Hola amigos. We had a good group and lively conversation. I believe that we were able to get through the whole meeting without talking even once about a restaurant! For those of you who did not attend, look at the list of words we added to our vocabularies. Can you imagine the wide range of topics we must have talked about to use all fo these words?!
Some new words for some of our members: Sorry, I haven't yet been able to figure out how to make the spanish special characters appear on this page. Competition = competencia mother-in-law = suegra risk management = controlar riesgos bathtub = (Cuba) banadera - (Mexico) = tina (banadera tilde on the n) take a shower = (Cuba) dar me una ducha (Mexico) banarme (tilde on the n) to differentiate between a shower and a bath in Mexico, you can say banarse en la tina (take a bath) or banarse en la regadera (take a shower) yard work - arreglar el jardin o cortar la hierba pencil sharpener - sacapuntas ball point pen = boligrafo (accent on the i) endangered = en peligro dam (to hold back water) presa to spell = deletrear limited = limitada connection = conexion (accent on the o) engineer = ingeniero engineering = ingenieria (accent on the final i) numb or asleep = hormiguero I was worried = me puse inquieto o me preocupe (preocupe - acent on the final e) to let go and speak or to loose your inhibitions and speak = a soltarse a hablar swan = cisne vineyard =vinedo (tilde on the n) winery = destileria (accent on the final i) familiar with = familirizado(a) firemen= bomberos competent = competente challenge = reto desafio I was fired = me corrieron o me despidieron dirty (worthless) = mugre She doesn't attend = se separo o no participa mas (separo accent on the o) unit of a hospital = unidad crickets = grillos lizard or pushups = largartija hacer largartijas (do pushups)
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