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Spanish Is A Romantic Language. Almost Everything Sounds More Romantic In Spanish Than In English, Don't You Think?

On This Page You Can Learn The Vocabulary Of Love And Romance. Try Them Out On Someone Special.

How To Say "Sweetheart" In Spanish

In English We Call Our Loved Ones "Dear", "Honey" Or "Sweetheart". Here Are Spanish Words You Can Use To Express The Same Idea.

Cariño - Dear Mi Amor - My Love Mi Vida - My Life Corazón - Heart Mi Reina/Rey - My Queen/King Tesoro - Treasure Querida/Querido - Dear Nena/Nene - Baby Muñeca - Doll Guapa/Guapo - Gorgeous Bonita - Pretty Novia/Novio - Girlfriend/Boyfriend Esposa/Marido - Wife/Husband

Expressions Of Love

Now That You Know How To Address Your Loved Ones, You Will Need A Few Handy Phrases To Make Them Feel Special.

Spanish Has Two Verbs That Express Love: Amar And Querer. Generally Speaking, Amar Is Stronger And You Will Probably Only Use It With Your Spouse Or With Whomever You Are Romantically Involved. Querer Is More Affectionate And Less Passionate. You Can Use It With Your Friends And Family.

There's A Famous Song By El Príncipe De La Cancion, José José, Called "Amar Y Querer" Which Explains The Difference Between The Two In A Highly Romanticized Way. Here Are The Lyrics. By The Way, Listening To Latin Songs And Studying The Lyrics Is A Great Way To Improve Your Spanish.

I Love You - Te Quiero, Te Amo You're Beautiful - Eres Muy Bonita You're Handsome - Eres Guapo I'm Crazy About You - Estoy Loco Por Ti You Drive Me Crazy - Me Vuelves Loco You Are Very Sexy - Eres Muy Sensual, Eres Muy Sexy You Have A Great Body - Tienes Un Magnífico Cuerpo You Have A Beautiful Smile - Tu Sonrisa Es Bonita I Need You - Te Necesito I Want You - Te Deseo I Can't Live Without You - No Quiero Vivir Sin Ti Kiss Me - Bésame Hug Me - Abrázame I Miss You - Te Extraño, Te Echo De Menos
Do You Know How To Say "Sex" In Spanish? It's El Sexo. Easy, Right? On This Page You'll Learn More Spanish Sex Words That You Can Add To Your Vocabulary.

The Words In This List Are All Found In Spanish Dictionaries. These Are Not Slang Words Or Dirty Words So Don't Be Afraid To Use Them, When Appropriate.

A Kiss - Un Beso A Hug - Un Abrazo To Make Love - Hacer El Amor To Masturbate - Masturbarse To Ejactulate - Eyacular Oral Sex - El Sexo Oral Anal Sex - El Sexo Anal Orgy - Una Orgía Threesome - Hacer Un Trío Breasts - Los Senos Vagina - La Vagina Penis - El Pene Pubic Hair - El Vello Púbico Erection - Una Erección Semen - El Sémen Sperm - Los Espermas Condom - Un Condón, Un Preservativo Birth Control - El Anticonceptivo Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Las Enfermedades Sexuales Lubricant - El Lubricante Vibrator - Un Vibrador Pregnant - Embarazada Orgasm - Un Orgasmo Gay - Gay, Homosexual Lesbian - Lesbiana Bisexual – Bisexual
N This Lesson You Will Learn The Spanish Words For Different Partes Del Cuerpo (Parts Of The Body).

Cultural Note: In Mexico, It Is A Common Gesture To Touch One's Elbow Or Say The Word Codo To Describe A Person Who Is Frugal And Tight With Their Money. Literally, Codo Means Elbow. This Is The Same As Calling A Person A Cheapskate. For Example, If Your Buddy Rushes Off To The Bathroom Just As The Check Is Arriving To Avoid Paying, You May Wish To Call Him Codo.

Head - La Cabeza Hair - El Cabello, El Pelo Brain - El Cerebro Face - La Cara Forehead - La Frente Eyes - Los Ojos Eyebrows - Las Cejas Eyelids - Los Párpados Eyelashes - Las Pestañas Ears - Las Orejas Nose - La Nariz Mouth - La Boca Teeth - Los Dientes Tongue - La Lengua Cheeks - Las Mejillas Chin - La Barbilla Lips - Los Labios

Neck - El Cuello Throat - La Garganta Adam's Apple - La Nuez De Adán

Arms - Los Brazos Armpit - La Axila Elbow - El Codo Wrist - La Muñeca Hands - Las Manos Fingers - Los Dedos Thumb - El Pulgar Fingernails - Las Uñas

