¿Conocías antes estas palabras?

Hace unos tantos meses me encontré con un post similar a este que me fascinó, quien lo realizó me dejó a la espera de su continuación, para mi pesar no siguió publicándolo y quedé con las ganas de practicar y aprender unas tantas palabras nuevas... Es por esto que he hecho una lista con 16 palabras cuyo uso no es frecuente. ¿Conocías antes estas palabras?

1- Shrug > encogerse de hombros

2- Tiny > pequeño

3- Twisted > retorcido

4- Heritage > patrimonio

5- Handshake > apretón de mano

6- Remain > permanecer

7- Dove > paloma

8- Thus > por tanto

9- Due > debido

10- Bush > arbusto

11- Forward > hacia adelante / adelante

12- Earring > arete - pendiente

13- Snooze > siesta

14- Grin > mueca - sonreír

15- Bait > anzuelo

16- Brave > valiente

¿Conocías antes el significado de estas palabras?, ¿Con qué frecuencia las utilizas? / ¿Did you know the meaning of these words?, ¿How often do you use them?

So, I will give 6 lingots for every included word... ¿Puedes hacer una historia incluyéndolas? / ¿Can you do a story with them?


May 9, 2016

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Muchas gracias, a muchas no las conocía, mi redacción (creo que incluí a todas):

I always like going for a walk by the river and I remain for some hours. The place is beautiful and I see many birds including doves (there are a lot of doves in this zone of the city). The place has many bushes due to the natural zone being protected because it is our heritage, and it is a perfect place to do exercises such as running.

The river is beautiful but, in summer, if you want to swim, you have to be very careful because the current is strong, and if you want to cross it, then you have to know how to swim very well and to be brave. If you ask me If I've crossed the river I would say you: "I've never crossed it" with a shrug. (I don't know why I shrug, but I needed to include this word).

Last weekend while I was running along the river I met a friend, immediately we greeted with a long handshake and he told me that he wanted to fish, but he forgot his bait, and I told him that if he walks forward for that way he will find a shop, but my friend told me that he had found a tiny twisted earring beside the river, and he will make a bait with that thus he will fish anyway. He said this while he showed me a grin on his face.

Today it's cold here and I don't feel like going to the river, I prefer a snooze.

May 9, 2016

Yes, you included all the words, also that was a great story, good work, Pablo. I hope you enjoy the nap (:

96 lingots for you ♢

May 10, 2016

Thank you very much Anaihtat (so much lingots!), the vocabulary and exercise were useful for me.

May 10, 2016

Anaihtat, your so great, your are a genious. Thats words you wrote, help to every body to improve the vacabulary every day. Congratulations by your great idea.

May 10, 2016

If you like, a few corrections:


"I" (Always capitalize "I")

2) (Need to fix wording here to sound natural in English)

"due to the natural zone being protected..." or "because the natural zone is protected..."


"exercises such as running." (You don't need "for instance", because "such as" introduced an example. "Such as" is better than "like", because you want to include "running" as an example, I think. However, what you wrote could certainly pass for native English.)


"because the current is strong" (Usage: we usually use the word "current" here)


I don't know what you mean "running for the coast". That sounds like you were fleeing toward the coast. I speculate that maybe you meant "running down the coast" or "running by the coast".


"We gave each other a handshake"
But I think we would more likely say "We shook hands" You could say "We shook each others' hands", but that is just extra words in the middle, and we don't normally include them.


= "He forgot his bait" (We would not say "baits" here)


= "I said to him" Or more naturally, "I told him"


= "found ... on the coast" (We don't use "in the coast") (Or we would say "on the beach" if there was an actual beach.)

May 12, 2016

Thank you very much filipmc!, your corrections are very important to me. After writing this text I was reviewing it searching for mistakes so your comment is very welcome!

May 12, 2016

I apologize for the poor formatting. My formatting got messed up (because I used the hash mark, #, which apparently doesn't work well at all) and I gave up halfway through trying to fix it.

May 12, 2016

Your post is very interesting. But, I wish know pronunciation of words, so my contribution will place the words with phonetic alphabet.

