Spanish Vocabulary

This is a list of words and phrases that have cropped up during my facebook message exchanges in Spanish (which I am learning at a very leisurely pace) with my patient Mexican facebook friend Olga.

WORDS

PHRASES

la prueba = test
soleada = sunny
lluvioso = rainy
adictivo = addictive
contar = tell
corregir = correct
el dominio = mastery
simbólico = symbolic
verdadero = proper
la galleta = biscuit, cracker
al menos / por lo menos = at least
copioso = copious
una comida para llevar = a takeaway
la sugurencia = suggestion
lindo = pretty, lovely
chingón = (sl) neat, great, fantastic, cool
sabroso = catchy
entretenido = entertaining, enjoyable
el entrenamiento = training
invertir tiempo = invest/spend time
me parece = it seems
el oído = ear
la conferencia = talk, lecture, conference
opinar = to believe
la Red = the Internet
al respecto = relatively, respectively
inscribirse = to register oneself
el seminario = seminar, seminary
afortunado = fortunate
la entrevista = interview
al lado de = next to
lograr / obtener = achieve, obtain
el término = end; term
la atadura = tie, attachment
mantener = keep
mantenerse = to remain, stay
el prejuicio = prejudice
vigilar = supervise (children)
la moral = morals, morality, morale
la ética = ethics, ethicality
lleno / completo = full
el espejo = mirror
el polvo = dust
bolos / boliche = bowling
la partida = game (of chess, cards)
tampoco = neither, not ... either
ejercitar = exercise
meditar = meditate
el gimnasio = gym
los saludos = greetings
el beso = kiss
el abrazo = hug, embrace
según = according to
por (lo) tanto / por lo pronto = meanwhile
tal vez = perhaps, maybe
aun / incluso = even
aunque = although
platicar = talk, chat
ingresar / unirse = join
aclarar = clarify
seres vivos = living beings
facciones = features; divisions
el enlace = link
la falta / el error = mistake
disfrutar = enjoy
prestado = borrowed; lent
contar / mentionar = count; mention
la corbata = tie
doblar = bend
eficaz = effective
ensartada = threaded
el servidor = server
el enemigo = enemy
sudar = sweat
volatil = unpredictable, changeable
el milagro = miracle
rodeado = surrounded
el árbol = tree
manejar = drive
felizmente = happily
caliente = hot
la hierba = grass, lawn, herb
el asador = grill, roaster, grill-room
el chorizo = a kind of sausage with lots of condiment
regalar = to give away or as a present
padecimiento = suffering
votar = vote
desempleada = unemployed
la atadura = attachment, tie
el asunto = matter, issue
festejo = paraty, festivity, celebration
Cuaresma = Lent
sin embargo = however
la piña = pineapple
conseguir = get
el desarrollo = development
precioso = precious, lovely, excellen, merry
regresar = go back, come back, return
un golpe = knock, poke
compartir = share
eliminar = eliminate, delete
el foro = forum
el fragmento = fragment, excerpt, extract
sobresaliente = outstanding
pelear = fight, quarrel, dispute
se formar = form (intransitive)
ponerse = become, get
sobrecoger = overtake
calificar = qualify
la beca = grant, scholarship
francamente = frankly
impresionado = impressed
recorrer = to travel through, across or along
milenario = ancient; millenium
desvanecido = faded, faint, giddy
la tumba = tomb, grave
la oración = sentence; prayer
el poema = poem
el placar = pleasure
el estilo = style
el consejo = advice
estimulante = uplifting
motivador = motivating
el voluntariado = voluntary work
la asesoría = consultancy
querido = dear
el ciberespacio = cyberspace
encantarse = to love
el fenómeno = phenomenon
el reto = challenge
brusco = sudden, abrupt, brusque
pasar = to experience; pass; spend (time)
resistir = withstand, tolerate, resist
lindo = lovely
gritar = shout, scream; yell at
cortejar = to court, pay homage, make love
llorar = to cry
la sonrisa = smile
robar = rob, steal
la estación = station; season
la contabilidad = accounting, bookkeeping
la curación = healing, recovery, treatment
el contador = accountant (Am)
agitado = agitated, upset; rough, choppy
la junta = committee; board
grata = pleasant, pleasing
la postura = posture, position, stance, attitude
relato = account, report, tale
gracioso = funny, amusing
relatar = to relate, recount
el acontecimiento = event
incómodo = uncomfortable, awkward
