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Spanish Dictionary P to S

Spanish Dictionary – Pronunciation (P –  S)

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papel – paper

paciencia (la) (pa see EN sya) n. – patience

paciente (pa SYEN te) adj. – patient

paciente (el, la) n. – patient

padre (el ) (PA dre) n. – father

padres (los) (PA dres) n. – parents

padrino (el ) (pa DREE no) n. – godfather

pagar (pa GAR) v. – to pay

página (la) (PA hee na) n. – page

país (el ) (pa EES) n. – country

pájaro (el ) (PA ha ro) n. – bird

pala (la) (PA la) n. – shovel

palabra (la) (pa LA bra) n. – word

palacio (el ) (pa LA syo) n. – palace

palmera (la) (pal ME ra) n. – palm tree

palo (el ) (PA lo) n. – stick; small board

pan (el ) (PAN) n. – bread

panadería (la) (pa na de REE a) n. – bakery

panadero, a (el, la) (pa na DE ro) n. – baker

pantalla (la) (pan TA ya) n. – screen

pantalones (los) (pan ta LO nes) n. – pants

paño (el ) (PA nyo) n. – cloth, rag

pañuelo (el ) (pa NYWE lo) n. – handkerchief

papa (la) (PA pa) n. – potato

papá (el ) (pa PA) n. – father, dad

papel (el ) (pa PEL) n. – paper; role (in a play)

paquete (el ) (pa KE te) n. – package

par (el ) (PAR) n. – pair, couple

para (PA ra) prep. – for; to; in order to; by

parabrisas (el ) (pa ra BREE sas) n. – windshield

paracaídas (el ) (pa ra ka EE das) n. – parachute

parado, a (pa RA do) adj. – standing; stopped

parada de autobús (la) n. – bus stop

paraguas (el ) (pa RA gwas) n. – umbrella

parar (pa RAR) v. – to stop

parcial (par SYAL) adj. – partial

parecer (pa re SER)  v. – to seem

pared (la) (pa RED) n. – wall

pariente, a (el, la) (pa RYEN te) n. – relative

párrafo (el ) (PA rra fo) n. – paragraph

parte (la) (PAR te) n. – part

partido (el ) (par TEE do) n. – game; political party

pasado, a (pa SA do) adj. – past; last

pasajero, a (el, la) (pa sa HE ro) n. – passenger

pasar (pa SAR) v. – to pass, spend (time)

pasatiempo (el ) (pa sa TYEM po) n. – hobby, pastime

pasear (pa se AR) v. – to stroll; to take a short pleasure trip

paseo (el ) (pa SE o) n. – walk; ride; short trip

pasillo (el ) (pa SEE yo) n. – hall, hallway

pastel (el ) (pas TEL) n. – cake

pata (la) (PA ta) n. – paw, foot of an animal

patín (el ) (pa TEEN) n. – skate

patín de hielo  n. – ice skate

patinaje (el ) (pa tee NA he) n. – skating patinaje sobre hielo  n. – ice skating patinaje sobre ruedas n. – roller skating

patinar (pa tee NAR) v. – to skate

pato, a (el, la) (PA to) n. – duck

pavo (el ) (PA bo) n. – turkey

payaso (el ) (pa YA so) n. – clown

pecho (el ) (PE cho) n. – chest

pedazo (el ) (pe DA so) n. – piece

pedir (pe DEER) v. – to ask for, to request

pedir prestado v. – to borrow

peinar( se)  (pay NAR) v. – to comb (one’s own hair)

peine (el ) (PAY ne) n. – comb

película (la) (pe LEE cu la) n. – movie

peligro (el ) (pe LEE gro) n. – danger

peligroso, a (pe lee GRO so) adj. – dangerous

pelo (el ) (PE lo) n. – hair

pelota (la) (pe LO ta) n. – ball

peluca (la) (pe LU ca) n. – wig

pena (la) (PE na) n. – grief, sorrow, pain

pendientes (los) (pen DYEN tes) n. – earrings

península (la) (pe NEEN su la) n. – peninsula

pensar (pen SAR) v. – to think; to believe pensión (la) (pen SYON) n. – rooming house

