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  • 1. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 1: Phonics - Short Vowel Sounds Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence bad malo adjective the opposite of good, undesired or wanted We’ve had bad weather this week. bag bolsa noun a recepticle used for carrying or transporting things Put the trash in that bag please. bat bate noun a wooden or aluminum stick used to hit a baseball He hit it out of the park with his bat. cat gato noun a small, domesticated feline Cora the cat is good at catching mice. dad papá noun a male parent My dad is a gardener. fan abanico noun an apparatus used to create a cooling current of air Turn on the fan. It’s hot in here! fat gordo adjective carries excess body weight The man was fat because he ate hamburgers every day. hat sombrero noun something that you wear on your head John is wearing a dashing hat. mad enojado adjective angry or displeased Don’t make him mad. He knows Kung Fu! map mapa noun a diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc. The children used a map to lead them to treasure. rat ratón noun a small rodent The rat ate some cheese. sad triste adjective unhappy or sorry Issac was sad when he broke up with his girlfriend. bed cama noun a piece of furniture to sleep in Time to go to bed. beg mendigar verb to ask for or seek charity Jerry lost his job and had to beg on the street. bet apostar verb to risk something based on the outcome of a future event I bet you $20 that the Knicks win the championship. jet avión de reacción noun a fast airplane She flies in a private jet to go to Spain. led guiado verb to lead, in past tense She led them down the path. leg pierna noun a person’s lower limb My leg is hurting after a long race. let dejar/permitir verb to allow or permit I will let you borrow my car. pen lapicero noun a tool used for writing that uses ink My favorite pen has black ink. pet mascota noun an animal that lives with humans My dog is a very good pet. red rojo adjective the color of blood An apple is red. ten diez adjective a cardinal number, nine plus one Nine plus one equals ten. wet mojado adjective soaked in a liquid The children got wet playing in the rain. bid oferta noun an offer for something, especially at an auction The highest bid for the painting was $1,000. bit un poco noun a small piece or portion of something Would you give me a bit of bread please? dim tenue adjective poorly lit or of low intensity. Turn on a lamp. It is too dim to read in here. fin aleta noun the appendage that fish and sharks use to swim A whale swims with its fin. fit quedar bien adjective proper or acceptable for a specific purpose The shirt did not fit because it was too small. fix arreglar verb to mend or repair something Can you fix my car?
  • 2. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 1: Phonics - Short Vowel Sounds Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence hid escondió verb to put something where it can’t be found, in the past tense She hid her keys under a rock near the front door. him él/le/lo pronoun refers to a man, boy or male animal as the object It was not me who ate your cake, it was him! hit pegar, golpear verb to strike something with force You hit the nail on the head. lid tapa noun the top or cover of a container She took the lid off the jar. lip labio noun the two soft parts of the face surrounding the mouth She wore lipstick on her bottom lip. lit iluminado adjective having the presence of light The room is well lit when all the lights are on. bog pantano noun a swamp or wetland The car got stuck in a bog in the jungle. cob mazorca de maiz noun the woody core of an ear of corn Where should I put this corn cob? cod bacalao noun a large, cold water fish with a mild flavor and dense flesh Cod is a delicious fish. cop un policía noun a police officer Look out! Here comes a cop! fog niebla noun mist near the surface of the Earth Fog is a problem while driving on mountain roads. hog cerdo noun a male pig raised to eat The poor hog only had so long before he would become ham. hot caliente adjective having a high temperature It’s getting hot in here. jot anotar verb note down quickly I forgot to jot down the directions to her house before driving there. lob lanzar alto verb to through something high Softball pitchers must lob the ball over home plate. log tronco noun a dead segment of a tree They added a log to the wood-burning stove. lot lote noun a plot of land She purchased a lot on which to build her home. mop limpiar/fregar verb to clean the floor using water and disinfectant My mother likes to mop the floor every morning. bud brote, capullo noun a small growth on a plant that becomes a flower or leaf A flower bud fell from the tree. bun moño noun a hairstyle in which the hair is gathered at the top of the head. Please wear your hair in a bun to ballet class. but pero conjunction used to introduce contrast with what has already been said I would go to the beach, but I don´t have money. cub cachorro noun the young of a fox, bear, or other carnivorous mammal Never get between a bear and her cub. cup una taza noun a vessel for holding and drinking liquids Would you like a cup of water? cut cortar verb to make an opening, incision, or wound in something He cut his toe on a sharp stone. fun diversión noun enjoyment or amusement I had a lot of fun playing basketball. hug abrazar verb to wrap your arms around someone and squeeze The boy and his mother hug before he leaves for school. hum tararear verb to sing the notes of a song while keeping your lips closed We don’t know the words so we hum the melody. hut choza, cabaña noun a small, crude building or shelter Jane lived in a hut in the jungle for six months. lug arrastrar/jalar verb to carry something heavy They had to lug the heavy logs. mud barro noun a mixture of dirt and water The pigs were dirty after rolling in the mud.
