Translation of language in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈlæŋgwɪdʒ/


  • 1 c u (speech, means of communication) lenguaje (m) the language of gesture el lenguaje gestual or de los gestos (before n) language acquisition adquisición (f) del lenguaje
  • 2 u (style, terminology) lenguaje (m) scientific/poetic/high-flown language lenguaje científico/poético/elevado natural language [Comput] lenguaje natural bad language palabrotas (fpl), malas palabras (fpl) (esp AmL) I've never heard him use such language before nunca le había oído decir tales palabrotas watch o mind your language! ¡no digas palabrotas! language! ¡esa boca … !
  • 3 c 3.1 (particular tongue) idioma (m), lengua (f) she's fluent in five languages habla cinco idiomas con fluidez the English language la lengua inglesa, el idioma inglés first language (native tongue) lengua materna [Educ] primera lengua extranjera second language segunda lengua, segundo idioma (before n) language barrier barrera (f) idiomática or del idioma language course curso (m) de idiomas language degree licenciatura (f) en filología or idiomas language lab [colloquial/familiar], language laboratory laboratorio (m) de idiomas language school escuela (f) de idiomas language skills aptitudes (fpl) lingüísticas language student estudiante (mf) de idiomas language studies estudios (mpl) de idiomas language teacher profesor, -sora (m,f) de idiomas language teaching enseñanza (f) de idiomas 3.2 [Comput] lenguaje (m)

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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 The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990.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.