Translation of "school" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /skuːl/ us /skul/

A1 a place where children go to learn things

I ride my bike to school.

A2 [ no plural ] the time that you spend at school

I like school.
I started school when I was five.
a dance, language, riding, etc. school

A2 a place where you can study a particular subject or learn how to do a particular activity

una escuela de baile, idiomas, equitación, etc.
She goes to a dance school every Saturday.

US informal any college or university


(Translation of “school” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /skuːl/

a place for teaching especially children

escuela, colegio
She goes to the school
He’s not at university – he’s still at school
(American) He’s still in school.

the pupils of a school

The behaviour of this school in public is sometimes not very good.

a series of meetings or a place for instruction etc

She runs a sewing school
a driving school.

a department of a university or college dealing with a particular subject

the School of Mathematics.

(American) a university or college.


a group of people with the same ideas etc

There are two schools of thought about the treatment of this disease.
schoolbag noun

a bag for carrying books etc to and from school

She had a schoolbag on her back.
schoolboy noun ( schoolgirl)

a boy or girl who goes to school

alumno; alumna
a naughty schoolboy.
schoolchild noun (plural schoolchildren)

a child who goes to school.

school day noun

a day on which children go to school

día de escuela
On a school day I get up at seven o’clock.
schooldays noun plural

the time of a person’s life during which he/she goes to school.

años del colegio
schoolfellow noun

(old-fashioned ) a person who is or was taught at the same school, especially in the same class

compañero de clase
I met an old schoolfellow of yours.
school-leaver noun

a school-pupil who is about to leave, or has just left, school eg because he has finished his course of education there

persona que termina la escuela
School-leavers are finding it hard to get jobs these days.
schoolmaster noun (feminine schoolmistress)

(old-fashioned) a person who teaches in school.

maestro, profesor; maestra, profesora
schoolmate noun

a schoolfellow, especially a friend.

compañero de clase
schoolteacher noun

a person who teaches in a school.

maestro, profesor

(Translation of “school” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)