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"Doctorado" is a noun which is often translated as "doctorate", and "bachillerato" is a noun which is often translated as "high school". Learn more about the difference between "doctorado" and "bachillerato" below.
doctorado(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (title of doctor)
a. doctorate
Conseguí el doctorado tras varios años escribiendo la tesis.I got my doctorate after several years writing my thesis.
b. PhD
Para optar a este puesto de trabajo tienes que tener el doctorado.You need a PhD to apply for this position.
2. (studies)
a. doctorate
Empecé el doctorado hace tres años y espero terminarlo el año que viene.I started my doctorate three years ago and hope to finish next year.
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bachillerato(
bah
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (secondary education)
a. high school
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Calculo que Fede habla bien inglés porque lo estudió en el bachillerato.I guess Fede can speak English well because he studied it in high school.
b. secondary school (United Kingdom)
En el bachillerato no me iba bien porque me aburrieron todos los cursos.I didn't do well at secondary school because all the classes bored me.
2. (degree)
a. high school diploma
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Según estadísticas, si una persona obtuvo su bachillerato es probable que siga estudiando en la facultad.According to statistics, a person who has earned a high-school diploma is more likely to go to college.
b. A level (United Kingdom)
Hoy se cumplen doce años desde que recibí mi bachillerato.I got my A level results twelve years ago today.
c. baccalaureate
El bachillerato internacional es un título aceptado en muchos países europeos.The international baccalaureate is a recognized qualification in many European countries.
3. (university degree)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. bachelor's degree
Cuando obtuve mi Bachillerato en Lengua Inglesa me ofrecieron un trabajo en la escuela local.After obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in English, I was offered a job at the local high school.
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