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prepa

prepa(
preh
-
pah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(education)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. high school
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Cuando me gradúe de la prepa, voy a estudiar veterinaria en la universidad.When I graduate from high school, I'm going to study veterinary medicine in college.
b. college (United Kingdom)
Tengo 17; todavía estudio en la prepa.I'm 17; I'm still in college.
c. secondary school
Alan y yo nos hicimos mejores amigos en la prepa.Alan and I became best friends in secondary school.
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