  • 3. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 2: Phonics – Long Vowel Sounds Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence dame dama noun a title given to a woman, equivalent to the rank of knight She was a noble and refined dame. date fecha noun the day of the month or year Do you know what today’s date is? face cara noun the front part of a person’s head Lorena has an oval-shaped face. fame fama noun great renown or recognition Her beauty and talent brought her fame. fate destino noun the development of events beyond one’s control, perceived as controlled by a supernatural power Fate decided his course for him. gain ganar, obtener verb to obtain or secure something desired Some bands gain popularity for their fun, messy concerts. game juego noun a form of play or sport Do you want to learn a new game? lake lago noun a large body of water surrounded by land I like to kayak in the lake by my house. lane carril noun a division of a road marked off by painted lines Stay in your lane and don’t pass the car ahead of us. pain dolor noun physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury Ryan felt a lot of pain in his foot after he stubbed his toe. rake rastrillo noun a tool used to gather leaves or grass into a pile My dad bought a new rake for the fall season. tape cinta noun a narrow strip of sticky material Alicia put tape on the paper. beak pico noun a bird’s horny projecting jaws Ducks have a flat beak. beam rayo noun a ray or shaft of light The beam hit the prism and became a rainbow. bean frijol noun an edible seed growing in long pods on leguminous plants The bean is good for your heart. creek quebrada noun a stream The creek by my house was my favorite place to play. dean decano noun the head of a university faculty or department Dean Martini is famously friendly with his students. deem estimar verb to regard or consider in a specific way I deem you unworthy. feed alimentar verb to give food to a person or an animal Feed the cat. feet pies noun both of the lowest parts of the legs (usually we have 2) Her feet were sweaty in her shoes from walking. green verde adjective the color of grass The grass is green. seat asiento noun a thing used for sitting on Harry sat in the wrong seat on the bus. team equipo noun a group of players on the same side Saprissa is the CONCACAF team of the 20th century. tree árbol noun a tall plant with a trunk and branches made of wood I like to climb the orange tree. bike bicicleta noun a bicycle or motorcycle I rode my bike to work today. dime 10 centavos noun a unit of currency equivalent to 10 cents Brother, can you spare a dime? dine cenar verb to eat dinner Would you like to dine with me tonight? fine bien adjective good, OK I am fine. And you? five cinco adjective a cardinal number; 5 Five colones is not a lot of money. fries papas frita noun fried chopped potatoes Fries are a popular side dish for hamburgers.
  • 4. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 2: Phonics – Long Vowel Sounds Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence lime limón noun a round, green citrus fruit similar to a lemon I would like a key lime pie for my birthday. nine nueve adjective a cardinal number; 9 There are nine different sodas at the party. pine pino noun tree with needles His favorite tree was the pine. ripe maduro adjective developed to the point of readiness for harvest or eating That apple looks ripe to me. time tiempo noun along with space, the intuition that allows us to comprehend our sensory experience Could you tell me, what time is it? wife esposa noun the woman one is married to His wife is a teacher. bone hueso noun the hard, whitish tissue making up and animal’s skeleton Shall I cut the meat off the bone for you? coast costa noun the land that borders the ocean The Pacific coast of Costa Rica has beautiful beaches. goal meta noun the object of a person’s ambitions or effort His goal is to become a senator. goat cabra noun a farm animal with hooves and horns Isabel looked at the goat and saw that it had yellow eyes. home hogar noun the place in which one lives permanently Welcome to my humble home. lone único, solitario adjective having no companions, solitary Hers was the lone voice against the project. nose nariz noun a part of the face you use to smell Isabella has a long thin nose. role papel noun an actor’s part in a play or film He played the role of Othello well. Rome Roma noun the capital of Italy Pope Francisco lives in Rome. rope mecate noun a length of cord made of twisted fibers Tie the crates down with a rope. stone piedra noun a hard, solid, nonmetallic matter that makes a rock The archway in the church was made of stone. toe dedo del pie noun one of the five digits attached to the foot Hernando dropped a pot on his toe. blue azul adjective the color of the sky and water The ocean is blue. dune duna noun a mound or ridge of sand The oasis is just over the next sand dune. fume vapor noun gas, smoke, or vapor that smells strongly and is dangerous Don´t inhale that toxic fume! glue goma noun a material that sticks things together We used glue to paste the picture in the book. goose ganso noun a waterbird with a long neck, short legs and a short bill The goose flew away. June junio noun the sixth month of the year I always go to baseball games in June. roof techo noun the cover or top of a building The large roof is red. rule regla noun a regulation, principle, or norm As a rule he always carries an umbrella. shoe zapato noun piece of clothing worn on your feet Wait! My shoe fell off. spoon cuchara noun a round utensil used for picking up liquids She used a spoon to eat her soup. suit traje noun formal attire with pants and a jacket The man wore a suit to the wedding. tooth diente noun a hard white structure in the mouth Samantha chipped her tooth on a hard candy.
