You're correct. May 05, , AM. Well, you could argue that the statement referred to all friends that she had, not just the female choir shown. Good point Perikles but since it confused me it probably does others as well. Thanks for the response. Bob Ritter. Bookmark this thread at:. BB code is On. All times are GMT The time now is AM.
Open in new window. Ask a Question Create a thread. User Name. Remember Me? Log in. Looking for the verb amigarse instead? This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to e. Me voy a juntar con unos amigos de la escuela este viernes. I'm going to get together with some friends from school this Friday. A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech e.
I arranged to go for something to eat with some pals. Regionalism used in the United States. Javier has been a buddy of mine for years. Mi amigo y yo fuimos al cine ayer. My mate and I went to the cinema yesterday. Julieta went out with some girlfriends.
My boyfriend is very mean and never pays for anything. My girlfriend wants us to get married, but I don't want to. Deja de bromear. Look here, pal! Stop fooling around. No hay porque ser tan borde. Hey, buddy! Pretender means to claim : Ella pretende ser rica — She claims to be rich. Pretend is translated by fingir or simular. Privado means private as in exclusive such as a school or club. Procurar rarely means to procure ; the more common translations by far are to try and to manage to do something.
Quitar means to take away , remove , or get rid of. To quit one's job : abandonar su puesto , dimitir. Raro can mean rare , but more commonly means odd or strange. Real can mean real as well as royal. Realizar means to realize only in the sense of to make real , to attain , or to fulfill. Realize can mean realizar as well as darse cuenta de , comprender , and reconocer. Recollection is el recuerdo or la memoria. Recordar means to remember , recall , or remind. Record is equivalent to registrar , inscribir , or grabar.
Red refers to a network. Red is the color rojo. Relativo has the same meaning as an adjective, but as a noun it is used only in linguistics. Rester means to take away or subtract , to not give much , to remain or be left or, in sports, to return. Revolver is a verb: to move around , turn over , revolve , or disturb. Ropa means clothing. Salario refers to hourly wages , while Salary indicates fixed earnings per month or year: el sueldo. Sane means cuerdo , sensato , or de juicio sano. Sensible means juicioso , sensato , or prudente. Simple can nearly always be translated by simple : when it means foolish, not compound, etc.
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Simple , however, is translated as sencillo when it means unadorned or uncomplicated. Sobre is either a noun: envelope or a preposition: on , above , over.
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Support as a verb is usually translated by apoyar , sostener , or mantener. Suceder means to happen or to follow , come next. Suceso is an event , incident , happening , or outcome. Tabla can refer to a board , plank , sheet of metal , table top , or stage. Table is una mesa. Trampa indicates a trap. Tramp is a un vagabundo or una zorra.
Tratar means to treat or handle ; to deal with , be about , have to do with ; or to address. Treat as a verb means tratar , invitar , curar , or discutir. Tuna has a range of meanings: prickly pear , a student music group , the life of a rogue , and, in Central America, drunkenness. Vaso is a glass or tumbler. The words discussed here are not explained in every possible context. There may be occasions where the Spanish and English mean the same thing. I have chosen word pairs that are usually not related by anything other than spelling.
For complete definitions and more extensive examples, please consult a dictionary. You must log in to post a comment. False Friends One of the great things about learning Spanish is that many words have the same roots in the Romance languages and English. Absoluto vs Absolute ly Absoluto is a rather interesting word. Actual vs Actual Actual means current or present : El presidente actual vive en Madrid — The current president lives in Madrid.
Advertencia vs Advertisement Advertencia is a warning , piece of advice , reminder , or preface. Alterado vs Altered Alterado can mean changed or altered as well as angry or upset. Aprobar vs Approve Aprobar means to approve of , consent to , or endorse , as well as to pass a test or class.
Arena vs Arena Arena means sand. Argumento vs Argument Argumento means argument in the sense of reasoning as in a courtroom. Asesino vs Assassin Asesino can refer to an assassin as well as non-political murderer or killer. Asistencia vs Assistance Asistencia usually means attendance , though it can also mean assistance. Asistir vs Assist Asistir means to attend. Atender vs Attend Atender can mean to attend in Latin America, but in Spain it means to pay attention to , to heed , or to care for. Autor vs Author Autor can refer to an author or writer as well as the creator of something e.
Bizarro vs Bizarre Bizarro has two categories of meaning: 1 valient , gallant , brave , or 2 generous.
