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"Escuela" is a noun which is often translated as "school", and "universidad" is a noun which is often translated as "university". Learn more about the difference between "escuela" and "universidad" 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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universidad(
oo
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nee
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behr
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see
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dahd
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (educational institution)
a. university
¿En cuál universidad estudió tu hermana?What university did your sister go to?
b. college
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi hijo está estudiando psicología en la universidad.My son's studying Psychology at college.
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