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Post by viajero on Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:40 am

Chisme:gossip
example:a las mujeres les encanta el chisme
women love to gossip
transa:crooked
hay muchos transitos bien transas
there are a lot of crooked traffic cops


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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:10 pm

Hmmm........ironic how transas means crooked and transito means traffic cop. They both seem to have the same roots.
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Post by Mainecoons on Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:05 am

How about "chiste" joke and "chisme" gossip.

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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:44 am

cesar seh-sar' (verb)
to stop, to cease; to remove from office

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1. No ceso de decir a mis amigos que me gusta mucho aprender el español.
I never cease telling my friends that I like learning Spanish.

2. Cuando cesas de soñar, dejas de vivir.
When you cease to dream you cease to live.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:23 am

la amenaza ah-meh-nah'-sah (noun)
threat

EXAMPLES
1. No puedo hacer planes para mañana debido a la amenaza de lluvia.
I cannot make plans for tomorrow because of the threat of rain.

2. Para Harry Potter y sus amigos la vuelta del malvado Voldemort es una amenaza mortal.
For Harry Potter and his friends the return of the evil Voldemort is a mortal threat.
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:24 am

acá ah-kah' (adverb)
here

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1. No quiero estar acá, me voy a casa.
I do not want to be here, I am going home.

2. Estaba tan nervioso que andaba de acá para allá esperando noticias del doctor.
He was so nervous that he was walking back and forth waiting for news from the doctor.
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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:16 am

el recorrido rreh-koh-rree'-doh (noun)
route, path; journey

EXAMPLES
1. El recorrido de la vida puede tener muchas curvas.
The journey of life can have many curves.

2. Las golondrinas tmbién hacen un recorrido muy largo dos veces al año, de África del Sur hasta Escandinavia.
Swallows also make a very long journey twice a year, from South Africa to Scandinavia.
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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:23 am

la criatura kryah-too'-rah (noun)
creature; child, baby, newborn

EXAMPLES
1. Hay extrañas criaturas que salen por la noche.
There are strange creatures that come out at night.

2. Los pájaros recién nacidos pueden ser criaturas muy feas, pero es solo temporal.
Recently hatched birds can be very ugly creatures, but that is only temporary.
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:25 am

desagradable des-ah-grah-dah'-bleh (adjective)
unpleasant, disagreeable, uncomfortable

EXAMPLES
1. Algunas personas piensan que el menudo tiene un sabor desagradable, pero a mí me gusta.
Some people think that menudo has an unpleasant taste,but I like it.

2. Por supuesto me encantan los perros, pero he notado que a veces desprenden olores desagradables.
Of course I love dogs, but I have noticed that they sometimes give off unpleasant smells.
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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:40 am

amenazar ah-meh-nah-sar' (verb)
to threaten

EXAMPLES
1. ¡No me amenace!
Don't threaten me!

2. ¿Es mejor amenazar a los niños o recompensarlos?
Is it better to threaten children, or reward them?
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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:55 pm

la madrugada mah-droo-gah'-dah (noun)
dawn, early morning

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1. Me gusta el olor y el sabor del café en la madrugada.
I like the smell and taste of coffee at dawn.

2. Cuando se es joven y estás enamorado no es raro quedarse hablando por teléfono hasta la madrugada.
When you're young and you're in love it is common to be talking on the phone until dawn.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:04 am

parado pah-rah'-doh (adjective)
stationary, standing, motionless; lacking initiative; unemployed, out of work

EXAMPLES
1. ¡No me gusta cuando estoy parado porque no tengo dinero!
I don't like it when I'm unemployed because I have no money!

2. ¡No solo te quedes ahí parada, ven a ayudarme!
Don't just stand there, come and help me!
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:21 am

callar kah-yar' (verb)
to keep quiet, to be silent, to stop talking

EXAMPLES
1. ¡Siéntate y cállate!
Sit down and keep quiet!

2. A veces cuando una persona es demasiada tímida para decir lo que está pensando, muestra sus sentimientos con los ojos.
Sometimes when a person is too shy to say what they are thinking, their eyes say it all.
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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:51 pm

vigilar vee-hee-lar' (verb)
to guard, to watch over, to keep an eye on; to keep watch

EXAMPLES
1. ¡Me siento muy preocupada cuando alguien me está vigilando!
l feel so nervous when someone is keeping an eye on me.

