Saturday, 31 January 2009

In class: Vocabulary potpourri

POTPOURRI: a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

A star-spotter: A person who spots celebrities
A 7-year-old boy: A boy who is seven years old
Do you get on with your neighbours?: Do you have a good relationship with them?
In the corridor, next to the lift:
Façade/facade: the front side of a building
She works out regularly: She does exercise to be fit
A survey was carried out and the opinion poll said yes to the project
A wax museum: A museum with statues of people, made of wax
My car is brand new: I have just bought it
Intrigue: with thrilling moments and suspense
Plot: what the book is about
Historical: Related to history
Capital letter: Initial letter
To be jinxed: To be very unlucky
A sword (espada) is used in fencing (esgrima)
She doesn’t want to have anything to do with him: She wants to ignore him
A pigeon is not usually white, but a dove is. A dove is also the symbol of peace. All doves are pigeons but not all pigeons are doves.
The girl looks ashamed of him
Ashamed: used of persons; feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; " I felt ashamed of my torn coat"
To be jealous (estar celoso): to be suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival; "a jealous lover"
Carnival: Carnaval
To lose weight: to get thinner
To be upset: To be unhappy and worried (disgustado, molesto)
Asian features: rasgos asiáticos
Complexion: tez, cutis
Fair complexion: Cutis claro
Dark complexion: Cutis oscuro
Build, constitution: complexión
Strong build: De complexión fuerte

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