Translation of course in Spanish:


curso, n.

Pronunciation /kɔrs//kɔːs/


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    • 1.1

      (of river) curso masculine
      (of road) recorrido masculine
      • Middle Head Road and Peat Road, both tracks, respectively parallel and cross the course of a Roman road.
      • Alternatively, you could hire a bike and follow the course of the River Loir from Vendome to its confluence with the Sarthe.
      • We took off, the bus bumping along the rough coast road, charting a course due north in the late afternoon sun.
      • These unknown areas were often divided by straight lines or the course of a river or a watershed.
      • One example of this is the Huanhe Road project that is to follow the course of the Xindian River in Taipei County.
      • And by far the best way to enjoy it is to hire a cabin cruiser and chart a course along its winding length.
      • A distant sweep of pink sand marks the course of a seasonal river, Wadi Kutum.
      • The ships then maintain parallel courses while the fuel is pumped - an operation which requires a high degree of seamanship.
      • These are surface diamonds, washed along the course of rivers over millions of years.
      • After briefings and an exchange of stores, both ships continued their respective courses with a wave and a toot goodbye.
      • In other words, the flight paths of aircraft on a collision course are also shown in green.
      • It has been said that the course of a winding river is just like the tortuous path life sometimes takes.
      • The sun and wind shower their might along the course of the river making their task of drying the clothes easier.
      • Hence, it is reasonable to assume that they change their orientation to more southeasterly courses along the routes.
      • At its most basic, canyoning is following a river along its course through a gulley.
      • It is true that present-day river courses are not wholly natural.
      • In other areas, rivers will appear and disappear along their course as they find the easiest route to the sea.
      • Ur ceased to exist in the 4th century BC, probably because the River Euphrates changed course.
      • When cities were built close to the river, some of the streets followed the courses of the creeks and streams that fed the river.

    • 1.2(way of proceeding)

      the only course open to us el único camino que tenemos
      • your best course is to say nothing lo mejor que puedes hacer es no decir nada

    • 1.3(progress)

      in the normal course of events normalmente
      • it changed the course of history/events cambió el curso de la historia/los acontecimientos
      • to interfere with the course of justice entorpecer la acción de la justicia
      • Postoperatively, the patient's course was unremarkable.
      • It has characters that are compelling, sympathetic and which develop over the course of the plot.
      • Secondly, Honda will push along its development over the course of a season, so it is constantly improving.
      • The human race is on a course of discovering a new and unknown power hidden within.
      • Once respiratory or renal disease develops, the course is usually rapidly progressive.
      • Labor believes that the true course for world progress lies in it being run cooperatively.
      • How do you feel about how Irish cinema has developed over the course of your career?
      • We'll of course be back to you if any developments occur during the course of this program.
      • However, pursuit of such a course can only lead to dependency and loss of control.
      • These extinctions become a problem to solve rather than the natural course of things.
      • He vows to defy the logic of time and arrange the course of history according to his liking.

  • 2

    Aviation Nautical
    rumbo masculine
    true course rumbo verdadero
    • to plot a course trazar la derrota
    • to set course for poner rumbo a
    • the plane had gone off course el avión se había desviado de su rumbo
    • to change course cambiar de rumbo
    • the party has changed course el partido ha dado un nuevo rumbo / giro a su política
  • 3

    • 3.1(series of lessons)

