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"Universidad" is a noun which is often translated as "university", and "cafetería" is a noun which is often translated as "café". Learn more about the difference between "universidad" and "cafetería" below.
universidad(
oo
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nee
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behr
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see
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dahd
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (educational institution)
a. university
¿En cuál universidad estudió tu hermana?What university did your sister go to?
b. college
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi hijo está estudiando psicología en la universidad.My son's studying Psychology at college.
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cafetería(
kah
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feh
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teh
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ree
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ah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (restaurant)
a. café
Vamos a vernos para comer en una cafetería que está justo aquí al lado.We're going to meet for lunch at a cafe that's right next door.
b. coffee shop
Solía ir a esa cafetería porque tienen croissants muy buenos.I used to go to that coffee shop because they have really good croissants.
2. (dining hall)
a. cafeteria
Recuerdo muy claramente las bandejas rojizas de la cafetería de mi primaria.I clearly remember the reddish trays in my elementary school cafeteria.
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