Spanish Word of the Day Archive
2009

  1. manzana: apple (Thursday January 01)
  2. nunca: never (Friday January 02)
  3. pasado: last (Saturday January 03)
  4. peine: comb (Sunday January 04)
  5. pierna: leg (Monday January 05)
  6. siempre: always (Tuesday January 06)
  7. superior: upper; top; superior (Wednesday January 07)
  8. aburrido: bored; boring (Thursday January 08)
  9. arreglar (2): to do up; to sort out (Friday January 09)
  10. bajo (3): under; below; by (Saturday January 10)
  11. caer (2): to like (Sunday January 11)
  12. cambiar: to change (Monday January 12)
  13. caminar: to walk (Tuesday January 13)
  14. camino (2): way, route (Wednesday January 14)
  15. cansar: to tire (Thursday January 15)
  16. cara (2): side; cheek (Friday January 16)
  17. conocimiento: knowledge (Saturday January 17)
  18. decir: to say (Sunday January 18)
  19. desarrollar (2): to develop; to take place (Monday January 19)
  20. descansado: rested, refreshed; restful, quiet (Tuesday January 20)
  21. doblar (2): to double (Wednesday January 21)
  22. doble: double (Thursday January 22)
  23. nunca (2): ever (Friday January 23)
  24. premio: prize (Saturday January 24)
  25. raya: ray (Sunday January 25)
  26. realizar (2): to fulfill (Monday January 26)
  27. semestre: six-month period, half year (Tuesday January 27)
  28. siempre (2): always (Wednesday January 28)
  29. subir: to go up; to come up (Thursday January 29)
  30. tal (2): such (Friday January 30)
  31. temer (2): to be afraid (Saturday January 31)
  32. todavía: still; yet (Sunday February 01)
  33. trimestre: three-month period; term (Monday February 02)
  34. varón: male; boy (Tuesday February 03)
  35. verano: summer (Wednesday February 04)
  36. verdad (2): real; really (Thursday February 05)
  37. vez (3): time (Friday February 06)
  38. acostarse: to lie down; to go to bed (Saturday February 07)
  39. cama: bed (Sunday February 08)
  40. carne: meat (Monday February 09)
  41. cerveza: beer (Tuesday February 10)
  42. doble (2): twice as much (Wednesday February 11)
  43. esconder: to hide (Thursday February 12)
  44. escuchar: to listen; to listen to (Friday February 13)
  45. ganar: to earn; to win (Saturday February 14)
  46. iniciar: to begin, to start (Sunday February 15)
  47. inicio: beginning, start (Monday February 16)
  48. llevarse: to get a surprise, to be surprised (Tuesday February 17)
  49. mirada: look (Wednesday February 18)
  50. mirar: to look; to look at (Thursday February 19)
  51. mojar: to get ... wet; to moisten, to dampen (Friday February 20)
  52. momento: moment, minute (Saturday February 21)
  53. montón: loads of, masses of (Sunday February 22)
  54. mostrar: to show (Monday February 23)
  55. obtener: to obtain, to get (Tuesday February 24)
  56. ocultar: to hide, to conceal (Wednesday February 25)
  57. oír: to hear; to listen to (Thursday February 26)
  58. ordinario: vulgar, common; rude, bad-mannered (Friday February 27)
  59. padecer: to suffer from (Saturday February 28)
  60. paisaje: landscape; scenery (Sunday March 01)
  61. palabra: word (Monday March 02)
  62. pan (2): bread; loaf (Tuesday March 03)
  63. pantalón: pants, pair of pants; trousers, pair of trousers (Wednesday March 04)
  64. papel: paper, piece of paper (Thursday March 05)
  65. papel (2): documents; papers (Friday March 06)
  66. parecido: similar; alike (Saturday March 07)
  67. pasar: to happen (Sunday March 08)
  68. básquetbol: basketball (Monday March 09)
  69. cabeza (2): head (Tuesday March 10)
  70. calentar: to heat up, to warm up (Wednesday March 11)
  71. caliente: warm; hot (Thursday March 12)
  72. cama (2): bed (Friday March 13)
  73. cambiar (2): to change (Saturday March 14)
  74. campeón: champion (Sunday March 15)
  75. carne (2): flesh (Monday March 16)
