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"Undergraduate" is a noun which is often translated as "el estudiante universitario", and "freshman" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la estudiante de primer año". Learn more about the difference between "undergraduate" and "freshman" below.
undergraduate(
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grah
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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. (education)
a. el estudiante universitario
(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 universitaria
(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).
When I was an undergraduate, I was actively involved in many student organizations.Cuando era estudiante universitario, estaba muy envuelto en muchas organizaciones estudiantiles.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (education)
a. universitario
Undergraduate scholarships are all awarded on a merit basis.Las becas universitarias se otorgan en su totalidad en función de los méritos.
3. (of or appealing to undergraduates)
a. estudiantil
He writes for an undergraduate magazine.Escribe para una revista estudiantil.
b. infantil
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
The movie was characterized by obvious undergraduate humor.La película se caracterizaba por un humor obvio y algo infantil.
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freshman(
frehsh
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mihn
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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. (education)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el estudiante de primer año
(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 primer año
(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).
(high school or university)
I was a freshman in high school when I decided that I wanted to become a mathematician.Era estudiante de primer año de secundaria cuando decidí que quería ser matemático.
2. (novice)
a. el novato
(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 novata
(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).
Back when I was a freshman in this business, I made a lot of mistakes.Cuando era novato en el sector, cometí muchos errores.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (inexperienced)
a. nuevo (senator or manager)
Some people think the freshman senator lacks the experience to be president.Hay quien cree que al nuevo senador le falta experiencia para ser presidente.
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