  • 5. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 3 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence April abril noun the fourth month of the year Semana Santa is in April. baby bebé noun an infant or very young child We are going to have a baby! back espalda noun the rear part of the human body Alonso always sleeps on his back. bear oso noun a large mammal with thick fur and a very short tail A mother bear always protects her babies. black negro adjective the color of darkness The night sky is black. body cuerpo noun the entire physical structure of a person His whole body hurt when he had dengue fever. brain cerebro noun the tissue inside your skull that you use to think Most dinosaurs had a very small brain. brown café adjective the color of coffee Lucy has a brown dog. chest pecho noun the upper front part of the body Everyone stared at Franco’s hairy chest at the beach. child niño noun a son or daughter or a young person I am my mother's child. chin barbilla noun a part of the face below the mouth He rested his chin on his hands. dark oscuro adjective the opposite of light; very little or no light I have dark hair. door puerta noun a hard, flat object one can use to go in or out of a room The front door is made of wood. eye ojo noun a part of the body you use to see My friend has one blue eye and one brown eye. fly volar verb to float in the air without touching the earth Did you know that hummingbirds can fly backwards? foot pie noun the lowest part of the leg Eduardo kicked the soccer ball with his foot. fox zorro noun a member of the dog family with a bushy tail Henry saw a fox cross the road. girl niña noun a female child The girl wanted an ice cream. gold oro adjective shiny deep yellow The teacher’s ring is gold. gram gramo noun a metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram The scientist needed a gram of sand for his experiment. gray gris adjective the color from mixing black and white The clouds turn gray when a storm approaches. hair pelo noun any of the small strands that grow out of skin He got his hair cut at the barbershop. hand mano noun a part of the body at the end of the arm Marco used his hand to give Francesca a high-five. hard duro adjective the opposite of soft; solid Rocks are hard. head cabeza noun the part of the body where the brain is I hit my head on the car door. heart corazón noun the organ that pumps blood throughout the body Eating greasy foods is not good for your heart. July julio noun the seventh month of the year We have a short break from school in July. lazy perezoso adjective disinclined to work or exertion The donkey is very lazy. left izquierda noun the left-hand part, side, or direction; opposite of right Joe turned left at the stoplight. long largo adjective considerable in length; the opposite of short She has long hair.
  • 6. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 3 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence lung pulmón noun an organ that gives blood oxygen from the air He had a collapsed lung after the accident. meter metro noun the basic unit of length in the metric system; 100 centimeters He is 3 meters tall. mile milla noun a unit of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet She ran a mile and a half this morning. mouth boca noun the part of the body you use to eat My friend opened her mouth to yell at the thief! nail uña noun the hard part at the end of your finger My niece broke a nail while chopping wood. neck cuello noun the body part between the head and chest The giraffe has an extremely long neck. nice simpático, amable adjective kind; the opposite of mean Students should be nice to each other, instead of being mean. panda panda noun a large Chinese mammal with black and white markings. It feeds almost entirely on bamboo The panda at the zoo does not move very much. phone teléfono noun a device to call other people and talk I will call him on the house phone. pink rosado adjective the color made from mixing red and white The flower is pink. radio radio noun a device to listen to music or to the news Every morning I listen to the radio. rainy lluvioso adjective a state in which rain is falling Costa Rica is rainy during the winter. seven siete adjective a cardinal number; 7 There are seven provinces in Costa Rica. shy introvertido, tímido adjective feeling nervous or uncomfortable about meeting and talking to people Your uncle is shy. six seis adjective a cardinal number; 6 I have six best friends. skin piel noun the soft tissue that covers the body A baby’s skin is very soft. small pequeño adjective little in size The bird is small. smart listo adjective very good at learning or thinking about things You are smart. sofa sofá noun a large comfortable chair, with cushions They sit on the sofa to watch TV. step paso noun the act of putting one leg in front of the other while walking Ron took a step back. Sunday domingo noun day that follows Saturday We go to church on Sunday. swim nadar verb to move through water using one’s body parts I swim in water with my legs. three tres adjective a cardinal number; 3 My cousin is three years old. tired cansado adjective in need of rest or sleep I was tired after working all day. trap atrapar verb to catch something in an enclosed area The hunter wants to trap a rabbit. twin gemelo noun either of two children born to the same mother at the same time My twin and I look exactly alike. wall pared noun vertical dividing surface The wall of the house is white. west oeste noun a cardinal direction; the opposite of east The evening sun glowed from the west. windy ventoso adjective a state in which more wind blows than usual There is dust everywhere because it is windy. zero cero adjective a cardinal number; 0 Lilly received zero points in the game.
