Translation of course in Spanish:


curso, n.

Pronunciation /kɔrs/ /kɔːs/

See Spanish definition of curso


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    • 1.1

      (of river) curso masculine
      (of road) recorrido masculine
      • One example of this is the Huanhe Road project that is to follow the course of the Xindian River in Taipei County.
      • At its most basic, canyoning is following a river along its course through a gulley.
      • Alternatively, you could hire a bike and follow the course of the River Loir from Vendome to its confluence with the Sarthe.
      • It has been said that the course of a winding river is just like the tortuous path life sometimes takes.
      • The sun and wind shower their might along the course of the river making their task of drying the clothes easier.
      • These are surface diamonds, washed along the course of rivers over millions of years.
      • Ur ceased to exist in the 4th century BC, probably because the River Euphrates changed course.
      • In other areas, rivers will appear and disappear along their course as they find the easiest route to the sea.
      • We took off, the bus bumping along the rough coast road, charting a course due north in the late afternoon sun.
      • When cities were built close to the river, some of the streets followed the courses of the creeks and streams that fed the river.
      • Middle Head Road and Peat Road, both tracks, respectively parallel and cross the course of a Roman road.
      • And by far the best way to enjoy it is to hire a cabin cruiser and chart a course along its winding length.
      • Hence, it is reasonable to assume that they change their orientation to more southeasterly courses along the routes.
      • In other words, the flight paths of aircraft on a collision course are also shown in green.
      • It is true that present-day river courses are not wholly natural.
      • These unknown areas were often divided by straight lines or the course of a river or a watershed.
      • A distant sweep of pink sand marks the course of a seasonal river, Wadi Kutum.
      • The ships then maintain parallel courses while the fuel is pumped - an operation which requires a high degree of seamanship.
      • After briefings and an exchange of stores, both ships continued their respective courses with a wave and a toot goodbye.

    • 1.2(way of proceeding)

      the only course open to us el único camino que tenemos
      • your best course is to say nothing lo mejor que puedes hacer es no decir nada

    • 1.3(progress)

      in the normal course of events normalmente
      • it changed the course of history/events cambió el curso de la historia/los acontecimientos
      • to interfere with the course of justice entorpecer la acción de la justicia
      • Once respiratory or renal disease develops, the course is usually rapidly progressive.
      • We'll of course be back to you if any developments occur during the course of this program.
      • It has characters that are compelling, sympathetic and which develop over the course of the plot.
      • How do you feel about how Irish cinema has developed over the course of your career?
      • Labor believes that the true course for world progress lies in it being run cooperatively.
      • He vows to defy the logic of time and arrange the course of history according to his liking.
      • Secondly, Honda will push along its development over the course of a season, so it is constantly improving.
      • These extinctions become a problem to solve rather than the natural course of things.
      • However, pursuit of such a course can only lead to dependency and loss of control.
      • Postoperatively, the patient's course was unremarkable.
      • The human race is on a course of discovering a new and unknown power hidden within.

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    Aviation Nautical
    rumbo masculine
    true course rumbo verdadero
    • to plot a course trazar el plan de vuelo
    • to set course for poner rumbo a
    • the plane had gone off course el avión se había desviado de su rumbo
    • to change course cambiar de rumbo
    • the party has changed course el partido ha dado un nuevo rumbo / giro a su política
  • 3

    • 3.1(series of lessons)

