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NSE Practice

An extensive stack of useful vocabulary words for the National Spanish Exam.

QuestionAnswer
noreste northeast
sureste northwest
suroeste southeast
noroeste southwest
patría native land
campo rural area
agua water
bahía bay
puerto port
río river
océano ocean
mar sea
estanque pond
lago lake
golfo gulf
estrecho strait
ola wave
canal canal
arroyo stream
tierra land
isla island
península peninsula
costa coast
orilla shore
desierto desert
montaña mountain
sierra mountain range
cueva cave
colina hill
cerro hill
valle valley
archipiélago chain of islands
istmo isthmus
meseta plateau
llano plain
pradera prairie
cañón canyon
habitante inhabitant
plano map
frontera border
área area
moreno dark
pelirrojo redheaded
fuerte strong
débil weak
mayor older
menor younger
flaco skinny
fornido "buff", muscular
paciente patient
impaciente impatient
organizado organized
desorganizado disorganized
pobre poor
rico rich
cómico funny
chistoso "joker", one who tells jokes
serio serious
generoso generous
tacaño stingy
alegre happy
contento happy
triste sad
loco crazy
castaño brown (hair)
largo long
corto short
tener canas to have grey hair
ser calvo to be bald
el bebé baby
niño child
chico boy
chica girl
joven young person
adulto adult
señora lady
caballero gentleman
viejo old person
borracho drunk (adjective)
celoso jealous
confundido confused
curioso curious
deprimido depressed
determinado determined
enamorado in love
fascinado fascinated
frustrado frustrated
furioso furious
histérico hysterical
libre free
muerto de hambre dying of hunger
muerto de sed dying of thirst
sastisfecho full
serio serious
solo alone
sorprendido suprised
tranquilo calm
prestar atención to pay attention
examinar to examine
escribir a máquina to type
nacer to be born
morir (ue) to die
presentar to introduce
casarse to get married
divorciarse to get divorced
adoptar to adopt
preparar to prepare
poner to put
lavar to wash
secar to dry
colgar (ue) to hang
hacer to make, do
plantar to plant
regar (ie) to water
barrer to sweep
rastrillar to rake
palear to shovel
cortar to cut
tirar to throw out
limpiar to clean
fregar (ie) to scrub, mop
pasar la aspiradora to vacuum
pasar un trapo to dust
abrir to open
planchar to iron
lustrar to polish
arreglar to fix
dar de comer to feed
pasear el perro to walk the dog
doblar to fold
apretar (ie) to tighten
actor actor
actriz actress
agente agent
agricultor farmer
artiste artist
asistente de vuelo flight attendant
bibliotecario librarian
botones bellman
cajero cashier
campesino farmer, peasant
cantante singer
cirujano surgeon
cocinero cook
conductor driver
dentista dentist
enfermero nurse
maletero porter
mecánico mechanic
mimo mime
mozo porter, bellman
payaso clown
pintor painter
policía policeman / policewoman
recepcionista receptionist
revisor (train) conductor
socorrista paramedic
técnico technician
telefonista telephone operator
veterinario veterinarian
pelo hair
cara face
frente forehead
ceja eyebrow
pestaña eyelash
narices nostrils
lengua tongue
labios lips
dientes teeth
mejilla cheek
quijada cheek
patilla jaw
oreja ear (outer)
oído ear (inner)
garganta throat
cuello neck
hombro shoulder
pecho chest
brazo arm
codo elbow
muñeca wrist
dedo (de la mano) finger
uña nail
pulgar thumb
cintura waist
cadera hip
espalda back
pierna leg
muslo thigh
rodilla knee
tobillo ankle
talón ankle
dedo (del pie) toe
nalgas buttocks
el callejón alley
avenida avenue
bulevar boulevard
paseo drive
cuadra block
puente bridge
esquina corner
vecinidad neighborhood
pavimento pavemente
acera sidewalk
letrero sign
suburbios suburbs
afueras outskirts
límites de la ciudad city limits
semáforo traffic light
edificio de oficinas office building
edificio de diez pisos ten-story building
plano city map
cruce de calles intersection
bocacalle intersection
señal sign, signal
regla rule
tráfico traffic light
parquímetro parking meter
carretera highway
carril lane
peatón pedestrian
servicio service
velocidad speed
máximo maximum
mínimo minimum
sano sane
honesto honest
deshonesto dishonest
popular popular
valiente brave
tímido shy
nervioso nervous
seguro confident
romántico romantic
original original
seco dry
mojado wet
ligero light
pesado heavy
mismo same
distinto different
ordenado organized
desordinado disorganized
moderno modern
antiguo old, ancient
mejor better, best
peor worse
estrecho narrow
ancho wide
lleno full
vacío empty
