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"Educación" is a noun which is often translated as "education", and "enseñanza" is a noun which is also often translated as "education". Learn more about the difference between "educación" and "enseñanza" below.
educación(
eh
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doo
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kah
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syohn
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (schooling)
a. education
No soy de una familia rica pero les importaba mucho a mis papás que tuviera una buena educación.I don't come from a wealthy family but it was important to them that I have a good education.
2. (courtesy)
a. good manners
No invites a Pedro a la fiesta, no tiene ningún tipo de educación.Don't invite Pedro to the party; he has no good manners.
b. manners
Responder a un adulto de esa forma es de no tener educación.Contradicting an adult that way means having no manners at all.
c. good behavior
En esta escuela valoramos la asistencia y la educación.At this school we value attendance and good behavior.
3. (act of educating)
a. upbringing
En mi casa me enseñaron a no eructar en la mesa, al menos esa es la educación que yo recibí.At home I was taught not to belch at the table; at least that's the upbringing I got.
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enseñanza(
ehn
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seh
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nyahn
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sah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (schooling)
a. education
Muchos padres están preocupados por el futuro de la enseñanza primaria.Many parents are worried about the future of primary education.
2. (pedagogy)
a. teaching
Cada vez más está mejorando la calidad de su enseñanza.She's improving the quality of her teaching more and more.
3. (moral)
a. lesson
Cada fábula de las Fábulas de Esopo termina con una enseñanza.Each fable in Aesop's Fables ends with a lesson.
enseñanzas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (doctrine)
a. teachings
Estudiábamos cada día para comprender mejor las enseñanzas de la Biblia. We studied every day to better understand the teachings of the Bible.
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