DES
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DES(
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An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (Department of Education and Science) (United Kingdom)
a. el MEC
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The man in charge of the DES was a teacher for 20 years.El hombre a cargo del MEC fue profesor durante 20 años.
2. (Department of Education and Science) (United Kingdom)
a. la SEP
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I want to work for the DES because I really care about children.Quiero trabajar para la SEP porque realmente me importan los niños.
3. (Department of Education and Science) (United Kingdom)
a. el MED
(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).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
I applied for a scholarship through the DES.Solicité una beca a través del MED.
4. (Department of Education and Science) (United Kingdom)
a. el MINEDUC
(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).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Liberal politicians want to increase funding to the DES.Los políticos del partido liberal quieren aumentar los fondos dirigidos al MINEDUC.
5. (Department of Education and Science) (United Kingdom)
a. el MEC
(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).
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
The DES is dedicating more resources to infrastructure.El MEC va a dedicar más recursos a la infraestructura.
6. (Department of Education and Science) (United Kingdom)
a. el MEC
(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).
Regionalism used in Paraguay
(Paraguay)
Representatives from the teachers' union are talking with officials from the DES.Representantes del sindicato de profesores están hablando con funcionarios del MEC.
7. (Department of Education and Science) (United Kingdom)
a. el MINEDU
(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).
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
The DES works closely with regional government.El MINEDU trabaja estrechamente con los gobiernos regionales.
b. el MinEduc
(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).
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
The DES helps children learn to speak English properly.El MinEduc ayuda a los niños a aprender a hablar inglés correctamente.
c. el MINED
(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).
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
The DES is a government agency.El MINED es una agencia del gobierno.
d. el MINEDUC
(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).
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
The DES is planning to repair thousands of schools.El MINEDUC está planeando reparar miles de escuelas.
e. el MEDUCA
(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).
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
A representative from DES said that schools were improving nationwide.Un representante del MEDUCA dijo que escuelas estaban mejorando por todo el país.
8. (Department of Education and Science) (United Kingdom)
a. el MEN
(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).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
The DES encourages all children to go to school.El MEN anima a todos los niños a ir al colegio.
9. (Department of Education and Science) (United Kingdom)
a. el MPPE
(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).
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
The DES has an office downtown.El MPPE tiene una oficina en el centro.
10. (Department of Education and Science) (United Kingdom)
a. el MINERD
(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).
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
The DES decided to build new schools this year.El MINERD decidió construir escuelas nuevas este año.
11. (Department of Education and Science) (United Kingdom)
a. la SEDUC
(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).
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
The DES has a plan to fight corruption.La SEDUC tiene un plan para luchar contra la corrupción.
12. (Department of Education and Science) (United Kingdom)
a. el DE
(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).
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Thousands of people work for the DES.Miles de personas trabajan para el DE.
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DES
abbreviation:noun
(Britain) (formerly) Department of Education and Science
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des-
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des-(
dehs
)
A prefix is an affix that is added to the beginning of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. auto, pre).
prefix
1. (inversion)
a. un-
José se desabotonó la camisa porque hacía mucho calor.Jose unbuttoned his shirt because it was really hot.
b. de-
El especialista logró desactivar la bomba.The specialist deactivated the bomb successfully.
c. dis-
Dos atletas fueron descalificados por usar esteroides.Two athletes were disqualified for using steroids.
d. mis-
Tuvimos un desacierto y perdimos muchísimo dinero.We had a miscalculation and lost a lot of money.
2. (lack of)
a. un-
Desafortunadamente ya se vendieron todas las entradas.Unfortunately the show is sold out.
b. dis-
Aunque tenemos algunos desacuerdos, dentro de todo nos llevamos bien.Although we have some disagreements, all in all we get along well.
3. (out of)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El baterista está tocando a destiempo.The drummer is playing off tempo.
El río se desbordó y toda la ciudad está bajo agua.The river flooded and the whole city is under water.
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des...
prefijo
de...; des...; un...; dis...
descolonización decolonization; desmilitarizado demilitarized; desempleo unemployment; desfavorable unfavourable; desgana unwillingness; desalentador discouraging
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