Spanish Vocabulary

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Many words in Spanish and English are similar, but similar words can have very different meanings, so be careful.

Here are words 266 to 275 to know in Spanish:

poco  little, few (poco, poca, pocos, pocas)

mucho  much, many (mucho, mucha, muchos, muchas)

grande  big; great (gran, grande, grandes)

algo  something; somewhat

alguno some, someone; any; none at all (algún, alguno, alguna);  algunos, algunas  some, someone; any; a few

ninguno none, no one; any (ningún, ninguno, ninguna, ningunos, ningunas)

nuevo  new (nuevo, nueva, nuevos, nuevas)

viejo  old (viejo, vieja, viejos, viejas)

casi  almost

nunca  never; ever

Words pronunciation: 0:56 (56s)

'Grande' is always shortened to 'gran' if it appears immediately before a noun.

'Alguno' and 'ninguno' are shortened to 'algún' and 'ningún' when they are used immediately before a masculine noun. 'Alguna' and 'ninguna' may become 'algún' and 'ningún' when used immediately before a feminine noun beginning with an accented 'a' sound ('a' or 'ha').

'Alguno' can take on the emphatic negative meaning 'none at all' when combined with 'no' [not; no] or 'sin' [without] earlier in the sentence.

como poco coco como, poco coco compro  as I eat little coconut, I buy little coconut

muchas gracias  thank you very much  (de nada  you're welcome)

mucho gusto  pleased to meet you

es un gran hombre  he is a great man  es un hombre grande  he is a big man

algún día voy a ir a África  someday I am going to go to Africa

algo nuevo, algo viejo, algo prestado y algo azul  something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue

¿algún alma caritativa me puede ayudar?  could some kind-hearted ('charitable') soul help me?

no se oye ningún sonido  no sound is heard ('it is not heard no sound')  no se oye sonido alguno  there is not heard any sound at all

Nueva York (la Gran Manzana); Nueva Orleáns; Nuevo México; Nuevo León  New York (the Big Apple); New Orleans; New Mexico; New Leon

casi nunca llueve  it almost never rains

Examples pronunciation: 0:49 (49s)

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