Blanco vs Blank Blanco is a semi-false friend. Blindar vs Blind Blindar means to armor-plate or to shield , and its adjective blindado means armor-plated , shielded , or bullet-proof. Bufete vs Buffet Bufete is a desk or a lawyer's office. Campo vs Camp Campo means country side , field , or farm. Cargo vs Cargo Cargo refers to a post or position as well as a charge in all senses: hacerse cargo de — to take charge , sin cargo — free of charge , retirar los cargos contra — to drop the charges against.
Carrera vs Career Carrera can refer to any of the following: running , race ; a row or line ; a beam , girder , or joist ; route , ride , journey , course ; avenue ; career ; or university studies. Chocar vs Choke Chocar normally means to shock or startle , but can also mean to clink glasses or to shake hands. Colegio vs College Colegio refers to a high school , usually private. Colorado vs Colored Colorado means red or reddish. Compromiso vs Compromise Compromiso is an obligation , commitment , promise , or agreement. Conductor vs Conductor Conductor equals conductor when referring to science: un conductor de electricidad — conductor of electricity.
Conferencia vs Conference Conferencia can mean conference, meeting, lecture, speech, or phone call. Contestar vs Contest Contestar means to answer or reply. Conveniente vs Convenient Conveniente means suitable , fitting , proper , useful , or advantageous. Copia vs Copy Copia is a photopcopy or other duplicate. Coraje vs Courage Coraje can mean courage as well as anger.
Corresponder vs Correspond Corresponder means things like to correspond , tally , fit in , match , or belong. Culto vs Cult Culto can refer to a religious sect or to a religious service. Defraudar vs Defraud Defraudar can mean to defraud or cheat as well as to disappoint or let down. Delito vs Delight Delito refers to a crime , offence , or misdeed. Departamento vs Department Departamento means department , section ; office ; compartment ; province ; or apartment.
Desgracia vs Disgrace Desgracia means misfortune , mishap , accident , setback , or bad luck. Deshonesto vs Dishonest Deshonesto means indecent or lewd. Despertar vs Desperate Despertar means to wake up , both figuratively and literally, and requires a direct object. Destituido vs Destitute Destituido means devoid of or lacking.
Disco vs Disco Disco is a semi-false friend. Discutir vs Discuss Discutir is stronger than discuss; more like debate or argue. Disgusto vs Disgust Disgusto is not as strong as disgust; it means annoyance , displeasure , grief , or trouble. Echar vs Echo Echar has numerous meanings, including to throw , to put , to pour , to give , to cut , and to push.
Editor vs Editor Editor is an adjective: publishing , and a noun: publisher or editor. Educado vs Educated Educado means well-mannered , polite , or cultivated , from the verb educar — to raise , bring up , rear. Efectivo vs Effective Efectivo means real or actual. Elevador vs Elevator Elevador means elevator only in Mexico, though un elevador de granos is a grain elevator anywhere. Embarazada vs Embarrassed Embarazada means pregnant. Emocionante vs Emotional Emocionante means exciting , thrilling , or moving. Equivocado vs Equivocal Equivocado means wrong. Eventual vs Eventual Eventual means fortuitous , possible , or temporary.
Excitar vs Excite Excitar means to excite sexually. Facultad vs Faculty Facultad refers to mental faculty , power or ability , or a university department.
Proverbios En todo tiempo ama el amigo, y el hermano nace para tiempo de angustia.
Falta vs Fault Falta is a lack , want , need , absence , shortage , failure , or shortcoming. Familiar vs Familiar Familiar as an adjective means family , familiar , domestic , informal , plain , or colloquial. Fastidioso vs Fastidious Fastidioso means annoying or boring. Firma vs Firm Firma can refer to a firm , but more commonly means a signature. Fiscal vs Fiscal Fiscal means fiscal or tax-related as an adjective. Formal vs Formal Formal means reliable , dependable , responsible , or serious.
Fracaso vs Fracas Fracaso is a failure or disaster. Grabar vs Grab Grabar is to engrave , record , or impress. Gracioso vs Gracious Gracioso means funny or cute. Honesto vs Honest Honesto means sincere , honorable , or decent. Humor vs Humor Humor means mood or humor. Idioma vs Idiom Idioma refers to a language. Ignorar vs Ignore Ignorar means to not know or to be unaware of. Insulto vs Insult Insulto means insult in most places, but in Mexico it can also refer to indigestion or a stomachache. Introducir vs Introduce Introducir is a semi-false friend.