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importance

 

importancia

(replace 'ance' with ancia)

2

it seems to me that elegance is not important

me parece que la elegancia no es importante

3

intolerant

intolerante

4

my brother is very tolerant, while my sister is very intolerant

mi hermano es muy tolerante, mientras que mi hermana es muy intolerante

5

distance is not a problem here

la distancia no es un problema aquí

6

distance is not the problem, I can't locate it on this map

la distancia no es el problema, no puedo localizarlo en este mapa

7

personally, I think that the ice-cream here is terrible

 

personalmente, pienso que el helado aquí es terrible

(replace 'ly' with mente)

8

actually, it's a good idea

 

realmente, es una buena idea

(actualmente means 'at the moment')

9

it's probably a good idea

probablemente es una buena idea

10

it's exactly what I did

es exactamente lo que hice

11

finally

finalmente

12

it was necessary for me because I wanted it

 

era necessario para mí porque lo quería

(use a line to describe a state-of-mind in the past)

13

my actions were voluntary

mis acciones fueron voluntarias

(actions were completed at a point in time in the past)

14

my actions were not arbitrary

mis acciones no fueron arbitrarias

15

on the contrary, the system is voluntary

al contrario, el sistema es voluntario

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on the contrary, the system is not hereditary, it's voluntary

al contrario, el sistema no es hereditario, es voluntario

17

Father John worked as a missionary, but he is now retired

El Padre Juan trabajó como misionario pero ahora es jubilado

(ahora can also be placed last)

18

he's a professor of Spanish

es profesor de español

(regarding professions, the 'a' is omitted in Spanish)

19

she's a professor of Spanish

es profesora de español

20

they are history professors

son profesores de historia

21

exclusive

 

exclusivo

(replace 'ive' with ivo)

22

Maria is a very positive person

María es una persona muy positiva

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she is a very negative person

es una persona muy negativa

24

the economic situation is very constructive

la situación economica es muy constructiva

25

this situation is not abusive

esta situación no es abusiva

26

it's a defensive action

es una acción defensiva

27

Juan is a very important executive

Juan es un ejecutivo muy importante

(the article 'a' is used since the noun is being described)

28

it's imperative that you come tomorrow morning Roberto

(to a friend)

es imperativo que vengas mañana por la mañana Roberto

29

tomorrow evening / tomorrow night

mañana por la noche

30

yesterday, today and tomorrow

ayer, hoy y mañana

31

this institute is very famous

 

este instituto es muy famoso

(replace 'ute' with uto)

32

this institute is very famous and its publications are excellent

este instituto es muy famoso y sus publicaciones son excelentes

33

I have to return in five minutes

tengo que regresar dentro de cinco minutos

(used to express a certain time frame)

34

Roberta has many good attributes

Roberta tiene muchos atributos buenos

35

of course

claro que sí

36

practical

 

práctico

(words ending in 'ical' and 'ic' are replaced with ico and an accent is placed over the stressed syllable)

37

it's patriotic

es patriótico

38

the economic and political situation is rather good

la situación económica y política es bastante buena

39

Roberta has a lot of artistic talent

Roberta tiene mucho talento artístico

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of course it's true

claro que sí es verdad

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at this moment, I think it's very important to be honest with you

en este momento, creo que es muy importante ser honesta con usted

42

at this moment, I think it's very important to be honest with you

(using pensar)

en este momento, pienso que es muy importante ser honesto con usted

43

at this moment, I think it's very important to be honest with you Roberto

(to a friend)

en este momento, creo que es muy importante ser honesta contigo Roberto

44

your credit is not very good

su crédito no es muy bueno

45

your credit is not very good

(to a friend)

tu crédito no es muy bueno

46

it's a very dramatic moment

es un momento muy dramático

47

these transformations are almost automatic

estas transformaciones son casi automáticas

48

it's ironic, but this film is very popular with the public

es irónico pero esta película es muy popular con el público

49

there is no magic option here for arriving on time, the traffic is terrible

no hay una opción mágica aquí para llegar a tiempo, el tráfico es terrible

50

our culture has a fantastic future

 

nuestra cultura tiene un futuro fantástico

(replace 'ure' with ura or uro)

51

I hope so!