  76. codo: elbow (Tuesday March 17)
  77. dejar (2): to allow, to let (Wednesday March 18)
  78. disponer: to have (Thursday March 19)
  79. dispuesto: ready; prepared, willing (Friday March 20)
  80. enfriarse: to get cold; to cool down (Saturday March 21)
  81. equipo: team (Sunday March 22)
  82. escuchar (2): to hear (Monday March 23)
  83. exigir: to demand (Tuesday March 24)
  84. final (2): final (Wednesday March 25)
  85. frío: cold (Thursday March 26)
  86. ganar (2): to beat (Friday March 27)
  87. gusto: taste (Saturday March 28)
  88. insistir: to insist (Sunday March 29)
  89. mirar (2): to look (Monday March 30)
  90. mojado: wet, damp; soaked, drenched (Tuesday March 31)
  91. mostrar (2): to be (Wednesday April 01)
  92. nervios (2): nerves (Thursday April 02)
  93. nocturno: night; evening (Friday April 03)
  94. noticia: news (Saturday April 04)
  95. noticia (2): news (Sunday April 05)
  96. oído: hearing; ear (Monday April 06)
  97. olimpiadas: the Olympics, the Olympic Games (Tuesday April 07)
  98. obra: work (Wednesday April 08)
  99. obra (2): construction site (Thursday April 09)
  100. oculto: hidden (Friday April 10)
  101. olfato: (sense of) smell (Saturday April 11)
  102. olvidar: to forget; to leave (Sunday April 12)
  103. olvidar (2): to forget (Monday April 13)
  104. palabra (2): word (Tuesday April 14)
  105. pecho: breast, chest (Wednesday April 15)
  106. pechuga: breast (Thursday April 16)
  107. pedir: to ask for; to request (Friday April 17)
  108. pedir (2): to order (Saturday April 18)
  109. pelearse: to quarrel (Sunday April 19)
  110. perder: to lose; to miss (Monday April 20)
  111. pertenecer: to belong to (Tuesday April 21)
  112. poner: to put (Wednesday April 22)
  113. poner (2): to put through; to get (Thursday April 23)
  114. publicidad: advertising; publicity (Friday April 24)
  115. punto (2): point (Saturday April 25)
  116. reacio: to be reluctant, to be unwilling (Sunday April 26)
  117. rebaja: discount; reduction; sale (Monday April 27)
  118. rebajar: to reduce (Tuesday April 28)
  119. rechazar: to reject; to turn down (Wednesday April 29)
  120. recién: just, recently; newly (Thursday April 30)
  121. relación (2): relation, relationship (Friday May 01)
  122. repasar: to check; to revise (Saturday May 02)
  123. reponer: to replace; to repay (Sunday May 03)
  124. rodilla: knee (Monday May 04)
  125. arrodillarse: to kneel, to kneel down (Tuesday May 05)
  126. salida (2): departure (Wednesday May 06)
  127. sangre: blood (Thursday May 07)
  128. salir: to come out (Friday May 08)
  129. sensible: sensitive (Saturday May 09)
  130. vez: time (Sunday May 10)
  131. vez (2): time (Monday May 11)
  132. ahorita: right now; a moment ago (Tuesday May 12)
  133. cabo: end (Wednesday May 13)
  134. compromiso: engagement; arrangement (Thursday May 14)
  135. comprometerse: to commit yourself; to promise (Friday May 15)
  136. cuidado: care (Saturday May 16)
  137. cumplir: to carry out; to keep (Sunday May 17)
  138. dar: to consider (Monday May 18)
  139. dos (2): two (Tuesday May 19)
  140. estallar: to explode; to burst; to break out (Wednesday May 20)
  141. igual: maybe; anyway (Thursday May 21)
  142. importar: to mind (Friday May 22)
  143. jamás: never (Saturday May 23)
  144. medida: as (Sunday May 24)
  145. mil: a thousand (Monday May 25)
  146. oficio: trade, profession, job (Tuesday May 26)
  147. pañuelo: handkerchief; headscarf (Wednesday May 27)
  148. parar: to stop (Thursday May 28)
  149. pie: foot (Friday May 29)
  150. ponerse (2): to start (Saturday May 30)
  151. precioso: beautiful, lovely; precious (Sunday May 31)
  152. pregunta: question (Monday June 01)
  153. principio: beginning (Tuesday June 02)
  154. puntual: punctual, on time; detailed (Wednesday June 03)
