Palabra del Día- 23 Dec 12

I’m home for the holidays now, but not being in Spain doesn’t mean I stop learning Spanish!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Word: trineo (n)

Definition: sleigh

Where Found: discussing Santa’s transportation with students

Sentence: Papá Noel tiene un trineo con ocho reinos.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Word: cerilla (n)

Definition: match

Where Found: La Decisión más Difícil by Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper)

Sentence: Soy el niño que jugaba con cerillas.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Word: arre

Definition: giddy-up

Where Found: Singing with students “Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet”

Sentence: El caballero gritó “¡Arre!” a su caballo.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Word: corona de Navidad (n)Untitled

Definition: Christmas wreath

Where Found: powerpoint on Christmas vocabulary with students

Sentence: Se pone la corona de Navidad en la puerta.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Word: rezumar (v)

Definition: to ooze, exude

Where Found: introduction to The Diary of Anne Frank

Sentence: Ana escribía con un estilo intimista que rezumaba las más tiernas sensaciones.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Word: jactarse (v)

Definition: to brag, boast

Where Found: introduction to The Diary of Anne Frank

Sentence: El comandante del campo de exterminio Rudolf Hosz se jactó de aportar cámaras de gas más grandes.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Me, tomando las riendas

Me, tomando las riendas

Word: rienda (n)

Definition: reins

Where Found: riding my uncle’s horses with Pepe

Sentence: No levantes las riendas hacia arriba.

Are any of these new words for you? What new vocabulary did you learn this week?

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