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literacy
American English: /ˈlɪdərəsi/
, /ˈlɪtrəsi/
British English: /ˈlɪt(ə)rəsi/

Translation of literacy in Spanish:

noun

  • uncountable
    alfabetismo (masculine)
    adult literacy is below 50%
    más del 50% de los adultos son analfabetos
    courses in computer literacy
    cursos (masculine plural) de familiarización con la informática
    cursos de introducción a la informática
    (before noun) literacy program
    programa (feminine) de alfabetización
    literacy teaching literacy test
    prueba (feminine) de alfabetización
    Example sentences
    • Innovative programmes successfully encouraged adults to develop their literacy and numeracy skills.
    • One in five adults has poor literacy skills and it is many of these who cannot find employment.
    • Its treasures must be plundered and used to fund literacy programmes and childcare.

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