Spanish 220 Exam: Carlos Fuentes "Hernán Cortés" (2000)

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a reganadientes

reluctantly, unwillingly

admirar

to admire

la alianza

allinace

el aliado

ally

la catástrofe

catastrophe

conquistar

to conquer

el conquistador

conqueror

la corona

crown

el criollo

person of Hispanic descent born in the America

de carne y hueso

of flesh and blood

derrotar

to defeat

despreciar

to look down on, despise

destruir

to destroy

el dios

gods

elogiar

to praise

encarnar

to incarnate

en el fondo

at the base

equilibrado

balanced

execrar

to execrate, condemn

forjar

to forge

Hernán Cortés

De origen extremeno

Nicolo Machiavelo

de origen florentino

La Malinche (dona Marina)

De origen Mexicano

Moctezuma

De origen mexicano

La fortuna

Fortune

Fundar

To found

El genio

Genius

Hacer de tripas corazón

To pluck up the courage

El homenaje

Homage

El imperio

Empire

El indígena

Native American

La matanza

Massacre

El mestizo

Person of mixed Hispanic and Indian descent

El mestizaje

Process of racial and cultural mixing

El misionero

Missionary

La necesidad

Necesity

El poder

Power

La política

Politics

La profecía

Prophecy

El traductor

Translator

Traicionar

To betray

La virtud

Virtue

1519

Desembarco de Cortés y sus soldados en la costa del golfo y quema de los navios

1521

Derrota de Tenochtitlan, la capital de los mexicanos antiguos, y establecimiento del virreinato de la Nueva Espana.

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