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May 15, 2017



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confiadamente (kohn-fee-ah-dah-MEHN-teh) confidently, trustingly
 
1.  Puedo decir confiadamente que te van a dar un aumento, Franco.
I can confidently say that you're going to get a raise, Franco.  
 
2.  El tiburón ballena nadó por las aguas negras confiadamente, pues sabía que era el pez más grande del mar.
The whale shark swam through the black waters confidently, as it knew it was the biggest fish in the sea.

prorrogar (proh-rroh-GAHR) to extend; to postpone
 
1.  Ojalá fuera posible prorrogar nuestras vacaciones en este paraíso invernal.
I wish it were possible to extend our holiday in this wintry paradise.  
 
2.  El gobierno decidió prorrogar la vigencia de ciertas visas.
The government decided to extend the validity of certain visas.  
 
monumental (moh-noo-MEHN-tahl) monumental, tremendous
 
1.  Fue una tarea monumental, pero al final la pareja logró renovar el viejo viñedo.
It was a monumental task, but the couple finally managed to renovate the old vineyard.  
 
2.  A pesar de su esfuerzo monumental, los bomberos no pudieron salvar a todas las casas.
Despite their tremendous effort, the firemen couldn't save all the houses.
 
el requisito (rreh-kee-SEE-toh) requirement, requisite
 
1.  Mira, uno de los requisitos para entrar al programa es hablar inglés.
Look, one of the requirements for entry to the program is to speak English.  
 
2.  Para los mexicanos ya no es requisito tener visa para viajar a Canadá.
It's no longer a requirement for Mexicans to have a visa to travel to Canada.

el mérito (MEH-ree-toh) merit, worth
 
1.  Estas fotos tienen más mérito para mí que cualquier otra cosa que tenemos.
These pictures have greater worth to me than anything else we own.  
 
2.  Hay mucho mérito en reconocer tus debilidades, te gusten o no te gusten.
There's a lot of merit in recognizing your weaknesses, like them or not.

avivar (ah-bee-BAHR) to stoke; to rekindle, to intensify
 
1.  Mariana y Jorge tomaron clases de baile para avivar la chispa en su relación.
Mariana and Jorge took dance classes to rekindle the spark in their relationship.  
 
2.  El político decidió no avivar el fuego del odio.
The politician decided not to stoke the fire of hate.

zalamero (sah-lah-MEH-roh) flattering, suave, smooth-talking
 
1.  No sé cómo pudiste aguantar ese mesero zalamero que nos atendió ayer.
I don't know how you could stand that suave waiter who waited on us yesterday.  
 
2.  Prefiero que la gente sea sincera y no demasiada zalamera.
I prefer people to be sincere and not overly flattering.

la corazonada (ko-rah-soh-NAH-dah) hunch, feeling; impulse
 
1. Tengo la corazonada de que nos volveremos a ver muy pronto.
I have a hunch we'll see each other again very soon.

2. Llámalo corazonada, pero creo que vamos a ganar el torneo.
Call it a hunch, but I think we're going to win the tournament.

la manada (mah-NAH-dah) herd, pack; crowd
 
1. Una manada de lobos fue vista por el sendero.
A pack of wolves was seen near the trailhead.

2. ¿Ves esa manada de jóvenes saliendo del cine?
Do you see that pack of teenagers coming out of the theater?
 
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