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Translation of carrera in English:

sustantivo femenino

  • 2 2.1 [colloquial] (corrida) tendremos que echar una carrera si queremos alcanzar el tren
    we'll have to get moving o get a move on if we want to catch the train [colloquial]
    darse or pegarse una carrera
    to run as fast as one can
    run like the clappers (British English) [colloquial]
    me fui de una carrera a casa de la abuela
    I tore o raced o rushed round to my grandmother's house [colloquial]
    a la carrera or a las carreras, siempre anda a las carreras
    she's always in a hurry o rush
    se llevó el dinero y huyó a la carrera
    he took the money and ran
    hice la última parte a las carreras
    I really rushed through the last part
    tomar carrera
    to take a run-up
    2.2 (Spain) [colloquial] hacer la carrera
    to work as a prostitute
    turn tricks (American English) [slang]
    hace la carrera por las Ramblas
    she works her beat o turns tricks along the Ramblas [slang]
  • 3 3.1 (Educación) seguir or hacer una carrera universitaria
    to do a degree course
    to study for a degree
    está haciendo la carrera de Derecho
    he's doing a degree in law o a law degree
    tiene la carrera de Físicas
    she has a degree in physics
    cuando termine la carrera piensa colocarse de profesora
    when she finishes her studies o degree o when she graduates she intends to get a job as teacher
    dejó la carrera a medias
    he dropped out halfway through college (American English)
    he dropped out halfway through university o through his degree course (British English)
    muy pocos podían dar carrera a sus hijos
    very few people could afford to put their children through college (American English) o (British English) university
    3.2 (profesión, trayectoria) es una mujer de carrera
    she's a career woman
    un diplomático/militar de carrera
    a career diplomat/officer
    hizo su carrera en el cuerpo diplomático
    he pursued a career in the diplomatic corps
    hacer carrera
    to carve out a career
    empieza a hacer carrera en el cine
    she is beginning to make a name for herself in movies
    no poder hacer carrera de or con alguien, no puedo hacer carrera de este hijo mío
    I can't do a thing with this son of mine


    carrera media

    • (three-year university course)

    carrera superior

    • (five-year university course)
Example sentences
  • Ha sido una muy buena carrera”, comentó Vettel.
  • Egresado de la carrera de Administración Hotelera y con EXPERIENCIA en el rubro.
  • Los músicos profesionales a esa edad ya tienen carreras consolidadas.
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