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"Upgrades" is a form of "upgrade", a transitive verb which is often translated as "mejorar". "Grades" is a form of "grade", a noun which is often translated as "la nota". Learn more about the difference between "upgrades" and "grades" below.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to improve)
a. mejorar
Our fire department needs to purchase equipment and upgrade its facilities.Nuestro departamento de bomberos necesita adquirir equipo y mejorar sus instalaciones.
b. modernizar
It is urgent to upgrade the country's aging infrastructure.Es urgente modernizar la infraestructura obsoleta del país.
c. subir de categoría
My credit card was upgraded from gold to platinum.Mi tarjeta de crédito fue subida de la categoría oro a la platino.
2. (computing)
a. actualizar
To upgrade the program you must download the latest installer.Para actualizar el programa, tienes que descargar el último instalador.
3. (to promote)
a. ascender
My colleague was upgraded to a decision-making position at work.Mi colega fue ascendido a un puesto directivo en su trabajo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (computing)
a. actualizar
My computer is too slow. I think it's time to upgrade!Mi computadora es muy lenta. ¡Creo que es hora de actualizar!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (computing)
a. la actualización
(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 software upgrades will be automatically installed on your computer.Las actualizaciones del software serán instaladas automáticamente en su computadora.
6. (improvement)
a. la mejora
(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).
We are planning on making some upgrades to increase the value of our house.Estamos planeando hacerle unas mejoras a nuestra casa para aumentar su valor.
7. (promotion)
a. el ascenso
(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).
Your position upgrade is a reward for your exceptional performance.Tu ascenso es en recompensa por tu desempeño excepcional.
8. (slope)
a. la cuesta
(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).
That road has a very steep upgrade.Ese camino tiene una cuesta muy empinada.
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grade(
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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 achievement)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la nota
(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).
I got the highest grade on the Spanish exam.Obtuve la nota más alta en el examen de español.
b. la calificación
(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).
Her grades have been improving.Sus calificaciones han estado mejorando.
2. (scholastic level)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el grado
(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).
The fourth-grade students won the math competition.Los alumnos de cuarto grado ganaron el concurso de matemáticas.
b. el curso
(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).
What grade is your daughter in?¿En qué curso está tu hija?
3. (quality)
a. la calidad
(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).
We bought some grade-A meat.Compramos carne de la mejor calidad.
4. (military rank)
a. el grado
(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).
It's not possible to tell someone's grade just by looking at their insignia.No es posible saber el grado de alguien solo con mirar su insignia.
b. el rango
(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).
In the military, your pay increases with your grade.En el ejército, tu salario aumenta con tu rango.
5. (gradient)
a. la cuesta
(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).
Remember to downshift when going up a grade.Acuérdate de cambiar a una velocidad inferior cuando vas cuesta arriba.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to correct)
a. calificar
It took me an hour to grade the exams.Me tomó una hora calificar los exámenes.
b. corregir
It's the teacher's assistants who grade our tests, not the professor.Son los asistentes al profesor los que corrigen nuestros exámenes, no el profesor.
7. (to categorize)
a. clasificar
Wool is graded according to the fineness of the fiber.La lana se clasifica según lo fino de la fibra.
8. (to flatten)
a. nivelar
They graded the land before building the house.Nivelaron la tierra antes de construir la casa.
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