  1. Shrug > /ʃrʌɡ/
  2. Tiny > /ˈtaɪ.ni/
  3. Twisted > /ˈtwɪs.tɪd/
  4. Heritage > /ˈher.ɪ.t̬ɪdʒ/
  5. Handshake > /ˈhænd.ʃeɪk/
  6. Remain > /rɪˈmeɪn/
  7. Dove > /dʌv/
  8. Thus > /ðʌs/ (formal in American English)
  9. Due > /duː/ 10.Bush > /bʊʃ/
  10. Forward > /ˈfɔːr.wɚd/ (also forwards)
  11. Earring > /ˈɪr.ɪŋ/
  12. Snooze > /snuːz/ (informal in American English)
  13. Grin > /ɡrɪn/
  14. Bait > /beɪt/
  15. Brave > /breɪv/

I took the sounds of Cambridge Free Dictionary . Here is the link My favorite word is "brave". Sorry for my bad English. Hugs from Venezuela.

May 10, 2016

Yarexi, thank you for your cooperation and time spent, this also helps me a lot, I'm going to save the link, very helpful too. (:

May 10, 2016

Some correction for your English, in case you are interested:

=> "I wish to know the pronunciations of the words"

=> "I took the sounds from the Cambridge Free Dictionary"

May 12, 2016

Hi you all!

It's interesting for me sharing some new words, ant also I am going to write some of them relative to ilnesses. Here I go!

To chock----------- Atragantarse con algo

Burn---------------- Quemadura

To Bleed------------ Sangrar

Rash---------------- Sarpullido

Sunburn------------ Quemadura solar

Sprain the ankle---- Esguince de tobillo

Swollen the ankle-- Torcedura de tobillo

Sneezing------------ Estornudando

Temperature-------- Fiebre

Food poisoning----- Intoxicación alimentaria

I wish I would help you in your English growth

May 11, 2016

In case you are interested, some corrections for your English:

=> "It's interesting to me to share some new words"

=> "I am going to write some that are related to illness"

May 12, 2016


I'm glad for your answer, in six days I am going to do the ACLES exam in my University and this will help me so much.


May 12, 2016

Thanks for your contribution, Cris, this helps a lot (:

May 11, 2016

hey a good contribution i dindt know the two words( sprain ankle and the swollen ankle) i liked it :)

May 11, 2016

Well, let's start: Antes que nada muchas gracias por el post porque es muy motivador.Conocía la palabra tiny del cuento de cenicienta (referido al tamaño de su calzado ) al verbo shrug lo habia visto en forma de shruging en una novela en ingles que leí no hace mucho "Rebecca". Twisted la conocía en esa misma forma del poema "If" de Rudyard Kipling que aprendí de memoria en la secundaria hace mas de 40 años. "If you can see the truth you've spoken, twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, and see the dreams you gave your life to, broken.....luego heritage la conozco pero no la empleo mucho porque no tengo ya nada que heredar como tampoco nada que dejar como herencia. Handshake está formada por dos palabras muy comunes . Remain la recuerdo de la cancion de Lennon y Mc. Cartney "In my life" si mal no recuerdo o de las tragamonedas, o tragaperras o fruitmachines " 2 free spin remaining".Tambien dove la conozco. Luego hubo dos deleznables presidentes de los Ee. UU. con el apellido bush. La palabra forward es muy conocida tanto del fútbol como del rugby y de la conocida expresión "looking forward " si se trata de esperar ansiosamente. Earring (literalmente oreja-anillo o aro) Snooze es una teclita del maldito radio despertador que te da 10 minutitos mas de "sueñecito". "the doctor came in, grining a grin, proceeded to lay on the table" decia otra antigua cancion de The Beatles "Rocky Racoon" .Me temo que bait no es "anzuelo" but "carnada" y te lo digo because I'm very brave and I'm looking forward to receive the lot of lingots you owe me . jajajajajajaj. no, just kidding!!!!

