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literate

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪtərət/

Translation of literate in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (able to read) alfabetizado much of the population is barely literate la mayor parte de la población es casi analfabeta
    Example sentences
    • Most of us are familiar with the concept of literacy as it applies to reading and writing and it is generally accepted that being literate means being able to decipher the written word and compose written work.
    • The written form of Arabic is the same for all literate Arabs (those able to read and write), regardless of how different their spoken dialects are.
    • At present most literate Africans can read English or French.
    1.2 [person] (well-educated) instruido; (cultured) cultivado, culto; [play] sofisticado
    Example sentences
    • And this is the portion of the population who are computer literate.
    • To ensure that all theories meet these standards, it is essential that people be sufficiently scientifically literate.
    • And the book turns out to be intelligent, literate, and thoughtful.

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.