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Senderos fronterizos

TermDefinition
las lomas hills
las pelonas short hair/bald
el alambre wire
la migra immigration police
cavar to dig
el hoyo hole
agarrar to grab
el conserje caretaker
las barracas shacks
desahijar to separate young cattle from their mothers
la campana bell
el funcionario civil servant
denunciar to report
la camioneta van
la patrulla patrol
el aparcero sharecropper/tenant farmer
rogar to beg
empacar to pack
empuñar to grip
escabroso/a stepp
las lieres hares
los nopales prickly pears
las orugas caterpillars
las pertenencias belongings
la cerca de malla wire fence
descalzo/a barefoot
los harapos rags
el nudo en la garganta a knot in your throat
la palmada slap
el armazón frame
los piojos lice
la tiña ringworm
la roña rust
el betabel beetroot
los chapulines grasshoppers
guiñar el ojo to wink
empapado/a soaked
silbar to whistle
la tarima wooden flooring
la manada herd
el destemplado change/upset
las palmaditas pat/tap
desahijar to pick
el bacín bedpan
el excusado lavatory
la barraca shack
los nudillos knuckles
lodoso/a muddy
el azufre sulfur
los bistés steaks
ligar to tie/to bind
el regazo lap
el mantenimiento maintenance
el chirrido squeal/creak
el llavero keychain
la quincena two weeks
el desportillado chipped
el basurero trash can
las trifulcas brawl
el desempeño achievement/performance
la recompensa bounty/reward
los préstamos loans
la mueca face
soltar to let loose/to let go
las risitas giggles
los pleitos lawsuits
apelotonado/a crowded together
atrever to dare
el auricular of the ear
fingir to pretend
las aceras sidewalk
grueso/a thickness
esponjoso/a fluffy
los peluches cuddly toys
meterse en líos to get into trouble
el linóleo linoleum
embellecer to embellish
el macetero flowerpot stand
el milagro miracle
erguido/a straight
apuro/a hardship
embrujado/a enchanted
la choza hut/shack
el petate bed mat
el charco puddle
el moco mucus
la mueca face
la cicatriz scar
la bala bullet
la canica marble
el aparcero sharecropper
el tejadillo awning
la palita stick
la nuez walnut
las palas shovels
los surcos furrows
azadones hoe
agradar to please
agotados exhausted
la niebla fog
enderezarse to straighten out
codazo elbow
chispas spark
batallar to fight/to battle
escribir un informe to write a report
hallazgos discoveries
restregar to scrub
amarillenta yellowish
raída worn-out
medalla medal
puñados handfuls
guiño wink
podrido rotten
buscapleitos troublemaker
renacuajos tadpoles/little guys
pececillos small fishes
embalse collection
frasco jar
puestecito de venta small stall shop
clavos nails
astillas splinters
pulular to multiply
vencidos defeated
enjambre swarm
carcajadas guffaw
tejabán brick factory
enderezarse to stand upright
copete cowlick
cachucha cap
liviano light
el blanqueador whitening
atorado blocked
tejar
las ciruelas pasas plum-colored raisins
la lonchera lunchbox
agarrar to grab
alejarse to move away
tantear to sound out
heder to stink
el consejero counselor
grueso thick
el bachillerato high school diploma
las becas scholarships
avergonzado embarrassed
el rape shaved head
el pito whistle
los tirantes suspenders
la mecanografía typing
los pizarrones blackboards
las solapas lapel
el dedo meñique pinky finger
discutir to argue
el portazo slam
desempeñado executed
el aula classroom
las postales postcards
los fondos bottoms
las flexiones flexions
los pulsos heartbeats
escalar cuerdas to climb rope
dar carreras to race
el hedor bad odor
el candado padlock
hallar to find
hundirse to sink
el basurero trashcan
grueso thick
empapar to soak
el trapo rag
el comezón itch
el elogio praise
rajado cracked
ampollado blistered
escaso lacking
agacharse to hang
las mensualidades monthly wages
el puño handful
las aceras sidewalks
el enjugador drier
el paño cloth
el balde bucket
desfagado broken off
escupir to spit
voltearse to turn over
abatimiento depression
la fregadora sink
de goma of rubber
rebotar to bounce
atrever to dare
las papeleras wastepaper basket
el puñado handful
el parpadeo blinking
ubicado located
la bodega wine cellar
los rimeros stack
las telarañas cobwebs
las teclas key
desuso lack of use
el trasto container
amortiguar to soften
deficiente insufficient
las manchas stains
las pasas raisins
fichaje checking in
el mango mango/handle
la escoba broom
clavar to hammer
las señas clues
arrebatar to snatch
animarse to encourage
la pista trail
agarrado caught
el tornillo de banco vice
la mueca face
decepcionado disillusioned
tajantemente emphatically oppose
el volante steering wheel
ahogar to choke
el sollozo sobbing
zumbar to buzz
las escobas brooms
los trapeadores mops
acortarse to reduce
tiovivo roundabout
el choque crash
abollada dented
la soga rope
la mueca face
abrillantar to polish
la tapicería upholestery
la tela plisada pleated clothes
los parachoques bumpers
el alambre wire
el zorrillo skunk
ostentosamente ostentatiously
las ferias del condado county fairs
afiliarse to be affiliated
anchas wide
apestoso stinky
titubear to hesitate
las latas tins
oropel glitter
la campana bell
el portazo slam
chispear to spark
concebir to conceive
adinerado/a wealthy
sucito/a muddy
desechado cast aside
la barraca shack
tapar to cover
los agujeros holes
arrojar to throw
la semilla seed
el umbral treshold
el alboroto racket
jalar to pull
los escándalos scandals
la portada cover
acobardar to intimidate
las varones sons
el desfile parade
el espectáculo show
vergonzoso shameful
borrego lamb
la sátira satire
el tejaván shelter
la sierra mountains
silbar to whistle
lacrimoso/a teary
aguda high-pitched
las risotadas guffaws
el unísono unison
rasguear to strum/to stroke
el escenario stage
zumbar to buzz
las moscas flies
fintas de boxeo to feint from boxing
apachurrar to squash
rajar to slice
azabache jet
el copete cowlick
juguetona playful
desgrabado wiped
chalé bungalow
desbaratar to spoil
sagaz sharp
postularse to propose
el tesorero treasurer
lanzar to throw
el pesticida pesticide
soslayo turned sideways
los acontecimientos events
la ficha chip/token
los terrenos plots
réquete to a great degree
alejado moved away
tomar el pelo to trick
el atril lectern
los carteles posters
el adversario adversary
los discursos speeches
la asamblea assembly
rústicos montañas rustic mountains
la mula mule
aterrado terrified
el serrucho hand saw
yacer to lie
vendada blindfolded
el dorso back
agotado exhausted
pájaro atrapado captured bird
la tormenta storm
cortejar to court
trapeador mop
piel aceitunada oily skin
padrastro stepfather
desteñida discolored
asear to clean
agotado exhausted
trasnochada stayed up all-night
granos grains
coyunturas situations
pesadilla nightmare
desprender to detach
ceño brow
atrasarse to fall behind
colmo jam-packed
solicitud application
becas scholarships
malcriado rude
defraudado disappointed
chupada lick
préstamos loans
cenicero ashtray
tragar to swallow
frotarse to rub oneself
tachar to brand
cobija blanket
humedecer to dampen
carretera highway
fastidiar to annoy