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"Grade" is a noun which is often translated as "la nota", and "graduate" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "licenciarse". Learn more about the difference between "grade" and "graduate" below.
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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. (educational achievement)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la nota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I got the highest grade on the Spanish exam.Obtuve la nota más alta en el examen de español.
b. la calificación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her grades have been improving.Sus calificaciones han estado mejorando.
2. (scholastic level)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el grado
(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).
The fourth-grade students won the math competition.Los alumnos de cuarto grado ganaron el concurso de matemáticas.
b. el curso
(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).
What grade is your daughter in?¿En qué curso está tu hija?
3. (quality)
a. la calidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We bought some grade-A meat.Compramos carne de la mejor calidad.
4. (military rank)
a. el grado
(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).
It's not possible to tell someone's grade just by looking at their insignia.No es posible saber el grado de alguien solo con mirar su insignia.
b. el rango
(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).
In the military, your pay increases with your grade.En el ejército, tu salario aumenta con tu rango.
5. (gradient)
a. la cuesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Remember to downshift when going up a grade.Acuérdate de cambiar a una velocidad inferior cuando vas cuesta arriba.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to correct)
a. calificar
It took me an hour to grade the exams.Me tomó una hora calificar los exámenes.
b. corregir
It's the teacher's assistants who grade our tests, not the professor.Son los asistentes al profesor los que corrigen nuestros exámenes, no el profesor.
7. (to categorize)
a. clasificar
Wool is graded according to the fineness of the fiber.La lana se clasifica según lo fino de la fibra.
8. (to flatten)
a. nivelar
They graded the land before building the house.Nivelaron la tierra antes de construir la casa.
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graduate(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to finish a degree or diploma)
a. licenciarse
She graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in English.Se licenció en Inglés por la Universidad de Bristol.
b. graduarse
When I graduated, I took a year off before going to college.Cuando me gradué, me tomé un año sabático antes de ir a la universidad.
c. recibirse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He graduated from Buenos Aires University in 2002.Se recibió en la Universidad de Buenos Aires en el 2002.
2. (to finish high-school)
a. terminar el bachillerato
After graduating, our daughter will attend Washington University in St. Louis.Después de terminar el bachillerato, nuestra hija matriculará en Washington University en St. Louis.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (degree or diploma recipient)
a. el licenciado
(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).
, la licenciada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You have to be a graduate in order to apply for that position.Tienes que ser licenciado para poder solicitar esa plaza.
b. el graduado
(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).
, la graduada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All graduates are invited to the party.Todos los graduados son invitados a la fiesta.
c. el egresado
(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).
, la egresada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. 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)
She is a graduate of the French program, so she is qualified to do the job.Es egresada de la carrera de Francés, así que tiene las cualificaciones para hacer el trabajo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to confer a degree)
a. otorgar un título
The university graduated 200 students last year.La universidad otorgó un título a 200 alumnos el año pasado.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (postgraduate)
a. de posgrado
All graduate students must attend the talk.Todos los alumnos de posgrado deben asistir a la plática.
b. de postgrado
Are you a graduate student or an undergraduate student?¿Eres alumno de postgrado o alumno de carrera?
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