  • 7. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 4 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence aunt tía noun the sister of your mother or father I have one aunt. bite morder verb to grasp or tear something with your teeth The hungry boy wanted to bite the apple. block cuadra noun the area bounded by four streets in a town She went for a run around the block. broom escoba noun a device for sweeping I clean the floor with a broom. brother hermano noun a male son of your parents Jenny's brother is older than her. chair silla noun a piece of furniture you sit on She sits in the chair. cheek cachete noun a part of the face on each side of the nose My sister kissed Carlos on the cheek. claw garra, pinza noun a hard nail of an animal Some crabs have just one big claw. cloudy nublado adjective overcast When it rains it is cloudy. crab cangrejo noun a broad crustacean with pincers Allison saw a crab on the beach. dead muerto adjective no longer living All the plants are dead because no one watered them. deer venados noun hoofed grazing animals with bony antlers There are a lot of deer in my neighborhood. east este noun a cardinal direction; the opposite of west The couple watched the beautiful sunrise from the east. elbow codo noun the joint that allows the arm to bend I broke my elbow two years ago. family familia noun a group of people who are related to each other I have a big family. father padre noun a male parent My father is tall. funny gracioso, cómico adjective humorous, amusing, comical I am really funny. gill agalla noun a body part that lets fish live underwater The hook got caught in the fish´s gill. hang guindar verb top put or fix something above the ground with a hook The monkeys hang from the trees by their tails. hide esconder(se) verb to put one´s self or something in a place that cannot be easily found The mice will hide until the snake goes away. hole hueco noun an opening in the ground The guide told us that a snake lives in that hole! hunt cazar verb to kill animals for food or sport It is fun to watch jaguars hunt animals on TV. inch pulga noun a unit of linear measure equal to one twelfth of a foot His foot is an inch longer than mine. iron plancha noun a heavy appliance that becomes hot to straighten clothing Clothes need a very hot iron to get rid of wrinkles. item artículo noun a single particular thing in a group or list The last item on my grocery list is bread. jaguar jaguar noun a large cat that lives in the jungle The jaguar eats birds. koala koala noun an Australian marsupial that eats Eucalyptus leaves The koala is a very cute animal. lamp lámpara noun a device that makes light and heat There is a yellow lamp next to the table. lawn césped noun an area of land with grass that is cut short The lawn is in front of the house. lemur lémur noun a primate with a long tail found only in Madagascar In “Madagascar”, the king lemur liked to dance.
  • 8. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 4 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence lion león noun a large cat that lives in Africa and India I saw a wild lion when I went to Africa. liter litro noun a metric unit of capacity equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters Paul bought a 2 liter bottle of soda. live vivir verb to have life Many interesting animals live in Corcovado. loud ruidoso adjective strongly audible Please do not be loud because the baby is sleeping. make hacer, construir verb to create With flour, yeast, and water I make bread. mean antipático adjective offensive, malicious; the opposite of nice Do not be mean to anyone. moth mariposa (de noche) noun an insect, similar to a butterfly but with less colors There was a giant moth in my room last night! mother madre noun a woman who has a child John's mother is tall. nest nido noun where a bird lays its eggs The tree has a nest in its branches. orange anaranjado adjective the color made from mixing red and yellow Jose is wearing an orange shirt. oven horno noun a cooking instrument that is used to bake and roast food I bake cookies in the oven. purple morado adjective the color made from mixing blue and red Saprissa jerseys are purple. rude grosero adjective not showing concern or respect for the feelings of other people Please do not be rude. seal foca noun a fish-eating aquatic mammal with flippers Luis likes the sounds that a seal makes. shin espinilla noun the front lower part of the leg The soccer player got kicked in the shin. sink pila noun a bowl shaped kitchen device used to wash your hands and dishes I wash my hands in the sink. sister hermana noun a girl that has the same parents as you My sister is a teacher. slow lento adjective not moving fast or being able to move fast The turtle walks slow. soap jabón noun a block that mixes with water to clean hands or dishes After I use the bathroom I wash my hands with soap. soft suave adjective easy to bend or shape, not hard The wet clay is soft. sunny soleado adjective abounding in sunlight It is sunny during the summer. table mesa noun a piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs The big table is in the dining room. tail cola noun the arm-like body part at the end of an animal The lion´s tail is long and beautiful. thin delgado adjective not having a lot of extra flesh; not fat The underfed cow was very thin. tiny diminuto adjective little in size The tiny cat is very young. uncle tío noun the uncle of one's parents, or the husband of one's aunt My uncle Kyle is a firefighter. wing ala noun something a bird uses to fly The eagle had a broken wing and couldn´t fly. work trabajar verb an effort made in order to achieve something The students work hard to win the Spelling Bee! yard patio noun the area in front of a house, usually grassy The neighbors have a yard big enough to play soccer. yellow amarillo adjective the color of the outside of a banana The sun is yellow.
