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literate
American English: /ˈlɪdərət/
British English: /ˈlɪt(ə)rət/

Translation of literate in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (able to read)
    alfabetizado
    much of the population is barely literate
    la mayor parte de la población es casi analfabeta
    Example sentences
    • Most of us are familiar with the concept of literacy as it applies to reading and writing and it is generally accepted that being literate means being able to decipher the written word and compose written work.
    • The written form of Arabic is the same for all literate Arabs (those able to read and write), regardless of how different their spoken dialects are.
    • At present most literate Africans can read English or French.
    1.2 (person) (well-educated)
    (cultured)
    cultivado
    culto
    (play)
    sofisticado
    Example sentences
    • And this is the portion of the population who are computer literate.
    • To ensure that all theories meet these standards, it is essential that people be sufficiently scientifically literate.
    • And the book turns out to be intelligent, literate, and thoughtful.

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