Palabra del Día- 27 Jan 13

Monday, January 21, 2013

Word: varicela (n)

Definition: chicken pox

How Learned: teaching a unit on health and illness to my high schoolers

Sentence: Yo tenía la varicela cuando era niña, pero ahora hay una vacuna.  

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Word: bulto (n)

Definition: lump, bulge

How Learned: Picasso likes to sleep under the blankets with us. Pepe reached under the covers to pet him and said-

Sentence: Oye, Picasso tiene un bulto. Espera, no. Son los cojones.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Word:  flemón (n)

Definition: Word Reference translates it as boil or abscess, but in this case it was dental swelling

How Learned: A teacher describing to me his less-than-exciting weekend

Sentence: La infección de la muela le provocó un flemón en la encía.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Word: orujo (n)

Definition: a liquor distilled from grape remains

How Learned: In Ken Follet’s Winter of the World a British character talks of this in Spain

Sentence: Había descubierto sabores que no había probado hasta entonces: las olivas, el pimentón, el chorizo y el fuerte licor que llamaban orujo.

Friday, January 25, 2013

I think a boyfriend studying this is a good reason for a trip to Greece.

Word: meridional (adj)

Definition: southern

How Learned: helping Pepe with some notes from his history classes

Sentence: Creta se encuentra en la zona meridional de las islas griegas.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Word: lagarto cornudo (n)

Definition: horned toad (short-horned lizard)

How Learned: Frank de la Jungla

Sentence: El lagarto cornudo habita tierras desiertas y paisajes áridos.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Escarbando to China

Word: escarbar (v)

Definition: to dig

How Learned: Frank de la Jungla

Sentence: Los cuernos del escarabajo se usan para pelear y escarbar.



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

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