English translation: Fachhochschulreife (high school diploma allowing for university entrance)
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German term or phrase:
Fachhochschulreife (high school diploma allowing for university entrance)
Explanation: in the US. Here, your 'school-leaving certificate' (sounds silly to American ears) is called a 'degree' in the form of a 'diploma' which you receive upon 'graduation'. A vocational college (Fachhochschule) really is an advanced form of educational facility.
gangels Local time: 19:59 Works in field Native speaker of: English, German PRO pts in category: 84