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to organize)
a. clasificar
This entry should be classed as a gift rather than as income.Esta entrada debería estar clasificada como obsequio en lugar de ingreso.
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skip school
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (education)
a. faltar a clase
Can I skip school today, Dad? - No, you can't. You're not sick or anything.¿Puedo faltar a clase hoy, papá? - No, no puedes. No estás malo ni nada.
b. saltarse las clases
My parents never found out I skipped school.Mis papás nunca se enteraron de que me salté las clases.
c. hacerse la rabona
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Shall we skip school, Pedro? We could go to the movies.¿Nos hacemos la rabona, Pedro? Podríamos ir al cine.
d. irse de pinta
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Julian and Martin were skipping school in the park.Julian y Martin se fueron de pinta al parque.
e. ratearse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(River Plate)
I used to skip school every Friday.Solía ratearme los viernes.
f. hacerse la rata
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(River Plate)
Daniel and Betty skipped school to go to the mall.Daniel y Betty se hicieron la rata para ir al centro de compras.
g. hacer la cimarra
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Lloyd skipped school with one of his classmates.Lloyd hizo la cimarra con uno de sus compañeros de clase.
h. hacer novillos
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We were grounded for skipping school.Nos castigaron por hacer novillos.
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