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"In the school" is a phrase which is often translated as "en la escuela", and "at school" is a phrase which is also often translated as "en la escuela". Learn more about the difference between "in the school" and "at school" below.
in the school(
ihn
 
thuh
 
skul
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. en la escuela
My job as a teacher sometimes involves staying in the school after class for meetings or other tasks.Mi trabajo de profesora a veces supone quedarme en la escuela después de clase para reuniones u otras tareas.
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at school(
aht
 
skul
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in the building)
a. en la escuela
Micky always eats lunch at school.Micky siempre almuerza en la escuela.
b. en el colegio
They have to be at school by 8 am.Tienen que estar en el colegio para las 8 am.
2. (attending school) (United Kingdom)
a. ir a la escuela
My son is at school in our district.Mi hijo va a la escuela en nuestro distrito.
b. ir al colegio
Is your son still at school? - Yes, he's only 14.¿Tu hijo todavía va al colegio? - Sí, tiene solo 14 años.
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