  • 9. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 5: Verbs Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence brush rozar verb to pass lightly over or across He can brush my hair tonight. builds construye verb the third person singular conjugation of “to build” The beaver builds his house out of sticks. buys compra verb the third person singular conjugation of “to buy” She buys food for her family. calls llama verb the third person singular conjugation of “to call” The mother calls for her son to eat dinner. catch apañar verb intercept something that has been thrown or dropped I catch the baseball with my glove. cleans limpia verb the third person singular conjugation of “to clean” The race car driver cleans his car. climbs escala verb the third person singular conjugation of “to climb” The squirrel climbs the tree to reach the nut. come venir verb to move toward a particular person or place Please come over here. cooks cocina verb the third person singular conjugation of “to cook” The chef cooks a lot of food in his restaurant. dance bailar verb to move your body rhythmically Lauren loves to dance. does hace verb the third person singular conjugation of "to do" The irresponsible student never does her homework. draws dibuja verb the third person singular conjugation of “to draw” The artist draws a portrait of his girlfriend. drink beber, tomar verb to take a liquid into your mouth and swallow it I do not drink Coca Cola. drive manejar, conducir verb to direct the movement of a car or other moving machine I do not drive my car in Costa Rica. eats come verb the third person singular conjugation of “to eat” Fabian eats 3 times a day. exercise ejercitar verb activity requiring physical effort to improve fitness I like to exercise daily. gets obtiene, coge verb the third person singular conjugation of “to get” He gets a bike for Christmas. have tener verb possess, own, or hold I have many books in my room. hike hacer caminata verb a long walk in the country or wilderness My mom and I go to hike in the woods every weekend. hits pega verb the third person singular conjugation of “to hit” The man hits his finger with a hammer. hold sostener verb grasp, carry, or support with one's arms or hands I need my hand to hold the glass of water. jumps brinca, salta verb the third person singular conjugation of “to jump” The cow jumps over the moon. kayak hacer kayak verb to travel in or use a kayak I kayak with my dad on the river during summertime. kiss besar verb touch with the lips as a sign of love, affection, or greeting I kiss my mom on the cheek every day. learns aprende verb the third person singular conjugation of “to learn” The dog learns how to behave from his owner. lifts levanta verb the third person singular conjugation of “to lift” The man with big muscles lifts a car. likes gusta verb the third person singular conjugation of “to like” The scientist likes to look through a microscope. listen escuchar verb to give one's attention to a sound I like to listen to music. lives vive verb the third person singular conjugation of “to live” An Eskimo lives in the North Pole all alone. makes hace verb the third person singular conjugation of “to make” The little girl makes a house out of sticks.
  • 10. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 5: Verbs Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence mops trapea verb the third person singular conjugation of “to mop” The maid mops the floor. picks escoge verb the third person singular conjugation of "to pick" The teacher always picks his favorite student to answer questions. plays juega verb the third person singular conjugation of “to play” The musician plays the piano for his family. pull jalar verb taking hold of it and moving it towards origin of force You must pull the door towards you to open it. puts pone verb the third person singular conjugation of “to put” The librarian puts the books on the shelf. raft hacer rafting verb travel on or as if on a raft I raft down the river on my float. reads lee verb the third person singular conjugation of “to read” Barbara reads to her son every night. relax relajar verb to make or become less tense or anxious I relax in my hammock on my patio. rides monta verb the third person singular conjugation of “to ride” The worker rides in the back of the truck. runs corre verb the third person singular conjugation of “to run” The criminal runs from the police. shave rasurarse verb cut the hair off one's face with a razor My dad does not shave his face every morning. sings canta verb the third person singular conjugation of “to sing” Marc Anthony sings to all the ladies. sits se sienta verb the third person singular conjugation of “to sit” The student sits at his desk. sleep dormir verb a condition in which the nervous system is inactive I sleep for seven hours every night. snorkel hacer snorkel verb to engage in snorkeling We can go snorkel in the ocean today. stand pararse verb one's weight is supported by the feet and legs I stand in the doorway as people come into class. study estudiar verb the devotion of time and attention to gaining knowledge I love to study English. sweep barrer verb clean by brushing away dirt or litter I have to sweep dust from my floor every night. swims nada verb the third person singular conjugation of “to swim” The dolphin swims on the coast of Limón. takes lleva verb the third person singular conjugation of “to take” José takes the garbage to the street. throw tirar, lanzar verb to propel or cast away an object Don´t forget to throw your trash away! travels viaja verb the third person singular conjugation of "to travel" I have a friend who travels to other countries. uses usa verb the third person singular conjugation of “to use” A monkey uses his tail to hang from the tree. visit visitar verb go to, see and spend with my someone socially I visit my grandmother on the weekends in Bagaces. wake despertarse verb emerge or cause to emerge from a state of sleep I wake every morning to the sounds of life. wash lavar verb clean with water and typically soap or detergent I wash my clothes a few times a week. watch ver verb look at or observe attentively over a period of time I watch the news on TV every night with my family. wear llevar, andar verb to cover one´s body with clothing I wear clothes every day. works trabaja verb the third person singular conjugation of “to work” He works to support his family. writes escribe verb the third person singular conjugation of “to writes” The author writes his book in the kitchen.
