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Castillian word list!!! Add to it.

I've found Duolingo to be the best tool for learning spanish but my wife and I are moving to spain so I've started a list of words that I need to learn the castillian version... because there doesn't seem to be a decent, simple one out there

Perhaps we can create a good one in the Duolingo community? Here's a start. Has anyone got any additions? Corrections? Apologies for the formatting

cheers Stefanzo

English ---Spain/Castillian ---Latin America

avocado ---aguacate ---palta

ball --- la pelota ----la bola

banana ---el plátano ---la banana

bath ---la bañera ---la tina

bean ---judía/alubia ---chícharo/frijol/habichuela/poroto

car --- el coche ---el carro

computer ---el ordenador ---la computadora

cool (slang) ---chulo/guay ---chévere/chido/piola

dude (slang) ---tío ---tipo

e-mail ---correo electrónico ---e-mail

eyeglasses/spectacles ---gafas ---anteojos/lentes

floor (1st, 2nd etc) ---la planta ---el piso

fridge ---la nevera /el frigorífico ---la refrigeradora

juice ---zumo ---jugo

jumper/sweater ---jersey ---chaleco/suéter

mobile telephone ---movil ---celular

newspaper ---periodico ---diario

okay ---vale ---bien

peach ---melocotón ---durazno

pen ---el boli/boligrafo ---lapiz past/lapicera/pluma

potato ---la patata ---la papa

pretty ---bonita ---bella

sandwich ---el bocadillo ---el sándwich

socks ---los calcetines ---las medias

to drive ---conducir ---manejar

to park ---estacionar/aparcar ---parquear/estacionar

waiter ---camarero ---mesera

4 years ago


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On Excel, copy. Go to Word. Paste 'words only'. Then copy from Word and paste as you like.

4 years ago


cheers azureskye. I've edited the original post

4 years ago


FYI: Castellano = Español. It is just that most of the world uses español(Spanish) more than the other, and it can be a very polemic topic. I wish you good luck in making a list of the differences between the different dialects. Also some of the terms are used in Spain as well as Lat. Am., and vary widely by region, class, age, etc. An example I use both manejar and conducir for driving and no one has a problem understanding me here in the U.S., with speakers from Lat. Am. and Spain. Some of the words in your list I learned from watching TV from Spain, like tío, and additionally, hombre which means the same thing, and I just started watching a show from Colombia, where they use llave and parcero for the same thing. Also I've gotten conflicting information on some of the words, as a example I used anteojos with a young Venezuelan, and was told to uses gafas instead, and had a professor say he was told to use aparcar rather than estacionar when visiting Spain. I would suggest searching 'vocabulary from Spain'. Here is the first site that came up for me. http://studyabroad.blogs.bucknell.edu/2011/07/13/some-useful-vocabulary-before-you-go-to-spain/ It has some of what you have and more. I'd also suggest Notes in Spanish, which has 'podcasts' from Spain. http://www.notesinspanish.com/ You can download them as mp3s. I learned molar, which is a verb like gustar, and the somewhat similar apetecer on that site. I hope this helps you out, and good luck.

4 years ago