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1. Grow- up: progress to maturity or adulthood. Mature

2. Soft- drinks: not alcoholic drinks. Synonyms: soda, pop, coke, soda pop, fizzy drink, tonic, seltzer, mineral, sparkling water or carbonated beverage

3. To own a pet: to have/proper/possess a domestic animal.

4. To have a tattoo: hacerse un tatuaje

5. To apply for: subscribe

6. Withdraw: to take (money) out of an account (remove, take away). Retirar dinero

7. To make a will: making sure it's valid, testar

8. To join the army: alistarse en el ejército

9. To hold a pilot´s licence: tener el carné de piloto

10. To be convicted of (criminal offence): to be declared to be guilty of a criminal offence (aggression) by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law.

11. To give blood: donar sangre

12. To complain against: quejarse

13. To be fair:  ser justo

14. Right to vote: derecho al voto

15. To pay tax: to pay a compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on personal income and business profits or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions

16. Lift: a ride to a place you want to get to

17. Danger: hazard, peligro

18. Permission: consent

19. Excessive: over- the- top

20. Advice: guidance

21. Naive: Simple or without life experience (ingenuo)

22. Toy with: darle vueltas a (consider the possibility of)

23. Take on: accept, reassume (asumir)

24. Pick on: repeatedly choose someone or something from a group for unkind treatment or unfair criticism. (Meterse con)

25. Leave out: abandon

26. Stick with: persevere or continue with

27. To raise: to move to a higher position or level

28. Unfair: inequitable

29. Useless: worthless, ineffective, serving no purpose

30. To rely on: trust fully, have faith in

31. Eyesight: a person's ability to see, vision

32. Encourage: give support/hope/courage to, stimulate (animar)

33. To drop: become lower, Dejar caer

34. To get rid of: deshacerse de (cause somebody to go away, dispense with)

35. Embarrassed: ashamed

36. Row: quarrel, argument, Fila

37. Nearly: very close to, almost

38. Mug: attack and rob (someone) in a public place.

39. To get locked out: dejar fuera al cerrar

40. Contact lenses: lentillas

41. To brighten up: become better (mejorar)

42. Rehearsal: a trial performance of a play or other work for later public


43. Hit: come into contact with (someone or something stationary) quickly and


44. To save up (money): to avoid the need to spend

45. To hire: obtain the temporary use of (something) in return for payment (rent), alquiler

46. A three-day trip: a trip which lasts three days

47. Hardly: scarcely, barely, only with great difficulty

48. Cool: fashionably attractive or impressive.

49. To come down: move or travel towards or into a place near or familiar to the speaker.

50. To keep your fingers crossed: cruzar los dedos

51. Leather: cuero

52. To refuse to: indicate unwillingness to do something.

53. To retake an exam: take an exam again.

54. Overcooked: cook too much or for too long.

55. Underestimate: estimate (something) to be smaller or less important than it really is.

56. Ex- boss: ex jefe

57. Super- sized: extra large

58. Hypersensitive: abnormally or excessively sensitive, either emotionally or in physical response. Hiper sensible

59. Ex- girlfriend: ex novia

60. Underpaid: pay too little to (someone) or for (something).

61. Hyperactive: hiperactivo

62. Super- rich: super rico

63. Rewrite: write again in an altered or improved form.

64. Unpack: open and remove the contents of (a suitcase or container)

65. Disapprove: have or express an unfavourable opinion.

66. Illogical: ilógico

67. Immature: not fully developed, childish, babyish

68. Irrelevant: irrelevante

69. Illegal: ilegal

70. Disappear: desaparecer

71. Impoliteness: rudeness

72. Indecisiveness: the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose

73. Irregular: irregular

74. Ineffective: incompetent, inefficient

75. Uncertainty: incertidumbre, duda

76. Illiterate: analfabeto, ignorante

77. Irresponsible: irresponsable

78. Impatient: impaciente

79. Unlock: undo the lock of (something) using a key.

80. Inefficient: ineficiente

81. Performance: an act of carry out a play, concert, or other form of entertainment.

82. Entertainment: the action of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment. Amusement, diversion, fun, enjoyment

83. Equality: balance

84. Offense: transgression, crime(delito, atentado)

85. Approval: aprobación

86. Breakages: roturas

87. Accountant: a person who keeps or inspects financial accounts

88. Cheerful: Happy and optimistic by nature or in a happy and optimistic mood / in good spirits

89. Easy- going: relaxed and tolerant

90. Tallish: más o menos alto

91. Skinny: unattractively thin. (flaco)

92. Plump: regordete, rellenito. Rather fat

93. Overweight: Too heavy for good health; having more body weight than is considered healthy for the person’s height, build or age / people who weigh too much for their height, build or age; synonyms: plump, round, heavy, fat, flabby, obese, chunky, stout

94. Broad-shoulder: ancho de espaldas

95. Pale-skinned: de piel pálida

96. Stubbly: short, stiff hairs growing on a man’s face when he has not shaved for a while.

97. Freckly: with small light brown spots on the skin, often becoming more pronounced through exposure to the sun.

98. Rosy-cheeked: de mejillas sonrosadas

99. Fair hair: de pelo rubio o claro

100. Dyed hair: pelo teñido

101. Curly: rizado

102. Wavy: ondulado

103. Spiky hair: pelo de punta

104. In a ponytail: a hairstyle in which the hair is drawn back and tied at the back of the head. Coleta

105. Big-headed: Arrogant, vain, pompous, pretentious, full of yourself,

conceited – Too proud of personal abilities, achievements or appearance (antonym: modest) Creído

106. Good fun: sana diversion. Something enjoyable

107. Good- nature: con buen carácter

108. Moody: Someone who tends to change mood unpredictably from cheerful to bad-tempered

109. Outgoing: friendly and confident. Extrovertido

110. Self-centred: egocentric

111. Sensible: wise and prudent; having or showing common sense. Sensato

112. Strong-willed: con mucha fuerza de voluntad

113. Warm-hearted: sympathetic and kind. Afectuoso

114. Gap year: año sabático

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