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segundo básico

English translation: eighth grade


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Spanish term or phrase:segundo básico
English translation:eighth grade
Entered by: Janine Libbey
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13:12 Oct 30, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy
Spanish term or phrase: segundo básico
Se trata de un adolescente que estudia el "segundo básico", y vive en Venezuela. ¿A qué equivale esto en inglés?
Nikolaj Widenmann
United States
Local time: 08:47
eighth grade
wouldn't this be second year of middle school/junior high or 8th grade?
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Janine Libbey
United States
Local time: 09:47
Grading comment
I agree.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer


Summary of answers provided
4 +3second grade
Ana P. Gutierrez
2eighth gradeJanine Libbey

Discussion entries: 3



21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
second grade

second grade (Elementary school).

"United States
Main article Education in the United States
In the USA elementary schools teach up to grades 5, 6 or 8 and usually also have a kindergarten. Elementary schools in the US are also known as grade schools or grammar schools. The minimum age at the start of elementary schooling varies widely between states with some students starting kindergarten as young as 4½ years and others as old as 6 years."

Ana P. Gutierrez
United States
Local time: 07:47
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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Asker: Sorry, but 2nd grade would be too young. The person in question is a teenager. In the US, 2nd grade is a 7-year-old child. I think the US equivalent would be closer to a freshman or sophomore in high school, or middle school.

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agree  Ximena P. Aguilar
3 mins
  -> Thank you Ximena (:

neutral  Henry Hinds: ¿Pero adolescente...?
50 mins

agree  Patricia Rosas: I found this link to a bilingual school in Chile, and it lists the curriculum for Segundo Basico -- def. 2nd grade
58 mins

agree  Vania de Souza
2 hrs
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eighth grade

wouldn't this be second year of middle school/junior high or 8th grade?

Janine Libbey
United States
Local time: 09:47
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
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