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1 Tengo (TEHN GO)

I have - Imagine a child saying, “I have a video game and I have ten goes a day.”

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2 Necesito (NEH SEH SEE TOH)

I need - 
Imagine saying, “I need it because it's a necessity.”

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3 Hay (AHY)

There is - Imagine a cyclopes says, “there is something in my eye.”

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4 El centro (EHL SEHN TROH)

Downtown - 
The downtown area is usually in the center of the city.

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5 Un / Una (OON /OONA)

a/an - Un is masculine and una is feminine. More about this in lesson 4

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6 Sombra (SOHM BRAH)

Shade - 
A sombrero gets its name because it gives shade.

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7 Quiero (KEY AIR OWE)

I want - 
Imagine a friend says, I want to help I care oh so much

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8 Nuevo (NOO EH VOH)

New - 
Imagine you are bionic and have a new elbow

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9 Tiene (TEE EH NEH)

You have - Imagine an Englishman in America desperate for a good cup of tea asking do you have good tea anywhere?

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10 Mujer (MOO HEHR)

Woman - Imagine kids teasing the old woman and call her a cow and they Moo at her

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11 Hombre (OHM BREh)

Man - 
Imagine a lazy man who is always on break

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12 Con (COHN)

With - Imagine a con man with a pack of cards

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13 Casa (KAH SAH)

house - mi casa es su casa

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14 Mi (MEE)

my - So "mi casa" in English is “my house.”

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15 Su (SOO)

Your - mi casa es su casa

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16 Es (EHS)

Is - mi casa es su casa

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17 Y (EE)

And - Pronounced ee.

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18 Por (POHR)

For - Imagine a poor turkey that¥s going to be eaten for thanksgiving.

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19 Traducción

Translation - think of needing to track down a translation

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20 Explicación

Explanation - Think of a grumpy teacher saying I need an explanation because your behavior is inexplicable

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21 Habitación

Room - Hotel rooms are the natural habitation of rock stars

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22 Población

Population - This is very close just change the second P to bl. PoPulation población

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23 Decepción

Disappointment - If a friend were to play a deception on you that would be pretty disappointing.

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24 Contaminación

Pollution - The pollution causes contamination of the city.

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25 Para (PAH RAH)

For - Imagine a parrot saying for for for.

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26 Aquí (A key)

Here - Imagine coming to a big locked door, someone has a key and says, here is a key.

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27 Qué (KEH)

What - 
O.K. you know how to say what in Spanish now.

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28 Suficiente (SOO FEES EE EHN TEH)

Enough - 
When you have had enough you have had sufficient.

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29 Usted (OO STEHD)

You - 
you said you would speak Spanish and you will.

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30 Comida (KOH MEE DAH)

Food - Imagine an Italian restaurateur says, come eat a Italiana food ina mya Italiana restaurant.

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31 Algo (AHL GOH)

Something - 
we don't have any food I’ll go and get something.

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32 Dónde esta (DOHN DEH EHS TAH)

Where is - 
it's Don's birthday Where is Don, Don's the star.

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33 Maravillosa (MAH RAH VEE OH SAH)

Wonderful - Something wonderful is something marvelous

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34 Feliz (FEH LEES)

Happy - Imagine Felix the cat with a happy face.

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35 Navidad (NAH VEE DAHD)

Christmas - Imagine asking you father at Christmas "Where will we put the nativity scene, dad?"

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36 Afuera (AH FOOEH RAH)

Outside - 
An agoraphobic has a fear of going outside.

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37 Mesa (MEH SAH)

Table - Imagine a mess on a table.

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38 Pan (PAHN)

Bread - Imagine cooking bread in a pan.

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39 Porque (POHR KEH)

Because - Poor Kay suffered in Spanish class because she didn't use mnemonics.

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40 Me Gusta (MEH GOOS TAH)

I like - Imagine a cave man eating a goose and saying "Me like the goose taday".

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41 Siempre (SEE EM PREH)

Always - Imagine going to a church on Sundays where you always see em pray.

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42 Los Estados Unidos (LOHS EH STAH DOHS OO NEE DOHS)

The United States -

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43 Por qué (POHR KEH)

Why - Imagine a Canadian saying “It tastes good that's why I eat pork ay.”

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44 Le gusta (LEH GOOS TAH)

You Like - Imagine a Frenchman cooked a goose and asks you do you like "le goose"

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45 Pero (PEH ROH)

But - Imagine someone eating a round Asian pear and saying "I though it was a pear oh but it looks like an apple".

