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Luz

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Re: Expand Your Vocabulary in Another Language 2020
« Reply #100 on: July 07, 2020, 09:10:36 PM »
591. reward:                                           la recompensa
592. to force:                                          forzar
593. puncture:                                        la ponchadura
594. ancient:                                          antiguo
595. python:                                           la pitón
596. quarry:                                           la cantera
597. quilt:                                              la colcha
598. quiz:                                              la prueba
        test:                                              el examen
599. race car:                                        el auto de carreras
600. mass:                                             la masa
601. chemical:                                        el químico
        chemistry:                                      la química
        chemist:                                         el químico
602. plum:                                             la ciruela
603. plumber:                                        el/la plomero/a
604. point:                                             el punto
605. to polish:                                        lustrar
606. pony:                                              poni
607. poppy:                                            la amapola
608. quill:                                               la púa
609. postcard:                                        la tarjeta postal
610. to mail:                                           enviar por correo

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Re: Expand Your Vocabulary in Another Language 2020
« Reply #101 on: July 07, 2020, 09:24:39 PM »
611. track (sports):                          la pista
612. radio waves:                            las ondas de radio
613. raft:                                         la balsa
614. railroad:                                   el ferrocarril
615. railway:                                    la vía
616. railroad station:                        la estación de tren
617. arc:                                         el arco
        ring:                                       el aro
618. to stretch out (extend):            estirar
619. to catch (a flight/train):            tomar
620. recorder (instrument):              la flauta dulce
621. to reuse:                                 reutilizar
622. storage:                                  el almacenamiento
623. backbone:                               la columna
624. cold-blooded:                          de sangre fría
        warm-blooded:                       de sangre caliente
625. road:                                      la carretera
        highway:                                la autopista
        street:                                    la calle
626. to shoot:                                 disparar
627. thorn:                                    la espina
628. rug:                                       el tapete
629. ruler:                                     la regla
630. runway:                                 la pista de aterrizaje

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Re: Expand Your Vocabulary in Another Language 2020
« Reply #102 on: July 15, 2020, 11:04:06 AM »
Sometimes when you put out all this new vocabulary it makes me feel a little discouraged when I see how little of it I know.  I feel like I'll never master Spanish.  I need to not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.  Being able to hold a conversation is still huge even if it's a little rough.  Polishing it and adding more vocabulary just makes things better.  It's ok if my Spanish is never native-speaker level.   

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Re: Expand Your Vocabulary in Another Language 2020
« Reply #103 on: August 02, 2020, 09:37:48 PM »
I think I'm going to go back to the Spanish words first. I think you're learning Spanish words as the concepts come up.  I'm going the other way and learning Spanish words as I hear them, so it makes sense for you to put English first but for me to put Spanish first.

hora pico      rush hour
apodo      nickname
vendimia      vintage (wine)
experimentar      to experience
entrañable      endearing
aderezo      dressing (food)
egipcio      Egyptian
sobrellevar algo      endure sth
el añil, el índigo      indigo
ludoteca      playroom, game library
darse un chapuzón      take a dip (swim)
ventrílocuo      ventriloquist
tétrico      dismal
torpe      clumsy
trajo      he brought (irregular past)
algodón de azúcar      cotton candy
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Re: Expand Your Vocabulary in Another Language 2020
« Reply #104 on: August 26, 2020, 05:54:04 PM »
Sometimes when you put out all this new vocabulary it makes me feel a little discouraged when I see how little of it I know.  I feel like I'll never master Spanish.  I need to not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.  Being able to hold a conversation is still huge even if it's a little rough.  Polishing it and adding more vocabulary just makes things better.  It's ok if my Spanish is never native-speaker level.

I often feel like I'll never master Spanish either. I like your take on it. I think I need to just enjoy the process and let go of the result.

