education
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education(
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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. (instruction)
a. la educación
(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 function of education is to teach one to think critically.La función de la educación es enseñar a pensar de manera crítica.
b. la formación
(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 education of future generations is crucial.La formación de las generaciones futuras es crucial.
c. los estudios
(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).
Can you tell us about your education?¿Puede hablarnos de los estudios que ha cursado?
d. la enseñanza
(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).
She devoted her life to education.Dedicó su vida a la enseñanza.
2. (university subject)
a. la pedagogía
(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 want to major in mathematics education.Quiero especializarme en la pedagogía de las matemáticas.
3. (knowledge)
a. la cultura
(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 has a poor education.Tiene poca cultura.
4. (enlightening experience)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It's an education to watch her work.Aprendes mucho viéndola trabajar.
Traveling is an education in itself.Viajar en sí mismo es muy educativo.
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education
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (process of learning)
a. el educación f, aprendizaje
(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).
2. (process of teaching)
a. la educación f, enseñanza
(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).
3. (knowledge)
a. la educación f, cultura
(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).
Faculty of Educationfacultad de pedagogía
4. (colloquial)
a.
it was an education working over theretrabajar allí fue muy instructivo
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education [ˌedjʊˈkeɪʃən]
noun
educación (f); formación (f); (teaching) enseñanza (f); (knowledge, culture) cultura (f); (studies) estudios (m); (training) formación (f); (Univ) (subject) pedagogía (f)
Ministry of Education Ministerio (m) or Secretaría (f) de Educación; (LAm) primary/secondary education enseñanza (f) primaria/secundaria; primera/segunda enseñanza (f); higher education educación (f) superior; enseñanza (f) superior; physical/political education educación (f) física/política; literary/professional education formación (f) literaria/profesional; there should be more investment in education debería invertirse más dinero en educación; she works in education trabaja en la enseñanza; I never had much education pasé poco tiempo en la escuela; they paid for his education le pagaron los estudios
modifier
education authority (n) (Britain) delegación (f) de educación; consejería (f) de educación; (Esp)
education department (n) (Britain) [of local authority] departamento (m) de educación; (ministry) Ministerio (m) de Educación
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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