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¡maldita sea!
damn it!
a la vejez viruelas
there's no fool like an old fool
A lo sumo
at the most
abrigado/a
wrapped up, protected, sheltered
acaso
perhaps,
afición
affinity
ahogar
to suffocate, to drown or choke
aislado/a
isolated, insulated
aliento (el)
breath, breathing
aminorar
to reduce, decrease, lessen
apego (el)
attachment, devotion, affection
arcón (el)
large chest
arrancar
to snatch, grab, derive
asaltar
to assault, attack, assail
asunto (el)
matter, issue
atreverse
to dare, venture
azotea (la)
flat roof
bien criado
well-bred
bizco/a
cross-eyed
bofetada (la)
slap, slap in the face
brotar
to sprout, shed
caballete de la nariz
bridge of the nose
cacho (el)
bit, piece
cántaro (el)
pitcher
caracol (el)
snail
cartapacio (el)
briefcase, notebook, folder, file
caserón (el)
big rambling house
chirriar
to sing out of tune, squak
chouctout
French for sauerkraut
cincelar
to chisel, engrave
clavado/a
nailed
concebible
conceivable
consiguiente
consequent
corriente
ordinary, common, average
costado (el)
side, flank
cotidiano/a
daily
criado (el,la)
servant
cubrir el expediente
to keep up appearances
de hecho
in fact
delatar
to inform on, to suggest
derecho mercantil
commercial law
descabellado/a
wild, crazy, whacked-out
descompuesto/a
decomposed, decayed, rotten
descortés
impolite, rude, discourteous
descreído
non-believer
desesperado
desperate
desfilar
to march, parade
deshacerse de
to get rid of
desleal
disloyal
despedir
to dismiss, fire, sack
desprender
to detach, remove
destripado/a
disemboweled
diluir
to dissolve, dilute
disfrazar
to hide, conceal, disguise
doblegar
to bend over, bow down, give in
embarrar
to smear, smudge
embelesado/a
fascinated, delighted
empapar
to soak, drench
encaminar a
to head for, towards
endurecer
to harden, make hard
enervar
to enervate, irritate, get flustered
erguido
upright, erect
escalafón (el)
roll - payroll
escritura (la)
handwriting, writing
espada (la)
sword
espantoso/a
frightening, dreadful
estar al tanto
to be informed of, to be aware of
estar mal de la azotea
to have a few screws loose
estridente
strident, harsh, loud, grating, shrill
expediente (el)
brief, record
féretro (el)
coffin
foco (el)
spotlight, floodlight
fogoso/a
fiery, spirited, lively
fonda (la)
inn, restaurant
fulminar
to strike dead
garrafón (el)
large carafe, water cooler
girar
to issue
grifo (el)
faucet, tap, also griffon
guasón (el)
jester, joker, prankster
hedor (el)
stink, stench
huáchales y fardos
baskets and bundles
hueso (el)
bone
huir
to flee, run away
incauto/a
gullible, incautious
jadear
to pant
latir
to beat, as in pulse
librar batalla
to fight, wage war
llover a cántaros
to rain cats and dogs
lona (la
canvas, tarp
lúgubre
bleak, lugubrious,
macizo/a
solid, well -built
maldito/a
damned, cursed, wretched
marchante (el)
merchant
matutino/a
morning
mediar
intercede, intervene
mirada (la)
look, gaze
mirada de soslayo
sideways glance
monzón (el)
monsoon
mostrenco/a (el,la)
thick, thickhead
orden de pago
purchase order
padecer
to suffer, suffer from
palpar
to feel
para colmo
to top it all, to make matters worse
parpadear
to blink, wink, flicker, twinkle
pasta (la)
paste
pegar
to stick, fit, match
penumbra (la)
semidarkness
percatar
to notice, realize
pertenencia (la)
property, belongings
perturbación (la)
disruption, disturbance, disorder
pesadilla (la)
nightmare
pesar - a pesar de
in spite of
peyorativo/a
pejorative
proponer
to propose, intend
quebrar
to break, bend, go bankrupt
quejido (el)
moan, groan
raspar
to scrape, sand
reblandecerse
to soften, become soft
rechazar
to reject, turn down, refuse
recompensa (la)
recompense, payback, reward
recorrer
to scan, look over,
recriminar
to reproach, reprimand
relato (el)
story, tale, account, report
risilla (la)
giggle, titter, laughter
rodillas (las)
knees
rompecabezas (el)
puzzle, riddle, conundrum
ronco/a
hoarse
sauce (el)
willow
sinfonía (la)
symphony
sobrar
to suffice
sobresaltar
to startle, be startled
tamaño
size, dimension
tentación (la)
temptation
tergiversar
to twist, distort
tertulia (la)
get-together, gathering
timar
to swindle, cheat, trick
tomar apego a
to become attached to
torcido/a
twisted
traslado (el)
move, transfer
trecho (el)
distance, way, stretch
tubería (la)
plumbing
túmulo
mountain
vejez (la)
old age, antiquity
vello (el)
down
venerar
to venerate, worship, revere
vespertino (el)
evening
vianda (la)
food, victuals (vittles)
yeso (el)
gypsum, plaster, chalk
zanja (la)
trench
zanjar
to settle, to clear a matter up
topar
to bump into, run into
inerme
unarmed, defenceless
trueno (el)
thunder
adueñarse
to take posession, to seize
balde (el)
bucket, pail