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English to Spanish translations [PRO] Education / Pedagogy
English term or phrase:light dictation
The context is the following: "My mother was told that the best hope the teachers saw for me was in a finishing school, where I would ski, learn to cook, and take classes in light dictation and shorthand". It's a magazine article.
Explanation: I think "light' means "short", as in this definition from Webster's 3rd
2 a : of slight extent or little importance : TRIVIAL *shows the lightest incidence and intensity of infection— J.H.Fischthal* *attests in what light esteem we held the tank— S.L.A.Marshall* b : not abundant : INCONSIDERABLE *a light rain* *the early voting was light* *trading on the commodity exchange was light* *has relatively light traffic and few billboards— American Guide Series: Maryland* *a light breakfast*
I think I would just say "tomar dictados (breves)", but for your context, I think "clases de dictado" seems appropriate