May 10, 2016

Thank you Daniel for your narration, ¡of course you deserve the prize!, due to the fact that I also really liked it. Thus, please continue writing experiences like this, I love to read other people. ¡Regards (: !

84 ♢

May 10, 2016

En inglés, no nos digamos así: "Due to I also really liked it"

Diríamos: "Because I already really liked it"

O "Due to the fact that I also really liked it"

May 12, 2016

Corrected, thank you :)

May 12, 2016

I knew heritage, handshake, remain, thus, due, bush and foward.

May 9, 2016

Hi! I usually use some of the words that you shared :) Did you know the meaning of this word?

17- Nitty-gritty > meollo

e.g. that's the nitty-gritty > Ese es el meollo de la cuestión

May 10, 2016

Mmm, "nitty-gritty" puede implicar los aspectos muy detallados

No sé esta palaba "meollo", pero google translate me dice que "meollo" significa "crux". Esta palaba "crux" no es exactamente lo mismo que "nitty-gritty".

Ejemplo: (por wiktionary):

He gave a short summary without getting into the nitty-gritty of the problem.

En este caso, se puede usar "crux".

Ejemplo (por mí mismo):

Okay, we think it is possible, but let's keep this discussion high-level for now. We will let the engineers discuss the nitty-gritty details later.

En este caso, no se puede usar "crux".

La frase "brass tacks" es lo mismo que "nitty-gritty". (Wiktionary me recordó de esta frase.)

May 12, 2016

I didn't know it, but this is the new word for me in this hour. Thank you Robert!

May 10, 2016

Sabia todos en ingles por que ingles es mi primera idioma, pero en espanol solo sabia Tiny jajajaj

May 10, 2016

Hay que seguir practicando y sumergirse en el idioma, te felicito por el avance, siempre es agradable saber de quienes se proponen a hacer algo nuevo (personalmente aprender idiomas), ¡A LLEGAR LEJOS! En lo que necesites ayuda estoy al tanto. (:


May 10, 2016

Muchas gracias <3 Y estoy aprendiendo espan~ol, es dificil pero lo estoy haciendo un poco a un poco :P

May 11, 2016

dove, por la marca de jabones y shampoo que existe, que al igual su imagen es una paloma, y twisted, hay un juego en donde te retuerces, de hecho lo acabo de asociar bueno las demás si las desconocía, pero gracias por tu aportación. buona sera

May 11, 2016

Excelente post, muchas las conocía, otras las asociaba y unas me tomaban por sorpresa! Cuando leo siempre pillo palabras inusuales, las voy a empezar a anotar ;) Hugs from Chile!

May 11, 2016

Mucha Gracias

May 11, 2016

Hola, que tal soy nueva y no sabia algunas palabras como Handshake, Twisted, Shrug, me sirvio de mucho. Gracias por compartir tus conocimientos son muy importantes.

May 11, 2016

I laughed when I read your post. Last year I read a book entitled: "El Club Social De Las Chicas Temerarias". The book used the phrase "encogerse de hombros" so frequently that I became concerned that all the characters would develop spinal injuries.

May 10, 2016

Felicitaciones por el aporte, eres un ejemplo a seguir

May 11, 2016

hey tanks this words are good tanks

May 11, 2016

Gracias, y no la conocía esas palabras (y) PD. Casualmente tenemos la misma racha @Anaihtat

May 11, 2016

¡Vaya coincidencia! y, seguimos por más (: estoy al tanto de tu progreso

May 11, 2016

muy bueno . gracias

May 11, 2016

El meu nivell d'anglès és molt baix, i no coneixia cap paraula d'aquestes.

May 11, 2016

I'll throw one in for fun (although I am native to English, and so am quite familiar with all of these).

I carelessly grinned, and suddenly leapt forward without even looking. I saw faces aghast, and then saw naught but green, and darkness. As I stood back up and shook off the dirt, and twigs, and perhaps pieces of dove nest, I gave a tiny shrug, twisted about, and clambered back up upon the ledge. Was I brave, to have taken the bait from the teasing kids? Or was I a heedless fool? I know not, and care not; my heritage is thus, to leap headlong into the abysss, fearless, at any provocation.

