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1

actual

verdadero, real

Note: The Spanish word actual means "current, present, contemporary."

2

actually

de hecho, casualmente

Note: The Spanish word actualmente means "currently, presently."

3

an apology

una disculpa

Note: The Spanish word una apología means "a defense, a justification of."

4

an arena

un estadio

Note: The Spanish word arena means "sand."

5

to attend

asistir a

Note: The Spanish word atender means "to take care of."

6

a billion

mil millones

Note: The Spanish word un billón means "a trillion (American English)."

7

bizarre

extraño

Note: The Spanish word bizarro means "brave."

8

blind

ciego

Note: The Spanish word blindado means "armor-plated, shielded, or bullet-proof."

9

a camp

un campamento

Note: The Spanish word el campo means "the countryside."

10

cargo

carga, cargamento

Note: The Spanish word un cargo means "a position (at a job), a crime."

11

a carpet

una alfombra, un tapete

Note: The Spanish word una carpeta means "a file folder."

12

a cart

un carrito, una carretilla

Note: The Spanish word una carta means "a letter, map, menu."

13

a casualty

una víctima, una baja

Note: The Spanish word una casualidad means "a coincidence."

14

a city

una ciudad

Note: The Spanish word una cita means "an appointment."

15

to choke

atragantarse, ahorcar

Note: The Spanish word chocar means "to strike."

16

college

la universidad

Note: The Spanish word el colegio means "high school (usually private)."

17

complexion

el cutis, la tez

Note: The Spanish word la complexión means "build, physique."

18

a compromise

un mutuo acuerdo

Note: The Spanish word compromiso means "commitment."

19

a contest

una competencia, un concurso

Note: The Spanish word contestar means "to answer (a question)."

20

a question

una pregunta

Note: The Spanish word una cuestión means "a matter, an issue."

21

damned

maldito, condenado

Note: The Spanish word un damnificado means "a victim."

22

deception

un engaño

Note: The Spanish word la decepción means "disappointment."

23

delight

la delicia, el placer

Note: The Spanish word un delito means "a crime, an offense."

24

disgrace

la deshonra, un escándalo

Note: The Spanish word la desgracia means "misfortune, bad luck."

25

disgust

repulción, asco

Note: The Spanish word el disgusto means "misfortune, displeasure."

26

embarrassed

avergonzado

Note: The Spanish word embarazada means "pregnant."

27

the exit

la salida

Note: The Spanish word éxito means "success."

28

fault

la culpa

Note: The Spanish word falta means "lack, want, need."

29

the fabric

la tela

Note: The Spanish word fábrica means "factory."

30

football

el fútbol americano

Note: The Spanish word fútbol means "soccer."

31

to grab

coger, agarrar

Note: The Spanish word grabar means "record, engrave."

32

gracious

cortés, elegante

Note: The Spanish word gracioso means "funny, amusing."

33

groceries

las proviciones, la comida

Note: The Spanish word grosería means "indecency."

34

an idiom

un modismo

Note: The Spanish word idioma means "language."

35

jubilation

el júbilo, el alborozo

Note: The Spanish word la jubilación means "retirement."

36

large

grande

Note: The Spanish word largo means "long."

37

a lecture

un discurso, un sermón

Note: The Spanish word una lectura means "a reading."

38

a letter (card)

una carta

Note: The Spanish word una letra means "a letter of the alphabet."

39

a library

una biblioteca

Note: The Spanish word una librería means "a bookstore."

40

the mayor

el alcalde

Note: The Spanish word mayor means "major, older."

41

to molest

abusar sexualmente

Note: The Spanish word molestar means "to bother, annoy."

42

a number

un número

Note: The Spanish word un nombre means "a name."

43

nude

desnudo

Note: The Spanish word un nudo means "a knot."

44

the office

la oficina

Note: The Spanish word un oficio means "a profession, job."

45

a pan

la olla, el tazón

Note: The Spanish word el pan means "bread."

46

Papa (father)

Papá

Note: The Spanish words la papa and el Papa mean "potato" (fem.) and "the Pope" (masc.), respectively.

47

a parent

un padre

Note: The Spanish word un pariente means "a relative."

48

a patron

un cliente habitual

Note: The Spanish word el patrón means "the boss, owner."

49

a pie

una tarta

Note: The Spanish word un pie means "a foot."

50

to record

grabar

Note: The Spanish word recordar means "to remember, remind."

51

red

rojo

Note: The Spanish word una red means "a network" or "a net" (like a fisherman's net).

52

to rest

descansar

Note: The Spanish word restar means "to subtract, remain."

53

a revolver

un revólver

Note: The Spanish word revolver means "to stir, turn upside down."

54

a rope

una cuerda

Note: The Spanish word la ropa means "clothing."

55

sane

cuerdo

Note: The Spanish word sano means "healthy."

56

sensible

sensato, razonable

Note: The Spanish word sensible means "sensitive."

57

sober

sobrio

Note: The Spanish word sobre means "on, over, above; envelope."

58

a success

un éxito

Note: The Spanish word un suceso means "an event, incident."

59

a table

una mesa

Note: The Spanish word una tabla means "a board, plank, table (of contents)."

60

a tramp

una golfa, una zorra

Note: The Spanish word una trampa means "a trap, trick."

61

tuna

el atún

Note: The Spanish word una tuna means "a student music group."

62

ultimately

finalmente, por último

Note: The Spanish word últimamente means "recently."

63

a vase

un jarrón, un florero

Note: The Spanish word un vaso means "a glass, cup."