el instituto
-the institute
See the entry for instituto.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (official organization)
a. institute
Lo que el país necesita es un instituto nacional de estadística que sea independiente.What our country needs is a national statistics institute that is independent.
2. (cultural institution)
a. institute
En 1815 fundó un instituto dedicado a la promoción de las artes.He founded an institute committed to promoting the arts in 1815.
3. (state education)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. high school
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Claro que conozco a Carlos! ¡Fuimos juntos al instituto!Of course I know Carlos! We went to high school together!
b. secondary school (United Kingdom)
El señor González me daba mates en el instituto.Mr. González taught me maths in secondary 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. (corporación)
a. institute
2. (de enseñanza secundaria)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. high school
instituto de bellezabeauty salon
instituto de Formación Profesionaltechnical college
1 (organismo) institute; institution
instituto financiero financial institution; los institutos armados the army; the military; el benemérito instituto the Civil Guard
instituto de belleza (España) beauty parlour; beauty parlor; (EEUU)
Instituto de la Mujer Institute of Women's Affairs
Instituto Nacional de Empleo (INEM) Department of Employment
Instituto Nacional de Industria (INI) (España) (Hist) Board of Trade
2 (España) (Educación) secondary school; (Gran Bretaña) high school; (EEUU)
nos conocemos desde que íbamos al instituto we've known each other since we were at secondary school together
Instituto Nacional de Bachillerato (state) secondary school; (Gran Bretaña) high school; (EEUU)
3 (regla) (gen) principle; rule; (Religión) rule;
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