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"University" is a noun which is often translated as "la universidad", and "school" is a noun which is often translated as "la escuela". Learn more about the difference between "university" and "school" below.
university(
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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. 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).
Only a fraction of students can pay for university.Solo una mínima parte de los estudiantes pueden pagar la universidad.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (relating to a university)
a. universitario
He became CEO of the company without a university degree.Él se convirtió en el director ejecutivo de la empresa sin una licencia universitaria.
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school(
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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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