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"Grade" is a noun which is often translated as "la nota", and "score" is a noun which is often translated as "la puntuación". Learn more about the difference between "grade" and "score" below.
grade(
greyd
)
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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score(
skawr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (result)
a. la puntuación
(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).
(in a competition or test)
Which score system do they use?¿Qué sistema de puntuación utilizan?
b. el puntaje
(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 a competition or test)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I don't yet know the score of my test.Todavía no sé el puntaje del examen.
c. el resultado
(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 sports)
What was the final score in yesterday's game?¿Cuál fue el resultado final en el partido de ayer?
d. el marcador
(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 sports)
What's the score?¿Cómo va el marcador?
2. (point)
a. el tanto
(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).
Our team won by 25 scores.Nuestro equipo ganó por 25 tantos.
b. el gol
(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 soccer)
Our last score was a penalty.Nuestro último gol fue de penalti.
3. (respect)
a. el sentido
(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).
On that score the school's location is excellent.En ese sentido, la ubicación de la escuela es excelente.
4.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(situation)
a. la situación
(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 both know the score, so why waste time arguing?Los dos conocemos la situación, así que ¿para qué perder el tiempo discutiendo?
5. (music)
a. la partitura
(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).
Can you read the score or did you learn the piece by heart?¿Sabes leer la partitura o te aprendiste la pieza de memoria?
b. la banda sonora
(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).
(of a movie)
The film's score is by Bernstein.La banda sonora de la película es de Bernstein.
c. la música
(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).
(of a show)
The play's score was as good as the rest of the production.La música de la obra era tan buena como el resto de la producción.
6. (scratch)
a. el arañazo
(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).
I accidentally made a score on my car with the key.Sin querer, le hice un arañazo al coche con la llave.
7. (notch)
a. la muesca
(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).
The bullets left scores on the wall.Había muescas en la pared debidas al impacto de las balas.
8. (group of twenty)
a. la veintena
(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).
A score of cars were parked outside.Había una veintena de coches aparcados fuera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to earn points)
a. marcar
The team scored four goals.El equipo marcó cuatro goles.
b. anotarse
They scored 75 points in one game and 85 in the other.Se anotaron 75 tantos en un partido y 85 en el otro.
c. anotar
The Chivas scored another goal.Las Chivas anotaron otro gol.
10.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(to achieve)
a. lograr
He scored an immediate hit with American audiences.Logró un éxito inmediato entre el público norteamericano.
b. conseguir
I'm sure they'll score a victory next week.No tengo dudas de que conseguirán la victoria la semana próxima.
11. (music)
a. orquestar
Tchaikovsky scored several ballets.Tchaikovsky orquestó varios ballets.
12. (to cut)
a. hacer cortes en
Score the eggplant with a knife.Haz cortes en la berenjena con un cuchillo.
13. (to scratch)
a. dejar marcas
The bear's claws had scored the snow slightly.Las garras del oso habían dejado ligeras marcas en la nieve.
14.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to obtain)
a. conseguir
There are lots of posts on "How to score dope" on the Internet.Hay muchísimas publicaciones sobre "Cómo conseguir droga" en Internet.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
15. (to get points)
a. marcar (in a game)
If our team keeps scoring, we are going to win.Si nuestro equipo sigue marcando, vamos a ganar.
b. sacar (on a test)
I didn't score enough to pass.No saqué nota suficiente para aprobar.
16.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to have sex with)
a. acostarse con alguien
They went to the club hoping to score that night.Fueron a la disco con las esperanzas de acostarse con alguien esa noche.
17.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to obtain drugs)
a. conseguir drogas
I'm looking to score. Know any dealers?Estoy intentando conseguir drogas. ¿Conoces algún traficante?
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