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Marianopolita

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Marianopolita

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Aug 1- beso

Tip- for beginners the word of the day will help you increase your vocabulary day by day, listen to the pronunciation of the word in the link and see an example of usage in a sentence.
 

Marianopolita

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Here is the flashcard section of this website (with audio for most words). Once again it is a good study option for beginners and educators of Spanish. All vocabulary is thematic meaning by topic which is one of the recommended ways to study vocabulary.


 

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Aug 2- desamparo

I think this is a good word to know as well as the synonyms- abandono, soledad, indigencia


It is an everyday word and you will run into it in literature meaning book writing for sure.

Meaning- abandonment, helplessness, neglect

 

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Aug 2- desamparo

I think this is a good word to know as well as the synonyms- abandono, soledad, indigencia


It is an everyday word and you will run into it in literature meaning book writing for sure.

Meaning- abandonment, helplessness, neglect

Also, all these words are a challenge to translate. I often see texts where the translator gets them wrong.
 

Marianopolita

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Today, I learned the adj berrinchudo/a

Read it in those internet dichos and had to look it up i.e. Someone that get annoyed easily and in the case of the child spoiled.
Good observation and new for me too but my instinct tells me it is local. Do you know where the person is from? I am thinking Central America or Mexico.
 

Marianopolita

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Also, all these words are a challenge to translate. I often see texts where the translator gets them wrong.
The usage of desamparo and the possible meaning it has is based on context and nuance. Since I read in Spanish I see it a lot in literature and the diffrent meanings the word can have with uniqueness per se.