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1
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Outstanding

A

excepcional, prominet, conspicouos

espectacular, destacado, 

  • His play in that game was outstanding and we shouldn't expect to see that level from him again any time soon.
  • He is an outstanding member of the community, known for his many good deeds.

2
Q

To communicate

A

comunicar, informar, comunicarse, transmitirse, ...

  • The printer communicates with all of the computers in the building via wifi.
  • Mel just isn't good at communicating.

3
Q

To set off

To set (sth) off

set off on ...

A

begin a journey,  trigger, switch on

salir, partir, salir hacia algo, partir hacia algo

activar algo,  disparar algo

 

  • We'll have to set off very early to avoid the rush-hour traffic.
  • That morning, we set off on our trip to California.
  • He set off an alarm when he opened the back door.

 

4
Q

wise

A

sabio, inteligente, sensato

  • Everybody went to the wise old man for advice.
  • He was considered a good manager because of his wise decisions.

  • Driving at night with no lights was not a wise thing to do.

5
Q

spark

A

fiery particle,electrical flash

chispa, atisbo, pizca

  • Tony brought the two wires together, creating a spark.
  • The arrest of the protester was the spark that started a global movement.
  • The mechanic checked the engine to see if the plugs were sparking.

 

6
Q

to Throw

(threw, thrown)

A

propel through the air, toss (lanzar-)

lanzar, tirar, tiro, lanzamiento

Manta, chal, fular

  • He threw the ball to his friend.
  • The throw was a good one and went right to the other guy.
  • There is a throw beside the couch that you could use to cover yourself if you get cold.

 

7
Q

To came across

To came across as

A

encounter, give impression, ...

give certain impression

toparse, encontrarse con, 

dar la impresión de , parecer 

  • I don't know Emily very well, but she comes across as an intelligent girl.
  • We came across Monica in the post office.
8
Q

cloying

A

too sentimental, too sweet

empalagoso, ...

9
Q

Would you agree?

A

Estarías de acuedo?

10
Q

That's just my opinion

A

Sólo es mi opinión.

11
Q

Is a monologue lasting about three minutes

A

Es un monólogo (que dura) unos tres minutos.

12
Q

How good are you at recognising ...?

A

Cómo de bueno eres reconociendo ...?

13
Q

amusing

A

divertido, gracioso, entretenido

  • The new comedy show is amusing.
  • Unlike most of the children, Matt found the ballet amusing.

  • (Unlike most of the children) A diferencia de la mayoría de los niños ...

14
Q

Disturbing

A

(upsetting)

alarmante, inquietante, lerturbador

  • Jane Eyre made a disturbing discovery when she ventured into the attic.
15
Q

pointless

A

(upsetting)

Inútil, sin sentido

  • It's pointless telling Barney to stop hanging around with the wrong people; he never listens.
16
Q

either ... or

A

o(bien) ... o(bien)

  • Either you love me or you don't!
17
Q

either

A

cualquiera de los dos

  • Wear either dress - they both look good.
  • I like both books. I'd be happy with either.

ambos

  • There's a rest area on either side of the road.

Tampoco (also in negative)

  • I didn't like the film either.
18
Q

ability

A

habilidad, capacidad, aptitud

  • After years of practicing, Bill now has the ability to play the piano beautifully.
19
Q

To Prove

 /pruːv/

A

Probar, probar que, resultar, demostrar, ...

  • The scientist attempted to prove his theory.
  • His conclusion proved false.

Demostrar

  • To prove the theorem, you must show your work.

20
Q

None

None of

A

ninguno, ninguno de ...

  • None of these apples is ripe.

nadie, para nada ...

  • The knight raised his sword, declaring, "None shall pass".

para nada, en absoluto

  • After that interview, I'm none the wiser as to what the job entails.(conlleva, implica, ...)
21
Q

No one (nobody), no-one

A

Nadie

  • No one knew the correct answer.
22
Q

neither ... nor

neither

A

Ni ... ni 

ninguno/a

 

  • Neither he nor she understood what was happening.
  • Steve and David? Neither is going to the movies tonight.

23
Q

hardly (barely)

hardly ever

A

apenas, casi nunca, dificilmente,escasamente

  • Jim hardly ever visits his parents.
  • Holly is hardly the kind of person who can raise a child.
24
Q

Doer

A

emprendedor, persona dinámica, realizador, ejecutor, hacedor

  • I like a boss who is a doer rather than a talker.
  • The doer of this terrifying deed must be held responsible.
25
Q

reliant

to reliant on

self-reliant

A

Dependiente,... de, condicionado por

  • Our success is reliant on everyone doing their job.
  • She is severely disabled (incapacitado) and is reliant on her mother for everything.

autosuficiente

26
Q

at heart

A

De corazón

At heart she is still in the old world.

27
Q

shaped

To shape

A

Formada

Moldear, dar forma

  • He shaped the clay to form a pot.
28
Q

To draw on

A

echar mano de, recurrir de, hacer uso de ..

  • Kepa drew on her experience as a hockey captain when was asked to lead the project.

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29
Q

Pace

A

ritmo, paso

  • His heart was beating at a pace which frightened the nurses.
30
Q

span

attention span

A

período, alcance, abarcar

  • Over a span of days, the house was erected.
  • His ideas spans both philosophy and economics.

período de concentración

  • Most adults have an attention span of about 20 minutes.

