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"Community college" is a noun which is often translated as "el colegio comunitario", and "university" is a noun which is often translated as "la universidad". Learn more about the difference between "community college" and "university" below.
community college(
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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. (two-year course of higher education)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el colegio comunitario
(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).
Frank plans to attend community college for two years, and then transfer to a four-year college.Frank planea asistir a un colegio comunitario por dos años, y luego pasar a una universidad.
b. el colegio universitario comunitario
(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).
One of the benefits of community colleges is that tuition costs are comparatively low.Uno de los beneficios de los colegios universitarios comunitarios es que los costos de matrícula son, en comparación, bajos.
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university(
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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. la universidad
(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).
Only a fraction of students can pay for university.Solo una mínima parte de los estudiantes pueden pagar la universidad.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (relating to a university)
a. universitario
He became CEO of the company without a university degree.Él se convirtió en el director ejecutivo de la empresa sin una licencia universitaria.
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