      curso masculine
      a short course un cursillo
      • course in/on sth curso de/sobre algo
      • to take or (British also) do a course hacer un curso
      • to go on a course ir a hacer un curso
      • they are sending me on a course me van a enviar a hacer un curso
      • before noun course material material de curso
      • More math and reading courses for elementary school teachers were mandated.
      • Many of the sites offered community college credit for courses taken as part of a high school diploma.
      • Initially, the vocational training center will mainly provide training courses for vocational school teachers.
      • The new master's program has a set curriculum with no elective courses.
      • The summer school will include courses on a range of subjects as well as outings and recreational activities.
      • Only dual enrollment mathematics courses taught on high school campuses are included in the study.
      • While aspects of the curriculum can be assessed in the written examination, courses of study in each school reflect the whole curriculum.
      • Without textbooks in minority languages, schools were more likely to offer subject courses in Chinese.
      • The internet based company develops internet continuing education courses and distance learning on their web site, with almost all the specialties.
      • Because on-site attendance can be impossible for those living far away, numerous schools and educators offer distance learning courses.
      • The center offers research fellowships, courses, lecture series, conferences, and publications.
      • This information, while useful in upgrading the college courses, only indirectly affected the high school courses.
      • The project also will test use of the Web to provide science lab courses to high schools.
      • True revision is only possible if you have studied the subject conscientiously throughout your course.
      • This could occur in small groups in teacher education courses or in large class discussions.
      • His research shows that 82 percent of students taking distance learning courses are either local or on-campus.
      • The school's academic courses include Chinese language lessons taught by professors from China, night classes for adults, and computer lessons.
      • The figures relate to primary and secondary postgraduate teacher training courses for all subjects.
      • Tibetan communities made efforts to teach more subject courses in Tibetan in primary and secondary schools.
      • I've had students write me telling me that they used one of my courses in high school.

    • 3.2

      a course of treatment un tratamiento
      • the doctor put me on a course of antibiotics el doctor me recetó antibióticos
      • be sure to finish the course no deje de terminar la serie / el ciclo
      • A repeat course of antibiotics at a later date to keep the condition under control.
      • Initial treatment should be medical with a course of antibiotics of at least two weeks duration.
      • Most clinical trials have used 10-to 14-day courses of antibiotic therapy.
      • First dose reactions occur after the first dose of a course of treatment and not necessarily thereafter.
      • A recurrence followed his initial recovery, and he needed a repeat course of treatment.

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    (part of a meal)
    plato masculine
    as a / for the first course de entrada
    • a three-course meal una comida de dos platos y postre
    • Rabbit stewed in wine is a specialty, often with some of its sauce served over pasta as a first course.
    • The Japanese, like most other Asians, do not usually serve meals in courses but set all the dishes on the table at the start of the meal.
    • As they were having lobster and langoustine, respectively, for their first courses and beef for their mains, I suggested that a red Burgundy might be a better one-stop choice.
    • The ‘rhumb’ lines that criss-cross the map are designed to aid compass bearings, allowing navigators to sail reasonably accurate courses.
    • Lunches tend to be lengthy with several courses served because the noon meal is the main meal of the day.
    • This will be great served as a first course, or as a side to duck or game.
    • The dining room was dolled up like a palace and they served an eighty course meal.
    • On the Sunday evening after the competition was over, a 3 course meal was served.
    • Dinner was equally large, with numerous dishes served during each course.
    • Fantastic food although quite expensive unless you eat early when they serve two courses for under £9.
    • Pita meat pie often is the final course of a meal or is served as a light supper on its own.
    • If you do the math, I think it will fall a little short but that's only because some of the courses were served at the same time.
    • The maid came in and took away the soup and salad courses.
    • It was a fixed menu, dish after dish, five courses - soup, main course, salad, dessert, and beverage.
    • I shuddered at the thought of a three course meal filled with dumplings, bread and cheese.
    • The meal came in courses accompanied by wine from bottles - the sort that need corkscrews, not twist tops - and with real knives and forks.
    • The final dish in the eight course evening was a Campari parfait served with orange ragout.
    • Instead of serving dishes in courses, a Thai meal is served all at once, permitting dinners to enjoy complementary combinations of different tastes.
    • Serve it as a breakfast in bed, a brunch dish, a first course, or as a special supper with a glass of champagne.
    • Even without the filling soup as a first course, the T-bone steak and salad had been an excellent meal.
    • It was a communal experience, as everyone was served the same courses at the same time, and it felt more like a party than a meal.
  • 5