modismo = idiom
la lechuga = lettuce
el aguacate = avocado
rico = rich; delicious
el pastel = pastry, pie, cake
algo (adv) = a bit, somewhat, rather
el camarón = shrimp
la rebanada = slice
el horno = oven; al horno = baked
el fogón = stove, hearth, fireside
alejado (de) = distant (from)
sonar = to sound
el césped delantero / de atrás = front/back lawn
luchar = to fight, struggle
desaparecer = to disappear
archivar = to file
contestar = reply, answer
la parabola = parable; parabola
la solicitud = form
una noticia = a piece of news
retar = to challenge
apretar = to press
pendiente = pending, outstanding; earring
el pasatiempo = pasttime
sabroso = tasty
la brisa = breeze
soplar = to blow (out, off, up)
el fundador = founder
el detalle = detail
agregar = to add
apenarse = to be sad, grieve; be embarrased
averiguar = to find out, ascertain
mojarse = to get wet
el charco = puddle, pool
hacerse = to become etc
la tormenta = storm
el granizo = hail
sobresalir = to stand out, stick out
el derrame = discharge, spilling
la huella = footprint
el petróleo = oil, petroleum
cercano = near(by), close, neighbouring
despertar = to wake up, arouse, awaken
sueño = sleep(iness), dream
aún = still
despedirse = say goodbye
el asunto = matter
el pozo = shaft, well
sentar precedente = to set a precedent
el gasto = spending, expense, expenditure
amanecer = to dawn
presenciar = to witness, be present at
estallar = to explode
un comando = squad
desconocer = to not know
ni = nor
enterar = to find out
novedoso = novel, new
apenarse = to be saddened, ashamed, embarrassed
lo complicado = how complicated
en vez de = instead of
supponer = to suppose
el consejero = counsellor
gozar = to enjoy
la estufa = stove
la pulgada = inch
la recámara = bedroom (Mex, Colombia)
el canalé = channel (TV)
deprimirse = to get depressed
sustituto = replacement, substitute
la tortuga = tortoise, turtle, terrapin
acabar = finish, end, use up
una canasta = basket
aprovechar = to make the most of
cobrar = to charge
la costera = promenade
además de = as well as
la superficie = surface
salir = leave; appear, come out
embarrar = to cover in mud
el acontecimiento = event
luchar = to fight
los trámites = paperwork; procedure
disponible = available
el atraso = delay, slowness, backwardness
validar = to validate, officially confirm
revalidar = to validate; pass one's final exams
lidiar con = to struggle/deal with
el otoño = autumn
tratar de, intentar = try to
el esfuerzo = effort
disponible = available
sacar = to take out
la quiebra = bankruptcy
la expectativa = expectation, hope, prospect
afrontar = to face (up to); confront
reventar, explotar, estallar = to explode, break down
deformarse = to go out of shape
la resistencia = resistance, strength, stamina, endurance
el olor = smell, odour, aroma, scent
un pedazo = piece, bit
pegar(se) = stick
apegarse a = to become fond of or attached to
funcionar = to work, run, function
empeñarse = insist; get into debt
doblegar = to give in, yield
resignar = to resign, yield
la competencia = competition
volver = to (re)turn
el reconocimiento = recognition
adular = to flatter / adulate
el espejismo = mirage, illusion
el valor = value, asset
la ganancia = profit, gain
solucionar = to solve
ocioso = lazy
agotador = exhausting
extrañar = to miss, surprise
alistar = get ready; enrol
la hamaca = hammock
al parecer = it appears, apparently
de colorido = colourful
el fracaso = failure
el sobrino = nephew
consentido = spoiled (brat)
lamentar = to be sorry about, regret
mojar = to wet, moisten, dunk
el remojo = The act of steeping/soaking
juego de toronja = set of grapefruit
hacerse falta = to lack
la cola = queue, tail, etc
el rayo = ray
la llanta = wheel, tyre, tim
la temporada = period, season
el empresario = employer
la ilusión = illusion, hope, dream
recién = recently, only just
cárcel = prison
el licenciado = graduate
la comodidad = comfort, convenience
solucionar = to (re)solve
perseguir = to pursue, persecute
el cinturón = belt
diversificarse = to diversify
cualquier = any
ampliamente = fully etc
así que = so
la peluquería = hairdresser
el tratamiento = treatment
la especie = species; kind, sort
el condado = county
proporcionar = to provide
aficionada = fond, enthusiastic about