peña (la) (PE nya) n. – cliff, rock

peor (pe OR) adj., adv. – worse; worst

lo peor the worst

peor que worse than

peor…que worse . . . than

pepino (el ) (pe PEE no) n. – cucumber

pequeño, a (pe KE nyo) adj. – small, little

pera (la) (PE ra) n. – pear

perder (per DER) v. – to lose

perderse to get lost, to be lost

perdonar (per do NAR) v. – to forgive

perdóname pardon me, excuse me

perezoso, a (pe re SO so) adj. – lazy

perfectamente (per fec ta MEN te) adv. – perfectly

perfecto, a (per FEC to) adj. – perfect

perfume (el ) (per FU me) n. – perfume

perico (el ) (pe REE co) n. – parrot

periódico (el ) (pe RYO dee co) n. – newspaper

periodista (el, la) (pe ryo DEES ta) n. – journalist

perla (la) (PER la) n. – pearl

permiso (el ) (per MEE so) n. – permit, permission

permitir (per mee TEER) v. – to allow, to permit

pero (PE ro) conj. – but

perro (el ) (PE rro) n. – dog

persona (la) (per SO na) n. – person

pesado, a (pe SA do) adj. – heavy

pesca (la) (PES ca) n. – fishing

pescado (el ) (pes CA do) n. – fish (that has been cooked)

pescador, a (el, la) (pes ca DOR) n. – fisherman, fisherwoman

pescar (pes CAR) v. – to fish

peso (el ) (PE so) n. – weight; unit of money in several Latin Ameri- can countries

pestaña (la) (pes TA nya) n. – eyelash

petróleo (el ) (pe TRO le o) n. – oil

pez (el ) (PES) n. – fish (alive)

piano (el ) (PYA no) n. – piano

picar (pee CAR) v. – to cut in small pieces, to chop; to sting; to bite

pícaro, a (PEE ca ro) adj. – roguish, mischievous

pico (el ) (PEE co) n. – beak

pie (el ) (PYE) n. – foot

piedra (la) (PYE dra) n. – stone

piel (la) (PYEL) n. – skin

pierna (la) (PYER na) n. – leg

pijama (el ) (pee HA ma) n. – pajamas

piloto (el, la) (pee LO to) n. – pilot

pimienta (la) (pee MYEN ta) n. – pepper (condiment)

pintar (peen TAR) v. – to paint

pintura (la) (peen TU ra) n. – painting

piña (la) (PEE nya) n. – pineapple

pirámide (la) (pee RA mee de) n. – pyramid

piscina (la) (pee SEE na) n. – swimming pool

piso (el ) (PEE so) n. – floor; apartment  (in Spain)

pistola (la) (pees TO la) n. – gun

pizarra (la) (pee SA rra) n. – blackboard

placer (el ) (pla SER) n. – pleasure

plan (el ) (PLAN) n. – plan

plancha (la) (PLAN cha) n. – iron

planchar (plan CHAR) v. – to iron

planeta (el ) (pla NE ta) n. – planet

plano, a (PLA no) adj. – flat

planta (la) (PLAN ta) n. – plant

planta baja ground floor

plantar (plan TAR) v. – to plant

plástico, a (PLAS tee co) adj. – plastic

plata (la) (PLA ta) n. – silver

plátano (el ) (PLA ta no) n. – banana; plantain

plato (el ) (PLA to) n. – plate

playa (la) (PLA ya) n. – beach

plaza (la) (PLA sa) n. – square, plaza

pluma (la) (PLU ma) n. – pen; feather

población (la) (po bla SYON) n. – population

pobre (PO bre) adj. – poor

pobre (el, la) n. – poor person

¡pobrecito, a ¡  poor thing!

poco, a (PO co) adj. – little; few

poco adv. – little, not much

poca importancia no importance

poder (po DER) v. – to be able to, can

poema (el ) (po E ma) n. – poem

policía (la) (po lee SEE a) n. – police (force)

policía (el, la) n. – police officer

pollito (el ) (po YEE to) n. – chick

pollo (el ) (PO yo) n. – chicken

polvo (el ) (POL bo) n. – dust

poner (po NER) v. – to put

ponerse v. – to put on

por (POR)  prep. – for; by; through

porque (POR ke) conj. – because

¿por qué?  (por KE) interr. – why?