  155. quedarse: to stay, to remain (Thursday June 04)
  156. rato: a while, a time (Friday June 05)
  157. recordar: to remember; to remind (Saturday June 06)
  158. resultar: to turn out (Sunday June 07)
  159. sacar: to take out (Monday June 08)
  160. seguir: to carry on, to go on (Tuesday June 09)
  161. sombra: shade; shadow (Wednesday June 10)
  162. trece: not to budge, to stick to your guns (Thursday June 11)
  163. araucaria: monkey puzzle tree (Friday June 12)
  164. cabo (2): end (Saturday June 13)
  165. cambio: exchange; bureau de change; change; (small) change (Sunday June 14)
  166. charango: charango (Monday June 15)
  167. confianza: confidence (Tuesday June 16)
  168. confianza (2): trust (Wednesday June 17)
  169. conseguir: to get, to obtain; to achieve (Thursday June 18)
  170. cuidado (2): to be careful (Friday June 19)
  171. cumplir (2): to be (Saturday June 20)
  172. discutir: to quarrel, to argue; to discuss (Sunday June 21)
  173. importar (2): to matter (Monday June 22)
  174. Inti: Inti, the Inca sun god (Tuesday June 23)
  175. llevar: to take (Wednesday June 24)
  176. llevar (2): to wear (Thursday June 25)
  177. llevar (3): to be (Friday June 26)
  178. nick: nickname, username (Saturday June 27)
  179. quedarse (2): to keep; to take (Sunday June 28)
  180. quetzal: quetzal (Monday June 29)
  181. rancio: ancient, old-established; matured; rancid (Tuesday June 30)
  182. raro (2): rare, unusual (Wednesday July 01)
  183. rato (2): time (Thursday July 02)
  184. Real Academia Española: The Royal Spanish Academy (Friday July 03)
  185. resultar (2): to be (Saturday July 04)
  186. seguir (2): to go on, to carry on; to be still... (Sunday July 05)
  187. simpatizar: to get on well, to hit it off; to be sympathetic to, to sympathize with (Monday July 06)
  188. tiquet: sales slip, receipt; ticket, voucher (Tuesday July 07)
  189. trabalenguas: tongue-twister (Wednesday July 08)
  190. tras: after (Thursday July 09)
  191. vela: candle (Friday July 10)
  192. volver: to come back; to go back (Saturday July 11)
  193. abuela: grandmother (Sunday July 12)
  194. adecuado: suitable; right (Monday July 13)
  195. adiós: goodbye; hi, hello (Tuesday July 14)
  196. anciano: elderly (Wednesday July 15)
  197. asunto: matter (Thursday July 16)
  198. broma: joke (Friday July 17)
  199. callarse: to stop talking; to keep quiet (Saturday July 18)
  200. casarse: to get married (Sunday July 19)
  201. caso: case (Monday July 20)
  202. celos: jealousy (Tuesday July 21)
  203. collar: necklace; collar (Wednesday July 22)
  204. conseguir (2): to manage (Thursday July 23)
  205. disimular: to hide, to conceal; to pretend (Friday July 24)
  206. encoger: to shrink; to shrug (Saturday July 25)
  207. equivocarse: to make a mistake; to be wrong (Sunday July 26)
  208. explicarse: to express yourself, to explain (yourself) (Monday July 27)
  209. ignorar: not to know; to ignore (Tuesday July 28)
  210. intención: meaning; intention (Wednesday July 29)
  211. inri: to make matters worse, to cap it all (Thursday July 30)
  212. lo: the important etc thing (Friday July 31)
  213. molestar: to bother, to annoy (Saturday August 01)
  214. molestar (2): to mind (Sunday August 02)
  215. ocurrir: to happen (Monday August 03)
  216. parecer: to think (Tuesday August 04)
  217. parecer (2): to think (Wednesday August 05)
  218. razón: to be right (Thursday August 06)
  219. tal: how are things? (Friday August 07)
  220. temer: to be afraid of, to be frightened of (Saturday August 08)
  221. tontería: silliness; nonsense, garbage (Sunday August 09)
  222. vidrio: glass; window pane (Monday August 10)
  223. alegría: happiness, joy (Tuesday August 11)
  224. asunto (2): affair (Wednesday August 12)
  225. broma (2): joke (Thursday August 13)
