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Glossary of SPAN3040 Mid-Term

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conocía
I knew/I was acquainted with
conocí
I met/made the acquaintance of
costaba
it cost (before purchasing)
costó
it cost (after purchasing)
podía
I could/was able to (I was in a position to)
pude
I was able to (and did)
no podía
I was not able to/could not
no pude
I tried (but couldn't)
quería
I wanted to/desired to
quise
I tried to
no quería
I didn't want to
no quise
I refused/would not
sabía
I knew/knew how to/had knowledge that
supe
I learned/found out
tenía
I had (in my possession)
tuve
I had/received
tenía que
I had to (but did not necessarily do it)
tuve que
I had to (and did do it)
ajetreo
hustle and bustle
aseo
personal hygiene
besuqueo
kissing/necking
bloqueo
blockade
cabeceo
nodding off
careo
confrontation; meeting face to face
chequeo
checkup
coqueteo
flirting
deletreo
spelling out
empleo
job
franqueo
postage
lloriqueo
whining
manoseo
handling/touching
mareo
seasickness/motion sickness/lightheadedness
meneo
shaking/hip-swaying
parqueo
parking
paseo
stroll
recreo
recreation/amusement
regateo
haggling/bargaining
rodeo
detour/roundabout way
seseo
pronunciation of c (before e, i) and z as 's'
sorteo
drawing (in game of chance)
tartamudeo
stuttering
tecleo
typing/keying
zapateo
foot tapping
tiempo
time (in a general sense)

Hace mucho tiempo que conozco a Luisito.
"I have known Luisito for a long time"


hora
time (on the clock)

¿A qué hora llegaste a casa anoche?
"At what time did you get home last night?"


vez/veces
time (to indicate occasion or frequency)

Ha estado en México sólo una vez.
"I have been to Mexico only once"