portafolio (el ) (por ta FO lyo) n. – briefcase

portarse (por TAR se) v. – to behave

portarse mal v. – to misbehave

posada (la) (po SA da) n. – inn

posibilidad (la) (po see bee lee DAD) n. – possibility

postre (el ) (POS tre) n. – dessert

pozo (el ) (PO SO) n. – well

precio (el ) (pre SYO) n. – price

precioso, a (pre SYO so) adj. – precious

preferir (pre fe REER) v. – to prefer

pregunta (la) (pre GUN ta) n. – question

preguntar (pre gun TAR) v. – to ask

premio (el ) (PRE myo) n. – prize

prendedor (el ) (pren de DOR) n. – brooch, pin

preparado, a (pre pa RA do) adj. – prepared

preparar (pre pa RAR) v. – to prepare

presentar (pre sen TAR) v. – to present

presente (pre SEN te) adj. – present

presidente, a (el, la) (pre see DEN te) n. – president

prestar (pres TAR) v. – to lend; to borrow

prestar atención v. – to pay attention

primavera (la) (pree ma BE ra) n. – spring

primero, a (pree ME ro) adj. – first

primero, a (el, la) n. – the first one

primo, a (el, la) (PREE mo) n. – cousin

princesa (la) (preen  SE sa) n. – princess

príncipe (el ) (PREEN see pe) n. – prince

prismáticos (los) (prees MA tee cos) n. – binoculars

probar (pro BAR) v. – to try, to test; to prove

problema (el ) (pro BLE ma) n. – problem

profesional (pro fe syo NAL) adj. – professional

profesor, a (el, la) (pro fe SOR) n. – professor

profundo, a (pro FUN do) adj. – deep

programa (el ) (pro GRA ma) n. – program

prohibir (pro ee BEER) v. – to forbid; to ban; to prohibit

prohibido estacionarse no parking

prohibido fumar no smoking

prohibida la entrada do not enter

prometer (pro me TER) v. – to promise

pronto (PRON to) adv. – soon, quickly

pronunciación (la) (pro nun sya SYON) n. – pronunciation

propina (la) (pro PEE na) n. – tip

propio, a (PRO pyo) adj. – own, one’s own

proverbio (el ) (pro BER byo) n. – proverb, saying

próximo, a (PROKS ee mo) adj. – next

prueba (la) (pru E ba) n. – test, quiz

pueblo (el ) (PWE blo) n. – town, village; people

puente (el ) (PWEN te) n. – bridge

puerta (la) (PWER ta) n. – door

puerto (el ) (PWER to) n. – port

puesta del sol (la) (PWES ta del SOL) n. – sunset

pulgada (la) (pul GA da) n. – inch

pulgar (el ) (pul GAR) n. – thumb

puma (el ) (PU ma) n. – cougar

punto (el ) (PUN to) n. – point; dot, period

pupitre (el ) (pu PEE tre) n. – student desk

puro, a (PU ro) adj. – pure

 

Q   queso – cheese

que (KE) pron. – who; that, which

¿qué?  (KE) interr. – what? which?

¿Qué tenemos para mañana?

quedar (ke DAR) v. – to fit; to suit

quedarse v. – to stay, to remain

quejarse (ke HAR se) v. – to complain

quemado, a (ke MA do) adj. – burned

quemar (ke MAR) v. – to burn

querer (ke RER) v. – to want; to love

querido, a (ke REE do) adj. – dear, beloved

quesadilla (la) (ke sa DEE ya) n. – folded tortilla with melted cheese and garnishes

queso (el ) (KE so) n. – cheese

quien (KYEN) pron. – who, whom

¿quién?  (KYEN) interr. – who?

quieto, a (KYE to) adj. – quiet, calm

química (la) (KEE mee ca) n. – chemistry

quitar (kee TAR) v. – to remove; to take away

quitarse v. – to take off one’s clothing or makeup

quizá, quizás (kee SA) adv. – perhaps; maybe

 

R   radio – radio

radiador (el ) (rra dya DOR) n. – radiator

radio (la) (RRA dyo) n. – radio

rama (la) (RRA ma) n. – branch

ramo de flores (el ) (RRA mo DE FLO res) n. – bouquet

rana (la) (RRA na) n. – frog

rancho (el ) (RRAN cho) n. – farm; ranch

rápido, a (RRA pee do) adj. – quick, fast, rapid

raro, a (RRA ro) adj. – rare, unusual

rascacielos (el ) (rras ca SYE los) n. – skyscraper

rata (la) (RRA ta) n. – rat

ratón (el ) (rra TON) n. – mouse

razón (la) (rra SON) n. – reason

razonable (rra so NA ble) adj. – reasonable

realidad (la) (rre a lee DAD) n. – reality

recepción (la) (rre sep SYON) n. – reception; cocktail party

recibir (rre see BEER) v. – to receive

recoger (rre co HER) v. – to pick up, to retrieve

recomendación (la) (rre co men da SYON) n. – recommendation

recordar (rre cor DAR) v. – to remember

recreo (el ) (rre CRE o) n. – recess; recreation

rectángulo (el ) (rrec TAN gu lo) n. – rectangle

redondo, a (rre DON do) adj. – round

reflejo (el ) (rre FLE ho) n. – reflection

refresco (el ) (rre FRES co) n. – soft drink; refreshment

refrigerador (el ) (rre free he ra DOR)  n. – refrigerator

regalar (rre ga LAR) v. – to give (as a gift)

