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15:44 May 26, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: grade
A "grade" in school: first grade, fifth grade. Any generally accepted term. Could be "ano", "curso", "nivel". Hard to translate because of different educational systems and concepts.

Thanks so much.
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nagrado, curso, año
Judy Rojas
naver abajo
Silvia Sassone
naPlease see below.Raúl Valenzuela
Beatriz Garmendia
nagrado, ano, cursoNNieto



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also año, according to the new educational system in Argentina

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grado, ano, curso

These are all aceptable terms for grade in Latin America. First thing would be to determine if it is going to be for the general public of Latin America or for a specific country.

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Depende para que pais se dirige la traduccion, claro.
En Venezuela se usa Grado. Ej primer grado, segundo grado ...de educacion primaria (que dura seis años). Luego se usa "año" para la educacion secundaria (que son cinco)

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Please see below.

Generally accepted as "grade" in Spanish. Good luck.

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grado, curso, año

All of the above are correct, however, be careful. As a general rule, in South America there is a diferenciation between elementary and secondary education. Depending on the country, the elementary years are called grado or año, as in tercer grado, cuarto grado, etc. Curso is used to designate the class as a whole, as whole. If you are writing for a general Southamerican audience you can use grado and it will be be understood by just about everyone.

Best regards,

Ricardo Martinez de la Torre R.
Santiago, Chile

Judy Rojas
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ver abajo

En Argentina: grado para escuela primaria; año para escuela secundaria.

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