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study

Pronunciation: /ˈstʌdi/

Translation of study in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -dies)

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (act, process of learning) estudio (masculine) 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/anticuado] 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
    (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/numerable (room) estudio (masculine)
    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/numerable 4.1 (investigation, examination) estudio (masculine), investigación (feminine) to carry out o conduct a study llevar a cabo or realizar* un estudio or una investigación to make a study of sth estudiar or investigar* algo to be under study estar* en estudio or (in River Plate area also/en Río de la Plata también) a estudio 4.2 (published report, thesis) trabajo (masculine)
    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.
    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.
  • 5 countable/numerable 5.1 (Art, Liter) estudio (masculine) 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 5.2 [Music/Música] estudio (masculine)
    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.
    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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-dies, -dying, -died)

  • 1.1 (at school, university) estudiar 1.2 (investigate, research into) estudiar, investigar* 1.3 (examine, scrutinize) [evidence/proposal/map] estudiar she studied his face as they talked le estudiaba el rostro mientras hablaban he studied himself in the mirror se observaba en el espejo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-dies, -dying, -died)

  • estudiar don't study too hard! ¡no estudies demasiado! she's studying to be a doctor/lawyer/psychologist estudia medicina/derecho/psicología to study under owith sb [painter/musician] ser* discípulo de algn, estudiar con algn [postgraduate student] realizar* su ( or mi etc) investigación bajo la dirección de algn

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In Spain, a school that is privately owned but receives a government grant is called a colegio concertado. Parents pay monthly fees, but not as much as in a colegio privado. Colegios concertados normally cover all stages of primary and secondary education and often have religious connections.