Spanish Words that Start with Q

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Spanish Words that Start with Q

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

 

Spanish Words that Start with P

 

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Spanish Words that Start with P

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

 

Spanish Words that Start with Y

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Spanish Words that Start with Y

Y yate – yacht

ya no (YA no) adv. – no longer

yate (el ) (YA te) n. – yacht

yegua (la) (YE gwa) n. – mare

yerno (el ) (YER no) n. – son-in-law

yo  (YO) pron. – I

yodo (el ) (YO do) n. – iodine

yogur (el ) (yo GUR) n. – yogurt

 

Spanish Words that Start with Z

 

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Z    zapatos – shoes

zanahoria (la) (san a O rya) n. – carrot

zapatería (la) (sa pa te REE a) n. – shoe store

zapatero, a (el, la) (sa pa TE ro) n. – shoemaker

zapato (el ) (sa PA to) n. – shoe

zoológico (el ) (so o LO hee co) n. – zoo

zorro, a (el, la) (SO rro) n. – fox

 

 

Spanish Words that Start with U

 

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Spanish Words that Start with U

U   universidad – university

 

último, a (UL tee mo) adj. – last

último, a (el, la) n. – last one

un (UN) art. – a, an (m.)

una art. – a, an (f.)

único, a (U nee co) adj. – only

hijo, a único, a n. – only child

unido, a (u NEE do) adj. – united

uniforme (el ) (u nee FOR me) n. – uniform

universidad (la) (u nee ber see DAD) n. – college, university

usual (u SUAL)  adj. – usual, customary

usualmente (u sual MEN te) adv. – usually

usar (u SAR) v. – to use; to wear

útil (U teel) adj. – useful

uva (la) (U ba) n. – grape

 

Spanish Words that Start with D

 

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Spanish Words that Start with D

D   dedo – finger

damas (las) (DA mas) n. – checkers

daño (el ) (DA nyo) n. – damage

dar (DAR) v. – to give

dato (el ) (DA to) n. – fact, piece of information

datos (los) n. – data

de  (DE) prep. – of; from; about

de acuerdo OK

de nada you are welcome

de repente adv. – suddenly

estar de acuerdo v. – to agree

debajo (de BA ho) adv. – underneath, below

debajo de  prep. – under

débil (DE beel) adj. – weak

decepción (la) (de cep SYON) n. – disappointment

decir (de SEER) v. – to say, to tell

decisión (la) (de see SYON) n. – decision

decoración (la) (de co ra SYON)  n. – decoration, ornamentation

decorar (de co RAR) v. – to decorate

dedo (el ) (DE do) n. – finger

dedo del pie (el ) n. – toe

defecto (el ) (de FEC to) n. – fault, defect

dejar (de HAR) v. – to leave (behind), to abandon, to allow

dejar de  v. – to stop, to cease

del (DEL) cont. de + el (see de) – of the, from the

delantal (el ) (de lan TAL) n. – apron

delante (de LAN te) adv. – in front, ahead

delante de  prep. – in front of

delfín (el ) (del FEEN) n. – dolphin

delgado, a (del GA do) adj. – thin, slim

delicado, a (de lee CA do) adj. – delicate, fine

delicioso, a (de lee SYO so) adj. – delicious

demasiado, a (de ma SYA do) adj. – too much; too many

demasiado adv. – too; too much

democrático, a (de mo CRA tee co) adj. – democratic

dentista (el, la) (den TEES ta) n. – dentist

departamento (el ) (de par ta MEN to) n. – apartment

deporte (el ) (de POR te) n. – sport

deportista (el, la) (de por TEES ta) n. – athlete, sportsman,

derecho, a (de RE cho) adj. – right

derecha (la) n. – right side

derecho (el ) (de RE cho) n. – right, privilege

derecho adv. – straight ahead

derramar (de rra MAR) v. – to spill

desaparecer (de sa pa re SER)  v. – to disappear

desayuno (el ) (de sa YU no) n. – breakfast

descansar (des can SAR) v. – to rest

descender (de sen DER) v. – to go down, to descend

describir (des cree BEER) v. – to describe

desde  (DES de) prep. – from; since

desear (de se AR) v. – to want; to wish; to desire

deseo (el ) (de SE o) n. – wish; desire

desfile (el ) (des FEE le) n. – parade

desierto (el ) (de SYER to) n. – desert

desobediente (de so be DYEN te) adj. – disobedient; naughty

despacio (des PA syo) adv. – slow; slowly

despedida (la) (des pe DEE da) n. – farewell

despedida de soltera (la) n. – bridal shower

despegar (des pe GAR) v. – to take off; to unglue

despertador (el ) (des per ta DOR)  n. – alarm clock

despertar (des per TAR) v. – to wake (someone)