Torso - El Torso Shoulders - Los Hombros Chest - El Pecho Breasts - Los Senos Nipples - Los Pezones (Mujer), Las Tetillas (Hombre) Stomach - El Estómago Ribs - Las Costillas Back - La Espalda Spine - La Columna, La Espina Vertebra - La Vertebra Heart - El Corazón Lungs - Los Pulmones Liver - El Hígado Kidneys - Los Riñones Spleen - El Bazo Intestine - El Intestino Waist - La Cintura Hips - Las Caderas Penis - El Pene Testicles - Los Testículos Vagina - La Vagina Buttocks - Las Nalgas Anus - El Ano

Legs - Las Piernas Thigh - El Muslo Knees - Las Rodillas Calf - La Pantorrilla Ankle - El Tobillo Foot - El Pie Toes - Los Dedos Del Pie Toenails - Las Uñas
Body - El Cuerpo Skin - La Piel
In this lesson you will learn how to tell time and express the date in Spanish. Plus you will learn the days of the week, months of the year and the four seasons.

What time is it?

What time is it? Qué hora es?

It's one o'clock. Es la una.

It's 5:15. Son las cinco y cuarto.

It's 10:20. Son diez y veinte.

It's 2:30. Son dos y media.

It's 4:50. Son cinco menos diez. Son cuatro y cincuenta.

It's noon. Es mediodia.

It's midnight. Es medianoche.

Notice that when expressing the time, use the singular when only for one o'clock (es la una). All other times have more than one hour and are plural. For example, son las cinco.

When does the game start? A qué hora comienza el partido?

At 5 in the afternoon. A las cinco de la tarde.

At what time does the bus leave? A qué hora sale el bus?

At 10:10am. A las diez y diez de la manana.

second - un segundo minute - un minuto hour - una hora

What is the date today?

What day is it? Qué día es?

What is today's date? Cuál es la fecha de hoy?

In Spanish, use el primero to express the first of each month.

Hoy es el primero de marzo. Today is March 1st.

Voy a Argentina el 21 de octubre. I'm going to Argentina on October 21.

Mi cumpleaños es el 5 de diciembre. My birthday is on the 5th of December.

When expressing the year, say the numbers in full.

2008 dos mil ocho

1968 mil novecientos sesenta y ocho

Days of the week

Monday - el lunes Tuesday - el martes Wednesday - el miercoles Thursday - el jueves Friday - el miércoles Saturday - el sábado Sunday - el domingo

week - la semana

The days of the week are not capitalized in Spanish. Also, they are preceded by the article.

Months of the year

January - enero February - febrero March - marzo April - abril May - mayo June - junio July - julio August - agosto September - septiembre October - octubre November - noviembre December - diciembre

month - el mes year - el año

The months of the year are not capitalized in Spanish except when they begin a sentence.

The four seasons

spring - la primavera summer - el verano fall - el otono winter - el invierno

season - la estación

All of the seasons are masculine except for spring (la primavera)

SLANG What could be more fun than Slangs insulting someone in Spanish? This list includes a variety of commonly used insults. Most are from Mexico. Some, like desgraciado, are not very strong and can even be heard in family-oriented television shows. Others, like cabrón, are much stronger and more vulgar but nonetheless commonly used. bastardo - bastard bésame el culo - kiss my ass cabrón - a--hole, bastard, motherf---er. this is a strong, vulgar insult. it's also very commonly used. chinga a tu madre - f--k your mother. a very strong, vulgar insult. commonly used. chúpame - suck me culero - a--hole desgraciado - scumbag estúpido - stupid hijo de puta - son of a whore idiota - idiot inútil - useless marica, maricón - homosexual, gay. it's a strong insult. payaso - clown, goof pendejo - jerk pinche idiota - f---ing idiot puta - slut, whore tonto - fool, idiot vete al infierno - go to hell vete al diablo - go to hell. literally, go to the devil. vete a la mierda - go to hell. literally, go to sh--. vete al carajo - go to hell zorra – slut

SPANISH SLANG Slang is the use of informal words and phrases that aren't part of the formal language. This includes many swears and insults. Most Spanish courses don't teach slang and many dictionaries don't define slang words and expressions. Nonetheless, slang is commonly used in conversation and is a colorful and fun part of language learning. On this page I've summarized a few common slang expressions I've encountered in Mexico and Argentina. This is not an exhaustive list of every Spanish slang term, but rather a selection of a few of my favorites. Spanish slang is highly regional. It is not universal. Expressions used in Mexico, for example, may not be used or even understood in Spain, Argentina or other Latin countries. Slang in any language is also age-dependent. Older people generally use different slang than teenagers.

