Notes from ¿Qué tal? – Selected vocabulary/phrases

  • afuera – outside
  • almacén – department store
  • alrededor de – around (physical proximity only?)
  • añada – add
  • antiguo – old
  • a propósito – by the way
  • a su vez – at the same time
  • a ver – let’s see
  • aunque – although
  • bárbaro – great, impressive
  • calido/a – hot
  • caló – slang (???)
  • casi – almost
  • casi nunca – almost never
  • chulo – nice; pretty
  • cinta(s) – tape(s)
  • ciudadanos – citizens
  • compañía – company
  • compartir – to share
  • con frecuencia – frequently
  • de hecho – in fact
  • íDe acuerdo! – used to express agreement or to accept an invitation
    estar de acuerdo – to agree
  • debido (a…) – due (to…)
  • de nacimiento – by birth
  • dejar de ser – stops being
  • desarrollar – to develop
  • desde que… – from the time that
  • desgraciadamente – unfortunately
  • despertador – alarm clock
  • de vez en cuando – on occasion, from time to time
  • dibujo – drawing/picture
  • dueño – owner
  • en cambio – in contrast
  • en seguida – right away
  • esposo/marido – husband
    esposa/mujer – wife
  • estilo – style
  • feriado – holiday
  • firmar – to sign (firma – signature)
  • genial – witty; great
  • hielo – ice
  • hogar – home
  • horario – schedule
  • ingreso – income
  • invitado/a – guest
  • juguete – toy
  • (una) lata – (a) pain, (a) drag
  • listo – bright (clever)
  • medio oeste – midwest
  • ¿me trae la cuenta por favor? – Would you bring the check, please?
  • mientras – while
  • mismo – same
  • mono (Spain, Cuba) – cute
  • muebles – furniture
  • paquete – package
  • parecer – to seem
  • perezosa – lazy
  • pertenecer – to belong
  • poderosa – powerful
  • por fin – finally
  • por lo general – in general
  • por eso – that’s why
  • por otro lado – on the other hand
  • prenda – article of clothing
  • pues – well, since
  • quiero probar – I want to try…
  • quisiera – I would like…
  • rebajas – sales, reductions
  • refresco – soft drink
  • regatear – to haggle, bargain
  • reglas – rules
  • resumen – summary
  • revista – magazine
  • salir – to leave, go out
  • siempre que pueda – whenever possible
  • siglo – century
  • sobrino/a – nephew/niece
  • sólo porque sí – because they want
  • sudoeste – southwest
  • (su) propia/o – (your) own
  • sobre todo – especially
  • suelo – floor
  • sugerencia – suggestion
  • suspenso – "F" (letter grade in school)
  • tocar – to play (drums, the trumpet)
  • todavía – still, yet
  • tonto/a – foolish
  • un rato – un breve período de tiempo
  • ya no… – no longer
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