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"Old school" is an adjective which is often translated as "de la vieja escuela", and "school" is a noun which is often translated as "la escuela". Learn more about the difference between "old school" and "school" below.
old school(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(traditionalist)
a. de la vieja escuela
That method for teaching math is old school but effective.Ese método para enseñar matemáticas es de la vieja escuela pero eficaz.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (traditional thought)
a. la la vieja escuela
(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 rules of the old school don't necessarily apply to this generation.Las normas de la vieja escuela no necesariamente se aplican a esta generación.
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school(
skul
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (educational institution)
a. la escuela
(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).
Their children go to the same school on the bus.Sus hijos van a la misma escuela en el autobús.
b. el colegio
(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).
We have to go back to school at the end of August.Tenemos que regresar al colegio a finales de agosto.
2. (institution for higher education)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la universidad
(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 school didn't have a football team.Mi universidad no tenía un equipo de fútbol americano.
b. la facultad
(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).
(department)
I went to law school after college.Fui a la facultad de derecho después de la universidad.
3. (group)
a. la escuela
(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).
Louis Sullivan is my favorite architect of the Chicago School.Louis Sullivan es mi arquitecto favorito de la escuela de Chicago.
b. el banco
(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).
(fish)
After locating a school of tuna, we caught it in the fishing net.Tras localizar un banco de atunes, lo atrapamos en nuestra red de pescar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to educate)
a. instruir
The bakers were schooled in the use of alternative fats.Los panaderos fueron instruidos en el uso de grasas alternativas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (related to the school)
a. escolar
We'll send a letter to the parents specifying what school materials the children need.Enviaremos una carta a los padres especificando qué material escolar necesitan los niños.
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