  226. cambio (2): but, however (Friday August 14)
  227. caso (2): case (Saturday August 15)
  228. choclo: corn, sweet corn (Sunday August 16)
  229. contrario: opposite; opposing (Monday August 17)
  230. cuenta (2): to realize; to notice (Tuesday August 18)
  231. estación: station (Wednesday August 19)
  232. gato (2): cat (Thursday August 20)
  233. hecho: fact (Friday August 21)
  234. hecho (2): fact (Saturday August 22)
  235. historia: history; story (Sunday August 23)
  236. hora: hour; time (Monday August 24)
  237. ilusión (2): hope; dream; illusion (Tuesday August 25)
  238. igual (2): the same (Wednesday August 26)
  239. ilusionado: hopeful; excited (Thursday August 27)
  240. imagen: image, picture (Friday August 28)
  241. importante: important, significant; large (Saturday August 29)
  242. interés (2): interest (Sunday August 30)
  243. -ito: little... (Monday August 31)
  244. miedo: fear (Tuesday September 01)
  245. ocurrir (2): to think of (Wednesday September 02)
  246. oficio (2): trade, job (Thursday September 03)
  247. probable (2): probable, likely (Friday September 04)
  248. pues: then; well (Saturday September 05)
  249. rayo: ray; lightning (Sunday September 06)
  250. tarea: task, job (Monday September 07)
  251. tiempo: time (Tuesday September 08)
  252. afortunado: fortunate, lucky (Wednesday September 09)
  253. antipático: unfriendly, unpleasant (Thursday September 10)
  254. caso (3): case (Friday September 11)
  255. desgracia: misfortune, bad luck (Saturday September 12)
  256. dirigir: to manage, to run; to lead (Sunday September 13)
  257. esperar: to wait, to wait for; to expect (Monday September 14)
  258. esperar (2): to hope (Tuesday September 15)
  259. exterior: abroad; the exterior, the outside (Wednesday September 16)
  260. fuerte: strong; loud (Thursday September 17)
  261. gracia: to be funny (Friday September 18)
  262. gracias: thanks (Saturday September 19)
  263. hito: landmark; milestone (Sunday September 20)
  264. hogar: home, household (Monday September 21)
  265. huésped: guest (Tuesday September 22)
  266. imagen (2): reflection; image (Wednesday September 23)
  267. mismo: the same (Thursday September 24)
  268. mismo (2): right... (Friday September 25)
  269. montar: to ride (Saturday September 26)
  270. morir(se): to die (Sunday September 27)
  271. morirse: to die (Monday September 28)
  272. pérdida: loss (Tuesday September 29)
  273. platicar: to talk, to chat; to tell (Wednesday September 30)
  274. poco: bit by bit, little by little (Thursday October 01)
  275. preparativos: preparations (Friday October 02)
  276. régimen: diet; régime (Saturday October 03)
  277. sanidad: public health (Sunday October 04)
  278. sanitario: health; sanitary (Monday October 05)
  279. suerte: luck (Tuesday October 06)
  280. venta: sale (Wednesday October 07)
  281. agenda: diary; schedule, agenda (Thursday October 08)
  282. ahora (2): now (Friday October 09)
  283. alegrarse (2): to be pleased, to be glad (Saturday October 10)
  284. capaz: capable, able (Sunday October 11)
  285. carrera: career; degree (Monday October 12)
  286. chimenea: chimney; fireplace (Tuesday October 13)
  287. contrario (2): not at all; on the contrary, on the other hand (Wednesday October 14)
  288. despertar: to wake up (Thursday October 15)
  289. despierto: awake; bright (Friday October 16)
  290. diferente: different; several, various (Saturday October 17)
  291. dirigir (2): to direct; to aim (Sunday October 18)
  292. distinto: different; several, various (Monday October 19)
  293. dormir: to sleep (Tuesday October 20)
  294. flojo: loose; weak, feeble (Wednesday October 21)
  295. fondo: end; bottom (Thursday October 22)
  296. genial: brilliant, awesome (Friday October 23)
