There are 2 translations of rather in Spanish:

rather1

Pronunciation: /ˈræðər; ˈrɑːðə(r)/

adv

  • 1 1.1 (stating preference) I'd rather walk than go by bus prefiero andar a ir en autobús I'd rather not preferiría no hacerlo ( or no ir etc) I'd rather you didn't smoke preferiría que no fumaras I'd rather not think about that prefiero no pensar en eso which would you rather have, an apple or an orange? ¿qué prefieres, una manzana o una naranja? I'd do anything rather than give up dancing haría cualquier cosa antes que dejar de bailar I'd rather die than … preferiría morir a … rather you than me! ¡menos mal que eres tú y no yo! 1.2 (more precisely) we're acquaintances rather than friends somos conocidos, más que amigos, no somos amigos, más bien conocidos she has a shop, or rather a stall tiene una tienda, o mejor dicho un puesto 1.3 (instead) he wasn't upset about it; rather, he was relieved no estaba disgustado sino más bien aliviado
  • 2 (fairly) bastante; (somewhat) algo, un poco it's rather a long way queda bastante lejos it's rather a o a rather good book el libro es bastante bueno or no está nada mal she looks rather like Janet se parece algo or un poco a Janet I rather suspect you're right yo diría que tienes razón I rather think that … me da la impresión or tengo la sensación de que … are you tired? — yes, I am, rather ¿estás cansado? — sí, bastante

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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.

There are 2 translations of rather in Spanish:

rather2

Pronunciation: /ræˈðɜːr; rɑːˈðɜːr; rɑːˈðɜː(r)/

exclamation

  • (BrE) [colloq & dated], ¡ya lo creo!, ¡por supuesto!

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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.