despertarse v. – to wake up

después (des PWES) adv. – later, afterward

después de  adv. – after

detective (el ) (de tec TEE be) n. – detective

detener (de te NER) v. – to stop, to arrest

detestar (de tes TAR) v. – to hate, to detest

detrás (de TRAS) adv. – in back, behind

detrás de  prep. – in back of, behind

deuda (la) (DEU da) n. – debt

devolver (de bol BER) v. – to return, to give back

día (el ) (DEE a) n. – day

día de fiesta  holiday

día libre free day, day off

diablo (el ) (DYAB lo) n. – demon, devil

diario, a (DYA ryo) adj. – daily

diario (el ) n. – newspaper, journal

dibujante (el, la) (dee bu HAN te) n. – illustrator

dibujar (dee bu HAR) v. – to draw

dibujo (el ) (dee BU ho) n. – drawing

diccionario (el ) (deec syo NA ryo) n. – dictionary

diciembre (dee SYEM bre) n. – December

diente (el ) (DYEN te) n. – tooth

dieta (la) (DYE ta) n. – diet

diferencia (la) (dee fe REN sya) n. – difference

diferente (dee fe REN te) adj. – different

difícil (dee FEE seel) adj. – difficult

dinero (el ) (dee NE ro) n. – money

dinero en efectivo  cash

dinosaurio (el ) (dee no SAU ryo) n. – dinosaur

dirección (la) (dee rec SYON) n. – address; direction

director, a (el, la) (dee rec TOR) n. – director, principal

dirigir (dee ree HEER) v. – to direct; to lead; to manage

disco compacto (el ) (DEES co) n. – compact disc, CD

discriminación (la) (dees cree mee na SYON)  n. – discrimination;

bigotry

disculpar (dees cul PAR) v. – to excuse; to forgive

discúlpeme coll.  – excuse me, pardon me

disfrutar (dees fru TAR) v. – to enjoy

disgustado, a (dees gus TA do) adj. – upset, annoyed

disgusto (el ) (dees GUS to) n. – annoyance, displeasure

distante (dees TAN te) adj. – distant, far away

distinto, a (dees TEEN to) adj. – different

diversión (la) (dee ber SYON) n. – entertainment, amusement

divertido, a (dee ber TEE do) adj. – amusing, funny

divertirse (dee ber TEER se) v. – to have fun

doblar (do BLAR) v. – to fold; to turn

docena (la) (do SE na) n. – dozen

doctor, a (el, la) (doc TOR) n. – doctor, Ph.D.

documental (el ) (do cu men TAL) n. – documentary

dólar (el ) (DO lar) n. – dollar

doler (do LER) v. – to ache, to feel pain

dolor (el ) (do LOR) n. – pain, ache; sorrow

dolor de cabeza n. – headache

dolor de estómago n. – stomachache

dominó (el ) (do mee NO) n. – dominoes

donde (DON de) adv. – where

¿dónde?  adv. – where?

dormido, a (dor MEE do) adj. – asleep

dormir (dor MEER) v. – to sleep

dormirse v. – to fall asleep

dormitorio (el ) (dor mee TO ryo) n. – bedroom; dormitory

drama (el ) (DRA ma) n. – drama, play

dramático, a (dra MA tee co) adj. – dramatic

ducha (la) (DU cha) n. – shower

ducharse (du CHAR se) v. – to take a shower

dueño, a (el, la) (DWE nyo) n. – owner

dulce (DUL se) adj. – sweet

dulce (el ) n. – candy

durante (du RAN te) prep. – during, while

durazno (el ) (du RAS no) n. – peach

duro, a (DU ro) adj. – hard; firm; stern

 

Spanish Words that Start with B

 

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Spanish Words that Start with B

B   bebida – drink

 

bacalao (el ) (ba ca LAO) n. – cod

bachillerato (el ) (ba chee ye RA to) n. – high school diploma

bahía (la) (ba EE a) n. – bay

bailar (bi LAR) v. – to dance

bailarín, a (el, la) (bi la REEN) n. – dancer

baile (el ) (BI le) n. – dance

bajar (ba HAR) v. – to go down, to descend

bajo, a (BA ho) adj. – short (height), low

balcón (el ) (bal CON) n. – balcony

ballena (la) (ba YE na) n. – whale

baloncesto (el ) (ba lon SES to) n. – basketball

banco (el ) (BAN co) n. – bank; bench

banda (la) (BAN da) n. – band (musical or radio)

