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public school

Translation of public school in Spanish:

noun

  • 2 (in UK)
    (boarding school) internado (masculine) privado
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps some of our celluloid images and commemorations should acknowledge those pilots who could barely speak English, far less muster a public-school accent.
    • The arrival of this ruddy-faced giant, with his public-school accent and naive confidence, proved a turning point.
    • With his slicked-back hair, evening dress and dark three-piece suits for daywear, he looks like a cross between a minor public-school housemaster and Count Dracula on Temazepam.
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Cultural Note: public school

En Inglaterra y Gales, un colegio privado para alumnos de edades comprendidas entre 13 y 18 años. La mayor parte de los alumnos ha estudiado anteriormente en un preparatory school. La mayoría de los public schools tiene régimen de internado y a menudo son mixtos. En Escocia y Estados Unidos el término public school se utiliza para referirse a un colegio estatal.