a la vez/al mismo tiempo
at the same time
anticuado/a
old fashioned/behind the times
a tiempo
on time
a veces
at times
decir la hora
to tell time
en muy poco tiempo/en seguida
in no time/at once
edad
time of life
hora de verano
daylight savings time
nuestra época
our times
pasar un (buen) mal rato
to have a (good) bad time
por
multiplied by
ser hora de
to be time to
una y otra vez
time after time/over and over again
ya es (era) hora
it is (was) about time
ser aburrido
boring
estar aburrido
bored
ser borracho
a drunk
estar borracho
to be drunk
ser bueno
good
estar bueno
in good health
ser callado
quiet
estar callado
silent
ser cansado
tiring
estar cansado
tired
ser completo
exhaustive/total
estar completo
complete
ser consciente
conscientious
estar consciente
aware of/conscious
ser despierto
alert/bright
estar despierto
aware
ser entretenido
entertaining
estar entretenido
occupied/involved
ser interesado
a mercenary person
estar interesado
interested
ser listo
witty/clever
estar listo
ready
ser malo
bad
estar malo
sick
ser nuevo
brand new
estar nuevo
like new
ser seguro
sure to happen/reliable
estar seguro
certain/sure about something
ser verde
green in color
estar verde
unripe
ser vivo
lively/witty/bright color
estar vivo
alive
estar asomado (a la ventana)
looking out (the window)
estar arrodillado
kneeling
estar ausente
absent
estar colgado
hanging
estar contento
in a happy mood
estar de acuerdo
in agreement
estar de buen (mal) humor
in a good (bad) mood
estar de guardia
on duty/on call
estar de pie/parado
standing
estar de moda
fashionable
estar pasado de moda
unfashionable
estar de vacaciones
on vacation
estar descalzo
barefoot
estar escondido
hiding
estar presente
present
estar satisfecho
satisfied
estar sentado
sitting
andar de boca en boca
to be the talk of the town
en boca cerrada no entran moscas
silence is golden
hacérse(le) la boca agua (a uno)
to lick one's lips/to make one's mouth water
quedarse con la boca abierta
to be flabbergasted
no dar (el) brazo (de uno) a torcer
to insist on one's position or opinion
ser el brazo derecho de alguien
to be someone's right hand man
cruzarse de brazos
not to do anything
perder la cabeza
to lose one's head
romperse la cabeza
to rack one's brain
ser un (tener la) cabeza dura
to be hard headed/to be stubborn
dar la cara
to face/to be responsible for something
echar en cara
to throw in one's face/to rub it in
tener cara de pocos amigos
to have a very unfriendly expression
tener la (ser) cara dura
to be shameless
tener el (ser) codo duro
to be tight fisted
tener buen diente
to be a good eater
decir algo de dientes afuera
not to mean what one says
hablar entre dientes
to mumble/to talk to oneself
tener la lengua larga
to be a bigmouth
no tener pelos en la lengua
to be very frank
al alcance de la mano
at one's fingertips
coger (a alguien) con las manos en la masa
to catch (someone) red handed
dar (echar) una mano
to lend a hand
írsele la mano (a uno)
to go too far
lavarse las manos
to wash one's hands of
costar un ojo de la cara
to cost an arm and a leg
(no) mirar con buenos ojos
(not) to like
echar mal de ojo
to give the evil eye
¡Mucho ojo!
Watch out!
con pelos y señales
with many details
ponérsele (a uno) los pelos de puntas
to have one's hair stand on end
tomarle el pelo (a uno)
to pull one's leg/to tease
andar con pies de plomo
to be very cautious
de pies a cabeza
from head to toe
entrar con el pie derecho
to start off on the right foot
poner (tener) los pies en el suelo
to plant one's feet firmly on the ground
saberse de memora
to know by heart
saber a gloria
to taste good
saber a rayos
to taste awful
agradarle
to like
alcanzarle
to have enough
caerle bien/mal (a uno)
to create a good/bad impression (on one)/to like
convenirle (a uno)
to suit (one's) interests/to be good for
costarle trabajo (a uno)
to be hard (for one)/to have a hard time
darle lástima
to feel sorry for
disgustarle
to dislike
extrañarle
to be surprised
fascinarle
to delight/to charm/to fascinate/to be fascinated by
hacerle falta
to need
importarle (a uno)
to matter (to one)/to mind
interesarle (a uno)
to interest (one)/to be interested in
molestarle (a uno)
to bother (one)/to be bothered by
parecer le
to seem
preocuparle
to worry/to be worried by
quedarle
to have left
quedarle bien (mal) (grande, pequeño)
to fit right (badly)/to be (un)becoming/to be too large, small
resultarle agradable (desagradable, difícil, doloroso, fácil, penoso, triste)
to be/turn out to be pleasant (unpleasant, difficult, painful, easy, distressing, sad)
sobrarle
to have in excess/to have more than enough/to have left over
sorprenderle
to be surprised
tocarle el turno (una rifa, la lotería)
to be one's turn/to win a raffle, a lottery prize
el trompo
top- a toy
la carpa
big top- circus tent
la tapa
top of a box, can etc.
el techo/la capota
top of a car (convertible)
la cima
top of a mountain
la parte superior/la parte de arriba
top of a page
la copa
top of a tree
de primera (clase)
top- of the class
el/la mejor
the top- the best or most importnt
el cajón (la gaveta) de arriba
top drawer
el sombrero de copa
top hat
el sueldo más alto
top salary
muy confidencial/secreto de estado
top secret
lleno hasta arriba
full to the top
encima de/sobre
on top of
victorioso/a
on top- victorious, successful
ser el/la primero/a
to be at the top (highest place)
de arriba a abajo
from top to bottom
acceder a
to agree to
conseguir
to succeed in
consentir en
to consent
dejar
to let/allow
empeñarse en
to insist
exhortar
to exhort
exigir
to demand
impedir
to prevent
intentar
to try
lograr
to succeed in/bring about that
mandar
to order
obligar a
to force
oponerse a
to oppose
procurar
to try
proponer
to propose
rogar
to beg
sugerir
to suggest
suplicar
to beg/implore
admirarle
to be astonished
celebrar
to be glad
indignarle
to anger
lamentar
to regret
temer/tener miedo de
to fear

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