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"Kínder" is a noun which is often translated as "kindergarten", and "preescolar" is an adjective which is often translated as "preschool". Learn more about the difference between "kínder" and "preescolar" below.
kínder
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(education)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. kindergarten
Cariño, ¿hoy vas tú a recoger a los niños del kínder?Honey, are you going to pick up the kids from the kindergarten today?
b. nursery school
Mi hermana es maestra. Trabaja en un kínder.My sister is a teacher. She works in a nursery school.
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preescolar(
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koh
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lahr
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (before primary school)
a. preschool
Mi hermana está estudiando para ser maestra de nivel preescolar.My sister's studying to be a preschool level teacher.
b. nursery
Los niños preescolares deberían tener mucho tiempo de juego libre.Nursery children should have a lot of time for free play.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (education)
a. preschool
María trabaja en un preescolar Montessori.Maria works at a Montessori preschool.
b. kindergarten
En este preescolar los niños tienen clase de yoga.In this kindergarten, the kids have yoga class.
c. nursery school
Mis hijos van al preescolar que está a la vuelta de mi casa.My children go to the nursery school around the corner.
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