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education

Pronunciation: /ˌedʒəˈkeɪʃən; ˌedjʊˈkeɪʃən/

Translation of education in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (schooling, instruction) educación (feminine) primary/higher education enseñanza (feminine) primaria/superior their education was interrupted by the war la guerra interrumpió sus estudios or su educación a liberal/technical education una formación liberal/técnica he didn't have a university education no tuvo or [formal] no cursó estudios universitarios meeting so many different people was an education in itself conocer a tanta gente distinta fue muy instructivo de por sí health education clases (feminine plural) de higiene (before noun/delante del nombre) [system/policy] educativo education authority (British English/inglés británico) [ distrito escolar y autoridades correspondientes ]
    Example sentences
    • But the local education authority has instructed a solicitor to establish who the rightful owner is.
    • We regularly do workshops for the local education authority in Schools.
    • Its role also includes the inspection of local education authorities, teacher training institutions and youth work.
  • 3 (knowledge, culture) cultura (feminine) a man of considerable/little education un hombre muy/poco culto
    Example sentences
    • When will the Government open its eyes to the simple fact health education must promote abstinence outside marriage and fidelity within it?
    • Health education comes as second nature to soap operas.
    • In addition, lectures are organised for the families on topics such as health education and prevention of fire.

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