  • 11. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 6 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence alive vivo adjective living After the storm the animals are still alive. angry enojado adjective mad; having a strong feeling of anger against someone or something The teacher was angry when her students arrived late to English class. attic ático noun the part of a building, especially of a house, directly un der a roof The attic is below the roof. August agosto noun the eighth month of the year We celebrate the Day of the Virgin at the beginning of August. belly barriga, panza noun a part of the body between the chest and the hips My belly was rumbling because I was so hungry! closet clóset noun a small room for storing things such as clothes I have clothes in my closet. couch sillón noun a large comfortable chair, usually with cushions The living room couch is very comfortable. December diciembre noun the twelfth month of the year I enjoy Christmas in December. dumb tonto adjective lacking intelligence; stupid This song is dumb. eight ocho adjective a cardinal number; 8 Susan has eight dogs. eighteen dieciocho adjective a cardinal number; 18 You can vote when you are eighteen years old. eleven once adjective a cardinal number; 11 My favorite number is eleven. February febrero noun the second month of the year We celebrate Valentine's Day on the 14th of February. fifteen quince adjective a cardinal number; 15 Fifteen is half of thirty. finger dedo noun one of the five digits attached to the hand Jefferson stuck his finger up his nose. fourteen catorce adjective a cardinal number; 14 The cat had fourteen kittens! Friday viernes noun day that follows Thursday Friday is my favorite day. friend amigo noun a person regarded with liking Edwin is Juan's friend. garden jardín noun an area of land used for growing flowers or vegetables There are flowers in the garden. grandma abuela noun your father or mother's mother My grandma has brown eyes. grandpa abuelo noun your father or mother's father My grandpa is funny. happy feliz adjective feeling, showing, or causing pleasure or satisfaction Amanda is always happy and always smiling. house casa noun a building made for people to live in Our house is made of wood. hungry hambriento adjective wanting or needing food The children are always hungry after school. January enero noun the first month of the year There are fiestas in Santa Cruz in January. knee rodilla noun the joint that connects the thigh to the lower leg He scraped his knee when he fell off his bike. large grande adjective large in size, height, width or amount My new bed is large. March marzo noun the third month of the year Her birthday is in March. member miembro noun a person who belongs to a group or an organization I am the youngest member of my family. Monday lunes noun first day of the week The student goes to school on Monday.