bandera (la) (ban DE ra) n. – flag

bañarse (ba NYAR se) v. – to take a bath

bañera (la) (ba NYE ra) n. – bathtub

baño (el ) (BA nyo) n. – bathroom; bath

barato, a (ba RA to) adj. – cheap

barba (la) (BAR ba) n. – beard

barbacoa (la) (bar ba CO a) n. – barbecue

barbaridad (la) (bar ba ree DAD) n. – outrage, atrocity; amazing fact

barbero (el ) (bar BE ro) n. – barber

barco (el ) (BAR co) n. – ship, boat

barrer (ba RRER) v. – to sweep

barro (el ) (BA rro) n. – mud, clay

básico, a (BA see co) adj. – basic

basquetbol (el ) (bas ket BOL) n. – basketball

bastón (el ) (bas TON) n. – cane

basura (la) (ba SU ra) n. – garbage, litter, trash

bata (la) (BA ta) n. – robe

batalla (la) (ba TA ya) n. – battle

bate (el ) (BA te) n. – bat (baseball)

batidora (la) (ba tee DO ra) n. – mixer

batir (ba TEER) v. – to beat (cooking), to mix

bebé (el ) (be BE) n. – baby

beber (be BER) v. – to drink

bebida (la) (be BEE da) n. – drink

becerro, a (el, la) (be SE rro) n. – calf

béisbol (el ) (BAYS bol) n. – baseball

belleza (la) (be YE sa) n. – beauty

bello, a (BE yo) adj. – beautiful

beso (el ) (BE so) n. – kiss

bestia (la) (BES tya) n. – beast

biblioteca (la) (bee blyo TE ca) n. – library

bibliotecario, a (el, la) (bee blyo te CA ryo) n. – librarian

bicicleta (la) (bee see CLE ta) n. – bicycle, bike

bien (BYEN)  adv. – well

bilingüe (bee LEEN gwe) adj. – bilingual

billete (el ) (bee YE te) n. – bill (money); ticket

binoculares (los) (bee no cu LA res) n. – binoculars

bisabuelo (el ) (bee sa BWE lo) n. – great-grandfather

bisabuela (la) n.  – great-grandmother

bistec (el ) (bees TEC) n. – steak

blanco, a (BLAN co) adj. – white

blando, a (BLAN do) adj. – soft

blusa (la) (BLU sa) n. – blouse

boa (la) (BO a) n. – boa

boca (la) (BO ca) n. – mouth

boina (la) (BOI na) n. – beret

boleto (el ) (bo LE to) n. – ticket

bolígrafo (el ) (bo LEE gra fo)  n. – (ballpoint) pen

bolos (los) (BO los) n. – bowling

bolsa (la) (BOL sa) n. – bag, handbag

bolsillo (el ) (bol SEE yo) n. – pocket

bombero, a (el, la) (bom BE ro) n. – firefighter

bombilla (la) (bom  BEE ya) n. – lightbulb

bondadoso, a (bon da DO so) adj. – kind

bonito, a (bo NEE to) adj. – pretty

bordado, a (bor DA do) adj. – embroidered

bordado (el ) n. – embroidery

borrador (el ) (bo rra DOR)  n. – eraser

borrar (bo RRAR) v. – to erase

bosque (el ) (BOS ke) n. – forest

bota (la) (BO ta) n. – boot

bote (el ) (BO te) n. – boat (small)

botella (la) (bo TE ya) n. – bottle

botica (la) (bo TEE ca) n. – drugstore

botón (el ) (bo TON) n. – button

boxeador (el ) (bo ksey a DOR)  n. – boxer

boxeo (el ) (bo KSEY o) n. – boxing

bravo, a (BRA bo) adj. – brave; angry

bravo !  intj. – yeah! well done!

brazalete (el ) (bra sa LE te) n. – bracelet

brazo (el ) (BRA so) n. – arm

brillar (bree YAR) v. – to shine

brincar (breen CAR) v. – to skip, to leap, to jump, to spring

broma (la) (BRO ma) n. – joke

bronce (el ) (BRON se) n. – bronze

bronceado, a (bron se A do) adj. – tanned

brutalidad (la) (bru ta lee DAD) n. – brutality, cruelty

buceador, a (el, la) (bu se a DOR) n. – diver

bucear (bu se AR) v. – to dive

bueno, a (BWE no) adj. – good

¡buen provecho !  enjoy your meal!

¡buena suerte !  good luck!

buenas noches good evening, night

buenas tardes good afternoon

buenos días good morning, day

búfalo, a (el, la) (BU fa lo) n. – buffalo

bufanda (la) (bu FAN da) n. – muffler, scarf

buitre (el ) (BWEE tre) n. – vulture

burro (el ) (BU rro) n. – donkey

buscar (bus CAR) v. – to look for

buzón (el ) (bu SON) n. – mailbox

 

Spanish Words that Start with C

 

