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vintagedream, March 5, 2009
Posted March 5, 2009
Well as above.^^
"Examen" in Swedish, specifically for the level we're at (17-19ish yeargroup).
In France the equivalent to A-levels, IB, high school etc. is called "baccalauréat", which I think is the origin of the word used in English. It's basically just a type of qualification.
I swear with increasing internet availability, general intelligence decreases.
Posted March 10, 2009
It's more like a fancy word (of french origin) for diploma, more specifically the high school diploma.
Posted November 17, 2011
This is quite interesting. I was unaware of what it was until now... And I've been in IB for seven years now! :/
Posted November 20, 2011
How do you pronounce it? this has stumped me for such a long time. Makes one feel retarded when you can't pronounce the name of the programme you are doing.
Posted November 27, 2011
Back-lah-rette is how I've always pronounced it.
Posted December 4, 2011
Hmm, funny I should stumble upon this thread today. I was just wondering what the word meant earlier and looked it up in the Oxford dictionary:
1 an examination intended to qualify successful candidates for higher education
They even have a separate entry for 'International Baccalaureate'.
a set of examinations intended to qualify successful candidates for higher education in any of several countries.
I've known about the IB for at least four years and I never knew what the second word meant until today... :/
How do you pronounce it? this has stumped me for such a long time. Makes one feel retarded when you can't pronounce the name of the programme you are doing.Back-lah-rette is how I've always pronounced it.
Oh? I always pronounced it as 'back-ah-law-ree-aht'.
By the way the Oxford dictionary says it's pronounced /ˌbakəˈlɔːrɪət/. Nope, can't decipher that
Posted December 4, 2011
it means a painful two or three years of your life
Posted January 17, 2012
Posted February 16, 2012
I still can't spell that. I just thought it was a fancy word for bachelor (like a diploma).
Posted March 4, 2012
& Lots of people I know who've been in the system for 5, 6 years still can't spell it. No big deal.
Posted March 28, 2012
Posted April 4, 2012
Something derived from the concept of graduation and class, but all I remember is that the word doesn't see much translation. Baccalaureate is pronounced almost the same in all latin and germanic languages.
Baccalaureate in swedish is a synonym to ''kandidatexamen''
Nope, it's the equivalent of "studentexamen". "Kandidatexamen" is the same as a bachelor's degree which is a university degree.
Posted April 6, 2012
How is it supposed to be pronounced? Everybody pronounces it differently!
Copy the dude in this video
Posted April 12, 2012
In English, baccalaureate is pronounced: (I'm going to use Swedish characters to spell it phonetically because it might make the sounds easier to understand, i always relate English words into Swedish alphabet if I'm learning pronunciations, it makes more sense to me that way) ba-ka-lå-reatt
From one swede to another, I hope that helps
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