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"Escuela" is a noun which is often translated as "school", and "facultad" is a noun which is often translated as "faculty". Learn more about the difference between "escuela" and "facultad" below.
escuela(
ehs
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kweh
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lah
)
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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facultad(
fah
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kool
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tahd
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (ability)
a. faculty
Tu hijo sí que fue dotado de la facultad de hacer reír a la gente.Your son really was blessed with the faculty for making people laugh.
2. (capability)
a. faculty
Solo tengo 60 años, pero creo que ya estoy perdiendo mis facultades.I'm only 60, but I think I'm already losing my faculties.
3. (right)
a. authority
El encargado no tiene la facultad de despedirte.The manager doesn't have the authority to fire you.
b. power
No es justo pedir al gobierno que haga algo más allá de sus facultades legales.It isn't reasonable to ask the government to do something that is beyond its legal powers.
4. (education)
a. faculty
Las diferentes facultades de la universidad se van a enfrentar en un concurso de preguntas de trivia.The various university faculties are going to compete in a trivia contest.
b. department
La Facultad de Ingeniería está en el centro de la ciudad.The Department of Engineering is in the city center.
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