  • 12. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 6 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence mouse ratón noun a small animal that sometimes eats cheese The mouse ate the entire block of cheese. nineteen diecinueve adjective a cardinal number; 19 I ate nineteen cookies for lunch. north norte noun the direction in which a compass needle normally points; the opposite of south A bitter wind blew from the north. November noviembre noun the eleventh month of the year Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in November in the United States. October octubre noun the tenth month of the year It is always rainy in October. parent padre noun a person who is a father or mother The student had to bring a parent to the meeting. rabbit conejo noun a small animal that has long ears and hops A rabbit can be many different colors. right derecha noun the right-hand part, side, or direction; opposite of left Make a right turn after the school. Saturday sábado noun day that follows Friday There is a soccer game on Saturday. September septiembre noun the ninth month of the year Costa Ricans celebrate Independence Day in September. seventeen diecisiete adjective a cardinal number; 17 We have seventeen cousins. sixteen dieciséis adjective a cardinal number; 16 If you are sixteen years old, you can drive a car. snake culebra, serpiente noun a reptile without legs My aunt killed the snake with a machete. south sur noun a cardinal direction; the opposite of north The clouds were blowing from the south. strong fuerte adjective having great physical power and strength The bull is very strong. teal cerceta adjective dark greenish-blue color Yasmin’s dress is teal. teeth dientes noun the hard, white things in your mouth I brush my teeth every day. thirteen trece adjective a cardinal number; 13 There were thirteen colonies in the United States. thirty treinta adjective a cardinal number; 30 Thirty years ago it was 1984. thousand mil adjective a cardinal number; 1,000 I have a thousand Facebook friends. Thursday jueves noun day that follows Wednesday He went to Golfito on Thursday. tiger tigre noun a big cat that eats other animals That tiger ate the antelope. trunk tronco noun the biggest part of a tree The tree’s trunk is fifteen feet tall. Tuesday martes noun day that follows Monday She washes clothes on Tuesday. twelve doce adjective a cardinal number; 12 Jesus prayed with twelve disciples. twenty veinte adjective a cardinal number; 20 There are twenty students in the class. waist cintura noun a part of the body below the chest and above the hips My friend had the hula-hoop around her waist. Wednesday miércoles noun day that follows Tuesday I exercise on Wednesday. whale ballena noun large marine animals which live in the ocean A blue whale is huge. wolf lobo noun the largest wild mammal of the dog family. The wolf was howling at the moon.
  • 13. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 7 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence active activo adjective engaged in action John is always running; he has a very active lifestyle. adopted adoptado adjective a child legally taken into a family to raise as their own child My brother is adopted. ankle tobillo noun the joint that connects the foot with the leg Juan sprained his ankle when he fell. bathroom cuarto de baño noun a room that has a toilet I shower in the bathroom. beard barba noun hair on the chin and lower cheeks of a man’s face My grandpa has a long beard. best el mejor adjective the most good; the superlative form of good Costa Rican coffee is the best coffee. billion billón adjective a cardinal number; 1,000,000,000 There are more than a billion stars in the sky. branch palo noun an arm-like part of a tree A big branch fell from the tree during the storm. brave valiente adjective courageous I am not brave. carry llevar verb to take from one place to another place Female mammals carry their babies. climb trepar verb to go towards the top of something Sloths climb very slowly. crawl gatear verb to move slowly along the ground Cats crawl slowly to sneak up on birds and mice. croak croar verb the sound a frog makes The frogs croak loudly at night. daily diariamente adverb every day Most people take a shower daily. every todos adjective each time Every Sunday my family goes to church. fifth quinto adjective signifying number 5 in a sequence; 5th Carols’ fifth class of the day is math. fight pelear verb to act against someone with physical violence The cats fight each other often. first primero adjective signifying number 1 in a sequence; 1st My brother came in first in the race. floor piso noun a surface of a room which you stand on The kitchen floor is dirty. fourth cuarto adjective signifying number 4 in a sequence; 4th I am the fourth child in my family. grandfather abuelo noun your father or mother's father His grandfather is 75 years old. grandmother abuela noun your father or mother's mother Her grandmother is short. grandson nieto noun the son of your son or daughter Their grandson lives in Limón. ground tierra noun the hard surface the covers the earth I planted the tree in the ground. howl aullar verb to make a loud cry The wolves howl at the moon. husband esposo noun the man you are married to Her husband is from San Jose. kitchen cocina noun a room in a house or business where food is cooked My mother cooks in the kitchen. less menos adjective the comparative form of few It is less windy in the winter. liver hígado noun an organ in the abdomen that cleans blood Katia likes to eat liver with onions most el más adverb the superlative form of many Jorge is the most dedicated student in class.
