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"Estudio" is a noun which is often translated as "study", and "investigación" is a noun which is often translated as "research". Learn more about the difference between "estudio" and "investigación" below.
estudio(
ehs
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too
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dyoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (activity)
a. study
Le dedico dos horas diarias al estudio de los idiomas.I dedicate two hours a day to the study of languages.
2. (room)
a. study
Estamos buscando una casa con estudio.We are looking for a house with a study.
3. (dwelling)
a. studio
Cuando me fui a vivir sola, vivía en un estudio en el centro de Sevilla.When I went to live on my own, I lived in a studio in downtown Seville.
b. studio apartment
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hugo alquiló un estudio para poder escribir sin que nadie lo moleste.Hugo rented a studio apartment to be able to write without anybody interrupting him.
c. studio flat (United Kingdom)
Los alquileres están tan caros que solo nos alcanza para un estudio.Rent is so expensive that we can only afford a studio flat.
4. (investigative work)
a. study
Los autores acaban de publicar un estudio sobre especies en peligro de extinción.The authors just published a study on endangered species.
b. survey
El instituto está realizando un nuevo estudio sobre los efectos del alcohol en jóvenes.The institute is carrying out a new survey on the effects of alcohol on young people.
5. (medicine)
a. test
Me tienen que hacer unos estudios para ver por qué no oigo bien.I need to have some tests done to find out why I can't hear well.
6. (cinema, television, music)
a. studio
Están grabando el nuevo disco en un estudio en San Francisco.They are recording their new album at a studio in San Francisco.
7. (music)
a. study
Stravinski compuso varios estudios para piano.Stravinski composed several studies for piano.
b. étude
Me encantan todos los estudios de Chopin.I love all Chopin's études.
8. (fine arts)
a. study
En el Museo Picasso se pueden ver muchos estudios del artista mismo.At the Picasso Museum you can see many studies of the artist himself.
9. (workplace)
a. office
El primer trabajo de Ian fue en un estudio de abogados.Ian's first job was at a law office.
estudios
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10. (learning)
a. studies
Milena piensa seguir sus estudios en Europa.Milena's planning to continue her studies in Europe.
b. education
José trabaja de noche para pagarse los estudios.Jose works in the evening to pay for his education.
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investigación(
eem
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behs
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tee
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gah
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syohn
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (investigation)
a. research
Se ha realizado una investigación sobre la relación entre los perros y los niños.Research has been carried out about the relationship between dogs and children.
b. study
La investigación demuestra que las mujeres aguantan mejor el dolor.The study shows that women withstand pain better than men.
2. (probe)
a. investigation
Tras la investigación que he hecho te aseguro que Pedro te quiere.After the investigation I've carried out I can tell you Pedro loves you.
b. inquiry
La policía dice que la investigación los ha llevado al culpable del delito.The police stated that the inquiry brought them to the culprit of the crime.
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