      curso masculine
      course in/on sth curso de/sobre algo

      • to take or (British also) do a course
      • to go on a course
      • they are sending me on a course
      • course material
      a short course un cursillo
      • This could occur in small groups in teacher education courses or in large class discussions.
      • The center offers research fellowships, courses, lecture series, conferences, and publications.
      • The figures relate to primary and secondary postgraduate teacher training courses for all subjects.
      • More math and reading courses for elementary school teachers were mandated.
      • Only dual enrollment mathematics courses taught on high school campuses are included in the study.
      • Tibetan communities made efforts to teach more subject courses in Tibetan in primary and secondary schools.
      • Because on-site attendance can be impossible for those living far away, numerous schools and educators offer distance learning courses.
      • While aspects of the curriculum can be assessed in the written examination, courses of study in each school reflect the whole curriculum.
      • The school's academic courses include Chinese language lessons taught by professors from China, night classes for adults, and computer lessons.
      • This information, while useful in upgrading the college courses, only indirectly affected the high school courses.
      • Many of the sites offered community college credit for courses taken as part of a high school diploma.
      • Without textbooks in minority languages, schools were more likely to offer subject courses in Chinese.
      • True revision is only possible if you have studied the subject conscientiously throughout your course.
      • The internet based company develops internet continuing education courses and distance learning on their web site, with almost all the specialties.
      • His research shows that 82 percent of students taking distance learning courses are either local or on-campus.
      • The new master's program has a set curriculum with no elective courses.
      • The summer school will include courses on a range of subjects as well as outings and recreational activities.
      • Initially, the vocational training center will mainly provide training courses for vocational school teachers.
      • I've had students write me telling me that they used one of my courses in high school.
      • The project also will test use of the Web to provide science lab courses to high schools.

    • 3.2Medicine

      a course of treatment un tratamiento
      • the doctor put me on a course of antibiotics el doctor me recetó antibióticos
      • be sure to finish the course no deje de terminar la serie / el ciclo
      • Initial treatment should be medical with a course of antibiotics of at least two weeks duration.
      • First dose reactions occur after the first dose of a course of treatment and not necessarily thereafter.
      • A recurrence followed his initial recovery, and he needed a repeat course of treatment.
      • A repeat course of antibiotics at a later date to keep the condition under control.
      • Most clinical trials have used 10-to 14-day courses of antibiotic therapy.

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    (part of a meal)
    plato masculine
    as a / for the first course de primer plato
    • a three-course meal una comida de dos platos y postre
    • The Japanese, like most other Asians, do not usually serve meals in courses but set all the dishes on the table at the start of the meal.
    • Instead of serving dishes in courses, a Thai meal is served all at once, permitting dinners to enjoy complementary combinations of different tastes.
    • On the Sunday evening after the competition was over, a 3 course meal was served.
    • The dining room was dolled up like a palace and they served an eighty course meal.
    • Pita meat pie often is the final course of a meal or is served as a light supper on its own.
    • Fantastic food although quite expensive unless you eat early when they serve two courses for under £9.
    • It was a communal experience, as everyone was served the same courses at the same time, and it felt more like a party than a meal.
    • If you do the math, I think it will fall a little short but that's only because some of the courses were served at the same time.
    • Serve it as a breakfast in bed, a brunch dish, a first course, or as a special supper with a glass of champagne.
    • It was a fixed menu, dish after dish, five courses - soup, main course, salad, dessert, and beverage.
    • Even without the filling soup as a first course, the T-bone steak and salad had been an excellent meal.
    • This will be great served as a first course, or as a side to duck or game.
    • The maid came in and took away the soup and salad courses.
    • Lunches tend to be lengthy with several courses served because the noon meal is the main meal of the day.
    • Dinner was equally large, with numerous dishes served during each course.
    • Rabbit stewed in wine is a specialty, often with some of its sauce served over pasta as a first course.
    • I shuddered at the thought of a three course meal filled with dumplings, bread and cheese.
    • The final dish in the eight course evening was a Campari parfait served with orange ragout.
    • As they were having lobster and langoustine, respectively, for their first courses and beef for their mains, I suggested that a red Burgundy might be a better one-stop choice.
    • The meal came in courses accompanied by wine from bottles - the sort that need corkscrews, not twist tops - and with real knives and forks.
    • The ‘rhumb’ lines that criss-cross the map are designed to aid compass bearings, allowing navigators to sail reasonably accurate courses.
  • 5

