In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(in primary, secondary education)colegio masculineescuela feminine(rules/uniform/yard) del colegio(bus/inspector) escolarto go to school — ir al colegio / a la escuela
- are you still at / (US) in school? — ¿todavía vas al colegio?
- he began school in 1950 — empezó el colegio en 1950
- when he left school — cuando terminó el colegio
- when do the children go back to school? — ¿cuándo empiezan las clases?
- he teaches school — es maestro
- I had to read it out in front of the whole school — tuve que leerlo delante de todo el colegio
- school's out — han terminado las clases
- I'll see you after school — te veo después de clase
- (as punishment) I had to stay behind after school — me tuve que quedar castigado después de clase
- I missed school yesterday — ayer falté a clase / al colegio
- children of school age — niños en edad escolar
- school attendance — asistencia al colegio
- school fees — colegiatura — cuotas que se pagan en un colegio particular
- school vacations / (British) holidays — vacaciones escolares
- school hours — horas de colegio
- school life — vida escolar
- school lunch / dinner — comida escolar
- school playground — patio del colegio
- school report — boletín de calificaciones / notas
- English is the language of business, religion, and tourism and is the medium of instruction in schools.
- Many homes and other buildings such as schools and offices have high levels of radon.
- The running of a school relies on discipline and for any student to be querying instructions given to him is completely unacceptable.
- English is the primary language of instruction in schools, and by the secondary level all students can read and write in basic English.
- He huffed, as he crossed his arms, and leaned against the brick building of their school.
- The government is trying to alleviate this problem by building accessible schools in rural areas.
- Typically, in bilingual schools in Mexico, instruction is predominantly or exclusively in Spanish.
- But when they approached the concerned officials they were told that money cannot be given for linking roads but money could be given for building schools.
- Parents with children in school were identified from fifty schools chosen randomly from school lists at the state Ministry of Education.
- We didn't begin with a project for a house or a school or an office building.
- It looks at facilities like schools, office buildings and factories, and the chemicals likely to be in them.
- When the building was a school - a quarter of a century ago - there were probably fewer houses in this corner of the village.
- The company also put men to work guarding the sanctuary against poachers and building schools for the children to meet another local need.
- Many of these children are not in school, and many others are in schools of extremely low quality.
- Her house is four blocks from her office, and she can drop off her kids at school before work, because their schools are less than a mile away.
- In it he argued that instruction in Catholic schools could be like that in the lycées, whose curriculum was grounded in that of the Jesuits.
- In school, one of these many boundaries will be the legitimacy of academic knowledge.
- For example, there was more corporal discipline in all the schools back then, less medical care for the average family, poorer housing in general and so on.
- Delayed maintenance or insufficient maintenance are also associated with moisture problems in schools and large buildings.
- Rekka also noticed in the flash of lighting that the building was the school.
- They accomplish real stuff, like building schools in Guatemala.
- They found rates 50 per cent higher than levels established for American schools and public buildings.
- Students in schools with harsh discipline, such as zero-tolerance policies, reported lower school connectedness.
- Sales should generate $1 million, half of which will go toward building 20 new schools in Cambodia.
- English is the language of instruction in secondary schools and institutions of higher learning.
- Let's stop wasting money and put it to better use building schools, hospitals and productive enterprises that will lift our people out of degrading poverty.
- He also points out that although schools must meet the building code standards for air quality, that doesn't necessarily mean today's codes.
- This will make the building of new schools necessary - an additional cost.
- The President's talk about accountability is tied to the idea that schools should be run more like businesses.
- When I was in school, I used to do impressions of my friends at school and stuff like that.
- At school, the most she ever spoke was to the teacher, and that was rarely ever.
- Posters and other displays were also placed throughout the school to educate students.
- The school consists of three buildings in a horseshoe layout with each building having three stories.
- At school, if your teacher had told the class that one kid was going to be famous, how many kids would have said it would be you?
- She was no longer at school only because the school in her district stopped at age ten.
- In school, I learned many wondrous things about science that amazed me.
- The diabetic nurse visited the school to educate firstly the teachers and secondly the classmates.
- I asked him how the villages paid for their half of building and supporting a school.
- At school after playtime, the teacher asked the kids what they had been doing.
- At school he excelled at all sports, becoming captain of athletics and representing his school in the public schools championships.
1.2US (college, university)universidad femininewhere did you go to school? — ¿en qué universidad estudiaste?
- It was therefore out of necessity that we were all drafted into the school's varsity basketball team.
- Because of the tension in my undergrad experience, I am looking for a grad school that is a better fit.
- I am receiving my Ph.D. from one of the best schools in my discipline.
- Many successful people who couldn't afford Ivy League schools graduated from city and state colleges.
- I don't know other schools offering this kind of work at an undergraduate level.
- The acceptance rates for Ivy League schools range from 10 to 31 percent, which are relatively low.
- Timely deposits must be made and official transcripts forwarded from undergraduate schools.
- He has been invited to teach at Harvard, UC Berkeley, and Yale, among other schools.
- The idea that this nonsense is seeping off the Internet to schools and other places of a professional nature alarms me in a way most alarming.
- How much of that are you going to risk on your knowledge of Ivy League schools?
- That's so sad for Scott because he plays tennis all his life and he's a varsity player of their school.
- I think schools like this do the best job of providing an undergraduate education in the world.
- He was an athlete and played on the varsity football team for our school.
- Harvard is one of the prestigious schools in the U.S. and all around the world.
- Some schools have resorted to filling chairs with professors who hold doctorates in other fields.