Spanish Words that Start with C | Spanish Alphabet

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Spanish Words that Start with C

    cocinera –  chef

caballo (el ) (ca BA yo) n. – horse (male)

cabello (el ) (ca BE yo) n. – hair

cabeza (la) (ca BE sa) n. – head

cabra (la) (CA bra) n. – goat

cacahuate (el ) (ca ca WA te) n. – peanut

cacería (la) (ca se REE a) n. – hunting, hunt

cachorro, a (el, la) (ca CHO rro) n. – puppy

cacto (el ) (CAC to) n. – cactus

cada (CA da) adj. – each; every

cadena (la) (ca DE na) n. – chain Rebeca

cadera (la) (ca DE ra) n. – hip

caerse (ca ER se) v. – to fall down

café (ca FE) adj. – brown

café (el ) n. – coffee

caída (la) (ca EE da) n. – fall

caimán (el ) (kai MAN) n. – alligator

caja (la) (CA ha) n. – box

calabaza (la) (ca la BA sa) n. – pumpkin, squash

calamidad (la) (ca la mee DAD) n. – calamity, disaster

calavera (la) (ca la BE ra) n. – skull

calcetín (el ) (cal se TEEN) n. – sock

calculadora (la) (cal cu la DO ra) n. – calculator

caldo (el ) (CAL do) n. – broth

calefacción (la) (ca le fak SYON) n. – heat, heating system

calendario (el ) (ca len DA ryo) n. – calendar, schedule

calentar (ca len TAR) v. – to heat (an object)

calentarse v. – to warm (oneself)

calidad (la) (ca lee DAD) n. – quality

caliente (ca LYEN te) adj. – hot, warm

callado, a (ca YA do) adj. – silent, quiet

callarse (ca YAR se) v. – to be quiet, to shut up

calle (la) (CA ye) n. – street

calma (la) (CAL ma) n. – tranquility, calmness

calor (el ) (ca LOR) n. – heat

Hace calor. It is hot. (weather)

Tengo calor. – I am hot.

cama (la) (CA ma) n. – bed

cámara (la) (CA ma ra) n. – camera

camarón (el ) (ca ma RON) n. – shrimp

cambiar (cam BYAR) v. – to change, to exchange

cambiarse v. – to change clothes

cambio (el ) (CAM byo) n. – change

camello (el ) (ca ME yo) n. – camel

camión (el ) (ca MYON) n. – large truck; bus

camioneta (la) (ca myo NE ta) n. – van; small truck

camisa (la) (ca MEE sa) n. – shirt

camiseta (la) (ca mee SE ta) n. – T-shirt

campaña (la) (cam PA nya) n. – campaign

campo (el ) (CAM po) n. – field, country(side)

campo de recreo (el ) n. – playground

canario, a (el, la) (ca NA ryo) n. – canary

canasta (la) (ca NAS ta) n. – basket

canción (la) (can SYON) n. – song

canguro (el ) (can GU ro) n. – kangaroo

canica (la) (ca NEE ca) n. – marble (for playing)

canoa (la) (ca NO a) n. – canoe

cansado, a (can SA do) adj. – tired

cantante (el, la) (can TAN te) n. – singer

cantar (can TAR) v. – to sing

cantidad (la) (can tee DAD) n. – quantity, amount

caos (el ) (CA os) n. – chaos, confusion

capital (la) (ca pee TAL) n. – capital (city)

capital (el ) n. – capital (money)

capturar (cap tu RAR)  v. – to capture, to catch

cara (la) (CA ra) n. – face

caracol (el ) (ca ra COL)  n. – snail

carácter (el ) (ca RAC ter) n. – character; nature

¡ Caramba !  (ca RAM ba) intj. – Wow! My goodness!

caramelo (el ) (ca ra ME lo) n. – candy, caramel

cardinal (car dee NAL) adj. – cardinal (number, point)

cariño (el ) (ca REE nyo) n. – affection

carne (la) (CAR ne) n. – meat

carnicería (la) (car nee se REE a) n. – butcher shop

carnicero, a (el, la) (car nee SE ro) n. – butcher

caro, a (CA ro) adj. – expensive

carpintero, a (el, la) (car peen TE ro) n. – carpenter

carrera (la) (ca RRE ra) n. – career; race

carretera (la) (ca rre TE ra) n. – highway

carro (el ) (CA rro) n. – car; cart

carta (la) (CAR ta) n. – letter; menu

cartel (el ) (car TEL) n. – poster

cartera (la) (car TE ra) n. – wallet

cartero, a (el, la) (car TE ro) n. – mail carrier

casa (la) (CA sa) n. – house, home

casamiento (el ) (ca sa MYEN to) n. – marriage

casarse (ca SAR se) v. – to get married

casco (el ) (CAS co) n. – helmet

casi (CA see) adv. – almost

castaño, a (cas TA nyo) adj. – brown (hair)

