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"Escuela secundaria" is a noun which is often translated as "high school", and "bachillerato" is a noun which is also often translated as "high school". Learn more about the difference between "escuela secundaria" and "bachillerato" below.
escuela secundaria(
ehs
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kweh
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lah
 
seh
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koon
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dah
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ryah
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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)
a. high school
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Formamos la banda cuando aún estábamos todos en la escuela secundaria.We formed the band when we were all still in high school.
b. secondary school (United Kingdom)
Adela trabaja de profesora en una escuela secundaria.Adela works as a teacher in a secondary school.
c. senior high (grades 9 to 12)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Lucy y yo nos conocimos en la escuela secundaria.Lucy and I met in senior high.
d. middle school (grades 6 to 8)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi hijo está todavía en la escuela secundaria.My son is still in middle school.
e. junior high (grades 6 to 8)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Cuando termine la escuela secundaria, iré a un instituto público.When I finish junior high, I'll go to a public high school.
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bachillerato(
bah
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chee
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yeh
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rah
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toh
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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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