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 491 to 500 to know in Spanish:

saber  to know (a fact, subject area, or skill), to find out; knowing (a fact, subject area, or skill), finding out;  saber a  to taste of, to have the flavor of; tasting of, having the flavor of; m. knowledge

sabe  he/she/it knows, you(formal) know  (sabe a  it tastes of, it has the flavor of)

  I know

hablar  to talk, to speak; talking, speaking

habla  he/she/it talks, speaks; you(formal) talk, speak

propio  own, self-, characteristic of (propio, propia, propios, propias)

voz  f. voice (voz, voces)

edad  f. age

seis  six

luz  f. light; electricity (luz, luces)

Words pronunciation: 0:36 (36s)

"Saber" and "conocer" both mean "to know," but saber is more about having knowledge, skills, or abilities, and conocer is more about being (or becoming) acquainted with a person or place, oneself, a feeling, or an experience. 'Do you know the sound of rain on a tin roof?' is conocer; 'Do you know how to change a tire?' is saber.

Something is "propio" when it is one's own, or belongs to someone or something being discussed.

"Edad" can mean the age (e.g., in years) of a living thing, or an "age" of history: 'La Edad de Oro' ('The Golden Age')

el periodista quiere saber la verdad  the reporter wants to know (to find out) the truth

el cantante de ópera sabe inglés, español, francés, ruso, italiano, alemán y coreano  the opera singer knows English, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, German, and Korean

no sé bailar salsa  I don't know [how] to dance salsa

hoy vamos a hablar de nuestros sueƱos para el futuro de la humanidad  today we are going to talk about our dreams for the future of [the] humanity

la autora habla de sus experiencias en el servicio diplomático  the author talks about her experiences in the foreign service

ahora, por primera vez, narra los eventos de ese día en sus propias palabras  now, for [the] first time, he describes the events of that day in his own words

quiero que lo leas en voz alta  I want you to read it out loud ('I want that it you [might] read in [a] loud voice')

¿qué edades tienen sus hijos?  how old are your children? ('what ages [do] they have your children?')

es la benjamina; tiene seis años  she is the youngest; she is six years old

Sol que eres tan parejo para repartir tu luz  Sun, [you] who are so even-handed at distributing your light —"El campesino y el sol"

Examples pronunciation: 1:02 (62s)

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Created -- 2018-12-29
Revised -- 2018-12-31