¡espero que sí!

52

it's very important to have a positive attitude

 

es muy importante tener una actitud positiva

(replace 'tude' with tud; all feminine)

53

why is it difficult for you to express your gratitude?

¿por qué es difícil para usted expresar su gratitud?

54

why is it so difficult for you to express your gratitude?

¿por qué es tan difícil para usted expresar su gratitud?

55

why is it always difficult for you to express your gratitude?

¿por qué es siempre difícil para usted expresar su gratitud?

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why is it always difficult for you to express your gratitude Roberta?

(to a friend)

¿por qué es siempre difícil para tí expresar tu gratitud Roberta?

57

the possibilities are good

 

las posibilidades son buenas

(replace 'ity' with idad; all feminine)

58

do you know my father Roberta?

(to a friend)

¿conoces a mi padre Roberta?

59

there is a lot of hope for humanity

 

hay mucha esperanza para la humanidad

(para conveys a sense of looking ahead)

60

there are no fatalities in our community

no hay fatalidades en nuestra comunidad

61

today the visibility is excellent

hoy la visibilidad es excelente

62

freedom is a positive value

la libertad es un valor positivo

63

it's better to be an optimist than a pessimist

 

es mejor ser optimista que pesimista

(replace 'ist' with ista)

64

astronomy and philosophy are different disciplines

 

la astronomía y la filosofía son disciplinas diferentes

(replace 'y' with ía and 'my' with mía; all feminine)

65

I have to walk to my office because my car has no gasoline

 

tengo que andar a mi oficina porque mi coche no tiene gasolina

(replace 'in' and 'ine' with ina; all feminine)

66

I think that your decision is very valid

 

pienso que su decisión es muy válida

(replace 'id' with ido and place stress on the first vowel)

67

my husband is not very timid

mi marido no es muy tímido

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my wife is not very timid

mi mujer no es muy tímida

69

these cars are very fast (rapid)

estos coches son muy rápidos

70

his interpretation of this book is very lucid

su interpretación de este libro es muy lúcida

71

socialism and capitalism are political systems

 

el socialismo y el capitalismo son sistemas politicos

(replace 'ism' with ismo; all masculine)

72

heroism is a virtue

el heroísmo es una virtud

73

in order to learn another language, optimism is very important

para aprender otro idioma, el optimismo es muy importante

(para is always followed by the infinitive)

74

in order to learn Spanish, it's important to read in Spanish

para aprender el español, es importante leer en español

75

I must avoid the temptation to use my dictionary

tengo que evitar la tentación de usar mi diccionario

76

instead of eating

 

en vez de comer

(always followed by the infinitive)

77

instead of using my dictionary, I can invent many Spanish words

en vez de usar mi diccionario, puedo inventar muchas palabras españolas

78

I still have to mention this situation

todavía tengo que mencionar esta situación

79

it's not difficult for me to form these words

no es difícil para mí formar estas palabras

80

it's not difficult to form these words, it's easy

no es difícil formar estas palabras, es fácil

81

although Roberto has lots of money, he doesn't like to spend it

aunque Roberto tiene mucho dinero, no le gusta gastarlo

82

no way! / not at all!

(used in Latin America)

¡para nada!

(¡que va! is used in Spain)

83

I like to read

me gusta leer

84

we like to walk to the office

nos gusta andar a la oficina

85

we liked eating in this restaurant

 

nos gustaba comer en este restaurante

(line in the past)

86

I would like to dance with you Roberto

(to a friend)

me gustaría bailar contigo Roberto

87

they don't like to dance

no les gusta bailar

88

in case of emergency

en caso de emergencia

89

in case of emergency, you should shout 'help!'

en caso de emergencia, debería gritar ¡ayuda!

90

I did not earn a lot of money when I used to live in Madrid

no ganaba mucho dinero cuando vivía en Madrid

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I didn't earn a lot of money, but at least I was happy

no ganaba mucho dinero, pero por lo menos era feliz