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Basic Spanish words

la vela, la candela

the candle (2)

de repente, de pronto, de súbito, repentinamente

suddenly (4)

la garra

the claw

el peluquero

the hairdresser

la canela

the cinnamon

algo por que sonreír

something to smile about

Estoy deseando ir.

I'm looking forward to going.

el fogón, la estufa

the stove (2)

un seto, una cerca, una valla

a fence (3)

en negrita

in boldface

el cuadro sobre la mesa

the painting above the table

el tiroteo

the shooting, gunfire

a alguien le interesaria...

would anyone be interested in...

la grava

the gravel

un guijarro

a pebble

la playa pedregosa

the pebble beach


grave, serious

en serio

in earnest, serious

darse una caminata

to take a walk

ir de excursión a pie

to go for a hike

un apartamento

an apartment

el álbum de cromos

the sticker album

el cromo

the chrome, sticker (chromolithograph)


get together, meet (rivers, roads), copulate (?)

tratarse de

be a matter of

la bandeja

the tray

el sobre

the envelope, packet

irse al sobre

"hit the sack"

el jabón

the soap

torcerse el tobillo

sprain/twist one's ankle

el esguince

the sprain




it twists

el cubo

the bucket, cube, hub

la historieta

the comic strip, funny story

algo por el estilo

something of the sort


I twisted (preterite)


acute, sharp-pointed

una aguja

a needle

el agujero

hole, river mouth (opening in coast)

el habla

the speech, language

el habla español

the Spanish language

De habla espanol, hispanohablante

Spanish-speaking (2)



el juez

the judge

el testigo

the witness


to tempt, attract (pronominal)

se me antoja comer pizza

I feel like eating pizza

el antojo

the craving, urge

Que te antoja?

What do you feel like (doing, eating)?

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