Vocabulary

Since the majority of this blog’s followers aren’t Spanish language classes, we don’t write in Spanish, and we don’t put too much Spanish vocab into the posts themselves.  Here, we’ll list the words we do include, along with some others, for anyone interested.

By Blog Post

Give a Man a Fish!

  • ancianitos – Endearing term for ancianos, or elderly people

So You Thought It Was Over?!

  • ¡Hasta luego amigos! – Until later, friends!
  • ancianos – elderly people

Dance Dance Revolution!

  • biblioteca – library
  • Dia de Independencia – Independence Day
  • me siento joven! – I feel young!
  • señora – woman
  • señorita – girl

Happy Independence Day! (But that’s not what this post is about.)

  • aldea – small town
  • banda – band
  • ciento – one hundred
  • desfile – parade
  • noche cultural – cultural night
  • por ciento – percent

The Biblioteca–Books and More

  • ajedrez – chess
  • biblioteca – library
  • damas – checkers
  • diversificado – high school
  • para mí, es una ciencia – for me, it’s a science
  • papas y pollo – potatoes and chicken
  • sillas musicales – musical chairs
  • Simon Dice – Simon Says

The New Belly Dance Scene in Town!

  • aqui– here
  • a la derecha– to the right
  • a la izquierda – to the left
  • arriba – up
  • brazo – arm
  • cadera – hips
  • danza del vientre – belly dance
  • niña – little girl
  • Noche Cultural – Cultural Night
  • señora – woman
  • señorita – young woman

¡Feliz Cumpleanos a Ti!

  • canción – song
  • comiendo eating
  • cumpleaños – birthday
  • desfile – parade
  • feliz – happy
  • himno nacional – national anthem
  • jugo de fruta – fruit juice
  • pastel – cake
  • platicando – chatting
  • tostadas con salsa – toasted tortilla chips with salsa
  • velitas – candles
  • ya – already, now
  • ¡Ya queremos pastel! – We want cake now!

Weekend Trip to Rio Dulce

  • dulce – sweet
  • isla – island
  • lancha – boat
  • mujeres – women
  • rio – river (literal translation of “Rio Dulce” is “Sweet River”)

Notes from the Band

  • banda – band
  • desfile – parade
  • himno nacional – national anthem
  • percusión – percussion
  • redobles – rolls
  • ritmo – rhythm
  • trombón – trombone
  • trompeta – trumpet

Good News about Education: the School of Natural Resources

  • dibujar – to draw (como pueden dibujarlo – how can you draw it?)
  • diversificado – high school
  • juventud (as in el Parque Nueva Juventud) – youth / young people
  • maestro / maestra – teacher
  • nuevo / nueva – new
  • parque – park

Education: Part 2

  • basico – the Guatemalan equivalent of Middle School or Jr. High
  • biblioteca – library
  • diversificado – high school

One Band, One Sound

  • (Las) claves – the clefs (in music)
  • Desfile – parade
  • (Las) notas – notes
  • (El) pentagrama – the staff (in music)
  • Síncopa – syncopation

A Look at Education in Guatemala

  • biblioteca – library

We’re Here! First Impressions of San Andres

  • biblioteca – library
  • extranjero – foreigner
  • tarea – homework
  • trajes de baño – bathing suits

Natural Disasters Bring New Challenges

  • invierno – winter
  • verano – summer
  • volcán – volcano

By Alphabetical Order

Basico-the Guatemalan equivalent of Middle School or Jr. High

Cajero-ATM

Desfile-parade

El pentagrama– the staff (in music)

Extranjero-foreigner

Isla-Island

Juventud (as in Parque Nueva Juventud)–youth/young people

Lancha-boat

Las claves-the clefs (in music)

Las notas-notes

Mujeres-women

Orilla-bank, or shore (like of a lake)

Ritmo-rhythm

Síncopa-syncopation

Tono-pitch

Traje de baño-bathing suit

Volumen-volume

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