(En ambos ejemplos "span" no utiliza tercera persona, entiendo que la segunda es adv/adj)

31
Q

To bring up

A

criar/educar,

  • The couple adopted the child and brought him up.

sacar un tema

  • It is not a good idea to bring up politics with my family.
32
Q

Sheer

A

Puro, auténtico, vertical/escarpado(barranco)

  • That idea is sheer genius!
33
Q

sift

A

tamizar/filtar

  • Sift the flour to remove any lumps.
  • The old man sifted the sand to look for bits of gold.
34
Q

To put up with

(informal)

 

whining (llorón, llorica, ...)

A

(tolerate)

Tolerar, aguantar

 

  • I will not put up with your whining any more. Go to bed this minute!
35
Q

fog

A

niegla, perplejidad, confusión ...

36
Q

To exert

A

Ejercer

  • The CEO of the hospital exerted his authority to get the patient treated sooner.
  • John exerted considerable pressure on the door, but it wouldn't budge (mover).
37
Q

To budge

A

Moverse, desplazarse, ..

 

  • I can't make the rock budge even a little bit!
38
Q

They are coping

(to the crisis)

How they cope with it.

A

Están haciendo frente a la crisis.

Cómo le hacen frente

39
Q

trait

A

(characteristic)

rasgos, tributos, cualidades, ..

  • Politeness(cortesia) is often considered a typically English trait.
40
Q

To inherit

A

(from relative or genes)

Heredar

  • James inherited his grandfather's nose.
41
Q

To hold

held, held

A

retener, detener,...

  • The police held him for forty-eight hours

agarrar,

  • She holds her child's hand when they cross the street.

sostener

  • Pete had held the baby while his wife got in the car.

 

42
Q

good at something

A

bueno en algo

43
Q

To fill out

A

(form: complete)

Rellenar, completar, ...

  • I am going to fill out an application for the job.
44
Q

To cope

A

Enfrentarse, hacer frente, salir adelante, superar

  • You are going through a difficult emotional time, but you will cope.
  • Renoir coped with severe rheumatoid arthritis for the last 25 years of his life.
45
Q

They are likely to be

A

Es probable que sean

46
Q

individual

/ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊəl/

A

individuo, individual, personal, original

  • Only one individual turned up at opening time.
  • Each apartment has its own individual balcony.
47
Q

not just as ... but as

A

no sólo como ... sino

48
Q

overtime

A

Horas extras, prórroga

  • I'm doing some overtime this week, as I need extra money.
  • The match ran into overtime.
  • Can you work some overtime hours next month?
49
Q

To ensure

A

garantizar, asegurar

  • You should avoid drinking coffee in the evening to ensure a good night's sleep.
50
Q

To pursue

A

perseguir, proseguir, continuar

  • James is pursuing his studies in comparative literature.
51
Q

To take after

Mi afeitado se semeja mi madre

A

(resemble)

Parecerse, salir a, asemejarse

  • Many people say that Maria takes after her grandmother. Sam really takes after his father.
52
Q

Hoodwink

/ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk/

 

Robin hood me acabó timando

A

(deceive, trick)

Timar, embaucar

 

  • The young man hoodwinked the housewife into giving him money.
53
Q

Afterwards

Te puedes poner la colonia más tarde o luego

A

(after that fact)

más tarde, luego ...

  • You can't board the flight then change your mind about it afterwards
  • Let's eat and go to a movie afterwards.

 

54
Q

Engagement

Te enganchó con el compromiso de la boda

A

compromiso matrimonial, citas, comprimiso

  • Adam and Charlotte's engagement is quite recent.

 

55
Q

 to chart

charting

/tʃɑːt/

A

trazar, representar mediante gráficos

historia médica, carta de navegación, gráfica

  • The doctor looked at the patient's chart.
  • The chart shows the average temperatures by month.
  • The navigator charted the way to the island.

representar mediante gráficos

56
Q

mixture

A

mezcla, mixtura, preparado

  • The teacher got a mixture of different reviews.
  • The engine was getting a bad mixture and wasn't burning cleanly.
57
Q

mindless

A

sin sentido, sin motivo, mécanico (sin pensar)

  • I have a mindless job at the movie theater.

corto, tonto, estúpido

  • That mindless fool hit my car again!
58
Q

upbringing

/ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ/

A

educación, crianza

  • Her upbringing made her very suspicious of strangers.
59
Q

rather

rather than

A

bastante, preferir (!!!), 

  • He was rather disturbed by the images of the war.
  • I would rather go to a bar than go to the movies.

Por supuesto!, ¡Y tanto que sí!

  • Would I like another slice of that delicious cake? Rather!

más que ...

  • I'll have wine rather than beer with my dinner.
60
Q

peer

A

par, colega, iguales, 

  • His peers voted him best actor.
61
Q

to nurture

/ˈnɜːtʃə/

A

criar,educar

  • Parents need to nurture their children to help them become good people.

crianza, educación

  • Nature and nurture have to work together to make great people.
62
Q

to extent

A

alcance, extensión

  • What is the extent of the damage?
  • he extent of the fire was about three hectares.
63
Q

In a sense

A

en un sentido

64
Q

It's non stop!

A

Es un no parar!

65
Q

Where is all this leading?

A

¿A dónde nos lleva todo esto?

66
Q

to propel

propelled

A

propulsar, impulsar

  • What propels these tiny creatures through the water?
67
Q

much more

A

mucho más

  • they are much more used to replacing
68
Q

to glue

 

glue

A

Pegar, encolar, pegamento

  • John used glue to stick(pegar) the newspaper cutting into his scrapbook(libro de recuerdos).

 

69
Q

dull

A

aburrido, soso

  • The thesis was so dull that I fell asleep reading it.

sin brillo, apagado

  • The dull brown suit made her look older than her real age.
70
Q
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