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"Español" is a noun which is often translated as "Spanish", and "escuela" is a noun which is often translated as "school". Learn more about the difference between "español" and "escuela" below.
español(
ehs
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pah
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nyohl
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (language)
a. Spanish
El español se habla en muchos países a través de cuatro continentes.Spanish is spoken in many countries across four continents.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (nationality)
a. Spaniard
A muchos españoles les encanta el fútbol.Many Spaniards love soccer.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (of Spanish origin)
a. Spanish
No me gusta el cine español.I'm not fond of Spanish films.
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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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