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Spanish Words that Start with A

Spanish Words that Start with A

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Spanish Words that Start with A

A  abeja – bee 

a (A) prep. – to, at, for

abajo (a BA ho) adv. – down, below, downstairs

abandonado, a (a ban do NA do) adj. – abandoned

abandonar (a ban do NAR) v. – to abandon

abeja (la) (a BE ha) n. – bee

abierto, a (a BYER to) adj. – open

abogado, a (el, la) (a bo GA do) n. – lawyer

abotonar (a bo to NAR) v. – to button

abrazo (el ) (a BRA so) n. – hug

abrelatas (el ) (a bre LA tas) n. – can opener

abrigo (el ) (a BREE go) n. – coat

abril (a BREEL)  n. – April

abrir (a BREER) v. – to open

abuelo (el ) (a BWE lo) n. – grandfather

abuela (la) n. – grandmother

aburrido, a (a bu RREE do) adj. – boring; bored

aburrir (a bu RREER) v. – to bore

aburrirse v. – to get (be) bored

acabar (a ca BAR) v. – to finish

acabar de  v. – to have just finished doing something

aceite (el ) (a SAY te) n. – oil

aceituna (la) (a say TU na) n. – olive

aceptar (a sep TAR) v. – to accept

acera (la) (a SE ra) n. – sidewalk

acero (el ) (a SE ro) n. – steel

acompañar (a com pa NYAR) v. – to go along, to accompany

acordar (a cor DAR) v. – to agree

acordarse v. – to remember

acordeón (el ) (a cor de ON) n. – accordion

actitud (la) (ac tee TUD) n. – attitude

activo, a (ac TEE bo) adj. – active

acto (el ) (AC to) n. – act

actor (el ) (ac TOR) n. – actor

actriz (la) (ac TREES) n. – actress

actual (ac TWAL) adj. – current

acuario (el ) (a CWA ryo) n. – fish tank, aquarium

acuático, a (a CWA tee co) adj. – aquatic

acuerdo (el ) (a CWER do) n. – agreement

acumulación (la) (a cu mu la SYON) n. – accumulation

además (a de MAS) adv. – besides; in addition to

adentro (a DEN tro) adv. – inside

adiós (a DYOS)  intj. – good-bye

adivinanza (la) (a dee bee NAN sa) n. – riddle

admirador, a (el, la) (ad mee ra DOR)  n. – fan, admirer

admirar (ad mee RAR) v. – to admire

¿adónde?  (a DON de) adv. – where? where to?

adornar (a dor NAR) v. – to decorate

adulto (el ) (a DUL to) n. – adult

aéreo, a (a E re o) adj. – air

el correo aéreo  n. – airmail

la línea aérea n. – airline

aeromozo, a (el, la) (a e ro MO so) n. – flight attendant

aeropuerto (el ) (a e ro PWER to) n. – airport

afeitar( se)  (a fay TAR) v. – to shave (oneself)

afortunadamente (a for tu na da MEN te) adv. – fortunately

agencia (la) (a HEN sya) n. – agency

agencia de viajes  n. – travel agency

agente (el, la) (a HEN te) n. – agent

agilidad (la) (a hee lee DAD) n. – agility

agosto  (a GOS to) n. – August

agradable (a gra DA ble) adj. – pleasant, agreeable

agricultor, a (el, la) (a gree cul TOR) n. – farmer

agua (el ) (f.) (A gwa) n. – water

aguacate (el ) (a gwa CA te) n. – avocado

águila (el ) (f.) (A gee la) n. – eagle

aguja (la) (a GU ha) n. – needle

agujero (el ) (a gu HE ro) n. – hole

ahijado (el ) (a hee HA do) n. – godson

ahijada (la) n. – goddaughter

ahora (a O ra) adv. – now

ahora mismo adv. – right now

ahorrar (a o RRAR) v. – to save (money, time, energy)

aire (el ) (I re) n. – air

aire libre n. – outdoors

ajedrez (el ) (a he DRES) n. – chess

ají (el ) (a HEE) n. – chili pepper

ajo (el ) (A ho) n. – garlic

al (AL) cont. a + el (see a) – to the

ala (el ) (f.) (A la) n. – wing

alarma (la) (a LAR ma) n. – alarm

albaricoque (el ) (al ba ree CO ke) n. – apricot

albóndiga (la) (al BON dee ga) n. – meatball

álbum (el ) (AL bum) n. – album

alcalde (el ) (al CAL de) n. – mayor

alcoba (la) (al CO ba) n. – bedroom

alegre (a LE gre) adj. – happy, cheerful, glad

alejado, a (a le HA do) adj. – far, distant

alemán, a (a le MAN)  adj. – German

alemán (el ) n. – German (language)

alemán, a (el, la) n. – German (person)

alfabeto (el ) (al fa BE to) n. – alphabet

alfombra (la) (al FOM bra) n. – rug

algo (AL go) pron. – something

algodón (el ) (al go DON) n. – cotton

alguien (AL gyen) pron. – someone

algún, alguna (al GUN) adj. – some; any; a

allá (a YA) adv. – over there

alma (el ) (f.) (AL ma) n. – soul, spirit

almacén (el ) (al ma SEN) n. – department store

almohada (la) (al mo A da) n. – pillow

almorzar (al mor SAR) v. – to have lunch

almuerzo (el ) (al MWER so) n. – lunch

alpinismo (el ) (al pee NEES mo) n. – mountain climbing

alpinista (el, la) (al pee NEES ta) n. – mountain climber

alquilar (al kee LAR) v. – to rent

alrededor (al re de DOR) adv. – around

alrededor de  prep. – around; about

alto, a (AL to) adj. – tall; high

altura (la) (al TU ra) n. – height; altitude

alumno, a (el, la) (a LUM no) n. – pupil, student

amable (a MA ble) adj. – kind; generous; friendly

amar (a MAR) v. – to love

amarillo, a (a ma REE yo) adj. – yellow

ambición (la) (am bee SYON) n. – ambition

ambulancia (la) (am bu LAN sya) n. – ambulance

americano, a (a me ree CA no) adj. – American (from the U.S. or any other country in North, Central, or South America)