arreglarse = to sort oneself (itself) out
corroer = corrode, erode
la herramienta = tool
superar =to overcome
la raíz = root
reconocer = recognize
la caminata = long walk
arriesgar = to risk
tornarse = to become
tornar(se) en -> to turn into
rehusar = to refuse
el hombro = shoulder
el omoplato = shoulder blade
la espalda = back
la cicatriz = scar
la barriga = belly
torcer = twist
el estiramiento = stretching
la flexión = bending
la molestia = trouble, bother, discomfort
un besito = little kiss
además de = as well as
la rutina = routine
colocar = place, put
acudir a = to turn/show up for/at
enfocar = to focus
provocar = provoke, cause, bring about
añadir = to add
adelante = forward, ahead
el contrato = contract
la cotización = quote / estimate
la cita = quote / quotation
el fondo = fund, bottom, background
fundir = (s)melt/found
difundir = to spread
la ola = wave
el vínculo = link, tie, bond
arrojar = to throw
rescatar = to rescue
la Vida Silvestre = wildlife
el venado = deer; venison
el chimpacé = chimp
el biberón = baby's bottle, bottle feeder
criar = raise, rear, grow
el cachorro = puppy, kitten, cub
incluso = even
averiguar = to find out
benévolo = benevolent, favourable
la área = area (mathematics)
el área = area (of land)
el cabrón = bastard
la época = time
el presupuesto = budget; assumption
el mantenimiento = maintenance, upkeep
quitar = to remove; take (away)
ingreso = entry; entrance; deposit (finance)
animar = to encourage (person)
el sueldo = salary
el promedio = average
la mesa = table, desk; committee, board, panel
el vestidor = changing room
el ejército = army
animar = encourage, cheer up
entregar = hand over/in, deliver
la grabación = recording
aún = still
invertir = to invert, invest, spend
despreciable = despicable, negligible, paltry
fructífero = fruitful
condenado = condemned, sentenced
condenar = convict, condemn
lejana = remote, distant, far
cauteloso = cautious (person)
arrastrar = to drag
se arrastrar = to crawl
el charco = puddle, pool
el peligro = danger, risk
acudir = to turn up, go, come
penar = punish; suffer
penarse = grieve, mourn
apenar = to sadden
apenarse = to be saddened/ashamed/embarrassed (by)
el pulmón = lung
el arreglo = repair
aprovechar = to take advantage of, make the most of
el nido = nest
familiar = informal
el sueldo = salary
de madruga = at dawn
el repuesto = spare part
conformir = to improve
dejar de (hacer) = to stop (doing)
la sabiduría = wisdom, learning
los honorarios = fees
desgastar = to wear out
bueno (adverb) = well, OK, alright
el ácido = acid
el aceite = oil
comprobar = to check, verify
gozar = to enjoy
la camiseta = Y-shirt, vest
aguadar = to await
despedirse = to say goodbye
aliviar = to ease, soothe, relieve
la mejilla = cheek
el desagrado = displeassure, discontent
insensible = insensitive
materialista = materialist(ic)
cumplir = to fulfil, carry out
la vejez = old age
el código = the code
averiguar = to find out
averiguaciones = inquiries
apegado = connected to
sumamente = extremely
la enfermera = nurse
oculto = hidden
rescatar = to rescue
seguido (adv) = often continuously, straight on
¡oye! = hey!
la roncha = bump on skin
la cigueña = stork
anidar = to nest
el nido = nest
sucio = dirty
la ropa sucia = laundry, dirty clothes
el retraso = delay
gozar = enjoy
cómodamente. = comfortably
el reto = challenge
el asunto = matter, situation
el calvario = calvary; ordeal
me disgusto con = to fall out with
enterarse = to find out
la rodilla = knee
ojalá = hopefully
el resfriado = cold
indebidamente = improperly, inappropriately
arriba = up
el montaje = assembly
el tenedor de libros = bookkeeper
educado = polite
extrañar = to miss
relajada = relaxed, relaxing
desenvelver = to unfold
sembrado = planted
en lo personal = personally
los archivos = the records
el placer = pleasure
juzgar = to judge
el hígado = liver
el pulmón = lung
el humo = smoke
el ajetreo = hustle and bustle
el presupuesto = budget; estimate
ahorrar = to save
la mentira = lie
animar = to encourage
aseguir = to assure
extraño = stange
radicar = to lie
el miedo = fear
el horario = schedule
radicar en = lies in

por supuesto = of course
a orillas del mar = by the sea
que días tan complicados = such complicated days!