regalo (el ) (rre GA lo) n. – gift, present

regar (rre GAR) v. – to water

región (la) (rre HYON) n. – region; zone

regla (la) (RRE gla) n. – ruler

regresar (rre gre SAR) v. – to return

reina (la) (RRAY na) n. – queen

reír (rre EER) v. – to laugh

reírse de  to laugh at

relámpago (el ) (rre LAM pa go) n. – lightning

religioso, a (rre lee HYO so) adj. – religious

relleno, a (rre YE no) adj. – stuffed

reloj (el ) (rre LO) n. – watch, clock

remar (rre MAR) v. – to row

remolacha (la) (rre mo LA cha) n. – beet

repaso (el ) (rre PA so) n. – review

repetir (rre pe TEER) v. – to repeat

reproductor de mp3 (el ) (rre pro duc TOR) n. – MP3 player

resfriado (el ) (rres free A do) n. – cold (illness)

responsabilidad (la) (rres pon sa bee lee DAD) n. – responsibility

responsable (rres pon SA ble) adj. – responsible

respuesta (la) (rres PWES ta) n. – answer, response, reply

restaurante (el ) (res tow RAN te) n. – restaurant

resto (el ) (RRES to) n. – rest, remainder

retrato (el ) (rre TRA to) n. – picture (portrait)

reunión (la) (rre u NYON) n. – reunion; meeting

revelar (rre be LAR) v. – to reveal; to develop (a photograph)

revista (la) (rre BEES ta) n. – magazine

revuelto, a (rre BWEL to) adj. – scrambled

rey (el ) (RRAY)  n. – king

rico, a (RREE co) adj. – rich

río (el ) (RREE o) n. – river

risa (la) (RREE sa) n. – laughter

ritmo (el ) (RREET mo) n. – rhythm

rizado, a (rree SA do) adj. – curly

robar (rro BAR) v. – to steal, to rob

robo (el ) (RRO bo) n. – theft, robbery

rodilla (la) (rro DEE ya) n. – knee

rojizo, a (rro HEE so) adj. – reddish

rojo, a (RRO ho) adj. – red

romper (rrom PER) v. – to break

ropa (la) (RRO pa) n. – clothes

ropero (el ) (rro PE ro) n. – closet

rosa (la) (RRo-sa) n. – rose

rosado, a (RRO sa do) adj. – pink

rubio, a (RRU byo) adj. – blond, blonde

rueda (la) (ru E da) n. – wheel

ruido (el ) (rru EE do) n. – noise

ruina (la) (rru EE na) n. – ruin

rural (rru RAL)  adj. – rural

ruso, a (RRU so) adj. – Russian

ruso (el ) n. – Russian (language)

ruso, a (el, la) n. – Russian (person)

rutina (la) (rru TEE na) n. – routine

 

S   sol – sun

sábado (el ) (SA ba do) n. – Saturday

sábana (la) (SA ba na) n. – sheet

sabelotodo (el, la) (sa be lo TO do) n. – know-it-all

saber (sa BER) v. – to know (facts or information) saber + infinitive to know how to do something

