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to reach

los antepasados


el aporte



to support

el apoyo



to take advantage of


to assimilate

el compromiso

commitment, obligation


to contribute

las costumbres


criarse (en)

to grow up (in)

el desafío



to discriminate

encajar (en)

to fit in

el estilo de vida


estar agradecido(a) por

to be thankful for


to express (yourself)

el grupo étnico

ethnic group

Había muchos desafíos en

There were many challenges in...

la herencia



to maintain

Mis... enfrentaron obstáculos cuando...

My... faced obstacles when...

el modo de ser

way of being

Nos costó trabajo

It took a lot of work for us

acostumbrarnos a...

to get used to...

el orgullo


el origen


pertenecer a

to belong to

Poco a poco se adaptaron a...

Little by little they adapted to...

las raíces


el sacrificio


ser de ascendencia...

to be of... decent

lasla tradición


tener éxito

to be successful

Tuvimos que hacer un gran esfuerzo para...

We had to make a big effort to...

Con el tiempo pude asimilar...

With time I was able to assimilate...

Gracias al apoyo de...,

Thanks to the support of...

he podido superar...

I have been able to overcome...

Nos esforzamos en...

We made a big effort to...

Por fin, logré...

Finally, I managed to...

Trabajo duro... y por eso...

I work hard... and for that reason...


to get accustomed to

Antes de que empiecen las clases, quiero...

Before classes start, I want to...

las aspiraciones


Cuando sea mayor, me gustaría...

When I'm older, I'd like to...

(no) darse por vencido (a)

to (not) give up

empeñarse en

to insist on, be determined to

En cuanto cumpla los... años, voy a...

As soon as I turn... years old, I'm going to...

enfocarse en

to focus on

esforzarse por

to make an effort to


to get established

llegar a ser

to become


to achieve, to manage (to do something)

luchar por

to fight for

la meta


el objetivo


realizar (un sueño)

to fulfill (a dream)

seguir adelante

to move forward

soñar con

to dream of

Tan pronto como... pienso...

As soon as... I plan on...

Tengo la intención de...

I intend to...

tomar la iniciativa

to take the initiative


to triumph

Voy a... con la idea de...

I'm going to... with the intention of...

Hablamos del tema; por consiguiente...

we discussed the issue; consequently...

Mi éxito en...

My success in...

se debe a...

is due to...

No estudié, así que...

I didn't study, so...

Soy bilingüe; por lo tanto, tengo muchas oportunidades

I'm bilingual; therefore, I have many opportunities

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