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"Grade" is a noun which is often translated as "la nota", and "subject" is a noun which is often translated as "el tema". Learn more about the difference between "grade" and "subject" 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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subject(
suhb
-
jekt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (person or thing being discussed)
a. el tema
(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).
Please don't change the subject.Hazme el favor de no cambiar de tema.
b. el asunto
(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 war is still a sensitive subject in the Balkans.En los Balcanes la guerra todavía es un asunto delicado.
c. el objeto
(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).
(of condemnation or debate)
The new law has been a subject of intense public debate.La nueva ley ha sido objeto de un debate público intenso.
2. (area of study)
a. la asignatura
(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).
My favorite subject is Spanish.Mi asignatura favorita es español.
b. la materia
(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).
Which subjects do you teach?¿Qué materias imparte?
3. (grammar)
a. el sujeto
(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 English, every sentence must have a subject.En inglés, toda oración debe tener un sujeto.
4. (monarchy)
a. el súbdito
(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 súbdita
(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).
He was born in Madagascar but has been a British subject since 2000.Nació en Madagascar pero es súbdito británico desde 2000.
5. (in science or medicine)
a. el sujeto
(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).
At present, a clinical trial is being carried out with 1000 subjects.En estos momentos, se lleva a cabo un ensayo clínico en el que participan 1000 sujetos.
6. (music)
a. el tema
(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).
An underlying melody unites the fugue's subject with the prelude.Una melodía de fondo enlaza el tema de la fuga con el preludio.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (under)
a. sujeto
The terms of this contract are subject to the laws of the state.Los términos de este contrato están sujetos a la jurisdicción del estado.
8. (conditional upon)
a. sujeto
The pool hours are subject to changes in the weather.El horario de la piscina está sujeto a los cambios de tiempo.
9. (prone to)
a. propenso
I'm subject to headaches.Soy propensa a los dolores de cabeza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to force to undergo)
a. someter
A San Diego gang leader subjected several women to slavery conditions.El líder de una pandilla de San Diego sometió a varias mujeres a condiciones de esclavitud.
11. (to subjugate)
a. someter
The Romans subjected the Carthaginians among many other peoples.Los romanos, entre muchos otros pueblos, sometieron también a los cartagineses.
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