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"Egreso" is a noun which is often translated as "graduation", and "graduado" is an adjective which is often translated as "graduated". Learn more about the difference between "egreso" and "graduado" below.
egreso(
eh
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greh
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soh
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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. (education)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. graduation
El día de mi egreso fue muy emotivo porque era mi última día en la universidad.The day of my graduation was very moving because it was my last day at uni.
2. (finance)
a. expenditure
Los egresos de Alberto son muy superiores a sus ingresos y por eso está en la ruina.Albert's expenditures are way higher than his income which is why he's bankrupt.
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graduado(
grah
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dwah
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doh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (with a measuring scale)
a. graduated
En este termómetro graduado se puede ver cómo sube el mercurio.In this graduated thermometer you can see how the mercury rises.
2. (university)
a. graduate
Los médicos graduados suelen especializarse tras la carrera.Graduate doctors usually specialize after finishing their degree.
3. (optometry)
a. prescription
Tengo un par de gafas graduadas para ver de lejos.I have a pair of prescription glasses for distance vision.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
4. (university)
a. graduate
Muchos graduados tardan meses en encontrar su primer empleo.It takes months for many graduates to find their first job.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (education)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. primary education qualification
Tienes que llevar una fotocopia de tu graduado a la empresa.You need to take a photocopy of your primary education qualification to the company.
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