castigar (cas tee GAR) v. – to punish

castillo (el ) (cas TEE yo) n. – castle

catarata (la) (ca ta RA ta) n. – waterfall

cazador, a (el, la) (ca sa DOR) n. – hunter

cazar (ca SAR) v. – to hunt

cazuela (la) (ca SWE la) n. – pan

cebolla (la) (se BO ya) n. – onion

cebra (la) (SE bra) n. – zebra

ceja (la) (SE ha) n. – eyebrow

celebración (la) (se le bra SYON) n. – celebration

celebrar (se le BRAR) v. – to celebrate

cena (la) (SE na) n. – dinner

centavo (el ) (sen TA bo) n. – cent

centro (el ) (SEN tro) n. – downtown; center

cepillar (se pee YAR) v. – to brush

cepillo (el ) (se PEE yo) n. – brush

cepillo de dientes (el ) n. – toothbrush

cerca (SER ca) adv. – close, nearby

cerca de  prep. – close to

Mi casa está cerca de la iglesia.

cercano, a (ser CA no) adj. – near (neighboring), close

cerdo (el ) (SER do) n. – pig

cereal (el ) (se re AL) n. – cereal

cereza (la) (se RE sa) n. – cherry

cerillo (el ) (se REE yo) n. – match

cerrado, a (se RRA do) adj. – closed

cerrar (se RRAR) v. – to close

cerrar con llave n. – to lock

cerveza (la) (ser BE sa) n. – beer

cesta (la) (SES ta) n. – basket

champú (el ) (cham PU) n. – shampoo

dar champú v. – to shampoo

chapulín (el ) (cha pu LEEN) n. – grasshopper (Mexico)

chaqueta (la) (cha KE ta) n. – jacket

charlar (char LAR) v. – to chat

cheque (el ) (CHE ke) n. – check

chequera (la) n. – checkbook

chicle (el ) (CHEE cle) n. – gum

chico (el ) (CHEE co) n. – boy

chica (la) n. – girl

chile (el ) (CHEE le) n. – chili pepper

chimenea (la) (chee me NE a) n. – fireplace; chimney

chiste (el ) (CHEES te) n. – joke

chocolate (el ) (cho co LA te) n. – chocolate

chofer (el ) (cho FER) n. – driver

chubasco (el ) (chu BAS co) n. – short, heavy storm; downpour

chuleta (la) (chu LE ta) n. – chop, cutlet

ciclismo (el ) (see CLEES mo) n. – cycling (sport)

ciclomotor (el ) (see clo mo TOR) n. – moped

ciego, a (SYE go) adj. – blind

ciego, a (el, la) n. – blind person

cielo (el ) (SYE lo) n. – sky; heaven

ciencia (la) (SYEN sya) n. – science

ciencia ficción (la) (SYEN sya feec SYON) n. – science fiction

científico, a (syen TEE fi ko) adj. – scientific

científico, a (el, la) n. – scientist

cierto, a (SYER to) adj. – true, sure, certain

cigarrillo (el ) (see ga RREE yo) n. – cigarette

cine (el ) (SEE ne) n. – movie theater

cinta (la) (SEEN ta) n. – ribbon; tape

cinto (el ) (SEEN to) n. – (narrow) belt, sash

cintura (la) (seen TU ra) n. – waist

cinturón (el ) (seen tu RON) n. – belt

cinturón de seguridad (el ) n. – seatbelt

circo (el ) (SEER co) n. – circus

circular (seer cu LAR) v. – to circulate; to circle

circular adj. – circular

circular (el ) n. – circular, flier

círculo (el ) (SEER cu lo) n. – circle

ciruela (la) (seer WE la) n. – plum

cita (la) (SEE ta) n. – date, appointment

ciudad (la) (see u DAD)  n. – city

civil (see BEEL) adj. – civil, civilian

claramente (cla ra MEN te) adv. – clearly

clarinete (el ) (cla ree NE te) n. – clarinet

claro, a (CLA ro) adj. – clear

¡ claro que no !  intj. – of course not!

¡ claro que sí !  intj. – of course!

clase (la) (CLA se) n. – class

clásico, a (CLA see co) adj. – classic, classical

clavar (cla BAR) v. – to nail

clavel (el ) (cla BEL) n. – carnation

clavo (el ) (CLA bo) n. – nail (carpentry)

clima (el ) (CLEE ma) n. – weather, climate

cobre (el ) (CO bre) n. – copper

cochino (el ) (co CHEE no) n. – pig

cocina (la) (co SEE na) n. – kitchen; cuisine

cocinar (co see NAR) v. – to cook

cocinero, a (el, la) (co see NE ro) n. – cook

coctel (el ) (COC tel) n. – cocktail, cocktail party

codo (el ) (CO do) n. – elbow

coherente (co e REN te) adj. – coherent

cohete (el ) (co E te) n. – rocket

col (la) (COL)  n. – cabbage

cola (la) (CO la) n. – tail; line (of people)

