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"To make a mistake"

equivocarse, estar equivocado

2

"to get something wrong"

equivocarse de

3

"Sorry, I got the wrong number"

Perdón, me equivoqué de número.

4

If Pedro shows up on the wrong day for a party, you would tell him:

Te equivocaste de día.

5

_____ generally suggests someone is mistaken; ____ means he or she has made a mistake.

estar equivocado; equivocarse

6

"to hope"

esperar

7

"to wait"

esperar

8

"I hope he (or she) comes."

Espero que venga.

9

"I'm waiting on him to get back."

Estoy esperando que regrese.

10

"I'll wait for him (or her) to get back."

Espero a que regrese.

11

"esperar por" and "esperar para" :

should never be used for "to wait for"

12

"wait a minute" or "hold on"

espérese, por favor. In familiar usage its espérate/ pérate.

13

"What's today's date?"

¿A qué estamos hoy? or ¿A cuántos estamos?

14

¿A qué estamos hoy?

estamos a + 'the number, i.e. 25'

15

"He's in a bad mood."

El está de malas.

16

"to debut" "to use for the first time" "to display something for the first time"

estrenar

17

"Juan is trying out his new car."

Juan está estrenando su nuevo carro.

18

"I'm going to wear (for the first time) the shirt you gave me."

Voy a estrenar la camisa que me regalaste.

19

"premier" or "opening" i.e. of a film

un estreno.

20

debut

estreno

21

"to guard" or "to save"

guardar

22

"to hold on to"

guardar

23

"to put (something) away"

guardar

24

____ is used when you give someone something that you want them to put away until you need it again.

guardar

25

If you're going swimming and don't want to take your traveler's checks in the pool with you, you might hand them to a friend and say:

¿Me los guardas?

26

"put it away." (a parent might say this to a child)

guárdalo

27

"save a little for me"

guárdame un poco

28

"Put my suitcase away?"

¿Me guarda la maleta?

29

"to keep an eye on"

cuidar

30

"to have to" (impersonal way)

hay que

31

"One has to go to Spain to learn Spanish."

Hay que ir a España para aprender español.

32

"There were twenty people in the car."

"Había veinte personas en el carro."

33

(había or hubo?) ____ is for something that was there all at once or not for long.

hubo

34

"There was an accident on the highway."

Hubo un choque en la carretera.

35

"There were two nuns in the boat."

Había dos monjas en la lancha.

36

When someone asks for you on the telephone, should you say 'soy él', 'hablando,' or 'él habla?'

él habla

37

"This is he" or "Speaking" (after answer the telephone)

él habla

38

"to make"

hacer

39

"to do"

hacer

40

"my son was born two years ago."

hace dos años mi hijo nació.

41

"a little while ago"

hace un rato

42

"we did it!" or "we made it!"

¡Lo hicimos!

43

"We've got it made!" (colloquial)

¡Ya la hicimos! (there is no antecedent to la)

44

"Pretend . . . " "Let's say . . ."

Hazte de cuenta or (haz de cuenta)

45

"to become"

hacerse

46

"to make like" or "to act like"

hacerse

47

"He's acting like a clown."

Se hace el payaso.

48

"He's pretending to be crazy to avoid going to prison."

Se hace el loco para no ir a la carcel.

49

"Don't play stupid."

No te hagas tonto.

50

"Don't play the victim."

No te hagas la víctima.

51

"Come off it!" "Don't gimme that!" or "Cut it out!" (especially in mexico)

No te hagas.