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Spanish 201, Ch. 4

la casa house
la escalera stairs
la llave key (car key, house key, etc.)
el clave (1) a piano key (2) a clue, as in a mystery
la pared wall (indoors)
el muro wall (outdoors/freestanding)
el piso the floor
el sótano basement
el techo roof
la ciudad city
la acera sidewalk
las afueras suburbs
la autopista expressway/freeway
la bocacalle intersection
la calle street
el centro comercial shopping center
el cine movie theater
el correo post office
la esquina exterior corner (1) outside, on the street; (2) of a table or book; (3) used figuratively ("just around the corner")
el rincón interior corner
la estación station
el metro subway
el transporte público public transportation
los muebles furniture
la cama bed
la cómoda chest of drawers
el espejo mirror
el estante shelf
la lámpara lamp
la litera bunkbed
el sofá sofa
(1) el televisor (2) el tele (1) television (2) TV
los electrodomésticos household appliances
el lector del DVD DVD player
el microondas microwave
la nevera refrigerator
la pava eléctrica electric kettle
el blog blog
el desastre a disaster
la ecología ecology
la ecológico ecological
el/la ecólogo/a ecologist
la emisión de gases the emission of gases
la energía energy
el planeta planet
la preservación preservation
preservar to preserve
el reciclaje recycling
reciclar to recycle
a causa de because of
de esta manera (in) this way
de hecho in fact, indeed, actually
por eso for that reason; that's why
suceder to occur
tener éxito to be successful in an activity or field
conseguir to get, to obtain, to achieve
lograr to succeed in, manage to (implies some effort)
Cuéntame más Tell me more
Dame un ejemplo Give me an example
Deja que te cuente lo que me páso Let me tell you what happened
¿No (lo) sabes? Don't you know it?
¿Quién más lo sabe? Who else knows it?
¿Y qué paso? And what happened?
Y tú, ¿Qué me cuentas? What's up? What do you have to tell me?
Así como lo oyes Believe it or not
Es un secreto It's a secret
Mira lo que me dijo Look what he/she told me
¡No lo puedo creer! I can't believe it
¡Qué emocionante! How exciting!
¡Qué fresco! How fresh!
Sí, chica // mujer // hombre // señora Of course, girl // ma'am // man // ma'am
¡Chévere! [Caribbean only] Awesome!
¡Chido! [México] Awesome!
¡Guay! [Spain] Awesome!
¡Qué barbaridad! How dreadful!
¡Qué bien! That's great!
¡Qué horror! How horrible!
¡Qué lío! What a mess!
¡Qué maravilla! How marvelous/wonderful!
¡Qué pena! What a shame!
¡Qué suerte! Lucky you!
¿De veras? Really?
¿En serio? Is that so?
¡No me digas! You don't say!
No te lo creo I don't believe it
convocar to summon
el deshielo thaw
desperdiciar to waste
el desperdicio waste
la herramienta tool
hondo/a deep
desde from, since
la huella footprint, trace
la llanura plain (as in a field)
poblar (ue) to populate
reponerse to recover
el riesgo risk
la siembra sowing, planting (of seeds)
sostener to support, maintain
la supervivencia survival
el terreno plot of land, lot
en cambio instead; however; on the other hand
pero but
por otra parte moreover; on the other hand
por un lado . .. . por otro lado on one hand . . . on the other hand
sin embargo nevertheless, however
diferente de different from
igual que like
más/menos . . . que more/less . . . than
parecido (a) similar to, alike (used without a)
ambiental environmental
la basura garbage, trash
el calentamiento global global warming
el clima climate
la contaminación pollution
la deforestación deforestation or clear cutting
el deshielo thaw
el efecto invernadero greenhouse effect
la entidad entity
el medio ambiente environment
el recurso natural natural resource
la reforestación reforestation
la tala felling/cutting down of trees
el candado padlock
la catástrofe catastrophe
el combustible fósil fossil fuel
el envase container
la fábrica factory
el glaciar glacier
la naturaleza nature
la rapidez quickness, swiftness
el refugio natural nature sanctuary
el/la reportero/a newspaper reporter
la reserva reserve
el retroceso backward movement
el vidrio glass
apoyar to support
calentar (ie) to get hot; to heat
colgar (ue) (en internet) to post (something on the Internet)
comprometerse to commit
contaminar to pollute, contaminate
duplicar to duplicate
generar to generate
halagar to flatter
malgastar to waste
proteger (j) to protect
reducir (zc) to reduce
reutilizar to reuse
salvar to save
tirar to throw away
andino/a Andean
contaminando/a contaminated/polluted
controlado/a controlled
desarrollado/a developed
desempleado/a unemployed
limpio/a clean
protegido/a protected
reemplazado/a replaced
renovable renewable
sobresaliente outstanding
terrestre terrestrial, relating to Earth
desarrollar to develop
el material reutilizable reusable material
el municipio municipality
reutilizable reusable
acabarse to finish, to run out
apagarse to go out (lights, fire)
caerse to fall, to slip away
complicarse to get complicated
derramarse to spill
descomponerse to break down
enfriarse to get cold / chilled
ensuciarse to get dirty
escaparse to escape
hacerse tarde to be late
irse to go, go away
morirse to die
olvidarse to forget
perderse to lose; to get lost
pincharse la llanta to get a flat tire
quedarse to remain
quemarse to burn
romperse to break
vencerse to expire
volcarse to tip over; to throw oneself into something
para bien // mal for good // evil ends
para colmo on top of everything
para mejor // peor for better // worse
para siempre forever
para variar for a change
por ahora for now, for the time being
por casualidad by chance
por cierto by the way
por de pronto to start with
por demás in excess
por ejemplo for example
por eso that's why, therefore
por fin at last, finally
por lo general generally
por lo menos at least
por lo pronto for now
por lo tanto therefore
por si acaso just in case
por supuesto of course
por último lastly
por un lado // por el otro on the one hand // on the other hand
por una parte // por la otra on the one hand // on the other hand
la factura invoice, bill
la cita appointment