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"Escuela" is a noun which is often translated as "school", and "aprender" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to learn". Learn more about the difference between "escuela" and "aprender" below.
escuela(
ehs
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kweh
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lah
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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. (educational institution)
a. school
La escuela de mis hijos está cerca de la casa.My kids' school is near our house.
2. (classes)
a. school
Mañana no tenemos escuela por la nevada.We won't have school tomorrow because of the snow.
3. (department)
a. school
La Escuela de Medicina está al lado del hospital.The School of Medicine is next to the hospital.
4. (schooling)
a. experience
Bob es muy carismático, pero le falta escuela.Bob is very charismatic, but he lacks experience.
b. training
Aunque no es muy talentoso, García tiene buena escuela y hace bien su trabajo.Although he isn't very talented, Garcia had good training and does his job well.
5. (movement)
a. school
No estoy de acuerdo con esa escuela porque ensalza las virtudes del consumismo.I don't agree with that school because it extolls the virtues of consumerism.
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aprender(
ah
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prehn
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dehr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to acquire knowledge)
a. to learn
Con el tiempo aprenderás cómo andar en bicicleta.With time, you will learn how to ride a bike.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to acquire knowledge)
a. to learn
Voy a la escuela a aprender, pero también a jugar y a ver a mis amigos.I go to school to learn, but also to play and see my friends.
aprenderse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to learn by heart)
a. to memorize
Tienes que aprenderte los pasos del baile.You have to memorize the dance steps.
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