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"Erudición" is a noun which is often translated as "learning", and "beca" is a noun which is often translated as "scholarship". Learn more about the difference between "erudición" and "beca" below.
erudición(
eh
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roo
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dee
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syohn
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. learning
La señora Rizzoli, mi profesora de italiano, era una mujer de gran erudición.Mrs Rizzoli, my Italian teacher, was a woman of great learning.
b. erudition
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Ponce no deja de asombrar a todos con su erudición.Everyone always finds Ponce's erudition astonishing.
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beca(
beh
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kah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (money awarded)
a. scholarship
Ernest recibió una beca de Harvard por sus altas calificaciones.Ernest got a scholarship to Harvard because of his high grades.
b. grant
El profesor tiene una beca del gobierno para investigar la mariposa monarca.The professor has a government grant to study monarch butterflies.
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