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Aparentemente no hay una traducción exacta del frase inglés "college dropout" ... la mejor que podria encontrar es "estudiante que abandona la universidad antes de graduarse", cual me parece inelegante.

Hay un mejor frase idiomatica que puedo utilizar? O simplemente es que los del mundo español son mejores estudiantes que los que hablan inglés?


Apparently there's no exact translation of the English phrase "college dropout" ... the best I could find is "estudiante que abandona la universidad antes de graduarse", which seems inelegant to me.

Is there a better idiomatic phrase I could use? Or is it simply that people in the Spanish-speaking world are better students than English speakers?

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No sé si es formal, pero recuerdo que en México a veces dicen "desertor universitario" (RAE). Tal vez puede usar frases como, "Ella dejó la universidad" o "Él abandonó los estudios universitarios."


I'm not sure how formal it is, but I remember people in Mexico saying, "desertor universitario" (RAE). Maybe you could use phrases like, "Ella dejó la universidad" or "Él abandonó los estudios universitarios."

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La verdad, no creo que las personas que hablamos español seamos mejores estudiantes. En mi experiencia, el término más usado es "no se graduó de la universidad", o más coloquialmente "no se graduó de la U". A veces, se utiliza el término "bachiller", para referirse a alguien que solo se graduó de secundaria, y no terminó una carrera universitaria.

Que yo sepa, no existe un término específico en español que equivalga al "college dropout" en inglés.


Honestly, I don't think that the Spanish-speaking world are better students. In my experience, the term used mostly is "no se graduó de la universidad", or more colloquially "no se graduó de la U". Sometimes, the term "bachiller" is used to refer to somebody who only graduated from high-school, and didn't get a college degree.

To my knowledge, there is no specific term in Spanish that would be equivalent to "college dropout" in English.

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