2. Durante los días de fiesta, unas personas beben demasiado alcohol para conducir. Afortunadamente las vigila la Guardia Civil.
During the holidays, some people drink too much alcohol. Fortunately, the police keep an eye on them.
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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:20 am

orientar oh-ryen-tar' (verb)
to guide, to show the way; to direct

EXAMPLES
1. Mi maestro de karate me orientó durante la niñez.
My karate instructor guided me through my childhood.

2. Deja que tu corazón te guíe.Nos susurra suavemente, así que escucha atentamente.
Let your heart guide you.It whispers softly, so listen closely.
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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:35 pm

portar por-tar' (verb)
to carry; to behave

EXAMPLES
1. Está prohibido portar armas.
It's forbidden to carry weapons.

2. Siempre intento portarme bien, pero no lo entendéis, a veces es muy difícil.
I always try to behave well, but you don’t understand, sometimes it is very hard.
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Post by Mainecoons on Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:22 pm

Isn't entendeis third person plural familiar which is not usually used in Mexico?

The translation would be you all (familiar) don't understand. Si?
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Post by Solovino on Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:34 am

Second person plural, vosotros, not used here.

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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:52 am

el reino rey'-noh (noun)
kingdom, realm

EXAMPLES
1. El apóstol Pablo predicó el Reino de Dios.
The apostle Paul preached about the Kingdom of God.

2. Para mí, los pájaros son las criaturas más hermosas del reino animal.
For me, birds are the most beautiful creatures in the animal kingdom.
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Post by Mainecoons on Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:22 am

Llevar is to carry or to wear.

Portar is to carry or to behave.

If you're speaking of carrying, which one would you use?

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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:38 am

la ala ah'-lah (noun)
wing

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1. Cada vez que una campana suena, le dan las alas a un ángel.
Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.

2. Cuando era joven, siempre me preguntaba cómo los renos hacían para volar sin alas.
When I was young, I always wondered how reindeer could fly without wings
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:33 am

grueso grweh'-soh (adjective)
thick, fat, coarse

EXAMPLES
1. Esta mañana la niebla está muy gruesa - es muy difícil ver cuando estoy manejando.
This morning the fog is very thick - it is very hard to see when I am driving.

2. Después de comer todas las galletas, supongo que Papá Noel está bien grueso alrededor de la cintura esta mañana.
After all those cookies, I suppose Santa Claus is rather thick around the belt this morning
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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:25 pm

avisar ah-vee-sar' (verb)
to let someone know something; to warn; to call, to send for

EXAMPLES
1. Mi cuñada ha llegado sin aviso porque perdió nuestro número de teléfono.
My sister-in-law has arrived without any prior warning because she lost our telephone number.

2. Quise avisarte de que tu vida estaba en peligro, pero ya era demasiado tarde.
I wanted to warn you that your life was in danger, but it was already too late.
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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:30 am

soltar sol-tar' (verb)
to let go of, to release; to give; to give off; to break free

EXAMPLES
1. Muy pronto, él se soltará.
Very soon, he will break free.

2. Al principio, soltarse a hablar un idioma que no es el tuyo cuesta bastante.
At first, starting to speak another language that is not yours, can take quite a lot of effort.
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:15 am

abordar ah-bor-dar' (verb)
to board, to approach, to tackle; to dock

EXAMPLES
1.Iba a abordar el avión pero me di cuenta de que tengo miedo a volar.
I was going to board the plane, but I just realized that I am afraid to fly.

2. Si hay problemas, debemos abordarlos con coraje y determinación.
If there are problems, we should approach them with courage and determination.
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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:54 am

castigar kah-stee-gar' (verb)
to punish, to penalize (sport); to damage, to devastate

EXAMPLES
1. Lo siento, pero tengo que castigarte por decir una mentira así.
I am sorry, but I have to punish you for telling such a lie like that.

2. Educad a los niños y no tendréis que castigar a los hombres.
Educate children and you'll not have to punish men.
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