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American English: /ˈlɛs(ə)n/
British English: /ˈlɛs(ə)n/

Translation of lesson in Spanish:


  • 1 (educational) 1.1 (class, period) lessons start at nine o'clock
    las clases empiezan a las nueve
    a French/piano lesson
    una clase de francés/de piano
    to give lessons in something
    dar clases de algo
    hacer clases de algo (Chile)
    to take lessons in something
    tomar clases de algo
    dar clases de algo (Spain)
    Example sentences
    • With the first two lessons, students are learning right away that a sketchbook is not necessarily a book of drawings, but a tool for the artist to use in many different ways.
    • Many teachers elect to continue teaching private or group lessons during the summer.
    • Word quickly spread about the convenience and economy that could result from teaching survival lessons at a distance.
    1.2 (in textbook) lesson three covers the past tense
    la tercera lección trata del pretérito
    Example sentences
    • Today's object lesson is the coverage of a promising medical breakthrough.
    • Today had to start out with one of those little object lessons in manners.
    • Despite the fact that this lesson took several class periods to complete, I feel it was definitely worth it.
  • 2 (from experience) there is a lesson to be drawn from this
    podemos aprender mucho de esto
    esto debería servirnos de lección
    to learn one's lesson
    aprender la lección
    she needs to be taught a lesson
    hay que darle una lección
    that'll teach you a lesson!
    ¡que te sirva de lección or de escarmiento!
    it was a lesson to us all
    fue una lección para todos
    Example sentences
    • I had received a memorable lesson in the ability of inexplicable experience to produce powerful emotion.
    • Discover the hidden lesson in each experience to develop a profound understanding of life and yourself.
    • When you are constantly aware, every experience becomes a lesson in life.
  • 3 (Religion) to read the lesson
    leer la lectura
    Example sentences
    • A few days after reading this report I opened my Bible to read the lesson for the daily office.
    • Although not a regular worshipper at St Mary's, he often read Christmas lessons at the church, and was heavily involved in the Thundridge community.
    • It is not achieved either, when one or two persons out of a crowd of hundreds read a lesson or take part in a prayer.
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