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American English: /ˈstədi/
British English: /ˈstʌdi/

Translation of study in Spanish:

noun plural studies

  • 1 uncountable (act, process of learning) our days are spent in study and meditation
    dedicamos nuestro tiempo al estudio y la meditación
    animal behavior is a fascinating study
    el estudio del comportamiento animal es fascinante
    to be in a brown study [dated]
    estar absorto en sus ( or mis etc. ) pensamientos
    study guide
    manual (masculine) de estudio
    study tour
    viaje (masculine) de estudio
    Example sentences
    • To meet those challenges, scholars must be proficient in more than one area of study.
    • The curriculum can be completed in three years of full time study, including summers.
    • The unintended consequences have already been the subject of much study in many books.
    Example sentences
    • Their oldest daughter is about to graduate from high school and hopes to continue her studies in higher education.
    • She won scholarships to continue her studies in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
    • Breda has also recently been employed to work in Kill Post Office, which allows her to focus more time on her studies and evening classes.
  • 2
    also: studies plural
    2.1 (work of student)
    estudios (masculine plural)
    2.2 (academic discipline) Spanish studies
    lengua (feminine) y civilización (feminine) españolas
    they do media/environmental studies at school
    estudian los medios de comunicación/los problemas del medio ambiente en el colegio
  • 3 countable (room)
    Example sentences
    • In most homes, it makes sense that any formal dining room has the dual function of a quiet study or reading room.
    • Inside, there are six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a breakfast style kitchen, a study and a utility room.
    • All the bedrooms and studies and sitting rooms were of Chinese style while the dining rooms, lounges and bathrooms were Western.
  • 4 countable 4.1 (investigation, examination) to carry out or conduct a study
    llevar a cabo or realizar un estudio or una investigación
    to make a study of something
    estudiar or investigar algo
    to be under study
    estar en estudio or (Río de la Plata also) a estudio
    Example sentences
    • All authors contributed to the design of the study and writing of the paper.
    • Jeff Konigsberg had been working in his studio on a diagrammatic wall piece based on structural studies of the space.
    • The study of art history in a Ph.D. program took up the better part of the next 15 years.
    4.2 (published report, thesis)
    Example sentences
    • His other books include studies of directors Robert Aldrich and David Lean and novelist Raymond Chandler.
    • Many of the volumes were ancient and rare studies on various botanical topics.
    • A number of studies on this topic are likely to be published shortly.
  • 5 countable 5.1 (Art, Liter) her face was a study
    su cara era un poema
    she walked in, a study in green
    entró hecha una sinfonía en verde
    the speech was a study in sycophancy
    el discurso fue un modelo de adulación
    Example sentences
    • Green Fish is a complex study of characters who are each trapped in their own desperate situations.
    • The literature is replete with studies on various aspects of stress and coping in Western populations.
    • There are no deep philosophical messages or complex character studies going on in The Funhouse.
    Example sentences
    • Among these were about two dozen gouaches that are studies for the larger oil paintings.
    • Some of the drawings, like stained-glass tracery, are studies for the paintings.
    • This celebrated, rare etching is based on studies Picasso made for a figure of a weeping woman in Guernica.
    5.2 (Music)
    Example sentences
    • This kind of ricercar has little musical interest, and is artistically on a par with Czerny's duller technical studies.
    • Harmony and theory studies supported his first compositional efforts as a teen-ager.
    • Indeed, the pianist Egon Petri once said Czerny wrote all of those studies because he hated children.

transitive verb studies, studying, studied

  • 1 (at school, university)
    Example sentences
    • A total of 1 370 524 children are studying at public educational establishments this school year.
    • Scores of Muslim boys and girls are studying in educational and technical colleges in various parts of the country.
    • He studied at the famous educational establishments of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama and Madinah University.
  • 2 (investigate, research into)
    Example sentences
    • Catalyst Women, a non-profit business organization that researches women in the workplace, has studied the situation.
    • They have to study the political situation as it has emerged for devising a strategy accordingly.
    • A Ministry spokesman said they were now studying the geographical situation, as North Ribblesdale is close to Cumbria, where there have been 691 confirmed cases.
  • 3 (examine, scrutinize)
    she studied his face as they talked
    le estudiaba el rostro mientras hablaban
    he studied himself in the mirror
    se observaba en el espejo
    Example sentences
    • Rue fumed silently as he hummed contentedly and she watched him closely, studying his movements and actions.
    • Lucas watched him closely, studying every inch of his face from those wide blue eyes right down to the spray of freckles across his nose.
    • Paul watched her closely and studied the elder woman while his mind worked quickly.

intransitive verb studies, studying, studied

  • don't study too hard!
    ¡no estudies demasiado!
    she's studying to be a doctor/lawyer/psychologist
    estudia medicina/derecho/psicología
    to study under or with somebody
    ser discípulo de alguien
    estudiar con alguien
    (postgraduate student)
    realizar su ( or mi etc. ) investigación bajo la dirección de alguien
    Example sentences
    • In the second and third grade classroom, the teacher and the students studied the topic of immigrants.
    • The students will spend two weeks here with a group of foreign students studying gender issues, chemistry and African literature, and a further two weeks at Phillips Academy.
    • She paid attention during class and studied her notes and books.
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