americano, a (el, la) n. – American

amigo, a (el, la) (a MEE go) n. – friend

amor (el ) (a MOR) n. – love

anaranjado, a (a na ran HA do) adj. – orange

ancho, a (AN cho) adj. – wide

andar (an DAR) v. – to walk; to run (a machine)

andar a caballo to ride a horse

andar en bicicleta to ride a bicycle

ángel (el ) (AN hel) n. – angel

anillo (el ) (a NEE yo) n. – ring

animal (el ) (a nee MAL) n. – animal

aniversario (el ) (a nee ber SA ryo) n. – anniversary

anoche (a NO che) adv. – last night

antena (la) (an TE na) n. – antenna

anteojos (los) (an te O hos) n. – eyeglasses

antes (AN tes) adv. – before

antes de  prep. – before

antiguo, a (an TEE gwo) adj. – old, ancient

antipático, a (an tee PA tee co) adj. – not nice, unpleasant, disagreeable

anunciar (a nun SYAR)  v. – to announce

año (el ) (A nyo) n. – year

apagar (a pa GAR) v. – to turn off, to switch off

apagón (el ) (a pa GON) n. – blackout, power failure

apariencia (la) (a pa RYEN sya) n. – appearance

apellido (el ) (a pe YEE do) n. – surname, last name

apenas (a PE nas) adv. – scarcely, barely, hardly

apetito (el ) (a pe TEE to) n. – appetite

apio (el ) (A pyo) n. – celery

aplaudir (a plow DEER) v. – to applaud, to clap

apreciar (a pre SYAR) v. – to appreciate, to value

aprender (a pren DER) v. – to learn

apretado, a (a pre TA do) adj. – tight

aquel, la (a KEL)  adj. – that (in the distance)

aquellos, as (a KE yohs) adj. – those

aquí (a KEE)  adv. – here

araña (la) (a RA nya) n. – spider

árbol (el ) (AR bol) n. – tree

arco iris (el ) (AR co EE rees) n. – rainbow

arduo, a (AR duo) adj. – hard, difficult

arena (la) (a RE na) n. – sand

arepa (la) (a RE pa) n. – corn flour cake (Venezuela)

árido, a (A ree do) adj. – desolate, arid

arma (el ) (f.) (AR ma) n. – weapon

armario (el ) (ar MA ryo) n. – closet

arquitecto, a (el, la) (ar kee TEC to) n. – architect

arreglar (a rre GLAR) v. – to arrange, to fix

arrestar (a rres TAR) v. – to arrest

arriba (a RREE ba) adv. – up, upstairs

arroyo (el ) (a RRO yo) n. – brook, stream

arroz (el ) (a RROS)  n. – rice

arte (el ) (AR te) n. – art

artículo (el ) (ar TEE cu lo) n. – article

artista (el, la) (ar TEES ta) n. – artist

artístico, a (ar TEES tee co) adj. – artistic

asado, a (a SA do) adj. – roast, roasted

ascensor (el ) (a sen SOR) n. – elevator

así (a SEE)  adv. – this way; so; thus

así, así (a SEE a SEE)  adv. – so-so

asiento (el ) (a SYEN to) n. – seat.

asistir (a) (a sees TEER) v. – to attend

aspiradora (la) (as pee ra DO ra) n. – vacuum cleaner

astronauta (el, la) (as tro NOW ta) n. – astronaut

astuto, a (as TU to) adj. – astute, sharp, cunning

atención (la) (a ten SYON)  n. – attention

atender (a ten DER) v. – to assist, to wait on

atentamente (a ten ta MEN te) adv. – sincerely yours, yours truly, attentively

aterrizar (a te rree SAR) v. – to land

ático (el ) (A tee co) n. – attic

atleta (el, la) (at LE ta) n. – athlete

atlético, a (at LE tee co) adj. – athletic

atún (el ) (a TUN) n. – tuna, tuna fish

aun (a UN) adv. – even, yet

aún adv. – still

ausente (ow SEN te) adj. – absent

autobús (el ) (ow to BUS)  n. – bus

autógrafo (el ) (ow TO gra fo) n. – autograph

automóvil (el ) (ow to MO beel) n. – car

auto de carrera n. – race car

autoridad (la) (ow to ree DAD) n. – authority, the police

auxiliar de vuelo (el, la) (ow ksee lee AR de BWE lo) n. – flight attendant

auxilio (el ) (ow KSEE lyo) n. – help, aid

ávaro, a (a BA ro) adj. – stingy

ave (el ) (f.) (A be) n. – bird

avena (la) (a BE na) n. – oats

avenida (la) (a be NEE da) n. – avenue

aventura (la) (a ben TU ra) n. – adventure

avergonzarse (de) (a ber gon SAR se) v. – to be ashamed (of)

avión (el ) (a BYON) n. – airplane, plane

¡Ay! (I) intj. – oh dear! oh my! ouch!

ayer (a YER)  adv. – yesterday.

ayudante (el, la) (a yu DAN te) n. – assistant

ayudar (a yu DAR) v. – to help, to assist

ayuntamiento (el ) (a yun ta MYEN to) n. – city hall

azteca (as TE ca) adj. – Aztec

azteca (el, la) n. – Aztec (person)

azúcar (el ) (a SU car) n. – sugar

 

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