claro light, clear
oscuro dark
posible possible
imposible impossible
limpio clean
sucio dirty
público public
privado private
caro expensive
barato cheap
parentesco family relations
suegro father-in-law
cuñado brother-in-law
yerno son-in-law
nuera daughter-in-law
bisabuelo great-grandfather
bisnieto great-grandson
tío uncle
sobrino nephew
tatarabuelo great-great-grandfather
tatarnieto great-great-grandson
hermanastro step-brother
padrastro godfather
madrina godmother
ahijado godchild
novio boyfriend
prometido fiancé
compañero partner
pareja couple
generación generation
huérfano orphan
gemelos twins
mellizos twins
trillizos triplets
antepasado ancestor
sangre blood
estado civil marital status
soltero single
fenomenal phenomenal
estricto strict
enérgico energetic
famoso famous
elegante elegant
vivo lively
uniforme uniform
aula classroom
curso course
calificación grade
laboratorio laboratory
conferencia lecture
sala hall
estudio study
idea idea
apuntes notes
requisito prerequisite
horario schedule
semestre semester
seminario seminar
biografía biography
comprensión understanding
repaso review
tema theme, subject
archivo binder
carpeta folder
hoja sheet (leaf)
sacapuntes pencil sharpener
impresora printer
grapadora stapler
grabadora recorder
cinta tape
ficha index card
fichero filing cabinet
bandeja tray
armario closet
cuadro painting
enchufe outlet
proyector projector
diapositiva slide
transparencia transparency
luz light
videocasetera VCR
atril music stand
podio podium
estante shelf
máquina de escribir typewriter
pantalla screen
sujetapapeles paperclip
papelera wastepaper basket
techo ceiling
pared wall
suelo floor
alfombra rug-carpet
temperatura temperature
grado degree
distancia distance
yarda yard
reparar to repair
aceitar to oil
cambiar to change
pesar to weight
sumar to add
restar to subtract
multiplicar to multiply
dividir to divide
anunciar to announce
ayudar to help
hacer un viaje to take a trip
hacer cola to form a line
comprar un billete to buy a ticket
esperar to wait
llegar to arrive
perder el tren to miss the train
bajar del tren to get off the train
transbordar to transfer
salir to leave
llegar to arrive
perder el tren to miss the train
aterrizar to land
despegar to take off
abrocharse to fasten
fumar to smoke
cruzar to cross
quedar to be located
anunciar to announce
abrir to open
acelerar to accelerate
apagar to turn off
arrancar to start (car)
aparcar to park
cambiar la velocidad to change gears
cerrar to close
conducir to drive
chocar to crash
dar una vuelta to turn around
encender to turn on
estacionar to park
doblar to turn on
estacionar to park
doblar to turn
llenar to fill in
manejar to drive
obtener to get, obtain
poner una multa to get a ticket
respetar to respect
tener prisa to be in a hurry
tocar la bocina to honk the horn
vestirse to get dressed
desnudarse to get undressed
ponerse to put on
quitarse to take off
hacer juego con to match
quedar(le) to fit
estar de moda to be in style
tener hambre to be hungry
tener sed to be thirsty
tomar to take
reservar to reserve
hacer una reserva to make a reservation
pedir (i) to order
servir (i) to serve
limpiar to clean
lavar to wash
pelar to peal
rebanar to slice
cortar to cut
picar to chop
vitrina store window
letrero sign
planta baja ground floor
primera planta first floor
fila aisle
mostrador showcase
etiqueta tag
marca brand
número shoe size
tamaño size
talla size
precio price
descuento discount
impuesto tax
liquidación sale
ganga bargain
rebajado reduced
hecho made
de venta on sale
compra purchase
reembolso refund
freno brake
acelerador accelerator
embrague clutch
palanca gear shot
volante steering wheel
bocina horn
ventanilla window
parabrisas windshield
limpiaparabrisas windshield wipers
faro headlight
llanta tire
parachoques bumper
placa license plate
capó hood
motor motor
baúl trunk
tanque tank
gasolina gasoline
peligroso dangerous
derecho straight ahead
por aquí around here
por allí over there
delante de in front of
detrás de behind
debajo de under
sobre above
entre between
al lado de next to
coche, carro car
conductor driver
accidente accident
multa fine, ticket
carnet de conducir license
gafas de sol sun glasses
gafas glasses
impermeable raincoat
panúelo handkerchief
sandalias sandals
zapatillas slippers
zapatos de tenis sneakers
sudadera sweatshirt
ropa interior underwear
calzoncillos underpants
corbata tie
gorra cap
traje suit
bolsa bag, purse
bragas panties