Popular Slang Expressions bárbaro (Argentina) - awesome, fantastic Example: ¡Que bárbaro! That's awesome! boludo (Argentina) - jerk, idiot. taxi drivers yell this often. also used to address friends and buddies cabrón (Mexico) - jerk, bastard che (Argentina) - hey, yo. dude, man. often used to get someone's attention cornudo (Argentina) - a man whose wife is cheating on him. another favorite insult of taxi drivers culo - butt, ass Example: Ella tiene un magnífico culo. She has a great ass. lana (Mexico) - money. literally means wool mina (Argentina) - girl, woman, babe pajero - person who masturbates pendejo (Mexico) - jerk, idiot Example: Ese pendejo no sirve para nada. That jerk is totally useless. plata - money puta - slut, whore tipo (Mexico) - guy Example: Ese tipo es el novio de mi hermana. That guy is my sister's boyfriend.

More Spanish Slang, Swear Words, Curses and Insults To learn more Spanish slang, including how to swear in Spanish, see the sites below. Language Realm Spanish Slang Dictionary - Dictionary of slang, vulgarisms, curses and insults Argentine Spanish Slang Dictionary at Oh Buenos Aires - Excellent list of Argentina slang with clear definitions Insults.net - Good collection of Spanish insults and dirty words

50 most common Spanish words In every language there are certain words that people use many times each day. On this page you will find a list of 50 of the most-used Spanish words. These are among the first words you will learn on your journey to mastering the Spanish language. Of course, the most common words tend to be the easiest to learn. We hear and see these words so often that they stick in our minds through repetition. This is not a definitive list. But hopefully it will serve as a starting point for building your Spanish vocabulary. The words are in no particular order and the list does not include verbs. hola - hi gracias - thank you yo - I tú - you (familiar) usted - you (formal) él - he ella - she nosotros - us aquí - here allí - there hoy - today mañana - tomorrow un/una - a el/la - the y - and o - or pero - but en - in de - of por - for con - with sí - yes no - no quizás - maybe hombre - man mujer - woman niño - boy niña - girl padre - father madre - mother hijo - son hija - daughter hermano - brother hermana - sister marido - husband esposa - wife Cultural note: In Spanish, the word esposa means wife. The plural form esposas means handcuffs. muy - very mucho - much poco - little día - day noche - night grande - big pequeño - small bueno - good malo - bad feliz - happy triste - sad ahora - now nunca - never siempre - always agua - water carro - car ropa - clothes nombre - name casa - house tienda - store teléfono - telephone persona – person

20 coolest words What are the 20 coolest words in the Spanish language? In this purely subjective list I rank what are, in my humble opinion, the 20 coolest Spanish words. Whether you agree with me or not, I hope you'll add them to your vocabulary. tranquilo - Cool, quiet, composed, laid back, chilled out. Can also use it as a command to tell someone to relax and calm down. escuincle - Kid, brat. Example Ese escuincle me molesta. That kid annoys me. chamba - A Mexican word that means "work". The related verb is chambear. Example Me falta dinero. Necesito chamba. I don't have any money. I need a job. órale - Mexican word that means "OK", "alright" or "go for it!" dale - Argentine version of órale. escopeta - A shotgun. genio - Literally means "genius". Used similar to "cool!" or "awesome!" pantalones - Pants. Not necessarily a cool word, but it sounds cool. Also can be used to mean "courage" or "guts". Example Ese tipo no tiene pantalones. That guy has no guts. tranquilízate - Calm down! The verb is tranquilizarse. boludo - Argentine slang that means stupid, idiot, idiotic, etc. baboso - Slimy, moronic. Can use it to describe a man drooling over a beautiful woman. chiste - A joke. Example Buen chiste. Good joke. cállate - Means "shut up". The verb is callarse. Cállate la boca. Shut your mouth. cachazo - A strike with the butt of a gun. In English we say "pistol whip". la brujita - Literally means "little witch" but is also the nickname for Juan Sebastián Verón, a famous Argentine soccer player. pelotudo - Useless, foolish. lamentablemente - Means "regrettably". Six long syllables. What a mouthful. ojo - Eye. But can also mean "look out" or "take note". las nalgas - Buttocks. hazlo - Means "do it!" Uses the command form of the verb hacer.

Scientific Literature and Writing - Biology Example of a Research Proposal In general, the introduction of a research proposal should: 1) Summarize the current state of knowledge 2) Identify the gap, question, or problem that motivates study 3) Provide the objective(s) of study In the Methods section of a research proposal: * Describe methods in future tense NOT past tense * Provide: * dates & location(s) of study (&, perhaps, why these dates and locations were chosen) * information about materials and equipment needed to conduct the study * duration & timing (e.g., morning or evening) of observation periods * sample size(s) * information about statistical analyses to be used when analyzing results Here's a 'sample' research proposal:

Hunting Behavior, Territory Quality, and Individual Quality of American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) Gary Ritchison
Department of Biological Sciences
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475 Introduction American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) are widely distributed throughout North America. In Kentucky, these falcons are permanent residents and are most abundant in rural farmland where they hunt over fields and pastures (Palmer-Ball 1996). Although primarily sit-and-wait predators, hunting from elevated perches and scanning the surrounding areas for prey, kestrels also hunt while hovering (Balgooyen 1976). Kellner (1985) reported that nearly 20% of all attacks observed in central Kentucky were made while kestrels were hovering. Habitats used by hunting kestrels in central Kentucky include mowed and unmowed fields, cropland, pastures, and plowed fields (Kellner 1985). Several investigators have suggested that male and female American Kestrels may exhibit differences in habitat use during the non-breeding period, with males typically found in areas with greater numbers of trees, such as wooded pastures, and females in open fields and pastures (Stinson et al. 1981, Bohall-Wood and Collopy 1986). However, Smallwood (1988) suggested that, when available, male and female kestrels in southcentral Florida established winter territories in the same type of habitat. Differential habitat use occurred only because migratory female kestrels usually arrived on wintering areas before males and, therefore, were more likely to establish territories in the better quality, more open habitats before males arrived (Smallwood 1988). In central Kentucky, many American Kestrels are residents. As a result, male and female kestrels would likely have equal opportunity to establish winter territories in the higher quality, open habitats. If so, habitat segregation should be less apparent in central Kentucky than in areas further south where wintering populations of kestrels are largely migratory. In addition, territory quality should be correlated with individual quality because higher quality resident kestrels should be able to defend higher quality territories. The objectives of my proposed study of American Kestrels will be to examine possible relationships among and between hunting behavior, territory quality, and individual quality in male and female American Kestrels. The results of this study will provide important information about habitat and perch selection by American Kestrels in central Kentucky in addition to the possible role of individual quality on hunting behavior and habitat use. Methods Field work will take place from 15 October 2000 through 15 May 2001 at the Blue Grass Army Depot, Madison Co., Kentucky. During the study period, I will search for American Kestrels throughout accessible portions of the depot. Searches will be conducted on foot as well by automobile. An attempt will be made to capture all kestrels observed using bal-chatri traps baited with mice. Once captured, kestrels will be banded with a number aluminum band plus a unique combination of colored, plastic bands to permit individual identification. For each captured individual, I will take standard morphological measurements (wing chord, tarsus length, tail length, and mass). In addition, 8 - 10 feathers will be plucked from the head, breast, back, and wing, respectively. Plumage in these areas is either reddish or bluish, and the quality of such colors is known to be correlated with individual quality (Hill 1991, 1992; Keyser 1998). Variation in the color and intensity of plumage will be determined using a reflectance spectrometer (Ocean Optics S2000 fiber optic spectrometer, Dunedin, FL) and these values will be used as a measure of individual quality. To confirm that plumage color and intensity is dependent on condition, we will use tail feather growth rates as a measure of nutritional condition during molt. At the time of capture, the outermost tail feathers will be removed and the mean width of daily growth bars, which is correlated with nutritional condition (Hill and Montgomerie 1994), will be determined. Each focal American Kestrel (N = at least 14; 7 males and 7 females) will be observed at least once a week. Observations will be made at various times during the day, with observation periods typically 1 - 3 hours in duration. During focal bird observations, individuals will be monitored using binoculars and spotting scopes. Information will be recorded on a portable tape recorder for later transcription. During each observation, I will record all attacks and whether attacks were initiated from a perch or while hovering. For perches, I will note the time a kestrel lands on a perch and the time until the kestrel either initates an attack or leaves for another perch (i.e., giving up time). If an attack is made, I will note attack distances (the distance from a perch to the point where a prey item was attacked) and outcome (successful or not). If successful, an attempt will be made to identify the prey (to the lowest taxonomic category possible). The activity budgets of kestrels will also be determined by observing the frequency and duration of kestrel behaviors during randomly-selected 20-min observation periods (i.e., a randomly-selected period during the 1 - 3 hour observation period). During these 20-min periods, the frequency of occurrence of each of the following behaviors will be recorded: capturing prey, preening, engaging in nonpreening comfort movements (including scratching, stretching wing or tail, shaking body plumage, cleaning foot with bill, and yawning), vocalizing, and flying.The context in which flight occurs, including pounces on prey, and the duration of flights and of preening bouts will also be recorded. Territories will be delineated by noting the locations of focal kestrels and the vegetation in each kestrel’s winter territory will be characterized following the methods of Smallwood (1987). Possible relationships among hunting behavior (mode of attack, perch time, attack distance and outcome [successful or unsuccessful], and type of prey attacked), territory vegetation, time budgets, sex, and individual quality will be examined. All analyses will be conducted using the Statistical Analysis System (SAS Institute 1989).

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