    (racecourse) hipódromo masculine
    (racecourse) pista (de carreras) feminine
    (golf course) campo (de golf) masculine
    (golf course) cancha (de golf) feminine Southern Cone
    the race is over a course of three miles (el circuito de) la carrera tiene un recorrido de tres millas
    • The main event will include pistol, rifle and sporting clay courses.
    • The more spectacular slalom racing will take place on an artificial course at the Olympic Complex.
    • It was a wise decision, as the course was well prepared with consistent greens and good fairways.
    • Previously it appeared that members would gain £4000 each from sale of the course as a racing concern.
    • ‘Our priority is to ensure that racing fans are able to turn on their television sets and watch a wide selection of racing from courses across Britain,’ he said.
    • We got by, however, and proceeded to get onto a great course and play good golf with winners.
    • One of the benefits of playing golf at new courses are the ideas you pick up.
    • Conditions were fine for golf and the course was beautifully prepared.
    • Outside the golf club members were working hard to prepare the course for open week.
    • The course was on land reclaimed from the old British Steel works.
    • Clearly, he enjoys the course, even the rather silly island green at the notorious 17th hole.
    • As managers, golf course superintendents have to deal with trust at every level.
    • The weather gods were unkind making the course unpleasant in certain areas.
    • Graphics have been sharpened slightly, but the racing courses are the same, and with minor exceptions, so are the vehicles.
    • The $3-a-person game simulates real courses, with wind factors and club choices.
    • It is a full service shotgun complex with two fully automated sporting clays courses, and golf carts are included.
    • Have you ever tried to play golf on a course where there were more than a few annoying insects?
    • While they want to incorporate some sightseeing into the trip, they have specified a minimum of four rounds of golf at leading courses in the chosen area.
    • They use another service for showing races but have their own racing presenters on the course.
    • The course was playing good and true and the weather could not be better.
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    (of bricks)
    hilada feminine
    • The effect of height of a temple till now was mitigated and compromised by the horizontal courses of stone used for construction.
    • A continuous render is taken up the sides and over the top of the core material of a wall, the core material being some three courses of mud bricks about forty centimetres high.
    • One face of the double-sided fireplace features two courses of light buff brick alternating with a single, inset course of red bricks.
    • The courses are horizontal, but the stones are not all of uniform height or width, and in some cases two stones are placed one on top of the other to maintain the height.
    • Without mortar, lay two courses of brick to help determine the size of your barbecue.
    • The wall was built in regular horizontal courses bonded by mud mortar.
  • 7

    vela mayor feminine

transitive verb

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    (con perros) cazar
    • The farmer thought they were coursing hares and called police.
    • He is too fast to be coursed in sight, and is hunted by scent, which varies with temperature, climate and soil.
    • True: but we have all seen photographs of beings in rapid motion - horses racing, greyhounds coursing a hare, men running over a field, and so on.

intransitive verb


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    (flow swiftly)
    he felt the blood coursing through his veins sentía correr la sangre por sus venas literary
    • Water coursed through the empty gullies, filling oceans, creating islands, lapping up on sand and rocks, and hosting a new swarm of creatures.
    • But a fallen power line or nearby lightning strike can easily overwhelm the power supply and send a mortal surge of electricity coursing through your motherboard.
    • Power coursed like liquid fire through my veins, as my adrenaline spiked and I screamed in pain.
    • Even writing that I can feel a little adrenaline rush coursing through my veins.
    • Nikolas closed his eyes as the spray of water coursed down his body.
    • She cried, tears coursing down her cheeks, mingled with the rain.
    • I took the opportunity to glance at her, and noticed tears coursing down her cheeks.
    • I nodded; tears were still coursing down my cheeks.
    • The start of the main race was delayed after a thunderstorm hit the circuit, causing heavy flooding, with water coursing across the track in several places.
    • She turned and ran as fast as she could, trying all the while to control the stream of tears coursing down her cheeks.
    • When I could stand it no longer, I buried my head in my arms, and the tears began coursing down my cheeks; though I felt none of the usual relief crying brings.
    • Water coursed from his hair, to his neck, and to his toes in tiny rivulets.
    • Cassandra merely stayed where she was, unable to move as the pain coursed through her body.
    • I was determined to catch some of the big trout I could see in the clear streams that coursed down each valley floor.
    • The warm liquid coursed down her throat, calming the fear she felt.
    • My father may have been in the merchant navy, but that doesn't mean there's salt water coursing through my veins.
    • The tears flowed freely now, coursing down my cheeks and soaking into her tank top as she cradled my head with one arm and encircled my waist with the other.
    • As water coursed through houses and shops, stock and belongings were swept out; mud and rubbish were swept in.
    • It felt like my entire right side had been blown off, and every breath sent liquid fire coursing through every vein.
    • Once the dam's stored waters coursed into the valley, a bucolic canal culture blossomed.