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    Hi all,
    Does anyone know which is the equivalent word/title for "licenciado" in Spanish?

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    Default Re: Equivalent word for "licenciado"?

    I found "licenciate" as translation, but I am not really sure if they are the same.

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    Degree, Bachelor?

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    Depends on the context.

    It is a college graduate.

    In Mexico and Central America it also means lawyer or attorney-at-law.

    It also means "discharged" as in discharged from military service.


    Here is a link that has two pages of examples of the use of "licenciado":

    Licenciado | Spanish to English Translation - SpanishDict

    Note: Go to bottom of page to find examples, which are continued on next two pages.
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    Be extra careful though! Sometimes, Licenciado is just another word to address another person in a respectful manner. In this case, it would be the equivalent of saying "Mr." So "Licenciado Martínez" = "Mr. Martínez."

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    That's true Franco.

    In that context, would you say that it is the equivalent of "don" or "caballero", or does it have a different connotation?
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    Default Re: Equivalent word for "licenciado"?

    Quote Originally Posted by iyuanobi View Post
    Hi all,
    Does anyone know which is the equivalent word/title for "licenciado" in Spanish?
    I'm not sure theres a direct equivalent for "licenciado." In Spanish it's a type of University degree that corresponds to a Bachelor degree in English.

    No one will call you Bachelor iyuano though

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    Default Re: Equivalent word for "licenciado"?

    Quote Originally Posted by vicente View Post
    Depends on the context.

    It is a college graduate.

    In Mexico and Central America it also means lawyer or attorney-at-law.

    It also means "discharged" as in discharged from military service.


    Here is a link that has two pages of examples of the use of "licenciado":

    Licenciado | Spanish to English Translation - SpanishDict

    Note: Go to bottom of page to find examples, which are continued on next two pages.
    Really complete reference thank you my friend.

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    Default Re: Equivalent word for "licenciado"?

    Quote Originally Posted by agustinab View Post
    I'm not sure theres a direct equivalent for "licenciado." In Spanish it's a type of University degree that corresponds to a Bachelor degree in English.

    No one will call you Bachelor iyuano though
    So it is some common practice only for Latam region?
    I see for example, in Brazil, they put the title "Bel." before ppl´s name in official documents too.

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