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    Default Difference between alumno y estudiante?

    I came a new word in Spanish class

    "alumno"

    estudiante is easier to remember but I wondered what the difference was.

    according to my dictionary

    alumno is someone studying in a collage or university and estudiante is a student/pupil of?

    Any thoughts on this?
    Last edited by AnnaC; 04-28-2005 at 12:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Coniglio
    I came a new word in Spanish class

    "alumnio"

    estudiante is easier to remember but I wondered what the difference was.

    according to my dictionary

    alumnio is someone studying in a collage or university and estudiante is a student/pupil of?

    Any thoughts on this?
    Do you mean "alumno"?
    It is used in the same context as alumnus. It can be used interchangeably with estudiante.

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    Talking

    Opps let me fix that. It's the old brain you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Coniglio
    Opps let me fix that. It's the old brain you know.
    I'll forgive you this one time.

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    Isn't alumno what they make tinfoil out of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktoronto
    Isn't alumno what they make tinfoil out of?
    No that would be aluminio.
    Close. But no cigar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewart
    No that would be aluminio.
    Close. But no cigar.
    Quote Originally Posted by ricktoronto
    Isn't alumno what they make tinfoil out of?
    I think that was Rick's attempt at a joke (sometimes they work).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rellosk
    I think that was Rick's attempt at a joke (sometimes they work).
    I figured as much. I know my jokes usually misfire as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Coniglio
    I came a new word in Spanish class

    "alumno"

    estudiante is easier to remember but I wondered what the difference was.

    according to my dictionary

    alumno is someone studying in a collage or university and estudiante is a student/pupil of?

    Any thoughts on this?
    When I took my 3 Spanish classes we learned the word alumno for student as well.

    I don't know for sure...but I assume they are basically interchangable..like student and pupil...or something like that...

    Taking a bit of an "educated" guess there....

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    I thought an alumnus is a person who graduated from an institution of higher learning

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