1.3(department)facultad femininehe graduated from law/medical school — se licenció en derecho/medicina
- the School of Law/Dentistry — la Facultad de Derecho/Odontología
- He gives frequent lectures at law schools and universities.
- Universities retain the right, under enterprise bargaining agreements, to do away with disciplines, groups of disciplines, indeed entire schools.
- Optometry courses lasting three years are taught in eight university departments and schools in the UK.
- She studied at various art schools in New York, then at Yale University under Josef Albers, graduating in 1959.
- After World War II, however, journalism schools multiplied, developing on a large scale in the state universities.
- In order to acquire the funding to expand departments, art schools and universities had to meet the formal requirements attached to the bill.
- Collaborations with other departments or schools at the university also help students explore alternatives.
- Perhaps the most important is the kind of cultural sea change under way on the campuses of business schools.
- There are colleges and schools located in religiously affiliated universities and those in secular institutions.
- Universities and their medical schools are developing proactive policies to streamline their research portfolios and to concentrate on existing areas of strength.
- Julie is a student nurse about to graduate from a university school of nursing.
2.1(other training establishment)academia feminineescuela femininedriving school — academia de conductores feminine
- language school — escuela de idiomas
- His notions on strategy are more widely disseminated than ever and are preached at business schools and in seminars around the globe.
- It is set in a dancing school, which opens with a scene of disarray (music and chairs scattered around).
- Often, local employment law firms or business schools offer relevant seminars.
- In this latter regard I am not sure that it is the role of design schools to produce design critics and design writers as much as it is to explore and engender critical practices.
- He often travels to industry events and client meetings, and is a popular guest lecturer at several business schools.
- Art schools trained applied artists to create commercial art and decorative furnishings but offered no training in new technologies.
2.2(source of experience)the school of life — la escuela de la vida
3(tendency, group)escuela femininethe Dutch/Impressionist/Marxist school — la escuela holandesa/impresionista/marxista
- This reminds me of the yay-boo school of journalism, as perfected by my father.
- Different epistemological and philosophical schools have different positions and valuations about intuition and the knowledge it offers.
- Its ideas and methods proved enormously influential on many different schools of 20th-century art.
- The hanging schemes did not accentuate the unique character of individual artists and schools.
- However it is within the Labor Party, and not the Liberal Party, that adherents of such a school are to be found.
- Britain maybe isn't the best example to pick, as the logician school of thinking is very much an Anglo-American creation.
- My poetic revelation occurred in the last stages of modernism, when the various schools of the avant-garde were beginning to appear in Latin America.
- This is the sweep-it-under-the-rug school of planetary stewardship in which Canada is a world leader.
- For a while, it constituted the lynchpin of the Mertonian school of the sociology of science.
- Dvorak himself deliberately failed to initiate an American school of music.
- At the same time, a school of white jazz grew up in New York, led by Red Nichols, the Dorsey brothers Tommy and Jimmy, and others.
- These realisations are as old as Keynes, and have a heritage in the Austrian school of economics as well.
- Furthermore, particular schools of artists and artistic movements are also separate markets.
- The paranoid school of economic history is again at work right before our eyes.
- The content is of value across disciplines and not inconsistent with any of the major philosophical and theoretical schools of therapy.
- Through most schools of Greek philosophy, this term was used to designate a rational, intelligent and thus vivifying principle of the universe.
- If there was a rising school of English composers, he was a factor in producing it.
- Not surprisingly, Weber was deeply influenced by the Austrian school of economics.
- The older school of novelists were not, however, sure that they altogether liked the new orderliness about such things.
- For fans of old and new school metal this is a great mix to have cranked up in your car stereo.
1(animal) adiestrar(person) instruir(person) capacitarhe was schooled in the art of conversation — dominaba el arte de la conversación
- he had been well schooled in Latin and Greek — le habían impartido sólidos conocimientos de latín y griego
1masculine cardumenmasculine bancomasculine grupo
- A school of males is far more boisterous, and the most dangerous to encounter.
- She saw a school of orange and yellow fish swim past her; Joanna felt elated and blissful.
- The area was swarming with people the way a school of fish in a net would flop about.
- Sean shrieked at a school of drowsing fish who promptly scattered to deeper waters.
- A school of menominee swam by and I tried to drop the spear on them but they moved out of its way.
- At the river's edge, a school of small, dark fish darts away as a shadow crosses the water.
- The water was so clear that a school of fish could be seen swimming against the current, upriver.
- Inside her cluttered mind memories swam like a skittish school of fish.
- The stones at the bottom were covered in green and brown slime and a school of small fish swam past them, startled.
- Obedience to the instincts of its kind is also helpful, as when an entire school of fish moves as one to avoid disaster.
- All he saw was lots of blue water, and an occasional school of fish here and there.
- The thought of coral reefs conjures images of brightly coloured shoals and huge schools of exotic fish.
- It didn't take long for the fools to scatter out like a crazy school of fish.
- A bird helps the old man locate a large albacore tuna, which is a straggler from a larger school of fish.
- Shy leaves hide under their brethren as the icy chill dives and chases each one like a predator feasting on a school of fish.
- A school of porpoises came alongside the boat for a visit.
- The two men stood for a bit more at the railing and watched as a school of dolphins raced parallel to the moving freighter.
- He saw ‘some small fish to skip, and play upon the surface of the water’ which turned out to be a school of pilchards.
- After finally loading up the ship with enough equipment to haul in a school of Chilean sea bass we set sail.
- Because of the blaring white light, it seemed to shimmer like a school of fish on a sunny day.
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