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"Grades" is a form of "grade", a noun which is often translated as "la nota". "Passing" is a noun which is often translated as "el fallecimiento". Learn more about the difference between "grades" and "passing" 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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passing(
pah
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sihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (death)
a. el fallecimiento
(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 was devastated when I learned of his passing.Quedé destrozado cuando supe de su fallecimiento.
b. la defunción
(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 citizens gathered to pay their respects after the passing of the philanthropist.Los ciudadanos se congregaron para presentar sus respetos tras la defunción del filántropo.
2. (disappearance)
a. la desaparición
(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).
(custom)
This town has recently seen the passing of some of its ancient customs.En el último tiempo, este pueblo ha visto la desaparición de algunas de sus antiguas costumbres.
3. (transport)
a. el adelantamiento
(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 road)
Passing is not allowed when there is a double yellow line.No se permite el adelantamiento cuando hay una línea amarilla doblada.
4. (course of time)
a. el paso
(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).
Emotional wounds only heal with the passing of time.Las heridas emocionales solo se curan con el paso del tiempo.
5. (movement)
a. el paso
(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).
She lay in bed listening to the passing of cars on the street below.Estaba echada en la cama escuchando el paso de los autos en la calle de abajo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (brief)
a. pasajero (fad)
Baggy pants were mostly a passing fad in the 90's.Los pantalones anchos fueron más que nada una moda pasajera de los años 90.
b. rápido (glance)
The police officer gave me a passing glance and then kept walking.El policía me lanzó una mirada rápida y siguió caminando.
c. de pasada (remark)
She made a passing reference to a vacation next month, but she didn't say where to.Se refirió de pasada a algunas vacaciones del próximo mes, pero no dijo adónde.
d. superficial (without depth)
They expressed passing interest in becoming clients of ours a year ago.Expresaron interés superficial en ser nuestros clientes hace un año.
7. (of movement)
a. que pasa
We decided to throw eggs at the passing cars on Halloween.Decidimos arrojar huevos a los carros que pasaban en Halloween.
8. (education)
a. de aprobación
The passing grade is the same for everyone in the school.La nota de aprobación es la misma para todos en la escuela.
b. para aprobar
What's the minimum passing grade?¿Cuál es la calificación mínima para aprobar?
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