combinación slip
medias stockings
sostén brassiere
bata housecoat
arete pendiente earrings
cadena chain
collar necklace
anillo ring
pulsera bracelet
ancho wide
corto short
estrecho narrow
largo long
a rayas striped
a cuadros plaid
con lunares polka dots
suelto loose
ceñido tight
menú (carta) menu
mesero waiter
camarero waiter
cocinero cook
de lujo luxurious
caro expensive
económico inexpensive
cafetería cafeteria
reserva reservation
mesa table
en el rincón in the corner
cerca de la ventana by window
afueras outside
adentro inside
desayuno breakfast
almuerzo lunch
cena dinner
tapa appetizer
casado married
separado separated
divorciado divorced
viudo widow
materno maternal
paterno paternal
adoptivo adopted
vivo alive
muerto dead
cuarto para visitas guest room
lavandería laundry
pasillo hallway
vestíbulo entrance
desván attic
balcón balcony
sótano basement
llave key
portal porch
azulejos tiles
alfombra carpet
cortinas curtains
persianas blinds
luces lights
bombilla bulb
madera wood
aluminio aluminum
ladrillos brick
piedra stone
estuco stucco
aire acondicionado air conditioning
calefacción heating
chimenea chimney
buzón mailbox
despensa pantry
interruptor switch
muro wall (outside)
sofá couch, sofa
televisión television
lámpara lamp
sillón armchair
meseta table
silla chair
refrigerador refrigerator
congelador freezer
horno oven
estufa stove
fregadero sink
lavaplatos dishwasher
microondas microwave
tenedor fork
cuchara spoon
cucharita teaspoon
cuchillo knife
cubierto set (utensils)
taza cup
platillo saucer
vaso glass
copa de vino wineglass
servilleta napkin
sal salt
pimienta pepper
azúcar sugar
mantel tablecloth
cama bed
milla mile
milímetro millimeter
centímetro centimeter
metro meter
kilómetro kilometer
peso weight
onza ounce
tonelada ton
miligramo milligram
gramo gram
kilo kilogram
taza cup
pinta pint
cuarto quart
galón gallon
mililitro milliliter
litro liter
volumen volume
anchura width
largura length
altura height
conversión conversion
sistema métrico metric system
sistema británico British system
aritmética arithmetic
suma addition
resta subtraction
multiplicación multiplication
división division
número number
positivo positive
negativo negative
estación de ferrocarril train station
red ferroviaria railway
sala de espera waiting room
quiosco newsstand
ventanilla ticket window
andén platform
vía track
vagón train car
coche train car
boleto ticket
sencillo one-way
de ida y vuelta round-trip
en primera clase first class
en segunda clase second class
tarifa fare
reserva reservation
tablero board
de salidas departures
de llegadas arrivals
horario schedule
viajero traveler
pasajero passenger
agente agent
mozo, maletero porter
inspector conductor
equipaje luggage
maleta suitcase
bolsa bag
tarde late
a tiempo on time
con retraso late
con un demora late
temprano early
rallar to grate
batir to beat
mezclar to mix
combinar to combine
añadir to add
agregar to add
freír to fry
hervir (ie) to boil
tapar to cover
congelar to freeze
comprar to buy a ticket
vender to sell
ir de compras to go shopping
empujar to push
colgar (ue) to hang up
descolgar (ue) to pick up
hacer una llamada to make a call
introducir to put in (coin)
oír el tono to hear the tope
sonar (ue) to ring
intentar to try
marcar el número to dial the number
contestar to answer
comunicar con to connect to
dejar un mensaje to leave a message
ver to see
tocar to touch
probar to taste
oler (hue) to smell
costar to cost
buscar algo to look for something
gastar to spend (money)
vender to sell
estar en venta to be on sale
probarse to try on
comprar to buy
devolver to return
canjear to exchange
reembolsar to refund
prender to turn on
apagar to turn off
meter to put in
sacar to take out
entrar to enter
guardar to save
comunicarse con to communicate
abrir to open
arrastrar to drag
cerrar to close
imprimir to print
indicar to point
entrar to enter
piscina pool
viaje trip
parador government-run inn
pensión boarding house
cliente client
huésped guest
viajero traveler
cuarto sencillo single room
cuarto doble double room
habitación room
vista view
portero doorman
dueño owner
gerente manager
recepcionista receptionist
dependiente clerk
criada maid
toallas towels
botones bellboy
entrada entrance
salida exit
vestíbulo lobby
registro register
reservación reservation
escaleras stairs
escalera mecánica escalator
cama bed
armario closet
percha closet
llave key
casa de cambio currency exchange
billete bill (money)
