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"Estudios" is a plural noun which is often translated as "studies", and "carrera" is a noun which is often translated as "race". Learn more about the difference between "estudios" and "carrera" below.
estudios(
ehs
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too
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dyohs
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (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.
estudio
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (activity)
a. study
Le dedico dos horas diarias al estudio de los idiomas.I dedicate two hours a day to the study of languages.
3. (room)
a. study
Estamos buscando una casa con estudio.We are looking for a house with a study.
4. (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.
5. (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.
6. (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.
7. (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.
8. (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.
9. (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.
10. (workplace)
a. office
El primer trabajo de Ian fue en un estudio de abogados.Ian's first job was at a law office.
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carrera(
kah
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rreh
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rah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (sports)
a. race
¿Quieres participar en una carrera conmigo en abril?Do you want to take part in a race with me in April?
b. run (baseball)
El parador en corto acaba de anotar una carrera.The shortstop just scored a run.
2. (profession)
a. career
Rivas recibió muchos premios durante su carrera como policía.Rivas got many awards during his career as a policeman.
3. (education)
a. degree
Lily piensa seguir la carrera de biología.Lily is thinking of doing a degree in biology.
b. major
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Rita está haciendo la carrera de psicología en la UNAM.Rita is pursuing a psychology major at the UNAM.
c. studies
Después de terminar la carrera, voy a irme a Cancún y pasar tres meses en la playa.After finishing my studies, I'm going to go to Cancun and spend three months on the beach.
4. (activity)
a. dash
Los invitados a la boda se echaron una carrera para llegar primero a la mesa de dulces.The wedding guests made a dash to be the first to the candy table.
b. run
¿Quieres que nos peguemos una carrera a ver si llegamos?Do you want to make a run for it and see if we make it?
5. (path)
a. route
¿Qué carrera tomaron las carrozas en el desfile?What route did the floats in the parade follow?
b. course (of a star or planet)
Los sacerdotes egipcios habían identificado la carrera del sol.Egyptian priests had identified the course of the sun.
c. journey (by taxi)
La carrera desde la Plaza Mayor hasta el hotel es bastante larga a esa hora.The journey from the Plaza Mayor to the hotel is quite long at that time.
d. ride (by taxi)
La carrera en taxi me salió gratis porque el taxista no tenía cambio y no me cobró.The taxi ride was free because the taxi driver didn't have change so he didn't charge me.
e. fare (price)
¿Cuánto cuesta la carrera de aquí al aeropuerto?How much is the fare from here to the airport?
6. (tear in a stocking)
a. run
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No puedo creer que esta media ya tiene una carrera.I can't believe this stocking already has a run in it.
b. ladder (United Kingdom)
Córtate las uñas antes de ponerte las medias o te saldrá una carrera.Cut your fingernails before you put on your stockings or you'll make a ladder in them.
7. (road)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. street
Lola vive en la carrera de San Jerónimo, en el centro de Madrid.Lola lives on San Jeronimo street, in downtown Madrid.
8. (knitting)
a. row
Me queda solo una carrera de puntos para terminar de tejer la bufanda.I only have one row of stitches left to finish knitting the scarf.
9. (structural support)
a. beam
Las carreras expuestas de la iglesia le dan un aspecto espacioso.The exposed beams in the church give it an airy feel.
10. (line in hair)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. part
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Te ves bien con la carrera de ese lado.You look good with your part on that side.
b. parting (United Kingdom)
La carrera al medio queda muy elegante.Center partings look very elegant.
11. (mechanics)
a. stroke
La carrera del émbolo es invariable.The piston stroke is invariable.
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