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"Graduate student" is a noun which is often translated as "el alumno de posgrado", and "professional" is an adjective which is often translated as "profesional". Learn more about the difference between "graduate student" and "professional" below.
graduate student
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (education)
a. el alumno de posgrado
(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 alumna de posgrado
(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).
Most graduate students already have a job.La mayoría de los alumnos de posgrado ya tiene trabajo.
b. el estudiante de posgrado
(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 estudiante de posgrado
(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'm a graduate student at the Law College.Soy estudiante de posgrado de la Facultad de Derecho.
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professional(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not amateur)
a. profesional
My goal is to become a professional dancer.Mi objetivo es convertirme en bailarina profesional.
b. de carrera (soldier)
My husband is a professional soldier.Mi marido es soldado de carrera.
2. (expert)
a. profesional
I needed professional help after my divorce.Necesité ayuda profesional tras mi divorcio.
3. (appropriate for a professional)
a. profesional
The new flight attendants looked very professional.Los nuevos sobrecargos de vuelo parecían muy profesionales.
4. (relating to a profession)
a. profesional
Our gym has lots of options for professional young people.Nuestro gimnasio tiene muchas opciones para jóvenes profesionales.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (not amateur)
a. el profesional
(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 profesional
(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 good professional will continue learning new skills throughout his or her life.Un buen profesional seguirá formándose toda la vida.
6. (person in a profession)
a. el profesional
(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 profesional
(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 health professionals went on strike in order to get better equipment.Los profesionales sanitarios se declararon en huelga para conseguir mejores equipos.
7. (competent person)
a. el experto
(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 experta
(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 attack was carried out by a professional.El ataque fue perpetrado por un experto.
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