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Old 6th February 2009, 10:28 AM   #1
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Hola, I believe that the best way to learn new vocab (or anything in fact!) and really make it stick is to teach it to someone else as soon as you can.

So this is an experimental thread. I want you to write here as many Spanish words or phrases as you like that you have learned recently, to share them with everyone else.

Any subject matter is fine, and you can post as often as you like. Just add your list with a translation to English, and ideally an example for each word. For example:

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My latest new vocab:

estoy fastidiado - I've hurt myself
e.g. estoy fastidiado, me he hecho daño en la pierna.
Your turn, teach us something!! Come back often with your newest words!
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Old 6th February 2009, 11:46 AM   #2
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huelga decir que---it goes without saying that---
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de repente---suddenly,all of a sudden.
Just seen this in the title of another thread and had to look it up!

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Old 6th February 2009, 01:06 PM   #3
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Here's one I learnt yesterday....

Que conste....... (Just for the record.....)

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"Tenía que ir a currar , que conste que quería quedarme allí contigo" (I had to go to work, just for the record I wanted to stay there with you)

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Old 6th February 2009, 01:09 PM   #4
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pertenencias = personal belongings
reanudar = to resume
entornado (adj.) = (door) ajar; (eyes) half-closed
¿Qué tiene de malo? = What's wrong with that?
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Old 6th February 2009, 02:54 PM   #5
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el patinaje (sobre hielo) - (ice) skating
nos hemos ventilado el jamón - we've finished off all the ham (from NIS facebook application... which is weird, because I remembered yesterday the phrase being in one of the NIS newsletters but had forgotten the actual vocabulary, and was going to look it up)
el apodo - nickname (verb: apodar)
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Old 6th February 2009, 06:36 PM   #6
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Jo tío, tengo ganas de ir pero estoy sin blanca - I'd like to go dude but I'm broke.

No logré conciliar el sueño - I couldn't get to sleep

Me noto raro en este jersey - I feel weird in this jumper.

Ya le pasará - She'll get over it.
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Old 9th February 2009, 10:50 AM   #7
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embobado spellbound; fascinated

hacinado crammed in


antojo whim, craving

I like this thread!! I need all the help my 53 year old head (sieve..?) can get with learning vocab
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Old 12th February 2009, 06:57 PM   #8
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Oír, ver, y callar

I think this one speaks for itself. Live-in maids and butlers were always expected to 'oir, ver, y callar'.
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Old 12th February 2009, 07:00 PM   #9
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cejas pobladas

thick/bushy eyebrows (la ceja = the eyebrow)

entrecejo, el = area between the eyebrows
(no English equivalent?)
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Old 13th February 2009, 01:18 PM   #10
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Estoy harto/a de ... = I am fed up with... (v. useful!)

Cursi = affected

Paulatinamente = gradually. (I think you can also say 'gradualmente' which is easier to remember, but I rather like 'paulatinamente')
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Old 13th February 2009, 01:56 PM   #11
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"cada dos por tres" = all the time; endlessly

Cada dos por tres el tío lanza una chorrada de bobadas. ¿No puede callarse?
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Old 13th February 2009, 08:44 PM   #12
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Ni tantito - not even a bit - I imagine from the sentence I read it in, but please correct me if I'm way off beat!
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Old 13th February 2009, 09:52 PM   #13
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candelilla, la - = catkin (Bot.)
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Old 14th February 2009, 01:11 PM   #14
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1. ser partidario de algo = to be in favour of / a supporter of something

2. demorarse en hacer algo = to take a long time to do something
No te demores en arreglarte.

3. ser reacio a hacer algo = to be reluctant to do something

4. complexión = physical build, constitution

5. tez (femenino) = complexion
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Old 14th February 2009, 01:25 PM   #15
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Quote:
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4. complexión = physical build, constitution

5. tez (femenino) = complexion
¡Ah! ¡Los falsos amigos!
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Old 16th February 2009, 08:10 AM   #16
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sucursal - Branch (of a company)

polifacetica - versatile...la encontre en una programa en mi iPhone pero me dicen todos que casi no se usa la palabra

indulgente - lenient



Estaba hablando de la programa se llama "Spanish Anywhere", me costo unos 10 dolares y vale cada centado. La uso cada dia.
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Old 16th February 2009, 03:23 PM   #17
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abanico - range, spectrum

"Esta postura no es nueva y se ve en todo el abanico de noticieros"
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Old 19th March 2009, 11:42 PM   #18
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Hola a todos!

Tengo unas frases que aprendí ayer:

me saca de quicio : he's driving me up the wall
hablar por los codos : to talk 19 to the dozen
caer en desgracia : to fall out of favour
estar para el arrastre : to be bushed
dormir a pierna suelta : to sleep like a log
llorar a lágrima viva : to cry one's heart out
estaba lloviendo a cántaros : it was raining cats and dogs

en seguida : immediately

Es una buena idea, pero hay mucos frases de aprender. Buena suerte.

Saludos,
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Old 22nd March 2009, 07:41 PM   #19
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A mucha hambre, no hay pan duro Beggars can't be choosers
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Old 5th April 2009, 06:15 PM   #20
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Donde se ponga X, que se quite Y

I think the equivalent in English would be something like:

When you've got X, who needs Y?

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