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Un cambio de opinión

A change of heart

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Domesticidad

Domesticity
Domesticity seems to suit her, she's really happy with her home life

3

Actividades extraescolares/extracurriculares

Extracurricular activities
Extracurricular activities are now being offered at the school

4

Esbozo, borrador, armazón, infraestructura

Framework
They have the framework for the agreement in place
After completing the building, they remove the supporting framework
This framework is in place to ensure that customer complaints are responded to correctly

5

Mejora, incremento, repunte

Upturn
There are now reasonable prospects for a significant upturn

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Desagüe

Outfall
A water treatment plant and a sea outfall

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Dinero caído del cielo, fruta caída

Windfall
The oil price windfall, a windfall profit

8

Cortavientos

Windbreak
The local terrain acts as a windbreak

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Perdición, ruina, caída

Downfall
You can be your own downfall

10

Afinidad, parentesco

Kinship
He is equivalent to the second degree of kinship

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Golpe de suerte

Stroke of luck
By a stroke of luck, I found a parking space

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Acento marcado

Pronounced accent
He spoke English with a pronounced French accent

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Cambio de escenario, cambio de aires

Change of scene
She was bored and needed a change of scene

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Cambio de ropa, muda

Change of clothes
She took a change of clothes in her suitcase

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Inquina, resentimiento, mala sangre

Bad blood
There's been bad blood between the two brothers ever since their father's death

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Un mal bicho

A bad lot
He had been in prison, he's a bad lot

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Mala época

Bad patch
Our marriage is going through a bad patch, but it isn't the first time

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Tablón, mesa de dibujo, en todas partes, a bordo

Board
Notice board, back to the drawing board, across the board, on board

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Validez

Validity
Validity date

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Cabeza de ratón

A big fish in a little/small pond

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Riña de tránsito, furia al volante

Road rage
I got road rage after the other driver took my parking place

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Término abarcativo, término genérico

Umbrella term
Rheumatism is often an umbrella term for approximately 400 different illnesses

23

Autoestima

Self(-)stem
Strenghthening exercises for my self-steem

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Un visto y no visto

A flash in the pan
His success was a flash in the pan

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Mástil

Mast
Mast in ship, main mast, radio mast

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Sonrisa amplia

Grin
Broad grin, grin at

27

Dramaturgo, autor teatral

Playwright
The acclaimed irish playwright John B Keane

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Defraudador, estafador, timador

Fraudster

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Titular de un cargo

Incumbent
The incumbent senator has chosen not to run for office again

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Recuerdo, souvenir

Memento
I decided to keep some small mementoes of my limited success

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Vida entera, vida útil

Lifetime
Once in a lifetime, the adventure of a lifetime

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Desafío, actitud de resistencia

Defiance (of)
He left his post in defiance of his sergeant's orders

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Actitud mental hacia la vida

Outlook on life
An enhanced self-image leads to a more positive outlook on life

34

Dolencia, mal, enfermedad

Ailment
Physical activity is good for common ailments

35

Hueco, brecha, diferencia

Gap
Bridge the gap, narrow the gap, a gap in the market, generation gap, gap year

36

Borrón y cuenta nueva, comienzo desde cero

Fresh start
We'll make a fresh start in Germany

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Contendiente, aspirante

Contender
The writer may be a contender for a Golden Award

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Lo que alguien se merece

Someone's due
The attention that should have been his due
At last she has the justice that is her due

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Con sus propias condiciones

On his own terms
He has enjoyed fame very much on his own terms

40

Empate total

Dead heat
The race finished a dead heat with both athletes recording exactly the same times

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Silencio total

Dead silence
There was a dead silence in the room as the solicitor opened the envelope

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Peso muerto

Dead weight
I can't possibly carry this suitcase. It's a dead weight

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Algo inútil o pasado de moda, obsoleto

Dead wood
It's time we brought these files up to date. We'll start by throwing out all the dead wood

44

Edición en tapa dura

Hardback

45

Mochilero

Backpacker
Traveller with a backpack/rucksack

46

Fama y fortuna

Fame and fortune
He went to New York seeking fame and fortune

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Sangre de tu sangre

(Own) flesh and blood
I love my parents because they are my own flesh and blood

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Viajero (collocations)

Traveler
Cultivated traveller, erudite traveller, fussy traveller, experienced traveller, returning traveller, curious traveller, intrepid traveller, adventurous traveller, reckless/risky traveller, posh traveller, frequent traveller, independent traveller, seasoned traveller, weary traveller, discerning traveller, armchair traveller, inveterate traveller, unwary traveller

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Vida de lujo asiático

Lap of luxury
He is living in the lap of luxury

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Indulgencia

Leniency
To plead for leniency

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Sabiduría popular

Lore

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Escasez, falta

Scarcity
Migration is prompted by the scarcity of food

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Participación justa, proporción equitativa

Fair share
They are not receiving a fair share of the profits
I seem to be getting more than my fair share of spam

54

Exención tributaria

Tax break
Families with young children could receive a tax break

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Concesionario

Dealership
Their company has just won the dealership for Rolls-Royce

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Tocayo

Namesake

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Corriente de pensamiento

Trend of thought
Liberalism is a trend of thought

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Seguridad y salud

Health and safety
Tonight's performance has had to be cancelled for health and safety reasons

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Bloque alto de apartamentos

High-rise flats/apartments/accomodation
High-riseA lot of high-rises were built in the 1960s

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"No" definitivo

Flat denial/refusal
We made him a good offer, but he gave us a flat refusal

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Rueda deshinchada

Flat tyre
We had a flat tyre on the way here

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Batería descargada

Flat battery
The engine won't start. You've got a flat battery

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Un mundo (diferencia)

A world of difference
There is a world of difference between enjoying something and joining it

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Poder económico

Spending power
The major studios' huge spending power ...