colección (la) (co lec SYON) n. – collection

coleccionar (co lec syo NAR) v. – to collect

coleccionista (el, la) (co lec syo NEES ta) n. – collector

colegio (el ) (co LE hyo) n. – school

colgar (col GAR) v. – to hang

coliflor (la) (co lee FLOR) n. – cauliflower

collar (el ) (co YAR) n. – necklace

color (el ) (co LOR) n. – color

colorear (co lo re AR) v. – to color

colorido, a (co lo REE do) adj. – colorful

columpio (el ) (co LUM pyo) n. – swing

comedia (la) (co ME dya) n. – comedy, play

comedor (el ) (co me DOR) n. – dining room

comenzar (co men SAR) v. – to begin, to start

comer (co MER) v. – to eat

cometa (la) (co ME ta) n. – kite

cómico, a (CO mee co) adj. – funny, amusing

cómico, a (el, la) n. – comedian

comida (la) (co MEE da) n. – meal, dinner; food

como (CO mo) adv. – as, like

tan … como adv. – as . . . as

cómo (CO mo) adv. – how

cómodo, a (CO mo do) adj. – comfortable

compacto, a (com PAC to) adj. – compact

compañero, a (el, la) (com pa NYE ro) n. – companion, partner; mate

compañero de clase classmate

compañero de oficina officemate

compañía (la) (com pa NYEE a) n. – company

comparar (com pa RAR) v. – to compare

compartir (com par TEER) v. – to share

completamente (com ple ta MEN te) adv. – completely

completar (com ple TAR) v. – to finish, to complete

comportarse (com por TAR se) v. – to behave

comprar (com PRAR) v. – to buy

comprender (com pren DER) v. – to understand

compromiso (el ) (com pro MEE so) n. – engagement, obligation

computadora (la) (com pu ta DO ra) n. – computer

comunidad (la) (co mu nee DAD) n. – community

con (CON) prep. – with

conmigo with me

contigo with you

concha (la) (CON cha) n. – shell

concierto (el ) (con SYER to) n. – concert

conclusión (la) (con clu SYON) n. – conclusion

concurso (el ) (con CUR so) n. – contest

conducir (con du SEER)  v. – to drive, to conduct

conductor, a (el, la) (con duc TOR) n. – driver

conejo (el ) (co NE ho) n. – rabbit

confundido, a (con fun DEE do) adj. – confused

confundir (con fun DEER) v. – to confuse

confundirse v. – to be confused

confusión (la) (con fu SYON) n. – confusion, chaos

conocer (co no SER)  v. – to know (a person or a place)

conseguir (con se GEER) v. – to get

conserje (el, la) (con SER he) n. – concierge, porter

conserva (la) (con SER ba) n. – jam, preserves

conquista (la) (con KEES ta) n. – conquest

consonante (la) (con so NAN te) n. – consonant

construir (cons tru EER) v. – to build, to construct

contacto (el ) (con TAC to) n. – contact

lentes de contacto (los) n. – contact lenses

contar (con TAR) v. – to count; to tell

contar con v. – to count on

contento, a (con TEN to) adj. – happy, cheerful

contestar (con tes TAR) v. – to answer

continuación (la) (con ti nua SYON)  n. – follow-up, continuation

a continuación next, following

continuar (con tee NUAR) v. – to continue

contra (CON tra) prep. – against

Ilevar la contra coll.  – to disagree with

contraste (el ) (con TRAS te) n. – contrast

contrato (el ) (con TRA to) n. – contract, lease

control (el ) (con TROL) n. – control

controlar (con tro LAR)  v. – to control

convencer (con ben SER) v. – to convince

conversación (la) (con ber sa SYON) n. – conversation, talk

conversar (con ber SAR) v. – to talk, to converse, to chat

convertirse (con ber TEER se) v. – to become, to change

copa (la) (CO pa) n. – glass (for liquor); cup

la Copa Mundial the world soccer championship

copia (la) (CO pya) n. – copy

corazón (el ) (co ra SON) n. – heart

cordón (el ) (cor DON) n. – string, twine

correctamente (co rrec ta MEN te) adv. – correctly

correcto, a (co RREC to) adj. – correct, right

corregir (co rre HEER) v. – to correct

correo (el ) (co RRE o) n. – post office; mail

correo electrónico n. – e-mail

correr (co RRER) v. – to run

cortar (cor TAR) v. – to cut

cortés (cor TES) adj. – courteous, polite

cortina (la) (cor TEE na) n. – curtain

corto, a (COR to) adj. – short (length)

cosa (la) (CO sa) n. – thing

¿qué cosa?  coll. – what? what’s that?

