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"GED" is an abbreviation which is often translated as "GED", and "high school diploma" is a noun which is often translated as "el bachillerato". Learn more about the difference between "GED" and "high school diploma" below.
GED
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (General Education Development)
a. GED
The job requires all applicants to have either a high school diploma or to have taken the GED.El puesto requiere que todos los candidatos tengan diploma de secundaria o hayan tomado el GED.
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high school diploma(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (education)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el bachillerato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you don't have a high school diploma, your job prospects are not very good.Si no tienes bachillerato, tus posibilidades de empleo no son muy buenas.
b. el diploma de secundaria
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
After receiving their high school diplomas, they threw their caps into the air.Después de recibir sus diplomas de secundaria, lanzaron sus birretes al aire.
c. el certificado de preparatoria
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
My high school diploma is not as important to me as my bachelor's degree.Mi certificado de preparatoria no me importa tanto como mi licenciatura.
d. el diploma del instituto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
You need a high school diploma to apply to that university.Necesitas un diploma del instituto para solicitar admisión a esta universidad.
e. el diploma de estudios secundarios
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He received his high school diploma when he was only 16.Recibió su diploma de estudios secundarios cuando tenía solo 16 años.
f. el diploma de enseñanza secundaria
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You'll need to pass one final exam before receiving your high school diploma.Tienes que aprobar un último examen antes de recibir tu diploma de enseñanza secundaria.
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