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American English: /klæs/
British English: /klɑːs/

Translation of class in Spanish:


  • 1 countable and uncountable (social stratum) the ruling class or (British also)classes
    la clase dominante
    a better class of customer
    clientes (masculine plural) de más categoría
    (before noun) the class struggle or war
    la lucha de clases
    Example sentences
    • But the underlying economic and class systems were exactly the same as in Western capitalist countries.
    • The old two-tier class system will become three-tier and the most disadvantaged will have been sold down the river.
    • The central characteristic of the society we live in is that it is divided by class.
    Example sentences
    • The English ruling class had men of high calibre to call upon.
    • Poor people's energies should be refocused in united actions against the capitalist ruling class.
    • They portrayed the ruling capitalist class as all-powerful and able to exploit, manipulate and deceive workers at will.
  • 2 countable 2.1 (group of students) he came top of his class
    salió primero de la clase
    she's in my English class
    está en mi clase de inglés
    the class of '86
    la promoción del 86
    Example sentences
    • The basic problem in state schools is not that pupils are taught together in classes which are too large.
    • I was really privileged being in the last class of graduate students taught by my theory of international law guru.
    • Teachers in Queensland schools are required to teach classes of 30 students.
    Example sentences
    • No doubt their absence has muted the impact of the class of 2004 on the college game.
    • Students from the class of 1964 along with their past teachers had a great night of craic and memories.
    • The information was based on an analysis of the numbers from the class of medical students set to begin their studies in the fall of 2004.
    2.2 (lesson)
    Example sentences
    • The strike went ahead although teachers did not suspend classes at high schools.
    • Just like a school teacher has their class planned out for the next day, so must you.
    • The way in which students enter and leave the art room can affect their learning as well as the art teacher's preparation for classes.
  • 3 countable 3.1 (group, type) it's the best in its class
    es el mejor de su clase or tipo
    to be in a class of one's/its own
    ser único or inigualable
    to be in a different class to somebody/something
    no tener comparación con alguien/algo
    they're not in the same class as their opponents
    no están a la altura de sus contrincantes
    Example sentences
    • Aristotle recognizes different sociopolitical classes or categories of women and men.
    • Things, like predicates, come in different sorts; and if there are ten classes or categories of predicate, there are ten classes or categories of things.
    • It is not possible to show that every instance of the subject class has this property.
    3.2 (Botany, Zoology)
    Example sentences
    • These phenotypic classes are discussed below, with reference to previously identified zebrafish melanocyte mutants.
    • The species are presented alphabetically within taxonomic classes.
    • Within the large arthropods we found that birds consistently reduced numbers from all taxonomic classes.
  • 4 uncountable 4.1 (Transport) to travel first/second class (in UK) (Railways)
    viajar en primera/segunda (clase)
    4.2 (in UK) (in postal system)send the letter first/second class
    manda la carta por correo preferente/normal
    4.3 (in UK) (University)
    (tipo de título que se concede según las calificaciones obtenidas durante la carrera y/o exámenes finales)
    (before noun) he got a first class degree
    se recibió con la nota más alta (en AmL)
    sacó matrícula de honor en la carrera (en Esp)
  • 5 uncountable (style) [colloquial] she's got class
    tiene clase or estilo
    a singer of true class
    un cantante de categoría
    Example sentences
    • Critics say he is a mercenary and a poor trainer, but there have been flashes of class in his brief appearances in claret and amber.
    • Liverpool fans must distinguish between clusters of defeats and real decline in class.
    • In my opinion it just felt right, and captured a real sense of class and style.

transitive verb

  • he's been classed with or among the greats of the sport
    está considerado como uno de los grandes del deporte
    Example sentences
    • The problem is that any sort of spending in Scottish football is classed as splashing the cash.
    • If they quit that accommodation, the report argues, they may be classed as intentionally homeless.
    • For taxation purposes, the deal has been officially classed as a demerger rather than a management buyout.


  • [colloquial] (before noun)
    de primera (clase) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • There are no stupid comments about having 24 class players.
    • It's disappointing straight after the match, but I was beaten by a class player.
    • However, on Saturday he showed the class player he is scoring an effortless hundred and he would still be not out if we were playing now!
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