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Re: Expand Your Vocabulary in Another Language 2020
« Reply #105 on: August 26, 2020, 06:09:33 PM »
I'm back from my maternity break! I'm changing my approach to just translating 3 words per day (rather than 20 words once a week). I will write the list of twenty words at the end of the week.

My husband was home on paternity leave and we usually speak Spanish as a family if he's present. But caring for a newborn is stressful, so I spoke English the whole time and just reverted back to Spanish last week now that I'm finding my groove caring for 2 young kids. If I have another baby, I will take another exemption to our family language rule.

I've also begun reading in both languages to my toddler. We were strict about doing media only in the minority language until now. But she's getting older and I decided that there's a lot of content I want to convey that would be impossible for me to communicate in Spanish at this point. I can see that keeping the minority language strong will be a lot harder as she gets older since much of her world will be in English. Good motivation to hit the vocabulary hard!

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Re: Expand Your Vocabulary in Another Language 2020
« Reply #106 on: August 26, 2020, 07:46:14 PM »
Felicitaciones por el nacimiento de tu niño/a

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Re: Expand Your Vocabulary in Another Language 2020
« Reply #107 on: August 30, 2020, 05:57:20 PM »
I need to go through my words this week to make sure there are no duplicates and to check the correct translation with my husband. I also need to take a little time to review the correct formatting to get the rows and columns straight. But for the next few weeks, I'll be short on time. So I'll focus on getting the words posted and reviewing them with my toddler when we read. I'll come back and clean them up later.

631. unhappy:                                    infeliz
632. saddle:                                       una silla de montar
633. seat:                                          el asiento
       chair:                                         la silla
634. to flavor:                                    sazonar, dar sabor
635. grain (of sand, wood grain):        el grano
636. satellite:                                    el satélite
637. satellite dish:                             la antena parabólica
638. saw:                                          la sierra
639. stinger:                                     el aguijón
640. to itch:                                      picar (also to sting?)
641. scorpion:                                   el alacrán, el escorpión
642. to hold together:                        mantenerse unido
643. groove:                                     la rutina
644. to scrub:                                   restregar, fregar
645. whiskers:                                  los bigotes (also mustache)
646. to hold in place:                        mantenerse fijo
647. plank:                                       el tablón
648. opposite:                                   opuesto, contrario (enfrente- spatial)
649. to join:                                     unir, juntar
650. thread:                                      el hilo

Gracias, @dougules. !El bebé es muy tranquilo como su papá, gracias a Dios!

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Re: Expand Your Vocabulary in Another Language 2020
« Reply #108 on: September 29, 2020, 06:08:58 PM »
Yikes! It's been a month since I've last posted. I'm determined to finish this year strong.  I have a few weeks worth of words scratched out on paper to add to the thread but am 2 weeks behind where I should be.

I haven't been reading my usual 30 minutes per day with my toddler either. I'm being flexible about it while we're still in the 4th trimester, but will get back on the wagon once the baby is 3 months (next week!).

651. season           la estación, la temporada (de deportes)
652. ewe           la oveja
       ram           el carnero
       lamb           el borrego, el cordero
653. outside (line/edge)           exterior, externo (el borde exterior)
654. to sail           navegar
655. garment           la prenda
656. to shout           gritar, vocear
         to scream           chillar
         to yell           gritar, chillar
         to call out           llamar
657. to sink           hundirse
658. to rest on           apoyarse en
659. to skate           patinar
660. to glide           deslizarse, planear (en el aire)
661. ice skates           los patines de hielo (patín: singular)
         roller skates           los patines de ruedas
662. ski           el esquí
663. to skip           ir dando brincos
664. skyscraper           el rascacielos
665. to sled           ir en trineo
666. slice           la rebanada, la tajada, la lonja (carne) la rodaja (fruta) el trozo (pastel)
667. slide           la resbaladilla, el tobogán
668. top of           la parte superior
669. to slip           resbalarse
         slippery           resbaloso
670. tortoise           la tortuga terrestre