high school dropout

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by kaygirl759, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. kaygirl759 New Member

    English - United States
    Hi! Does anybody know how to say high school dropout in spanish? Thanks.
  2. domingo_alegre Senior Member

    Peru -Spanish
    First of all, welcome to you !!!

    "estudiante que abandona la universidad antes de graduarse"

    Hope it helps
  3. Rivendell

    Rivendell Senior Member

    Spanish / Spain
    I'm afraid I disagree: High School is not University.

    Nevertheless I agree with Domingo that 'dropout' has no direct translation into Spanish, so we must say something like 'Ella ha dejado/abandonado el colegio/instituto' ('instituto' is the word we use for State High Schools in Spain).

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