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127

English-Spanish “False friends” - Parte II

 

This tip applies to the following programs:

• ESI Professional

 

English

Means

does'nt mean

patron

patrocinador / parroquiano, cliente habitual

“patrón” (boss, employer)

petrol

gasolina

“petróleo” (oil, petroleum)

policy

política (directriz, norma) / póliza

“policía” (police, police officer)

prevent

impedir, ser un obstáculo para

“prevenir” (avert, avoid / warn)

qualification

requisito, cualidad, título académico

“calificación” (score, grade, mark)

question

pregunta

“cuestión” (matter, business)

range

gama / campo, dominio, ámbito /alcance, amplitud

“rango” (rank, status)

realize

darse cuenta

“realizar” (perform, carry out)

reclaim

recobrar, recoger, reunir

“reclamar” (complain / demand)

recollect

recordar

“recolectar” (collect / harvest)

relate

relacionar, vincular

“relatar” (tell about, narrate)

remove

eliminar, extraer, extirpar, quitar, borrar

“remover” (poke, stir, turn over)

replicate

reproducir

“replicar” (answer, reply)

report

informe

“reporte” (succinct report)

resignation

renuncia, dimisión

“resignación”

resume

continuar, reanudar

“resumir” (summarize, sum up)

sane

sensato, cuerdo, bien de la cabeza

“sano” (healthy)

scheme

plan, proyecto / engaño artificioso

“esquema” (sketch, outline, diagram)

scholar

erudito, docto

“escolar” (of or related to school)

sensible

sensato, juicioso

“sensible” (sensitive)

success

éxito

“suceso” (happening, event, incident)

support

apoyar, sostener, admitir

“soportar” (bear, stand, put up with)

sympathetic

Compasivo, comprensivo

“simpático” (friendly, pleasing, likeable, amusing)

traduce

traicionar, difamar, calumniar

“traducir” (translate)

ultimately

en última instancia, a la larga, en el fondo

“últimamente” (recently / finally)

various

diferentes, variados

“varios” (several, sundry)

Absolutely

Completamente, totalmente

“En absoluto” (Not at all)

fabric

tela

“fábrica” (factory)

football

fútbol americano, rugby

“fútbol” (soccer)

gang

pandilla

“ganga” (bargain)

introduce (someone)

presentar (a alguien)

“introducir” (introduce, in other senses)

molest

abusar sexualmente

“molestar” (annoy, bother)

rapt

extasiado, fascinado

“rapto” (kidnapping)

record

anotar, registrar / grabar

“recordar” (remind / remember)

rope

cuerda, soga

“ropa” (clothing)

 

   
 

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