A quick round of handshakes all around, and I was done with the crowds and due for a nap; I slipped inside, a hero or a fool, come and gone.


PS: I need no lingots.

May 12, 2016

I knew 7 of them, esta bien asi?

May 12, 2016

Anaihthat, thanks,grin,snooze, handshake,shrug..I need practice


May 12, 2016

buen trabajo. De verdad muchas gracias

May 13, 2016


May 13, 2016

Sigue aportando por favor, instruyenos, felicitaciones

May 13, 2016

Yo apenas voy empezando, ya quisiera llegar hasta esos niveles, interesante es la plataforma :D Saludos, bonito día (good a nice day) :P

May 13, 2016

¡Muchas gracias, me ayudarán mucho estas palabras!

May 13, 2016

Me alegra que te haya gustado y hagas uso de unas cuántas de ellas Anne, éxito en tu progreso... and, think in english! (:

May 13, 2016

¡Gracias! ¡Lo mismo digo! ¡Pon todo el esfuerzo en tu aprendizaje de idiomas! Yo estoy estudiando también Japonés, es demasiado difícil, pero... ¡Con esfuerzo todo se puede! ¿Verdad? ¡Suerte!

May 19, 2016

Japonés para mi es ya mucho.dicen que aprender idiomas activa la mente , eso es importante para mantener la neurona un poco bien......

May 20, 2016

Uff... ni te imaginas su complejidad, se me hace difícil porque hay muchas cosas que no comprendo del todo, gracias al destino, pude conocer a un chico de mi nacionalidad que vive por allá, él me responde mis dudas y me motiva a seguir estudiando este idioma... ¡Realmente adoro la cultura asiática en general! Me encanta la historia antigua de Japón y estudiarla es una afición que he estado experimentado en forma colosal. Un saludo :)

May 29, 2016

¡Es genial saber que hay gente que tiene ganas de conocer!, aveces yo pensaba que esas personas ya no existían, pero resulta que Duolingo esta lleno de gente así :D!!! Ah, y una pregunta; ¿Sabes sobre mitología? a mi me fascina la mitología asiática, es tan..... ¡Maravillosa!

June 7, 2016

Conocìa seis de esas. Gracias

May 14, 2016

excelente, no las conocia ninguna, que bueno aprender mas con esto de los foros

May 16, 2016

éxitos, y gracias por la colaboración

May 20, 2016

Thus a tiny dove was behind the bush, due to the twisted handshake

June 4, 2016

¡Gracias!, pensaba que "Twisted" significaba "roto/partido" pero veo que no, "Grin" jamas se me paso por la mente. A muchas no las conocía.

June 7, 2016

I know one i think so xD Keep your mind, chilli out and laying down. And I liked your post thanks! I wil give you a lingout! :D

May 9, 2016

I fish with a bait The soldier is brave I am doing a snooze My daughter has a earring This bush is sick

May 9, 2016

I fish with bait. The soldier is brave, I am Snoozing. My daughter has an earring. Y que? jajaja la ultima fresa no tiene sentido ? :P (ingles es mi primera idioma)

May 11, 2016


May 9, 2016

Gracias por compartir tus conocimientos

May 10, 2016

yo algunas

May 10, 2016

can i make a history and i use the words some day a person public a comentary and said a lot of words: shrug tiny twisted heritage handshake remain dove thus due bush forward earring snoze grin bait brave

May 10, 2016


May 10, 2016

Saludos como estan

May 11, 2016


May 11, 2016

Yo si, porque es debido a que las palabras son muy sencillas y se retienen más fácilmente. Así que acostúmbrate que vendrán cosas más difíciles que eso.

May 11, 2016

si lla las conocian

May 11, 2016


June 4, 2016

Si y tu? ya la savias entonces porque pregunetas?

June 6, 2016

¿Sí y tú? Ya la saas ¿entonces por qué preguntas?

June 8, 2016

no donde las encostraste?

June 6, 2016
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