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"Estudiante" is a noun which is often translated as "student", and "alumno" is a noun which is also often translated as "student". Learn more about the difference between "estudiante" and "alumno" below.
el estudiante, la estudiante(
ehs
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too
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dyahn
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teh
)
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).
1. (general)
a. student
Mi hermana es estudiante en la Universidad de Columbia.My sister is a student at Columbia University.
b. pupil (at primary or secondary school)
Hermione es la mejor estudiante de la clase.Hermione's the best pupil in the class.
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el alumno, la alumna(
ah
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loom
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noh
)
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).
1. (education)
a. student
Solo 12 alumnos consiguieron licenciarse en Física.Only 12 students managed to graduate in Physics.
b. pupil (young)
La profesora tenía 30 alumnos en su clase.The teacher had 30 pupils in her class.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(legal)
a. pupil
El alumno amaba a sus tutores y les decía "Papá" y "Mamá".The pupil loved his guardians and called them "Dad" and "Mom."
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