il liceo (o le scuole superiori)

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun il liceo, which means high school. In Italy, there are many types of liceoclassicoscientificolinguistico, etc.

The liceo classico focuses more on a “classical education” that stresses Latin and Ancient Greek, philosophy, Italian, history, and other humanist subjects. The liceo scientifico focuses more on science and math, while the liceo linguistico focuses on languages and cultural studies.

See the noun used below:

Essendo una studentessa molto brava e capace, i genitori hanno deciso di iscrivere Teresa a un liceo scientifico. Teresa diceva sempre di voler fare il medico da grande.

Being a very good and capable student, her parents decided to enroll Teresa in a science high school. Teresa used to always say she wanted to be a doctor when she grew up.

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