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"Especialidad" is a noun which is often translated as "specialty", and "especialización" is a noun which is often translated as "specialization". Learn more about the difference between "especialidad" and "especialización" below.
especialidad(
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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. (area of study)
a. specialty
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Marisa debe decidir qué especialidad elegir: neurología o urología.Marisa has to decide which specialty to choose: neurology or urology.
b. speciality (United Kingdom)
Tu formación como médico puede durar más o menos tiempo según la especialidad que eliges.Your training as a doctor may take more or less time depending on which speciality you choose.
c. major
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Decidí cambiar mi especialidad para poder estudiar más ciencias.I decided to change my major so I can study more science.
d. specialization
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Raúl decidió hacer la especialidad de informática en el extranjero.Raúl decided to do his specialization in computer science abroad.
e. specialisation (United Kingdom)
¿Ya sabes en qué hospital vas a estudiar la especialización?Do you already know in which hospital you'll do your specialisation?
2. (special skill)
a. specialty
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Si no encuentras tus gafas, habla con Salvador; su especialidad es encontrar objetos divertidos.If you can't find your glasses, talk to Salvador; his specialty is finding missing objects.
b. speciality (United Kingdom)
Claro que te ayudo con tu sitio web; mi especialidad es diseñar páginas web.Of course I'll help you with your website; my speciality is designing web pages.
3. (culinary)
a. specialty
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Las croquetas son la especialidad de este restaurante.Croquettes are this restaurant's specialty.
b. speciality (United Kingdom)
El menú incluye platos clásicos y especialidades españolas.The menu includes classic dishes and Spanish specialities.
4. (pharmacology)
a. medicine
Esta especialidad ya no se distribuye en farmacias.This medicine is no longer available from drugstores.
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especialización(
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syah
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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. (general)
a. specialization
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Julio estudió medicina con una especialización en ginecología.Julio studied medicine with a specialization in gynecology
b. specialisation (United Kingdom)
La especialización profesional es importante para encontrar un buen trabajo.Professional specialisation is important to find a good job.
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