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46 Gente (HENTAY)

People - Imagine 20 people giving hens tea

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47 Muy (MOO EE)

Very - Imagine a farmer's cows mooing and he says, "The cows are very mooey today"

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48 Raro (RAH ROH)

Strange - If something is strange it's rare.

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49 Polvo (POHL BOH)

Dust - Imagine pulverizing something into dust.

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50 Bueno (BOOEH NOH)

Good - Buenos Aires is a good city

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51 Película (PEH LEEH KOO LAH)

Film - Imagine a French man watching a movie about pelicans and saying oh la la

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52 Seguro (SHE GOO ROH)

Insurance - Imagine that you feel secure because you have insurance

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53 Mañana (MAHN YAH NAH)

Morning - Your friend's brain is slow to start in the morning and he keeps making mistakes you say, “man ya na good in the morning.”

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54 Como (KOH MOH)

I eat - I can't eat with messy hair so I put a comb over my hair before I eat.

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55 Lo mismo (LOH MEES MOH)

The same - Imagine a monk chanting the same thing over and over lomm ismmo lomm ismmo

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56 Nada (NAH DAH)

Nothing - You have probably already heard nada used in TV or in films to mean nothing in English

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57 Sólo (SOHL LOH)

Only - If someone is a solo performer they are the only one performing

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58 Está bien (EHS STAH BEE EHN)

All right - it's all right for a star Ben Affleck to make an occasional bad movie like Gigli.

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59 Más (MAHS)

More - Arnold has more muscles than me

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60 Carne (CAHR NEH)

Meat - 
Even had chili con carne = chili with meat

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61 Tengo que (TEHN GOH KEH)

I have to - Imagine a dance and a guy says, "I have to tango with kay".

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62 Hacer (AHS EHR)

To do - Imagine an army sergeant asking “who wants to do it?” and two guys say, “us sir”.

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63 Comprar (COHM PRAHR)

To buy - Imagine comparing prices when you want to buy something new

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64 Playa (PLAH YAH)

Beach - Imagine going to play at the beach

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65 Todo (TOH DOHS)

All - Imagine putting all your toes in dough

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66 Ahora (AH OHR AH)

Now - 
Imagine a hippie saying now I see you have a auro

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67 Tiene que (TEE EHN EH KEH)

You have to - So the Spanish for you have to is logically tiene que.

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68 Ir (EER)

To go - Imagine saying “I need to go to the doctor because I have a sore ear.”

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69 Norte Americano (OHT ROH)

American - Just think of those naughty Americans on spring break

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70 Otro (OHT ROH)

Another - 
Yes, I ought to give you another Spanish word.

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71 Abrir (AH BREER)

To open - To drink a beer you have to open a beer

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72 Maleta (MAH LEH TAH)

Suitcase - Imagine hitting your suitcase with a mallet

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73 Puedo (POOEH DOH)

I can - I can go to Puerto Rico

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74 Ver (VEHR)

To see - Look at something on your desk you need to see it up very close

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75 Grande (GRAHN DEH)

Big - The Rio Grande on the Texas/Mexico border is a big river

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76 O (OH)

Either/or - Very similar to Or

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77 Hola (OH LAH)

Hello - 
He's a bit deaf so you have to holla when you say hello

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78 Amigo (AH MEE GOH)

Friend - Hollywood and TV made sure you already knew this. Los three amigos were 3 friends

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79 Puede (POOEH DEH)

You can - Imagine Winnie the Poo had a hard day and Tiger said “you can rest now”

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80 Quiere (KEE EH REH)

You want - 
Do you want to watch the Drew Carey show?

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81 Pronto (PROHN TOH)

Soon - I am sure you have heard people in movies say “do it pronto meaning do it soon.”

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82 Cuando (KOOAHN DOH)

When - 
When are you going to start tae kwon do?

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83 Esta noche (EHS TAH NOH CHEH)

Tonight - 
Tonight I am going to get a star noche on my belt

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84 Chico (CHEE KOH)

Little - A chick is a little chicken

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85 Así (AH SEE)

Like that - Oh I see it is like that is it you so and so

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86 Esta (EHS TAH)

This - Remember you learned esta noche means tonight. Literally we could translate esta noche as this night.

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87 Lo agradezco (LOH AH GRAH DEHS KOH)

I appreciate it - A student says to the teacher “low grades go to hell, give me good grades and I appreciate it.”

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88 Cuantas (KWAHN TAHS)

How many - 
How much is a flight to Australia on qantas airlines

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89 Sentir (SEHN TEER)

To feel - I don't know how to feel about the fact you were sent here

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90 Asegurar (AH SEH GOO RAHR)

To Insure - 
To insure your car makes for A secure car

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91 Como se llama (KOH MOH SEH YAH MAH)

What’s it called - A communists asks his mum what is it called, a como says ya ma whatís it called

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92 Sí (SEE)

Yes -

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93 Si (SEE)

If - Imagine someone trying to hit a baseball. He misses the ball and says, “if I could see the ball I would hit it”.