coser (co SER) v. – to sew

costa (la) (COS ta) n. – coast

costar (cos TAR) v. – to cost

costumbre (la) (cos TUM bre) n. – custom, tradition

crecer (cre SER) v. – to grow

creencia (la) (cre EN sya) n. – belief

creer (cre ER) v. – to believe creer que to think that creo que sí I think so

crema (la) (CRE ma) n. – cream; lotion

criado, a (el, la) (CRYA do) n. – servant, maid (f.)

crimen (el ) (CREE men) n. – crime

criminal (el, la) (cree mee NAL) n. – criminal

cristal (el ) (crees TAL) n. – crystal, glass

crítico, a (el, la) (CREE tee co) n. – critic

crítica (la) n. – criticism, critique

cruzar (cru SAR) v. – to cross

cuaderno (el ) (cwa DER no) n. – notebook

cuadra (la) (CWA dra) n. – block

cuadrado, a (cwa DRA do) adj. – square

cuadrado (el ) n. – square

cuadro (el ) (CWA dro) n. – picture, painting

¿cuál?  (CWAL) pron. – which? which one?

cualquier adj. – any

cuando (CWAN do) conj. – when

¿cuándo?  adv. – when?

¿cuánto?, a (CWAN to) adj. – how much?

¿cuántos?, as (CWAN tos) adj. – how many?

cuarto (el ) (CWAR to) n. – room; quarter, fourth

cubeta (la) (cu BE ta) n. – pail, bucket

cubierta (la) (cu BYER ta) n. – book cover

cubierto, a adj. – covered

cubierto (el ) n. – table setting

cubo (el ) (CU bo) n. – cube

cubrir (cu BREER) v. – to cover

cuchara (la) (cu CHA ra) n. – spoon

cucharada (cu cha RA da) n. – spoonful

cuchillo (el ) (cu CHEE yo) n. – knife

cuello (el ) (CWE yo) n. – neck

cuenta (la) (CWEN ta) n. – bill; check

cuento (el ) (CWEN to) n. – story, tale

cuento de hadas (el ) n. – fairy tale

cuerda (la) (CWER da) n. – rope, cord, string

cuero (el ) (CWE ro) n. – leather

cuerpo (el ) (CWER po) n. – body

cuestión (la) (cwes TYON) n. – matter

cuidado (el ) (cwee DA do) n. – care

¡ cuidadoso, a adj. – careful

¡ cuidado !  intj. – be careful! careful!

cuidar (cwee DAR) v. – to take care of, to look after

culebra (la) (cu LE bra) n. – (small) snake

culpable (cul PA ble) adj. – guilty

culpable (el, la) n. – guilty person

cultivar (cul te BAR) v. – to grow; to till, to cultivate

cultura (la) (cul TU ra) n. – culture

cultural adj. – cultural

cumpleaños (el ) (cum ple A nyos) n. – birthday

cuna (la) (CU na) n. – cradle, crib

cuñado (el ) (cu NYA do) n. – brother-in-law

cuñada (la) n. – sister-in-law

curioso, a (cu RYO so) adj. – curious

 

N Words in Spanish

 N Words in Spanish | Spanish Alphabet

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Spanish Words that Start with N
N   noticia – notice

