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detras de (in place of atras)
in back of

behind
estar de regreso
back (returned)
estar de vuelta
back (returned)
volver
back (returned)
el fondo

al fondo
back of (bus, building, etc.)

all the way to the back
ponerse
to become (fleeting)
hacerse
to become (longer term)
volverse
to turn into
transformarse
to turn into (physical change)
convertirse
to turn into (more thorough)
llegar a ser

resultar
to turn out to be, to become
arder
on fire, burning up
incendiar
to set on fire
quemar
to burn (like steak)(or like sunburn)
esquina

rincon
outside corner

inside corner
fecha

cita

compromiso
date

appointment

something to do
fracasar
to fail
fallar
to fail, but less permanent
reprobar

suspender
fail an exam (Americas)

fail an exam (Spain)
delante
en frente de
in front of
chistoso

gracioso

comico
funny (laugh)
extrano

raro
makes you wonder
divertido

diversion
fun
pasar
happen
acontecimiento
happening
hecho
occurence
suceso
event
evento
event, but by chance
hirvir (hirviendo)
scalding hot
caliente
hot
calientita
pretty hot
tibia
lukewarm
templada
not hot but not cold
helada, fria, fresca, al tiempo, tibia, caliente
cold beverage degrees
helado, frio, fresco, templado, calientito, caliente, caluroso
weather degrees
calido
pleasantly warm
calor barbaro, tremendo, bochornoso, sofocante, caloron
too warm
Tengo calor (not estoy caliente)
I'm hot
tener prisa
to be in a hurry
apurarse

or apresurarse
hurry up
darse prisa
to make oneself hurry up
date prisa
hurry up
Andale

Orale
hurry up (emphatic)
buscar
to look for
mirar
to look at
verse
to look
parecer o parecerse
to resemble
extranar
to miss somebody (Americas) or something
echar de menos
to miss somebody (Spain)or soemthing
perder
to miss (the bus, train, etc.)
faltar a
to miss (class)or to be absent from
faltar
missing (e.g. money)
pasar rozando (to graze)

pasar cerca
to miss being run over
proximo
next
el dia siguiente
next day
proxima semana

la semana que entra
next week
proximo ano

el ano que viene
next year
pegado
right next door
junto a

al lado de
next to
consultas

cosultorios
doctors' offices
bufete
law office
despacho
accounting/admin office
viejo/a
old, decrepit
grande, mayor
older but not old
LA orden

EL orden
order in restaurant

organizational order
pedir

ordenar (less common)
order food
trozo
3-D fragment and useful
pedazo
fragment not useful
rebanadas
slices
persona callada

una persona de pocas palabras
quiet person
tranquilo
quiet place
ahorrar
to save money or time
evitar
to save a trip
guardar
save something for later
salvar
save lives
bajo
short person
corto o breve
short trip
letrero
road sign
rotulo
shop sign
senal
signal
huella
trace or clue
sena
hand signal
indicio

muestra
indication

evidence
saltarse
to skip
alli
over there
alla
way over there
mas alla
beyond or past
alla
in my country
obrero

labradores

jornaleros

trabajador

empleado

oficinista
worker (various kinds)
Que escoges?
What's your choice?
No hay de otra

No hay remedio
There's no choice
Buena seleccion
good choice
Cuales son mis opciones
What are my choices?
especial
choosy
Ella es muy especial para la comida
She's a very picky eater.
fastidioso
annoying or bothersome
Es muy sangrona para la comida
She's a very annoyingly picky eater.
No seas tan sangron
Don't be so picky
suficiente
enough
alcanzar
to have enough (in lieu of bastante)
Te alcanza para una Coca?
Do you have enough for a Coke?
no me alcanza
I don't have enough
Te alcanza para nuevos zapatos?
Can you afford new shoes?
Es bastante guapo
He's plenty handsome.
Es bastante listo con las computadoras
He's real clever with computers.
Es lo suficientemente listo
He's clever enough.
Basta
enough already
Temor

verb is Temer
very specific fear
Temo que algo haya pasado
I'm afraid something has happened
Mi temor es que escapen los animales.
My fear is that the animals may escape.
Temo haber llegado en un mal momento.

Temo que hayamos llegado en un mal momento.
I fear we may have arrived at a bad moment.
Miedo
ordinary fear
Me dan miedo

Tengo miedo de ellos.
I fear them.
Susto
sudden fear, scare, shock
Que susto me diste
What a scare you gave me
asustar

dar susto
to scare
Los osos me asustan

en vez de Tengo miedo de los osos.
Bears scare me
Espantar
to scare away
espantapajaros
scarecrow
Espanto
ghosts or spooks
La casa de los espantos
haunted house
Es una pelicula de miedo.
It's a scary movie.
tetrico
spooky
aterrador
terrifying
Pavor
intense phobia
Me dan pavor las tarantulas.
I'm terrified of tarantulas.
Me da panico
It terrifies me.
Me da horror
It disgusts me
ese senor me da cosa
That man gives me the creeps
adivinar
guess
Adivina quien es

Adivina que
Guess who it is

Guess what
Supongo
Guess, 1st meaning
Supongo que ya me voy
I guess I'll be going now.
Imaginarse
Guess, 2nd meaning
Me imagino que si.
I guess so.
Atinar
guess right, 1st meaning
Le atino a mi nombre.
He guessed my name.
Acertar
guess right, 2nd meaning
A ver si le aciertas al ganador.
Let's see if you can guess the winner.
A ver si le atino
Let's see if you can guess it.
medio
half, middle (adjective)
mitad
half of (noun)
medio

medio feo
kind of

kind of ugly
Nos vamos a mitades
We each pay half
a mediados de
around the middle of (date)
en medio de
in the middle of (e.g. street)
a media

Hice la tarea a media
half-way

He made the homework halfway.
a medias
half-assed
Que tal?

N.B. use instead of como
How?
No lo se
puede ser
a lo mejor
tal vez
quien sabe
quizas or quiza
Maybe
chance
Maybe (2nd meaning)
Sin querer

Sin pensar

por distraccion

involuntariamente
It wasn't on purpose

Accidental
a proposito

con querer

adrede

deliberadamente
On purpose
Tienes que (ir)
Mas te vale (ir)
Has de (ir)
Hay que (ir)
Mejor vas
debes/deberias (ir)
You must or you have to
Debes ir manana
Deberias ir manana
Debieras ir manana
You should go tomorrow
No debe de haber llegado.
He must not have arrived yet.
No debio haber llegado.
He shouldn't have arrived.
Debias haber ido.
You should have gone.
Hubieras ido.
You should have gone. (best)
obligar
to obligate
to make
to force
La policia nos obligo a salir
The police forced us to leave.
Normalmente

Generalmente

por lo general
usually
Suele (soler) pasar a las seis.
It usually comes by at six.
casi
almost
casi siempre
most of the time
casi todos
most of the people
casi toda la clase
most of the class
perder el tiempo
to waste time
perder una oportunidad
to waste an opportunity
una perdida de tiempo
a waste of time
malgastar
to misspend
echar a perder
to ruin
Echaste a perder el juego
you ruined the game
echarse a perder
to spoil (e.g. food)
Estas echando a perder el nino.
You're spoiling the boy.