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febrero 12, 2009

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Actual Real (The English equivalent for the Spanish actual is: present, current)
Actually Ciertamente, verdaderamente, en realidad, en efecto. (The English equivalent for the Spanish actualmente is currently, nowadays, at present)
Advertise Anunciar. (The English equivalent for the Spanish Advertir is: Warn).
Advise Aconsejar. (The English equivalent for the Spanish Avisar is: Warn).
Agenda Actividades, programa del día. (The English equivalent for the Spanish Agenda is: Diary).
Anxious Inquieto, nervioso. (The English equivalent for the Spanish Ansioso (deseoso) is: Eager, greedy).
ardent Ferviente (The English equivalent for the Spanish word ardiente is burning, raging, passionate)
Arena Estadio. (The English equivalent for the Spanish arena is: sand)
Argument Discusión debate. (The English equivalent for the Spanish argumento is: plot, topic, issue)
Assist Ayudar, auxiliar. (The English equivalent for the Spanish asistir is: attend)
Attempt Intento. (The English equivalent for the Spanish atentado is:terrorist attack)
Attend Asistir a, ir a (The English equivalent for the Spanish atender is: pay attention, take care of)
Avocado Aguacate. (The English equivalent for the Spanish abogado is: lawyer)
Card Tarjeta. (The English equivalent for the Spanish carta is: letter)
Career Años de trabajo, promoción laboral. (The English equivalent for the Spanish carrera is: studies)
Carpet Alfombra. (The English equivalent for the Spanish carpeta is: folder, file)
Casual Informal, desenfadado. (The English equivalent for the Spanish casual is: accidental)
Cigar Puro. (The English equivalent for the Spanish cigarro is: cigarette)
Collar Cuello (de camisa). (The English equivalent for the Spanish collar is: necklace)
College Facultad (Universidad). (The English equivalent for the Spanish colegio is: primary school)
Command Orden, dominio (The English equivalent for the Spanish comando is: commandin a military sense)
Compass Brújula. (The English equivalent for the Spanish compás is: A pair of compasses)
Conductor Cobrador de autobús, director de orquesta. (The English equivalent for the Spanish conductor is: driver)
Conference Congreso. (The English equivalent for the Spanish conferencia is: lecture)
Confident Seguro de sí mismo (The English equivalent for the Spanish word “confiado” is: trusting)
Conform Seguir, aceptar las normas o reglas. (The English equivalent for the Spanish “conformarse” is: To be happy with).
Conservatory Invernadero. (The English equivalent for the Spanish conservatorio is: music academy)
Constipated Estreñido. (The English equivalent for the Spanish costipado is: a cold)
Content Satisfecho. (The English equivalent for the Spanish contento is: happy)
Crime Acto delictivo. (The English equivalent for the Spanish crimen is: murder, serious crime)
Curse Maldición. (The English equivalent for the Spanish ‘curso’ is: Course)
Discussion Conversacion. (The English equivalent for the Spanish discusión is: argument)
Disgust Repugnancia. (The English equivalent for the Spanish disgusto is: annoyance)
Divert Desviar. (The English equivalent for the Spanish divertir is: enjoy, have a good time)
Educated Con una buena educación. (The English equivalent for the Spanish educado is: polite)
Embarrassed Avergonzado. (The English equivalent for the Spanish embarazada is: pregnant)
Eventually Finalmente. (The English equivalent for the Spanish eventualmente is: temporarily, by chance)
Exit Salida. (The English equivalent for the Spanish éxito is: success)
Fabrics Tela, textil. (The English equivalent for the Spanish fábrica is: factory)
Faculty Profesorado. (The English equivalent to the Spanish “facultad” would be College).
Figure Cifra, número, cantidad (The English equivalent for the Spanish ‘figura’ is: appearance, although figure can also be used.)
Grape Uva. (The English equivalent for the Spanish “Grapa” is Staple).
Idiom Expresión idiomática, frase hecha. (The English equivalent for the Spanish idioma is: language)
Informal Desenfadado. (The English equivalent for the Spanish informal is: irresponsible)
Large Grande. (The English equivalent for the Spanish largo is: long)
Lecture Conferencia. (The English equivalent for the Spanish lectura is: reading)
Library Biblioteca. (The English equivalent for the Spanish librería is: bookshop)
Matron Cuidadora (The English equivalent for the Spanish word “matrona” is: “midwife”).
Mayor Alcalde. (The English equivalent for the Spanish mayor is: main, bigger, older)
Note Nota. But if you talk about “qualifications” the word is Marks or Grades instead of “notes”.
Notice Aviso. (The English equivalent for the Spanish noticia is: news)
Parcel Paquete. (The English equivalent for the Spanish parcela is: plot of land)
Parent Madre o Padre. (The English equivalent for the Spanish pariente is: relative)
Particular Especial. (The English equivalent for the Spanish particular is: private)
Pavement Acera. The English equivalent for the Spanish word “pavimento” is “surface” or “flooring” depending on the context
PRACTICABLE        Factible, posible, realizable, viable
Preservative Conservante. (The English equivalent for the Spanish preservativo is: condom)
Presume Asumir, pretender. (The English equivalent for the Spanish presumir is: show off)
Pretend Fingir. (The English equivalent for the Spanish pretender is: intend, try, seek)
Prove Demostrar. (The English equivalent for the Spanish probar is: try, try on)
Quiet Callado. (The English equivalent for the Spanish quieto is: still, motionless)
Realize Darse cuenta. (The English equivalent for the Spanish realizar is: carry out, implement)
Remove Quitar. (The English equivalent for the Spanish remover is: stir)
Resume Continuar, reanudar. (The English equivalent for the Spanish resumir is: summarize)
Rope Cuerda, soga. (The English equivalent for the Spanish ropa is: Clothes, garnment)
Sane Cuerdo (The English equivalent for the Spanish sano is healthy)
Sensible Sensato. (The English equivalent for the Spanish sensible is: sensitive)
Signature Firma. (The English equivalent for the Spanish asignatura is: subject)
Spade Pala (para cavar). (The English equivalent for the Spanish espada is: sword)
Spectacles Gafas. (The English equivalent for the Spanish espectáculos is: shows)
Suburb Barrio residencial. (The English equivalent for the Spanish suburbio is: slum)
Success Éxito. (The English equivalent for the Spanish suceso is: event)
Sympathetic Comprensivo. (The English equivalent for the Spanish simpático is: nice, friendly)
Sympathy Compasión, pésame. (The English equivalent for the Spanish simpatía is: affection, kindness)
Taller Más alto (forma comparativa de superioridad del adjetivo tall:alto). (The English equivalent for the Spanish “Taller” is Workshop.)
Topic Tema. (The English equivalent for the Spanish tópico is: Cliché)
Translate Traducir. The English equivalent for the Spanish trasladar is: Move
Vicious Malvado, saludable. (The English equivalent for the Spanish vicioso is: addict, depraved)

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