asignatura de arrastre

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by pecan, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. pecan Member

    on a transcript of a Nicaraguan university "resit exam"?
  2. vimmex Senior Member

    Mexican Spanish
    Asignatura de arrastre.

    So, what is the question?
  3. pecan Member

    Question: how to translate "asignatura de arrastre" on a (Nicaraguan) medical student's transcript. It is the category heading. Would it be best translated as "Resit exam"?
  4. vimmex Senior Member

    Mexican Spanish
    Oh, ok. I don't know the word in English but maybe I can help. In Mexico, an "asignatura de arrastre" is one from an earlier semester which you haven't passed. So, if I'm in third semester, but I haven't passed, say "Math II" from second semester, then "Math II" is an "asignatura de arrastre".

    A "resit exam" is something we would call "examen de regularización". And it might be one way to pass that "asignatura de arrastre", but there might be other options, so I wouldn't say "resit exam" is a perfect translation for "asignatura de arrastre".

    I hope that helped.
  5. pecan Member

    Very helpful. ¡Gracias!

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