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el muro
masonry wall of building or fortress
la muralla
large defensive or protective wall of masonry
la pared
standard word for wall
el paredón
part of a thick wall that remains standing among ruins
la tapia
outside masonry wall used to enclose a garen or cemetary
el tabique
very thin wall or partition made of any kind of material
el malecón
refers to a sea wall, dike, or breakwater that sometimes has a promenade or road on it
levantar
raise, lift
alzar
raise, lift
elevar
raise, lift, more frequently used in the language of mechanics and physics
izar
raise, when object such as flag, banner, or sail is raised or lifted by means of a rope or cable device, military language
erguir
lift or raise something, often the boyd or part of the body to an upright or erect position
traer, venir
to bring, to come, motion towards the speaker
llevar, ir
to take, to go, motion away from the speaker
latir
heart's normal beating or pulsating
batir
to beat in the sense of mixing or beating ingredients, more vigorous beating of the heart than latir, to beat or break a record
pegar
beat in the sense of strike in order to injure
ganar
to beat someone or win in a game or contest
el asombro
astonishment, amazement
pasmar
implies being left stunned, speechless, or unable to react, may be in positive or negative circumstances
maravillar
indicates a positive reaction of awe or wonderment to something beautiful or admirable
la almohada
pillow for resting head
la almohadilla
small cushion, plastic or leather pads used to cover seats at arenas
el almohadón
larger cushion
el cojín
smaller cushion
bonito
pretty
hermoso
applies to that which provides deeper pleasure and is also capable of stirring the emotions
bello
preferred to refer to the arts and to moral and spiritual beauty
lindo
pretty/hermoso
guapo
handsome
aparecer
to come into sight
asomarse a
to appear at
comparecer
to appear before some legal body or judicial board
chillar
shriek, screech, shout very loudly
gritar
to shout, to scream, used when a verbal message is to be communicated to someone distant from the speaker
alborotar
connotes the considerable noise or racket often associated with troublemaking or a public disturbance
vocear
gritar, to announce or advertise aloud
ladrar, maullar, mugir, ronronear
bark, meow, moo, ronronear
retrasar
to retard, delay, indicates mental retardation
atrasar
to slow down, delay
demorar
to delay, more common in written spanish, used in admin language
retardar
to retard, slow down, postpone, indicates decrease in the speed with which someone or something moves
la majadería,la tontería
foolish act or statement
el disparate
nonsensical act or statement
la estupidez
stupid act or statement
la locura
crazy or insane act or statement
el chaval
nino or muchacho
el infante
heir to the spanish throne
morir
to die, indicates greater emotional involvement on the part of the speaker when reflexive
fallecer
used in careful, respective speech when referring to the dead
perecer
to die in a violent or untimely manner
expirar
to expire, euphemism focusing on the very last moments of life
estirar la pata
to kick the bucket
rebuscar
to search, look closely for
rellenar
to refill, fill
recorrer
to go through or over an area
reatar
to retie
rehacer
to redo, remake, do over again
la rama, ramita
branch, many instances the -a form indicates the larger entity or different meaning
el gorro
cap, bonnet
el charco, la charca
puddle, pool
el leño, la leña
log, firewood