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94 Él (EHL)

He - Elvis he was a man

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95 Días (DEE AHS)

Days - Oh happy days I just saw Cameron Diaz.

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96 También. (TAHM BEE EHN)

Also - I am a musician, I play triangle and tambourine also.

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97 Casi (KAH SEE)

Almost - A mother says to her son who drives fast, “what are you a kamikaze you almost killed yourself”.

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98 Pienso (PEE EHN SOH)

I think - I have a pen so I think I will scribble

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99 Voy (Boy)

I am going - 
Boy a party tonight I am going to really enjoy that.

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100 Va (Ba)

You are going - You are going so far away

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101 Bien (BEE EHN)

Well - How is Ben. He is well

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102 Tarde (TAHR DEH)

Late - 
Some people say don't be tardy for don't be late

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103 Cual (COO AHL)

Which - Which is cuter the Koala or the kangaroo?

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104 Aún (AH OOHN)

Still - Bill Gates still owns Microsoft and is still the richest man in the world.

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105 Sé (SEH)

I know - 
I say I know how to say I know

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106 Quien (KEE EHN)

Who - Someone left the key in the lock of your house you say “who left the key in the lock”.

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107 Tiempo (TEE EHM POH)

Time - 
Music with a slow tempo has a slow time

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108 Boleto (BOH LEH TOH)

Ticket - Imagine a ticket with a bullet on it.

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109 Antes de (AHN TEHS DEH)

Before - Your mom says, "You'd better put the sugar away before there are ants there".

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110 Como (KOH MOH)

How - Com on how easy is that?

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111 Despues de (DEHS POOEHS DEH)

After - The people despise the president after what he has done

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112 Primero (PREE MEH R OH)

First - 
This is an easy one. Prime rib is first class.

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113 Lugar (LOO GAHR)

Place - Imagine you are backpacking. You lug a backpack from place to place.

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114 Otra vez (OH TRAH VEHS)

Again - Imagine your friend has a bright red vest. You say, "please don't wear that ultra red vest again."

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115 Año (AHN YOH)

Year - 
An ya know just like that there goes another year.

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116 Nuestra (NOO EHS TRAH)

Our - This is a new strain on our eyes because your friend has a bright red vest

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117 Cosa (COHS AH)

Thing - This thing it's causa you.

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117a Vengo (VEHN GOH)

I come - I come to work in the morning then go home in the evening

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118 encontrar (EHN CON TRAHR)

To find - In close encounters of the third kind the army go to find the aliens

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119 Último (OOL TEE MOH)

Last - Like an ultimtum is the last chance

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120 Muchas veces (MOO CHAHS VEH SEHS)

Often - Do you remember that veces is times. Therefore muchas veces = many times or often.

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121 Debajo (DEHB AH HOH)

Under - Imagine Santa Claus drinking too much, he falls under de bar singing ho ho ho

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122 Amo (AH MOH)

I love - I love to be among the trees.

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123 Decir (DEH SEER)

To tell - Imagine an old man saying “I am a little deaf you need to tell me in dis ear”

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124 Adiós (AH DEE OHS)

Goodbye - You've heard this in the movies I am sure goodbye adiós

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125 La mayoría (LAH MAH YOHR EE AH)

The most - In most elections the person who gets the majority of votes wins

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126 A veces (AH VEH SEHS)

Sometimes - We learned that veces is times. A veces is at times or sometimes

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127 Semejante (SEH MEH HAHN TEH)

Such - 
A truck such as a semi has to turn carefully.

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128 Arriba (AH REE BAH)

Up - Imagine going up a river

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129 Mano (MAHN OH)

Hand - Imagine that you hurt you hand and say, “Man o man my hand is sore.”

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130 Durante (DOO RAHN TEH)

Over / During - The band duran duran have lasted over the years

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131 Luego (LOO EH GOH)

Then - I drink coffee then to the loo I go

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132 Dinero (din air oh)

Money - Robert di nero has a lot of money

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133 De

Of -

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134 Mucho/Mucha

A lot / many / much -

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135 Y

And -

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136 El/La

The -

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137 Comer (KOHM EHR)

To Eat - 
Imagine your mum saying to you "come here to eat".

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138 Museo (MOO SEH OH)

Museum - This is easy almost an instant Spanish vocabulary word just remember to pronounce it Moo say oh.

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