  297. gracioso: funny, amusing (Saturday October 24)
  298. honestamente: honestly; to be honest with you, frankly (Sunday October 25)
  299. honor: honor (Monday October 26)
  300. hospedarse: to stay, to put up (Tuesday October 27)
  301. hospitalario: hospital; medical (Wednesday October 28)
  302. huelga: strike (Thursday October 29)
  303. importante (2): the main thing, the most important thing (Friday October 30)
  304. invitado: guest (Saturday October 31)
  305. ligero: light, lightweight (Sunday November 01)
  306. ligero (2): slight (Monday November 02)
  307. mano (2): hand (Tuesday November 03)
  308. negocio: business (Wednesday November 04)
  309. tomar: to take (Thursday November 05)
  310. vivo: alive, living; bright (Friday November 06)
  311. acuerdo: to agree (Saturday November 07)
  312. anda: hurry up; come on (Sunday November 08)
  313. antes: before (Monday November 09)
  314. antes (2): soon (Tuesday November 10)
  315. apetecer: to feel like (Wednesday November 11)
  316. claro: clear, obvious; light (Thursday November 12)
  317. claro (2): of course; sure (Friday November 13)
  318. cuadro: painting; picture; table, chart (Saturday November 14)
  319. después: after(wards); later (Sunday November 15)
  320. después (2): after (Monday November 16)
  321. después (3): next, then (Tuesday November 17)
  322. encantar: to love (Wednesday November 18)
  323. flojo (2): weak; lazy (Thursday November 19)
  324. fuerte (2): sharp; heavy; intense (Friday November 20)
  325. hora (2): period; appointment (Saturday November 21)
  326. -ito (2): little... (Sunday November 22)
  327. marco: frame; goal posts; framework (Monday November 23)
  328. oscuro: dark (Tuesday November 24)
  329. pararse: to stand up (Wednesday November 25)
  330. pensado: to plan to do (Thursday November 26)
  331. pensar: to think (Friday November 27)
  332. pensar (2): to think about, to think over (Saturday November 28)
  333. por: because of; for (Sunday November 29)
  334. ¿por qué?: Why? (Monday November 30)
  335. que: Enjoy yourself (Tuesday December 01)
  336. retrato: portrait (Wednesday December 02)
  337. salir (2): to leave; to get out (Thursday December 03)
  338. valer (2): OK! (Friday December 04)
  339. va: No way! (Saturday December 05)
  340. amarillo: yellow (Sunday December 06)
  341. bonito: pretty (Monday December 07)
  342. cabal: upright, fine; full, clear (Tuesday December 08)
  343. contento: happy; pleased (Wednesday December 09)
  344. corona: crown; garland (Thursday December 10)
  345. delgado: slim; thin (Friday December 11)
  346. despedir: to say goodbye to (Saturday December 12)
  347. destino: destination; posting; destiny (Sunday December 13)
  348. devolver: to give back; to take back (Monday December 14)
  349. dificultar: to make ... difficult; to hold up (Tuesday December 15)
  350. entregar: to deliver; to hand in; to present (Wednesday December 16)
  351. fin: end (Thursday December 17)
  352. final: end (Friday December 18)
  353. habitación: room; bedroom (Saturday December 19)
  354. harto: fed up, tired (Sunday December 20)
  355. herido: injured, hurt (Monday December 21)
  356. hojear: to leaf through, to flick through (Tuesday December 22)
  357. inocente: innocent (Wednesday December 23)
  358. juicio: opinion; trial; judgement, good sense (Thursday December 24)
  359. luego: then; later; soon (Friday December 25)
  360. mediado: halfway through (Saturday December 26)
  361. ocupación: employment, job; activity (Sunday December 27)
  362. preocupar: to worry (Monday December 28)
  363. preparar: to prepare, to get ready (Tuesday December 29)
  364. preparado: ready, prepared (Wednesday December 30)
  365. puesto: place; post, job; stall (Thursday December 31)






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