normal state secondary school

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by josera--, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. josera-- Senior Member

    Madrid
    Spanish - Spain
    Dear friends:
    The words are: "normal state secondary school"
    My try: Escuela de secundaria ¿pública?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. fenixpollo

    fenixpollo Mod Chicken

    Arizona
    American English
    Can you give us more background information and a complete sentence, please? It is easier to translate a phrase if we see it in a specific context.

    Thank you.
     
  3. josera-- Senior Member

    Madrid
    Spanish - Spain
    Thank you very much, fenixpollo.
    The sentence is: "Mr. XXX sees his college not as a hothouse for brillance but rather as a way to make up for the time wasted in normal state secondary school" (Mr. XXX founded a private school).
     
  4. fenixpollo

    fenixpollo Mod Chicken

    Arizona
    American English
    ...en la típica escuela secundaria del estado.
    ...en la escuela secundaria pública normal.

    Unas ideas. Espero que te ayuden.
     
  5. josera-- Senior Member

    Madrid
    Spanish - Spain
    Thank you very much!
    Regards.
     
  6. zumac Senior Member

    Mexico City
    USA: English & Spanish
    Be careful when using the term "normal" when you are talking about education. "Una escuela normal" is for teaching students to become teachers.

    According to the DRAE:

    escuela normal.
    1. f. Aquella en que se hacen los estudios y la práctica necesarios para obtener el título de maestro de primera enseñanza.

    Saludos.
     
  7. fenixpollo

    fenixpollo Mod Chicken

    Arizona
    American English
    Thanks for the reminder, zumac. I tried to structure my suggestions so that "escuela" and "normal" did not appear together. I hope my second suggestion is not misleading in that respect...
     

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