Carrera-CareerThe Spanish word “carrera” is often mistranslated into English as “career” when referring to university studies. These words are false friends because in English, “career” refers to the work you do during your life, in other words your profession or occupation. The proper translation for “carrera” when referring to study is “major.”

Error Común en Inglés
“There is a study abroad requirement for my university career.”

Forma Correcta
“There is a study abroad requirement for my university major.”
“I majored in International Business to prepare for a career in the import/export sector.”

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