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el nieto - Antonio Benítez Rojo

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encargado
errand, recado o tarea
la restauración
restoration
la barba
gotee, beard
ajustado
ajustable
el bosillo
packet
el rollo de planos
roll of plans
desteñida
faded
los obreros
working class/ workers
las casas vecinas
neighborhood houses
desplegar
unfold
el gesto
gesture, ademán/expression
el sudor
sweat
enrollarse
enroll
arrimarse
approach
la anciana
aged one
asomarse a
appear
agradecido
grateful
rechoncha
chubby
habituado
get used to, acostumbrado
la penumbra
no light, no hay luz/oscuridad
la foto de carnet
identity photo
un marco
frame
un retrato
portrait/photo
ademán
gesture
el resplandor
brightness
la dictadura
dictatorship/ gobierno de un lider supremo (batista)
detenerse
to stop
el techo
ceiling roof
reparar=arreglar
to repair
acercarse= aproximarse
bring near
los mandados
troop/comestibles/cosas del supermercado/groceries
los cartuchos
cartridge/ supermarket bags
una barra
smear/loaf/un centidad grande de pan
el rostro
cara/face
la acera
sidewalk
novelera
fond of novelty/fiction/clever
la pena
punishment
el poyo
bench
la bodega
wine cellar/tienda/supermercado pequeño
enseguida
at once, straight away, imediatamente
de improviso
unforseen unexpected
verdaderamente
truthfully
cuidadosamente
carefully
detenidamente
carefully
trabajosamente
hard, laboriously
vagamente
lazily
story
man who is a architect goes is invited into an old womans house for lemonade. he sees a picture of himself she says it is her grandson. she doesn't recognize him. her husband comes down and takes him down stairs to explain that she couldnt have children and they found his picture on the side walk so she started telling everyone that he was her grandchild. Lastly old man asks if architect will come over that night. he says yes.