cuenta bill (owed)
en efectivo cash
cheques de viajero traveler's checks
cheque personal personal check
tarjeta de crédito credit card
recibo receipt
temporada de mucha actividad high (busy) season
temporada de menos actividad low (off) season
ranura slot
auricular telephone receiver
botón button
disco dial
tecla key
guía telefónico telephone book
número de telefóno telephone number
tarjeta telefónica calling card
clave de área area code
prefijo de país country code
llamada con cobro collect call
llamada interurbana toll call
llmada urbana local call
recado message
mensaje message
tono dial tone
línea line
máquina contestadora answering machine
contestador automático answering machine
ocupado busy
equivocado wrong
la computadora the computer
el programa program
cama bed
césped grass
basura garbage
ruedas rollers
hielo ice
crucigrama crossword puzzle
ajedrez chess
naipes cards
damas checkers
sellos stamps
chistes jokes
pan bread
galleta cracker
tortilla tortilla
trigo wheat
bolillo roll, bun
arroz rice
cereal cereal
pasta pasta
harina flour
espinacas spinach
espáragos asparagus
col cabbage
lechuga lettuce
zanahoria carrot
cebolla onion
papa potato
patata potato
maíz corn
rábano radish
remolachas beets
ajo garlic
guisantes peas
apio celery
hongos mushrooms
pepino cucumber
manzana apple
naranja orange
fresa strawberry
piña pineapple
toronja grapefruit
pera pear
uvas grapes
plátano banana
durazno peach
coco coconut
cereza cherry
frambuesa raspberry
ciruela plum
limón lemon
papaya papaya
sandía watermelon
lima lime
helado ice cream
mantequilla butter
leche milk
yogur yogurt
queso cheese
carne meat
jamón ham
ternera veal
cerdo pork
carne de res beef
cordero lamb
pollo chicken
mercado market
supermercado supermarket
hipermercado hypermarket
tienda de ultramarinos grocery store
estanco stamp and tobacco store
panadería bread store
pastelería pastry shop
carnicería meat shop
pescadería seafood shop
verdulería vegetable shop
frutería fruit shop
caja cash register
carrito cart
fila aisle
precio price
cupón coupon
comestibles groceries
botella bottle
lata can
rebanada slice
tajada slice
paquete package
frasco jar
caja box
bolsa bag
de plástico plastic
de papel paper
rebajado reduced
tocador dresser with mirror
cómodo chest of drawers
mesita de noche night stand
percha hanger
despertador alarm clock
armario closet
retrete toilet
inodoro toilet
vátar toilet
lavabo sink
tina tub
bañera tub
ducha shower
jabón soap
espejo mirror
toalla towel
toallita washcloth
flor flower
árbol tree
planta plant
césped lawn, grass
cortacésped lawnmover
martillo hammer
destornellador screwdriver
linterna flashlight
pila battery
lavadora washing machine
secadora dryer
plancha iron
detergente detergent
escoba broom
aspiradora vacuum
avión airplane
tripulación crew
piloto pilot
asistente de vuelo flight attendant
cabina de mando cockpit
cabina delantera forward cabin
pasillos aisles
fila row
lavabo bathroom
aseo bathroom
despegue take-off (flight)
aterrizaje landing
altura altitude
velocidad speed
turbulencia turbulence
seguridad security
equipaje de mano carry-on
compartimiento superior overhead compartment
debajo del asiento under the seat
mesita tray table
carrito cart
audífono headset
chaleco de salvavidas life vest
máscara de oxígeno oxygen mask
salida de emergencia emergency exit
alas wings
señal de no fumar no smoking sign
el cinturón de seguridad seatbelt
revisor train conductor
compartimiento compartment
coche-cama sleeping car
coche-comedor dining car
asiento seat
ocupado taken
libre vacant
reservado reserved
plaza seat
completo complete
parada stop
próximo next
primera first class
segunda second class
tercera third
cuarta fourth
última last
mesa desktop
menú menu
icono icon
carpeta folder
documento document
archivo file
red network
impresión printout
ventana window
caja box
disquete disk
datos data
ratón mouse
máquina machine
ordenador computer
teclado keyboard
módem modem
disco compacto CD
ratón mouse
monitor monitor
pantalla screen
impresora (láser) printer (laser)
teclas keys
teclado alfanumérico alphanumeric keyboard
alfabeto alphabet
teclado numérico numeric keyboard
números numbers
pavo turkey
pato duck
pescado fish
camarones shrimp
calamares squid
langosta lobster
mariscos shellfish
legumbres legumes
lentejas lentils
cacahuetes peanuts
nueces nutes
nuez walnut
anacardo cashew
huevos eggs
yema yolk
clara egg white
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