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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Igualdad'

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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Igualdad'
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What other word would we choose on International Women's Day?

This is an important word not just today, but everyday  Igualdad  means equality.

  • "Hasta que no tengamos igualdad en educación, no tendremos una sociedad igualitaria." Sonia Sotomayor 

      "Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society" Sonia Sotomayor, Puerto-Rican born American and Supreme Court Justice.

Gender equality in Spanish is: igualdad de género.

  • “La igualdad de género ha de ser una realidad vivida.” Michelle Bachelet.

        Gender equality needs to be a living reality", Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile and now United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

It is used to talk about equality in conditions and for things to be the same, or balanced.


  • En igualdad de condiciones.

       Under the same conditions.


  • A igualdad del resto de los factores.

       The other factors being equal.



Check out our other word of the day posts

This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and families.

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