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    Default Synonyms (practice for beginners)

    (Synonym- one of two or more words or expressions of the same language that have the same or nearly the same meaning in some or all senses).

    Find the synonym for each word below. Try not to use the dictionary

    Batalla/ battle
    Contento/ happy
    Contestar/ to answer
    Chiste/ joke
    Cara/ face
    Parecido/ similar
    Poner/ to place/ put
    Onda/ wave
    Morir/ to die
    Terminar/ finish
    Miedo / fear
    Rezar/ to pray
    Perezoso/ lazy
    Comprender/ to understand
    Delgado/ thin
    Mentira/ lie
    Periódico/ newspaper
    Anillo/ ring
    Escoger- to choose/select
    Tonto- foolish
    Comenzar/ to begin
    Premio/ prize

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    colocar/ galardón / fallecer / rostro/ embuste / lucha / vago / flaco / necio /

    semejante/ sortija / ola / empezar / responder / temor / diario / orar /

    broma / seleccionar / entender/ acabar / feliz

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    That's good practice, even for us native speakers! Very good, Lesley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesley D
    (Synonym- one of two or more words or expressions of the same language that have the same or nearly the same meaning in some or all senses).

    Find the synonym for each word below. Try not to use the dictionary

    Batalla/ battle-LUCHA
    Contento/ happy-FELIZ
    Contestar/ to answer-RESPONDER
    Chiste/ joke-BROMA
    Cara/ face-ROSTRO
    Parecido/ similar-SEMEJANTE
    Poner/ to place/ put-COLOCAR
    Onda/ wave-OLA
    Morir/ to die-FALLECER
    Terminar/ finish-ACABAR
    Miedo / fear-TEMOR
    Rezar/ to pray- ORAR
    Perezoso/ lazy-VAGO (this was a guess) the other word i know is FLOJO
    Comprender/ to understand-ENTENDER
    Delgado/ thin-FLACO
    Mentira/ lie_EMBUSTE
    Periódico/ newspaper- DIARIO
    Anillo/ ring-SORTIJA
    Escoger- to choose/select-SELECCIONAR
    Tonto- foolish-NECIO
    Comenzar/ to begin- EMPEZAR
    Premio/ prize-GALARDON

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    colocar/ galardón / fallecer / rostro/ embuste / lucha / vago / flaco / necio /

    semejante/ sortija / ola / empezar / responder / temor / diario / orar /

    broma / seleccionar / entender/ acabar / feliz
    This one definitley required some thought. Actually Process of elimination and a few guesses so if i got some wrong thats why.

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    Default Excellent Mofi!

    Mofi- well done again! (If you have to guess that's okay too).

    Regarding flojo I like the way you are thinking. The reason why I did not put flojo as an option is because it also means débil (weak) and is usually used to mean lazy in a figurative sense. It just depends on how the word is used by the speaker but you are right it could be an option as well. Another common synonym for perezoso that I was considering using was holgazán.

    There will be Part II later on.


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    The word usually used in the DR for 'lazy' is haragán:


    haragán, haragana

    Aquel que no se interesa por su trabajo. Que lo rehuye.

    ¡Ponte a fregar, haragán!

    Sinónimos: vago, perezoso
    (from http://es.wiktionary.org)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesley D
    Mofi- well done again! (If you have to guess that's okay too).

    Regarding flojo I like the way you are thinking. The reason why I did not put flojo as an option is because it also means débil (weak) and is usually used to mean lazy in a figurative sense. It just depends on how the word is used by the speaker but you are right it could be an option as well. Another common synonym for perezoso that I was considering using was holgazán.

    There will be Part II later on.


    LDG.
    Ok well we say flojo, but i could understand it being misunderstood if it also can mean weak. We use debil for week and flojo for lazy.
    Estoy floja
    Soy flojera
    but its good to know the other words as well.

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    Thank you for your efforts, Lesley D. I am really enjoying these, even if I'm not responding to them.

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    Default Part II-Synonyms

    Trina thanks for your comments. I really appreciate it.

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    (Synonym- one of two or more words or expressions of the same language that have the same or nearly the same meaning in some or all senses).

    Find the synonym for each word below. Try not to use the dictionary


    antiguo/ old
    bastante/ enough
    aún/ yet
    acordarse/ to remember
    enojarse/ to become angry
    lengua/ language
    ocurrir/ to happen
    dueño/ owner
    sufrir/ to suffer
    sorprender/ to surprise
    futuro/ future
    frase/ phrase, sentence
    cobija/ blanket
    loco/ crazy
    informar/ to notify
    inicio/ beginning
    carencia/ lack of, shortage
    molestar/ to bother, to annoy
    descanso/ rest
    profesión/ career
    cama/ bed
    manejar/ to drive
    afortunado/ lucky

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    reposo/ escasez/ porvenir/ dichoso / conducir/ oración/ idioma/ viejo/

    enfadarse/ lecho/ avisar/ fastidiar/ suficiente/ padecer/ comienzo/ suceder/

    manta/ carrera/ todavía/ propietario/ chiflado/ asombrar/ recordar
    Last edited by Marianopolita; 05-18-2005 at 10:49 PM. Reason: spelling error

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    Default Okay, I'll bite

    Quote Originally Posted by Lesley D
    Trina thanks for your comments. I really appreciate it.

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    antiguo ->viejo
    bastante -> suficiente
    aún -> todavia
    acordarse -> recordar
    enojarse -> enfadarse
    lengua -> idioma
    ocurrir -> suceder
    dueño -> propietario
    sufrir -> padecer
    sorprender -> asombrar
    futuro -> porvenir
    frase -> oración
    cobija -> manta (we say sabana for blankets or sheets)
    loco -> chiflado
    informar -> avisar
    inicio -> comienzo
    carencia -> escasez
    molestar -> fastidiar (we use another word for this one too )
    descanso -> reposo
    profesión -> carrera
    cama -> lecho
    manejar -> conducir
    afortunado -> dichoso

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    Well done, again, Lesley. I actually didn't know the other word for cama (lecho), but found it through process of elimination. Thanks again for your efforts.

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    Default Well done Trina...but then again I am not surprised

    Regarding sábana and using it for blankets and sheets I never heard it used to refer to both. I would appreciate your comments. Also you indicated that for fastidiar/ molestar you use another word I am curious to know what it is. Gracias.


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