sabio, a (SA byo) adj. – wise

sabio, a (el, la) n. – wise person

sacar (sa CAR) v. – to obtain, to get; to take out

sacar fotos  v. – to take pictures

saco (el ) (SA co) n. – sports coat, jacket; sack

sal (la) (SAL) n. – salt

sala (la) (SA la) n. – living room

sala de clase (la) n. – classroom

salchicha (la) (sal CHEE cha) n. – sausage

salida (la) (sa LEE da) n. – exit

salir (sa LEER) v. – to leave, to exit; to log out

saltamontes (el ) (sal ta MON tes) n. – grasshopper

saltar (sal TAR) v. – to jump, to leap

.salud (la) (sa LUD) n. – health

saludar (sal u DAR) v. – to greet

salvar (sal BAR) v. – to save, to rescue

salvavidas (el ) (sal ba BEE das) n. – lifesaver, life jacket

sandalia (la) (san DA lya) n. – sandal

sandía (la) (san DEE a) n. – watermelon

sangre (la) (SAN gre) n. – blood

sano y salvo (SA no EE SAL bo) coll.  – safe and sound

sapo (el ) (SA po) n. – toad

sardina (la) (sar DEE na) n. – sardine

sartén (la) (sar TEN) n. – frying pan

sastre (el ) (SAS tre) n. – tailor

secadora (la) (se ca DO ra) n. – dryer

secar (se CAR) v. – to dry

secarse v. – to dry oneself

seco, a (SE co) adj. – dry

secretario, a (el, la) (se cre TA ryo) n. – secretary

secreto (el ) (se CRE to) n. – secret

secundario, a (se cun DA ryo) adj. – secondary

efecto secundario (el ) n. – side effect

sed (la) (SED) n. – thirst

seguir (se GEER) v. – to follow

según (se GUN) prep. – according to

segundo, a (se GUN do) adj. – second

segundo (el ) n. – second

seguro, a (se GU ro) adj. – safe, sure

 sello (el ) (SE yo) n. – stamp; seal

selva (la) (SEL ba) n. – jungle

selva tropical n. – rain forest

semáforo (el ) (se MA fo ro) n. – traffic light

semana (la) (se MA na) n. – week

sencillo, a (sen SEE yo) adj. – simple; easy

sendero (el ) (sen DE ro) n. – path, trail

sentado, a (sen TA do) adj. – seated

sentarse (sen TAR se) v. – to sit down

sentimiento (el ) (sen tee MYEN to) n. – feeling, emotion

sentir (sen TEER) v. – to feel; to regret

sentirse  v. – to feel (be)

 señalar (se nya LAR) v. – to point, to indicate

señor (el ) (se NYOR) n. – Mr.; gentleman

señora (la) (se NYO ra) n. – Mrs.; lady

 señorita (la) (se nyo REE ta) n. – Miss; young lady

septiembre (el ) (sep TYEM bre) n. – September

ser  (SER) v. – to be

serio, a (SE ryo) adj. – serious

serpiente (la) (ser PYEN te) n. – snake, serpent

servicio (el ) (ser BEE syo) n. – service

servilleta (la) (ser bee YE ta) n. – napkin

servir (ser BEER) v. – to serve

si  (SEE) conj. – if

sí  adv. – yes

siempre (SYEM pre) adv. – always

sierra (la) (SYE rra) n. – sierra, mountain range

siglo (el ) (SEE glo) n. – century

siguiente (see GYEN te) adj. – next (following)

silbar (seel BAR) v. – to whistle

silencio (el ) (see LEN syo) n. – silence

silencioso, a (see len SYO so) adj. – quiet, silent

silla (la) (SEE ya) n. – chair

silla de montar n. – saddle

sillón (el ) (see YON) n. – armchair

símbolo (el ) (SEEM bo lo) n. – symbol; emblem

simpático, a (seem PA tee co) adj. – nice, pleasant

sin (SEEN) prep. – without

sitio (el ) (SEE tyo) n. – place, site

situación (la) (see tu a SYON)  n. – situation

 sobre (SO bre) prep. – on, on top of

sobre (el ) n. – envelope

sobre todo  coll.  – above all

sobrino (el ) (so BREE no) n. – nephew

sobrina (la) n. – niece

sofá (el ) (so FA) n. – couch

sol (el ) (SOL)  n. – sun

solamente (so la MEN te) adv. – only

soldado (el ) (sol DA do) n. – soldier

solo, a (SO lo) adj. – alone

sólo  adv. – only

sombra (la) (SOM bra) n. – shadow, shade

sombrero (el ) (som BRE ro) n. – hat

sombrilla (la) (som BREE ya) n. – parasol; beach umbrella

sonar (so NAR) v. – to ring, to sound

sonreír (son rre EER) v. – to smile

soñar (so NYAR) v. – to dream

soñar despierto, a v. – to daydream

soñar con v. – to dream about

sopa (la) (SO pa) n. – soup

sordo, a (SOR do) adj. – deaf

sordo, a (el, la) n. – deaf person

sorprendente (sor pren DEN te) adj. – surprising

sorprender (sor pren DER) v. – to surprise

sorprenderse to be surprised

sorpresa (la) (sor PRE sa) n. – surprise

sótano (el ) (SO ta no) n. – basement

su (SU) adj. – your; his; her; its; their

suave (SWA be) adj. – smooth; soft

suavemente (swa be MEN te) adv. – softly; smoothly

subibaja (el ) (su bee BA ha) n. – seesaw

subir (su BEER) v. – to go up; to climb

sucio, a (SU syo) adj. – dirty Nadie

suegro (el ) (SWE gro) n. – father-in-law

suegra (la) n. – mother-in-law

suegros (los) n. – in-laws

 suelo (el ) (SWE lo) n. – floor

suerte (la) (SWER te) n. – luck

suéter (el ) (SWE ter) n. – sweater

sumar (su MAR) v. – to add

supermercado (el ) (su per mer CA do) n. – supermarket

sur (el ) (SUR) n. – south

 

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