65

Clima árido e inerme

Barren climate
The barren climate/landscape of Iceland

66

Follaje

Foliage
The tree has an exotic foliage

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Huerto de árboles frutales

Orchard
Apple orchard, cherry orchard

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Plantación

Plantation
A plantation is bigger than an orchard

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Polinización

Pollination
Many species of tree depend on the wind for pollination

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Una foto preparada, un montaje

A bogus photo
A bit of a setup

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Ciénaga, algo difícil de solucionar e inmóvil

Morass
The morass of rules and regulations is delaying the project
The petrified morass of all our lives

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Una manera de ganar dinero rápida y fácil y normalmente deshonesta

A gravy train

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Una distancia larga

A good way
How far is Wells from here? It's a good way, actually

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Libro que engancha, que no se puede dejar

Page-turner
This novel is a real page-turner

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Utilería en teatro o cine, decorados

Props
A dramatic play area with costumes, puppets and props

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Escena peligrosa o acrobática

Stunt
Stunt man
As a stunt man - all pain, no glory, but the pay was good

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Líder de un grupo musical

Frontman
The former Ketama frontman presents his first solo album

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Propina en una actuación musical

Encore
This is an appropriate encore to the concert

79

Lanzarse sobre los fans en un concierto

Crowd-surfing

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Puesto del mercadillo

Market stall
Barrow

81

Compras en tiendas baratas de grandes cadenas

High street shopping

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Compras de lujo o de diseño

Design shopping
Luxury brands

83

Tiendas que explotan mano de obra

Sweat shop
The sweat shop clothing involves exploitation
Sweat shop labour conditions

84

Celos (Shakespeare)

The green-eyed monster
Their relationship was ruined by the green-eyed monster

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Una búsqueda sin esperanza de éxito (Shakespeare)

A wild-goose chase
The police were sent on a wild-goose chase looking for the money that had already been spent

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Personas sin suerte en el amor (Shakespeare)

Star-crossed lovers
The film is a classic love story about star-crossed lovers

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Vías legales

Legal avenues (for)
The Government won't do anything until all legal avenues have been exhausted

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El eslabón más débil

The weakest link
He was always regarded as the team's weakest link

89

Desvío

Diversion
It took longer to get into work today due to a diversion in the town center

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Extensión

Expanse
The area is a vast expanse in the north

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Notoriedad

Notoriety
To gain notoriety

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Dinero en efectivo

Hard cash
He pays all his bills in hard cash, even if they're thousands of pounds

93

Una historia triste para conmover intencionadamente

A hard luck story
A man came to the door wanting money with a hard luck story

94

Un problema/persona difícil de resolver/tratar

A hard/tough nut to crack
Dealing with your mistake is going to be a hard nut to crack

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Costes de oportunidad

Opportunity costs
The opportunity costs incurred through delay are very high at this stage of development

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Autoculpa

Self-blame
Don't fall into the trap of self-blame

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Pecera

Fish bowl
It's like living in a fish bowl or something

98

Escombros

Debris, wreckage
The force of the falling steel beams and other debris crushed the seats below

99

Agua embarrada

Muddy water
Houses were literally swimming in the midst of muddy water

100

Refugio

Shelter, haven
Take shelter, haven of rest, tax haven, safe haven, nuclear shelter, women's shelter

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Pena de muerte

Death penalty
Capital punishment
His sentence was the death penalty

102

Oferta de hoy

Today's offer

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Farola, poste de la luz

Lamppost
They were all hanged from the nearest lamppost

104

Platillo

Cymbal
By striking one cymbal against the other they create a pure sound

105

Regla general

Rule of thumb
As a rule of thumb, when doing the laundry, keep light and dark clothes separate

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Determinación, agallas, coraje

Grit

107

Anzuelo, cebo, carnaza

Bait
Children can't be expected to view advertising critically or resist bait advertising directed at them

108

Golpeteo

Patter
Patter of rain (pitter-patter)

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Cirugía a corazón abierto

Open heart surgery
A heart surgeon is allowed to perform open heart surgery

110

Pérdida de tiempo colosal

Colossal waste of time

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Incendio provocado

Arson
Acts of sabotage and arson, an arsonist

112

Etimología de la palabra tema

'Topic' is related to the Greek term 'topos' which means 'place'
A place in our memory

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Comida precocinada

Ready-made food

114

Mano de obra

Workforce

115

Coste laboral, coste de la mano de obra

Labor costs
The increase in labor costs will have positive effects on the economy

116

Aditivo

Additive
Food additives must comply with the approved specifications

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Sentidos

Senses
Vision, taste, sense of smell, hearing, touch

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Fecha de caducidad

Expiry date
Check the expiry date on any tinned food