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"Programa" is a noun which is often translated as "program", and "tema" is a noun which is often translated as "subject". Learn more about the difference between "programa" and "tema" below.
programa(
proh
-
grah
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mah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (show)
a. program
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ceci ve un programa de televisión que comienza a las 8 pm.Ceci watches a TV program that comes on at 8 pm.
b. programme (United Kingdom)
Todos están hablando del nuevo programa de radio que sacaron en España.Everyone is talking about the new radio programme they put out in Spain.
2. (system)
a. program
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El gobierno lanzó un programa para disminuir el uso de botellas de plástico.The government launched a program to reduce the use of plastic bottles.
b. programme (United Kingdom)
Nuestro colegio tiene un programa de música muy diverso.Our school has a very diverse music programme.
3. (course outline)
a. syllabus
Echó un vistazo al programa de la clase y casi se desmayó.He took one look at the class syllabus and almost fainted.
b. program
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
En el programa del próximo año escolar dice que van a ofrecer clases de chino.In the program for the next school year it says they will offer Chinese.
c. programme (United Kingdom)
Escribieron mal el nombre de mi curso en el programa de clases.They wrote the name of my course incorrectly in the course programme.
4. (pamphlet)
a. program
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Sintió mucha emoción al ver su nombre en el programa como artista principal.She felt excited when she saw her name in the program as the headliner.
b. programme (United Kingdom)
En el programa dice que al final de la obra podemos conocer los actores.In the programme it says that we can meet the actors after the show.
5. (computing)
a. program
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Uso un programa en la computadora para registrar cuánto tiempo me toma hacer mi trabajo.I use a program on my computer to track how much time I spend on my work.
b. programme (United Kingdom)
Este nuevo programa de bases de datos es mucho más rápido y fácil de usar.This new database programme is much faster and easier to use.
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tema(
teh
-
mah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (matter)
a. subject
Cambiando de tema, ¿cómo está tu mamá?Changing the subject, how's your mom?
b. topic
El tema principal de la conversación fue la falta de diligencia del estudiante.The principal topic of the conversation was the student's lack of diligence.
2. (motif)
a. theme
El tema del libro es la futilidad de la existencia humana.The theme of the book is the futility of human existence.
3. (class)
a. lesson
En este tema vamos a ver cómo las vacas producen la leche.In this lesson, we will look at how cows produce milk.
4. (grammar)
a. stem
Recuerda que el tema de este verbo cambia cuando lo conjugas.Remember that the stem of this verb changes when you conjugate it.
5. (music)
a. theme
El tema de de ese programa es tan pegadizo.The theme from that show is so catchy.
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