Translation of course in Spanish:

course

curso, n.

Pronunciation: /kɔːs//kɔrs/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1

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

    • 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
      • in due course a su debido tiempo
      • you'll be informed in due course se le informará en su momento / cuando corresponda / a su debido tiempo
      • in the course of time (eventually) con el tiempo
      • in / during the course of a few short weeks en el curso de unas pocas semanas
      • in the course of our conversation en el curso / transcurso de nuestra conversación
      • during the course of the interview durante (el transcurso de) la entrevista
      • 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
      • to run / take its course seguir su curso
      • However, pursuit of such a course can only lead to dependency and loss of control.
      • We'll of course be back to you if any developments occur during the course of this program.
      • Secondly, Honda will push along its development over the course of a season, so it is constantly improving.
      • 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.
      • The human race is on a course of discovering a new and unknown power hidden within.
      • He vows to defy the logic of time and arrange the course of history according to his liking.
      • These extinctions become a problem to solve rather than the natural course of things.
      • Postoperatively, the patient's course was unremarkable.
      • How do you feel about how Irish cinema has developed over the course of your career?
      • It has characters that are compelling, sympathetic and which develop over the course of the plot.

  • 2

    of course claro
    • you know it, don't you? — of course! lo sabes, ¿no? — ¡claro! / ¡desde luego! / ¡por supuesto!
    • of course! why didn't I think of that? ¡pero claro! ¿cómo no se me ocurrió?
    • am I invited? — of course you are! ¿estoy invitado? — ¡claro / desde luego / por supuesto / naturalmente que sí!
    • of course not claro que no
    • what do they want? — money, of course! ¿qué quieren? — ¡pues qué van a querer! ¡dinero!
    • I'm not always right, of course claro que no siempre tengo razón
    • you know, of course, his father's dead ya sabrás que su padre murió
    • the lines are, of course, from 'Hamlet' los versos son, claro está / naturalmente, de 'Hamlet'
  • 3

    Aviation Nautical
    rumbo masculine
    true course rumbo verdadero
    • to plot a course trazar el plan de vuelo
    • to set course for poner rumbo a
    • the plane had gone off course el avión se había desviado de su rumbo
    • the project is on course for completion el proyecto va bien encaminado y se terminará en la fecha prevista
    • to change course cambiar de rumbo
    • the party has changed course el partido ha dado un nuevo rumbo / giro a su política
  • 4

    • 4.1(series of lessons)

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

    • 4.2

      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
      • Initial treatment should be medical with a course of antibiotics of at least two weeks duration.
      • A recurrence followed his initial recovery, and he needed a repeat course of treatment.
      • A repeat course of antibiotics at a later date to keep the condition under control.
      • First dose reactions occur after the first dose of a course of treatment and not necessarily thereafter.
      • Most clinical trials have used 10-to 14-day courses of antibiotic therapy.

  • 5

    (part of a meal)
    plato masculine
    as a / for the first course de primer plato
    • a three-course meal una comida de dos platos y postre
    • Lunches tend to be lengthy with several courses served because the noon meal is the main meal of the day.
    • Serve it as a breakfast in bed, a brunch dish, a first course, or as a special supper with a glass of champagne.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The ‘rhumb’ lines that criss-cross the map are designed to aid compass bearings, allowing navigators to sail reasonably accurate courses.
    • It was a fixed menu, dish after dish, five courses - soup, main course, salad, dessert, and beverage.
    • Even without the filling soup as a first course, the T-bone steak and salad had been an excellent meal.
    • I shuddered at the thought of a three course meal filled with dumplings, bread and cheese.
    • The dining room was dolled up like a palace and they served an eighty course 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.
    • On the Sunday evening after the competition was over, a 3 course meal was served.
    • The maid came in and took away the soup and salad courses.
    • Rabbit stewed in wine is a specialty, often with some of its sauce served over pasta as a first course.
    • The meal came in courses accompanied by wine from bottles - the sort that need corkscrews, not twist tops - and with real knives and forks.
    • 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.
    • This will be great served as a first course, or as a side to duck or game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • 6

    Sport
    (golf course)
    (racecourse) hipódromo masculine
    (racecourse) pista (de carreras) feminine
    campo (de golf) masculine
    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
    • to last / stay the course (complete race) terminar la carrera
    • Clearly, he enjoys the course, even the rather silly island green at the notorious 17th hole.
    • It was a wise decision, as the course was well prepared with consistent greens and good fairways.
    • The weather gods were unkind making the course unpleasant in certain areas.
    • The main event will include pistol, rifle and sporting clay courses.
    • Outside the golf club members were working hard to prepare the course for open week.
    • They use another service for showing races but have their own racing presenters on the course.
    • The course was on land reclaimed from the old British Steel works.
    • The course was playing good and true and the weather could not be better.
    • As managers, golf course superintendents have to deal with trust at every level.
    • Previously it appeared that members would gain £4000 each from sale of the course as a racing concern.
    • It is a full service shotgun complex with two fully automated sporting clays courses, and golf carts are included.
    • ‘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.
    • The more spectacular slalom racing will take place on an artificial course at the Olympic Complex.
    • We got by, however, and proceeded to get onto a great course and play good golf with winners.
    • Conditions were fine for golf and the course was beautifully prepared.
    • Have you ever tried to play golf on a course where there were more than a few annoying insects?
    • Graphics have been sharpened slightly, but the racing courses are the same, and with minor exceptions, so are the vehicles.
    • One of the benefits of playing golf at new courses are the ideas you pick up.
    • 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.
    • The $3-a-person game simulates real courses, with wind factors and club choices.
  • 7

    (of bricks)
    hilada feminine
    • The wall was built in regular horizontal courses bonded by mud mortar.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The effect of height of a temple till now was mitigated and compromised by the horizontal courses of stone used for construction.
    • One face of the double-sided fireplace features two courses of light buff brick alternating with a single, inset course of red bricks.
    • Without mortar, lay two courses of brick to help determine the size of your barbecue.
  • 8

    Nautical
    vela mayor feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (hunt)
    cazar

    con perros


intransitive verb

literary

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    (flow swiftly)
    he felt the blood coursing through his veins sentía correr la sangre por sus venas literary