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abandono
abandonment
abdicar
to give up
abertura
opening
abollado
dented
abra
opening between mountains
abrasado
hot
abrasador
burning
abrigo
al abrigo de
shelter
in the shelter of
abrumador
overwhelming
abuchear
to boo
se acabó
that's it!
acaecer
to occur
acallar
to silence
acaparar
to monopolize
acariciar
to caress
accesso
acceso de tos
attack (of fever, etc.)
coughing fit
accionista
shareholder
acelerar
to speed up
acepción
meaning
acercar
acercarse a
to bring close
to approach
acero
steel
acertado
correct, accurate
achacoso
ailing
achaque
ailment
acidez
ill humour, sourness
acierto
good idea
acogedor
welcoming
acojinado
padded, with many cushions
acolchado
quilted, padded
acometer
to attack
acomodar
to fit, to place
acondicionado: mal acondicionado
in bad condition
acontecido
lo acontecido
happened
what happened
acontecimiento
(important) event
acorazonado
heart-shaped
acortarse
to become shorter
acosar
to hound, harass
acostado
lying
acotación
stage direction
acrecentar
to increase
acribillar de
to cover with
activo
budget
acto: en el acto
at once
actuación
action, performance, behavior
actual
present, current
acuerdo
de acuerdo
accord
in agreement
acumulador
battery (also batería, pila)
acusador
accusing
acusar recibo de
to acknowledge reciept of
acuse de recibo
acknowledgement (of reciept)
adelantado: por adelantado
in advance
adelantar
to move ahead
adelantarse
to go ahead
adelante
más adelante
forward
farther, further
adelgazar
to grow thin
ademán
gesture
adepto
follower, fan
adivinar
to guess
adivino
fortune-teller
adjunto
enclosed
adoquín
cobblestone
adoquinado
paved with cobblestones
adormecerse
to nod off
adorno
trimming, adornment
adosado a
leaning against
adulador
flattering
adulón
fawning
afecto
affection
advertir
to point out, to observe
afirmar
to place firmly
afligido
aching
afluencia
abundance
agachado
crowching, bent over
agarrar
agarrarse
to grab
to seize
agobiar a burlas
to overwhelm with mockery
agolpado
compressed
agotador
exhausting
agradecimiento
gratitude
agravarse
to grow worse
agredir
to assualt, attack
aquamanil
washstand
aguantador
patient, capable of enduring
aguantarse
to restrain o.s., to keep o.s. under control
aguardar
to wait for
aguardiente
liquor made from sugar cane
agudo
sharp
águila
eagle
aguileño
sharp-featured
agujereado
full of holes
aguzado (aguzao)
crafty
ahuyentar
to drive away, chase off
airado
angry
airoso
elegant
ajetreo
hectic activity
ají
green pepper, chili
ajuste
adjustment
alameda
street lined with poplar trees
alargar
to extend
alcance: de largo alcance
long-range
alcanzar
to reach
alejamiento
aloofness
alentar (ie)
to encourage
algo (adj)
somewhat
alimentarse
to breath, consume
aliviado
relieved
aliviar
to relieve
alivio
relief
allanar
to break into (a house)
de allí en adelante
from then on
alojamiento
lodging
alquiler (m)
rent
al su alrededor
alrededored
around one
vecinity
altar mayor
main altar
altavoz
loudspeaker
alterado
agitated
alternar
to socialize
altiplano
high plateau
altivez
arrogance
altura
quedar a la altura de
height, altitude
to be equal to
alumbrar
to light
aluvión
flood
alzarse
alzarse con
to raise
to make off with, steal
amanecer
to dawn
amargo
bitter
amarillento
yellowish, pale, sallow
amarrar
to tie
amasar
to knead bread
amazacotado
awkward
amenazar
to threaten
amenguar
to diminish
amo
master, owner
amontonarse
to pile up
amoscadillo
a little embarrassed
amparar
to protect
anaquel
shelf
anaranjado
orange-coloured
andamio
scaffold
andanzas
adventures, activities
andar
to rummage, poke around
andén
sidewalk (col)
anegarse de
to be flooded with, flood
anexo
enclosure
anditrión
host
angosto
narrow
animar
to enliven, give life to, encourage, urge
anís
anisette
anochecer
nightfall
ansia
desire
antaño
long ago
antepasado
forefather, ancestor
anteponer
to place before
antier
the day before yesterday
antigüedad
antique
antojársele a uno
to seem like to one
anudar
to tie
añoso
old
apacible
peaceful
apagarse
to turn off
apagón
blackout
aparecerse
to come to one's mind
aparentar
to look, appear
apartado
section, PO box
apartar
apartarse de
to withdraw, separate
to separate from
aparte de que
aside from the fact that
apedrear
to stone, throw rocks at
apiñarse
to crowd together
aplastante
overwhelming, crushing
aplazar
to delay, put off
aplicación
use, implementation, diligence
apodar
to give a nickname to
apología
defense, eulogy
aportar
to contribute
aporte
contribution
aposento
room
apoyarse en
to lean on
apreciarse
to be visible
aprecio
esteem
apresuradamente
hurriedly
apresurarse
to hasten, rush
apretar
to squeeze, clasp
aprobado
passing grade
apuntador
prompter
apuntar
to jot down, aim, appear
apuñalar
to stab
apurarse
to worry, hurry up
apuro
problem, difficulty
arañazo
scratch
arboleda
grove
arder
to burn
armar
armar escándolo
to set up, prepare
to make a lot of noise
armario
closet
arqueado
bowed, curved
arrancar
to draw from, tear out, start, pull out
arrasar
to level, raze, demolish
arrastrarse
to drag, lead, pull, bring with it, possess, crawl
arrastre
rasping, dragging
arrebatar
to snatch, grab
arriesgado
risky, daring
arrimarse a
to join, cultivate, get close to
arrinconado
cornered
arrogante
imposing
arrojar
to throw (away)
arrollador
overwhelming, devastating
arrugado
wrinkled
artesanalmente
skillfully
artesanía
craftsmanship, handicraft
asaltante
robber
asaltar
to break into, raid, hold up
asar
to roast
ascender (ie)
to promote
asediar
to besiege
asegurar
asegurarse
to insure, secure
to ensure oneself of, make sure that
asemejarse a
to be similar to
asentir (ie)
to agree
asesinato
murder
aseverar
to assert
asilo
orphanage
asistente
those present
asomar(se)
to appear
áspero
rough, harsh
aspirante
contender
asqueroso
filthy
asumir
to take on
asustar
to frighten (off)
atajar
to interrupt
atardecer
nightful
atareado
busy
atascado
stuck
atender
to pay attention to
atentado
attack, assault
atestado
packed, crammed-full
atinado
wise, sensible
atónito
suprised
atracador
hold-up man
atracar
to hold up, dock
atrasar
to set back
atrevido
bold, daring
atropelladamente
quickly
audífono
earphone
auditivo
hearing
auge
en auge
increase, apogee
flourishing
aullar
to howl
avariento
greedy
ave de rapiña
bird of prey
avecinarse
to come, approach
avergonzar (ue)
to make ashamed
averiado
damaged
avinagrado
bitter
avispa
wasp
ayuntamiento
municipal government
azabache
jet
azahar
orange blossom
azotea
flat roof
azulado
bluish
bala
bullet