puede que haya sido = it may have been
el pan de lentejas y granos = lentil & bean loaf
col rellena de zanahorias, apio y bokchoy = stuffed cabbage with carrots, celery & bokchoy
hojas de parra rellenas de arroz con pasas = grape leaves stuffed with rice with raisins
ensalada de papa = potato salad
hoy en día = nowadays
el corte de corriente =power cut
más bien = rather
una carrera de tiempo = a race against time
lista a tiempo = ready in time
cruzo los dedos = I'm crossing my fingers
dondequiera que = wherever
en promedio = on average
hace tiempo que = it's a long time since
pega esto en tu muro = stick this on your wall
entrado en años = elderly
quitarme el estres = get rid of the stress
lo único importante = the only important thing
la semana entrante = the coming week
llevarse bien/mal = to get on well/badly
gracias por dedicar tiempo = thanks for spending time
la única persona = the only person
en mayúsculas = in capitals, in upper case
Portal de FB = FB Wall/Profile
contento de oir que = happy to hear that
reacción alérgica = alergic reaction
fuera de eso = apart from that
ponerlo a dormir = to put it to sleep
aprovechar para salir = to take the opportunity of going
sentir mucho = to be really sorry, deeply regret
¡que descanses! = sleep well!
por largo tiempo = for a long time
la paciencia hace milagros = patience works miracles
te entiendo = I know what you mean
eso de ser vegetariano = about (regarding) being a vegetarian
los bares habituales = usual pubs/bars
disciplinado = self-disciplined
un muslo de pavo = a turkey leg
dieta / régimen de alimentación = diet
mejorar mi salud = to improve my health
el aire libre = the fresh air
a tiempo parcial = part-time
que coincidencia = what a coincidence
hasta luego/pronto/la vista = see you (later)
hasta la proxima (vez) = till the next time
que disfrutes la comida = may you enjoy the meal
por respeto de = out of consideration for
gracias de antemano = thanks in anticipation
pensamiento diario = thought for the day?
se despide atentamente = yours faithfully
tienes un buen sentido del humor
es lo único que tenemos= it is all that we have
de hecho soy miembro = in fact I'm a member
por lo que cuentas = from what you say
de escuela primaria = at primary school
eso no hace ninguna diferencia = it makes no difference
practico lo mas que puedo = I practise as much as I can
sabio permanece imperturbado ante la calumnia y el halago = the wise one remains unperturbed in the face of slander or flattery
a mantequilla de cacahuete = peanut butter
te dejaron plantado = you got stood up
tener ánimos = to feel like
quitar la sed = quench the thirst
estoy alistandome para = I am getting ready to
paso viendo ... = I spend time watching ...
el aire acondicionado = air conditioning
apretar una tecla = press a key
después de todo (figurative) = after all
de por medio = at stake
de cualquier forma / de todas formas = anyway, in any case
me dejarán saber = they will let me know
me quitan mucho tiempo los niños = the children take up a lot of my time
por cierto = by the way
me disgusta desvelarme = I don't like staying awake
no hay nada en firme = nothing is firm
eso quiere decir = that is to say
nos seguiremos viendo en FB = we'll carry on seeing each other on FB
los frenos delanteros = front brakes
me toca a mí = it is my turn
la llanta trasera = rear wheel
conforme pase el tiempo = as time passes
morder la bala = bite the bullet
me temo que = I'm afraid that
me he quedado pensando en = I have been thinking about
parece mentira que = it seems impossible that
no me arrepiento = I have no regrets
déjame contarte que = let me tell you
siempre que = whenever; provided that
a juzgar por = judging by
en lo personal = personally
tiempo atrás = a while back
en lo relacionado a = with regard to
enfrentar los retos = to confront the challenges
por el momento todo va bien = so far so good
escucha mis plegarias = he listens to my prayers
espero ansioso el poder ver = I am looking forward to seeing
me refería a que = I meant that
tener ganas de = to feel like, look forward to
de lo contrario = otherwise
ponerse al corriente de algo = catch up (on gossip/news/mail), bring oneself up to date
que se puede agregar = what more can one say?
me salen de las orejas = they're coming out of my ears
no cabe duda = no doubt
estar bajo control = to be under control
estar de cabeza = to be upside down
de ahi en fuera = other than that
el Consejo de Directores = board of directors
mientras tanto = meanwhile
por eso que = for that reason; therefore, that's why
pareja disparaja = uneven pair, odd couple
la ortografia equivocada = wrong spelling