college
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college(
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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. (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).
(for bachelor's degree)
Did she go to college?¿Fue a la universidad?
b. el politécnico
(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).
(for associate's degree)
He attended college for two years to become an auto mechanic.Estudió dos años en un politécnico para hacerse mecánico automovilístico.
2. (university department)
a. 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).
He applied to the economics colleges of several universities.Envió una solicitud a las facultades de economía de varias universidades.
3. (university institution)
a. el colegio 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).
The university is divided into several colleges that are spread around the city.La universidad se divide en varios colegios universitarios que se reparten por la ciudad.
4. (secondary education) (United Kingdom)
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).
(state)
He works during the day and attends art college in the evenings.Trabaja durante el día y asiste a clases nocturnas en la escuela de arte.
b. el instituto
(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).
(state)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
She didn't go to university but studied photography at college.No fue a la universidad pero estudió fotografía en el instituto.
c. el colegio privado
(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).
(private)
He attends sixth form at a very prestigious and expensive college.Estudia bachillerato en un colegio privado muy prestigioso y caro.
5. (body)
a. 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).
Delegates to the electoral college represent parties, not people.Los delegados del colegio electoral representan a los partidos, no a las personas.
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college
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for adult or further education)
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).
2. (for vocational training)
a. el instituto
(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).
3. (of university) (United Kingdom)
a. el colegio 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).
4. (university)
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).
to be at collegeestar en la universidad
college of educationescuela de pedagogía or magisterio
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college [ˈkɒlɪdʒ]
noun
(part of university) colegio (m) universitario; escuela (f) universitaria; (US) [of university] facultad (f); [of agriculture, technology] escuela (f); [of music] conservatorio (m); (body) colegio (m)
College of Advanced Technology (Britain) politécnico (m); College of Further Education Escuela (f) de Formación Profesional; to go to college seguir estudios superiores
En el Reino Unido los colleges pueden ser centros universitarios en los que se estudian carreras en materias como arte o música, o bien centros de formación profesional. En algunas universidades como Oxford y Cambridge, los colleges son facultades en las que además de formación se da alojamiento al alumnado.
En las universidades estadounidenses, un college es una institución similar a una facultad en la que se pueden estudiar carreras de cuatro años para obtener el título de bachelor's degree, mientras que los cursos de postgrado se imparten en graduate schools. Por otra parte, existen también los junior colleges o community colleges en los que se imparten clases de formación a estudiantes y trabajadores y en los que, después de un curso de dos años, se obtiene un diploma llamado associate degree.
note See culture box in entry degree.
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