Quick answer
"Course" is a noun which is often translated as "el curso", and "trajectory" is a noun which is often translated as "la trayectoria". Learn more about the difference between "course" and "trajectory" below.
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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 curso
(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'm going to do a German course this summer.Voy a hacer un curso de alemán este verano.
b. la asignatura
(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).
You're going to sign up for the same courses as your girlfriend?¿Te vas a inscribir a las mismas asignaturas que tu novia?
2. (something that progresses)
a. el curso
(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 will be a surprise exam during the course of the next few weeks.Habrá un examen sorpresa durante el curso de las próximas semanas.
b. el transcurso
(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).
In the course of our conversation, he admitted that he hadn't wanted to come.En el transcurso de nuestra conversación, admitió que no había querido venir.
3. (way of proceeding)
a. la opción
(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).
Selling off the house is the only course open to us.Vender la casa es nuestra única opción.
b. el camino
(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 the only viable course is to ask the government for help.Creo que el único camino viable es pedir ayuda del gobierno.
c. el rumbo
(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 government was forced to change course on its austerity policy.El gobierno tuvo que cambiar el rumbo de su política de austeridad.
4. (direction of travel)
a. el rumbo
(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 captain set course for the coast.El capitán puso rumbo a la costa.
5. (natural order)
a. el curso
(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).
Winning the war changed the course of history.Ganar la guerra cambió el curso de la historia.
6. (culinary)
a. el plato
(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 choose between fish or meat for the main course.Puedes elegir entre pescado o carne como plato principal.
7. (sports)
a. la pista
(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).
(surface)
We are still preparing the course for the race.Todavía estamos preparando la pista para la carrera.
b. el hipódromo
(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).
(racecourse)
I have never been to this course before.Nunca he estado en este hipódromo.
c. el campo
(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).
(for golf)
We played a 20-hole course.Jugamos un campo de 20 hoyos.
d. la cancha
(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).
(for golf) (Southern Cone)
We hired a golf buggy to get around the course.Alquilamos un carrito de golf para desplazarnos por la cancha.
e. el recorrido
(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).
(route)
A famous jockey designed this course.Un jockey famoso diseñó este recorrido.
8. (series of)
a. el ciclo
(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).
It's very important that you finish any course of antibiotics.Es muy importante que completes cualquier ciclo de antibióticos.
9. (building)
a. la hilada
(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).
Add another course to this wall and it'll be finished.Añade otra hilada a este muro y estará terminado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to hunt)
a. cazar
Robin said he was going to course deer.Dijo Robin que iba a cazar ciervos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to flow)
a. correr
The runner could feel the blood coursing through her veins.La corredora podía sentir la sangre corriendo por sus venas.
b. invadir
Happiness coursed through her when she got the job.La invadió la felicidad cuando consiguió el trabajo.
c. rodar (tears)
Tears started to course down the little girl's cheeks.Las lágrimas empezaron a rodar por las mejillas de la niñita.
d. caer (sweat)
The boxer felt sweat coursing down his forehead.El boxeador sintió el sudor caer por su frente.
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trajectory
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la trayectoria
(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).
The missile's trajectory indicates that it may hit Japan.La trayectoria del misil indica que podría impactar en Japón.
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