    (racecourse) hipódromo masculine
    (racecourse) pista (de carreras) feminine
    (golf course) campo (de golf) masculine
    (golf course) cancha (de golf) feminine Southern Cone
    the race is over a course of three miles (el circuito de) la carrera tiene un recorrido de tres millas
    • One of the benefits of playing golf at new courses are the ideas you pick up.
    • It is a full service shotgun complex with two fully automated sporting clays courses, and golf carts are included.
    • While they want to incorporate some sightseeing into the trip, they have specified a minimum of four rounds of golf at leading courses in the chosen area.
    • The course was on land reclaimed from the old British Steel works.
    • The weather gods were unkind making the course unpleasant in certain areas.
    • Conditions were fine for golf and the course was beautifully prepared.
    • The more spectacular slalom racing will take place on an artificial course at the Olympic Complex.
    • We got by, however, and proceeded to get onto a great course and play good golf with winners.
    • ‘Our priority is to ensure that racing fans are able to turn on their television sets and watch a wide selection of racing from courses across Britain,’ he said.
    • Graphics have been sharpened slightly, but the racing courses are the same, and with minor exceptions, so are the vehicles.
    • It was a wise decision, as the course was well prepared with consistent greens and good fairways.
    • Have you ever tried to play golf on a course where there were more than a few annoying insects?
    • Previously it appeared that members would gain £4000 each from sale of the course as a racing concern.
    • The course was playing good and true and the weather could not be better.
    • Outside the golf club members were working hard to prepare the course for open week.
    • They use another service for showing races but have their own racing presenters on the course.
    • The $3-a-person game simulates real courses, with wind factors and club choices.
    • Clearly, he enjoys the course, even the rather silly island green at the notorious 17th hole.
    • As managers, golf course superintendents have to deal with trust at every level.
    • The main event will include pistol, rifle and sporting clay courses.
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    (of bricks)
    hilada feminine
    • A continuous render is taken up the sides and over the top of the core material of a wall, the core material being some three courses of mud bricks about forty centimetres high.
    • The effect of height of a temple till now was mitigated and compromised by the horizontal courses of stone used for construction.
    • One face of the double-sided fireplace features two courses of light buff brick alternating with a single, inset course of red bricks.
    • The courses are horizontal, but the stones are not all of uniform height or width, and in some cases two stones are placed one on top of the other to maintain the height.
    • Without mortar, lay two courses of brick to help determine the size of your barbecue.
    • The wall was built in regular horizontal courses bonded by mud mortar.
  • 7

    vela mayor feminine

transitive verb

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    (con perros) cazar
    • True: but we have all seen photographs of beings in rapid motion - horses racing, greyhounds coursing a hare, men running over a field, and so on.
    • He is too fast to be coursed in sight, and is hunted by scent, which varies with temperature, climate and soil.
    • The farmer thought they were coursing hares and called police.

intransitive verb

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    (flow swiftly)
    he felt the blood coursing through his veins sentía correr la sangre por sus venas literary
    • The warm liquid coursed down her throat, calming the fear she felt.
    • My father may have been in the merchant navy, but that doesn't mean there's salt water coursing through my veins.
    • The start of the main race was delayed after a thunderstorm hit the circuit, causing heavy flooding, with water coursing across the track in several places.
    • Nikolas closed his eyes as the spray of water coursed down his body.
    • The tears flowed freely now, coursing down my cheeks and soaking into her tank top as she cradled my head with one arm and encircled my waist with the other.
    • As water coursed through houses and shops, stock and belongings were swept out; mud and rubbish were swept in.
    • Water coursed through the empty gullies, filling oceans, creating islands, lapping up on sand and rocks, and hosting a new swarm of creatures.
    • Water coursed from his hair, to his neck, and to his toes in tiny rivulets.
    • Once the dam's stored waters coursed into the valley, a bucolic canal culture blossomed.
    • She turned and ran as fast as she could, trying all the while to control the stream of tears coursing down her cheeks.
    • I nodded; tears were still coursing down my cheeks.
    • When I could stand it no longer, I buried my head in my arms, and the tears began coursing down my cheeks; though I felt none of the usual relief crying brings.
    • She cried, tears coursing down her cheeks, mingled with the rain.
    • I took the opportunity to glance at her, and noticed tears coursing down her cheeks.
    • It felt like my entire right side had been blown off, and every breath sent liquid fire coursing through every vein.
    • Power coursed like liquid fire through my veins, as my adrenaline spiked and I screamed in pain.
    • Cassandra merely stayed where she was, unable to move as the pain coursed through her body.
    • Even writing that I can feel a little adrenaline rush coursing through my veins.
    • I was determined to catch some of the big trout I could see in the clear streams that coursed down each valley floor.
    • But a fallen power line or nearby lightning strike can easily overwhelm the power supply and send a mortal surge of electricity coursing through your motherboard.