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"Undergraduate" is a noun which is often translated as "el estudiante universitario", and "secondary" is an adjective which is often translated as "secundario". Learn more about the difference between "undergraduate" and "secondary" below.
undergraduate(
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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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secondary(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of less importance)
a. secundario
He considered fundraising to be the most important aspect of the event; anything else would be secondary.Consideraba la recaudación de fondos el aspecto más importante del evento; cualquier otra cosa sería secundaria.
2. (not primary)
a. secundario
You will need to cite at least five secondary sources for your thesis.Vas a tener que citar al menos cinco fuentes secundarias para tu tesis.
3. (education)
a. de enseñanza secundaria
The median salary for secondary teachers was $46,000 in 2004.El salario medio de los docentes de enseñanza secundaria fue de $46,000 en 2004.
b. secundario
Instead of going to college after completing her secondary education, she attended a trade school.En vez de ir a la universidad después de terminar la educación secundaria, fue a una escuela profesional.
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