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Constipado

» by June 25th, 2008 at 10:54 pm » Comments (0)

Constipado probably does not mean what you immediately think. It is to have a cold or a stuffy nose. Estreñimiento means to be constipated.



Culto

» by June 16th, 2008 at 9:31 pm » Comments (0)

Culto is a word that has a few different meanings. Cultured or educated. This would refer to someone who is learned or knowledgeable about many different subjects. Service. Culto can be a service as in a church service, or it can be someone’s service to a cause. Cult. The obvious use of the word culto […]



Restante

» by April 16th, 2008 at 9:36 pm » Comments (0)

Restante is what is left over when you take away everything else. It can mean extra. In Mexico the word extra is also used to mean restante. Restar is to subtract. What is left over after subtracting is the restante.



Entumecido

» by April 8th, 2008 at 8:34 pm » Comments (0)

With the doctors today we dealt with a lot of numbness in hands and feet. Therefore I learned the word entumecido which is numb. To go numb, or to become numb is entumecer.



Clavado

» by April 1st, 2008 at 6:56 am » Comments (2)

I thought clavado had something to do with nails–clavos–which it does. To hammer or drive in a nail is clavar. It can also mean to be stuck to something like having been nailed. But what got me to thinking about clavado is when I saw it used at a swimming pool. The word clavado is […]



Prepotente

» by March 23rd, 2008 at 10:57 pm » Comments (2)

You would not want someone calling you prepotente. While it is not a curse word or anything like that, it is an adjective that describes someone who is overbearing, arrogant, or a bully.



Hispanohablante / Angloparlante

» by March 15th, 2008 at 11:07 pm » Comments (0)

Hispanohablante simply means a Spanish speaking person. That one is not too hard to figure out. An English speaking person is called an angloparlante.



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