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principiar a

to begin to

acercarse a

to approach

apresurarse a

to hasten (hurry) to

regresar a

to return to

acertar a

to happen to

acostumbrarse a

to become accustomed to

aspirar a

to aspire to

atreverse a

to dare to

convidar a

to invite to

dedicarse a

to devote oneself to

disponerse a

to get ready to

negarse a

to refuse to

obligar a

to force

resignarse a

to resign oneself to

acabar de

to have just

acordarse de

to remember to

alegrarse de

to be glad

cesar de

to stop

dejar de

to fail to

encargarse de

to take charge of

olvidarse de

to forget to

tratar de

to try to

consentir en

to consent to

consistir en

to consist of

convenir en

to agree to

empeñarse en

to be determined to

tardar en

to delay in

amenazar con

to threaten to

contar con

to count on

soñar con

to dream of

al + infinitivo

upon, on

en lugar de, en vez de

in place of, instead of






to allow, to let


to hope


to succeed in


to attempt


to promise


to be accustomed to, usually

a causa de

because of

a eso de


a fines de

at the end of

a fuerza de

by persevering

a la + adjective

in the manner, style

a pie

on foot

a principios de

at the beginning of

a tiempo

on time

a través de

through, across

al aire libre

outdoors, in the open air

de hoy en adelante

from now on

de otro modo


de pie


de vez en cuando

from time to time

desde luego (que no)

of course (not)

en cambio

on the other hand

en cuanto a

as for, in regard to

en efecto

in fact

(en) ocho días

(in) a week

(en) quince días

(in) two weeks, (in) a fortnight

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