nacer (na SER)  v. – to be born

nacido, a (na SEE do) adj. – born

recién nacido, a (el, la) n. – newborn

nación (la) (na SYON)  n. – nation, country

nacional (na syo NAL) adj. – national

nacionalidad (la) (na syo na lee DAD) n. – nationality

nada (NA da) pron. – nothing

nadar (na DAR) v. – to swim

nadie (NA dye) pron. – no one, nobody

naranja (la) (na RAN ha) n. – orange

nariz (la) (na REES) n. – nose

natación (la) (na ta SYON)  n. – swimming

naturaleza (la) (na tu ra LE sa) n. – nature; outdoors

naturaleza muerta n. – still life

navaja (la) (na BA ha) n. – pocketknife

navaja de afeitar n. – razor

Navidad (la) (na bee DAD) n. – Christmas

necesario, a (ne se SA ryo) adj. – necessary; needed

necesitar (ne se see TAR) v. – to need

negativo, a (ne ga TEE bo) adj. – negative

negocio (el ) (ne GO syo) n. – business

negro, a (NE gro) adj. – black

nene, a (el, la) (NE ne) n. – baby

nervioso, a (ner BYO so) adj. – nervous

nevar (ne BAR) v. – to snow

nieva it is snowing, it snows

nevera (la) (ne BE ra) n. – refrigerator

nido (el ) (NEE do) n. – nest

niebla (la) (NYE bla) n. – fog

nieto, a (el, la) (NYE to) n. – grandson, granddaughter; grandchild

nieve (la) (NYE be) n. – snow

ninguno, a (neen GU no) adj. – (not) any; no; none

pron. – none

niño, a (el, la) (NEE nyo) n. – child; boy; girl

no (NO) adv. – no; not

noche (la) (NO che) n. – night

nombrar (nom BRAR) v. – to name

nombre (el ) (NOM bre) n. – name

norte (el ) (NOR te) n. – north

nosotros, as (no SO tros) pron. – we

nota (la) (NO ta) n. – grade, mark; note

noticias (las) (no TEE syas) n. – news

novela (la) (no BE la) n. – novel

telenovela (la) n. – soap opera

noviembre (no BYEM bre) n. – November

novio, a (el, la) (NO byo) n. – boyfriend; groom; girlfriend; bride

nube (la) (NU be) n. – cloud

nudo (el ) (NU do) n. – knot

nuestro, a (NWES tro) adj. – our

nuevo, a (NWE bo) adj. – new

número (el ) (NU me ro) n. – number

nunca (NUN ca) adv. – never

nutritivo, a (nu tree TEE bo) adj. – nutritious

 

 

H Words in Spanish

 

H Words in Spanish | Spanish Alphabet

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Spanish Words that Start with H

H   helado – icecream

haber (a BER) aux. v. – to have (as auxiliary to a past participle)

habitación (la) (a bee ta SYON)  n. – room

habitante (el, la) (a bee TAN te) n. – inhabitant

hablar (a BLAR)  v. – to speak

hacer (a SER)  v. – to do; to make

hacerse to become; to turn into

hacer la cama to make the bed

hacer las maletas to pack (luggage)

hacerse el tonto, la tonta coll.  – to play the fool, to act dumb

hace + time + que for + time

hace buen tiempo it is nice weather

hace calor it is warm, it is hot

hace fresco it is cool

hace frío it is cold

hace mal tiempo it is bad weather

hace sol it is sunny

hace viento it is windy

hacia (A sya) prep. – to, toward

hacienda (la) (a SYEN da) n. – (large) farm

hada (el ) (f.) (A da) n. – fairy

hallar (a YAR)  v. – to find, to come across

hambre (el ) (f.) (AM bre) n. – hunger

tener hambre v. – to be hungry

harina (la) (a REE na) n. – flour

harina de avena (la) (a REE na DE a BE na) n. – oatmeal

hasta (AS ta) prep. – until

hasta luego see you later

hasta mañana see you tomorrow

hasta pronto see you soon

hasta la vista see you soon, until we meet again

hay (I) v. – there is; there are

hay que to have to, must

heladería (la) (e la de REE a) n. – ice cream store

helado (el ) (e LA do) n. – ice cream

helicóptero (el ) (e lee COP te ro) n. – helicopter

heno (el ) (E nol) n. – hay

hermanastro (el ) (er ma NAS tro) n. – stepbrother

hermanastra (la) n. – stepsister

hermano (el ) (er MA no) n. – brother

hermana (la) n. – sister

hermoso, a (er MO so) adj. – beautiful

héroe (el ) (E ro e) n. – hero

heroína (la) (e ro EE na) n. – heroine

herrero (el ) (e RRE ro) n. – blacksmith

hervido, a (er BEE do) adj. – boiled

hielo (el ) (YE lo) n. – ice

hierba (la) (YER ba) n. – grass

hierro (el ) (YE rro) n. – iron

hijastro (el ) (ee HAS tro) n. – stepson

hijastra (la) n. – stepdaughter

hijo (el ) (EE ho) n. – son

hija (la) n. – daughter

hipopótamo (el ) (ee po PO ta mo) n. – hippopotamus

historia (la) (ees TO rya) n. – history; story

histórico, a (ees TO ree co) adj. – historical

hoja (la) (O ha) n. – leaf; sheet of paper

hola (O la) intj. – hello

hombre (el ) (OM bre) n. – man

hombre de nieve snowman

hombro (el ) (OM bro) n. – shoulder

hondo, a (ON do) adj. – deep

hongo (el ) (ON go) n. – mushroom, fungus

honor (el ) (o NOR) n. – honor

de honor, honorable adj. – honorable

hora (la) (O ra) n. – hour; time

horario (el ) (o RA ryo) n. – schedule, timetable

hormiga (la) (or MEE ga) n. – ant

horno (el ) (OR no) n. – oven

horno de microondas n. – microwave oven

horrible (o REE ble) adj. – horrible

horror (el ) (o RROR) n. – horror

hospital (el ) (os pee TAL) n. – hospital

hotel (el ) (o TEL) n. – hotelhoy (OY) adv. – today

hoy día nowadays

hueso (el ) (WE so) n. – bone

huevo (el ) (WE bo) n. – egg

húmedo, a (U me do) adj. – wet, damp; humid

humo (el ) (U mo) n. – smoke

humor (el ) (u MOR) n. – mood

huracán (el ) (u ra CAN) n. – hurricane