  • 14. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 7 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence nausea náusea noun illness usually marked by stomachache and vomiting Nausea is a symptom of the flu. never nunca adverb none of the time My family never eats watermelon. office oficina noun a building or room where people work My mom works in an office. often a menudo adverb many times The woman often exercises at the gym. polite educado adjective having and showing good manners and respect for everyone Please by polite to everyone. porch porche noun a structure in front of the house with a roof but no walls I sit on my porch and talk to friends. pores poros noun the very tiny holes in your skin Sweat comes out of our pores. pound libra noun a unit of weight in general equal to 16 ounces He ordered a pound of steak for dinner! prey presa noun an animal that is hunted and killed by another for food. An antelope is prey for a lion. screen pantalla noun the part of the computer, television, or phone that has the visible image The screen on his phone broke when he dropped it. second segundo adjective signifying number 2 in a sequence; 2nd My second plate of cake was delicious. shark tiburón noun a large and often dangerous fish I saw a shark in the ocean. sharp filoso adjective having a fine point for cutting or piercing The knife is very sharp. sheet sábana noun a large piece of cloth used to cover a bed The old bed needs a clean sheet. shelf estante noun a piece of furniture that is used to store things My pictures sit on the shelf. shell caparazón noun the hard outer covering of an animal, usually turtles The turtle´s shell protects it from predators. sixth sexto adjective signifying number 6 in a sequence; 6th I bought my sixth pair of shoes today. skull cranio noun the bone that covers the brain Rodrigo fractured his skull in a motorcycle accident. sloth oso perezoso noun a small animals that lives in trees and moves slowly The sloth moves slowly. smug engreído adjective too pleased or satisfied about something you have achieved or something you know Jessica was very smug after she scored the last goal of the game. spine espina noun a column of vertebrae in the back part of the torso My dad has a curve in his spine. sting picar verb the act of an animal piercing something with a body part Bees sting people when they are mad. stool banco, taburete noun a piece of furniture to sit on Her kitchen has a stool by the window. swing balancearse verb to move forward and backward while hanging on to something The monkeys swing with their arms in the trees. tenth décimo adjective signifying number 10 in a sequence; 10th This was the tenth time I visited Miami. thigh muslo noun the upper part of the leg The athlete’s thigh was very muscular. third tercero adjective signifying number 3 in a sequence; 3rd Abby’s third computer just broke. throat garganta noun the part of the body that you use to swallow Frank’s throat hurt because he had the flu. turtle tortuga noun a reptile that has a bony shell The turtle is laying eggs. wrist muñeca noun a joint that connects the arm to the hand Elena wore two bracelets on her wrist.
  • 15. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 8 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence bedroom cuarto (dormitorio) noun a room where you sleep Francine went to her bedroom to nap. bitter amargo adjective having a sharp taste that’s isn’t sweet Burnt coffee tastes bitter. boiled hervido adjective when a food is cooked in hot bubbling water Boiled eggs are easy to make. bravest el más valiente adjective the most brave; the superlative form of brave Superman is the bravest superhero. breaded empanizado adjective when a food is covered in bread crumbs My mom made breaded chicken for dinner. broken roto noun having been damaged and no longer in one piece or in working order Joe had a broken arm from his soccer injury. cardboard cartón noun pasteboard or stiff paper I used cardboard to make a bed for my dog. chubby gordito adjective being slightly overweight but not quite fat If you eat too much pinto, you might get chubby. closer más cerca adjective more close; the comparative form of close Cartago is closer to San Jose than Liberia. clothing ropa noun used to cover up the body of a person The child grew fast and his clothing doesn’t fit. curly rizado adjective having a strong curve Schnauzers have curly fur all over their body. cuter más lindo adjective more cute; the comparative form of cute Cats are cuter than pigs. darker más oscuro adjective more dark; the comparative form of dark María’s hair is darker than Alan’s. fewer menos adjective more few; the comparative form of few There are fewer teachers in the elementary school than in the high school. grilled asado adjective when a food is cooked on a grill Grilled cheese sandwiches with onions are good. harder más duro; más difícil adjective more hard; the comparative form of hard This exam is harder than the last one. later más tarde adjective more late; the comparative form of late I will see you later. light luz noun an electronic part that uses a light bulb to give off light With the light on we can see easier. longest el más largo adjective the most long; the superlative form of long The middle finger is the longest. loudest el más alto; el más fuerte adjective the most loud; the superlative form of loud Trucks are the loudest vehicles. mashed puré de adjective when a food is crushed into a soft pulp Mashed potatoes are a traditional Thanksgiving dish. meaner más mal adjective more mean; the comparative form of mean Bullies are meaner than victims. million millón adjective a cardinal number; 1,000,000 Bill Gates has more than a million dollars. mustard mostaza noun a yellow sauce My friend puts mustard on her hot dogs. oldest el más viejo adjective the most old; the superlative form of old My grandmother is the oldest person in my family. paintbrush brocha noun a tool used to spread paint You should wash your paintbrush thoroughly. pineapple piña noun a large fruit that has a yellow, juicy inside I love sweet pineapple. plump gordito adjective a little chubby Babies are usually plump. poorer más pobre adjective more poor; the comparative form of poor Coffee pickers are typically poorer than coffee owners. popcorn palomitas noun corn that is heated so that it pops Olga bought popcorn at a movie theatre.
  • 16. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 8 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence principal director noun a person who is in charge of a school The principal spoke to the students that fought. prouder más orgulloso adjective more proud; the comparative form of proud Fans of Saprissa are prouder than fans of Cartago. rainforest bosque lluvioso noun a dense forest with consistently heavy rainfall Costa Rica has a beautiful rainforest. richest el más rico adjective the most rich; the superlative form of rich Celebrities are the richest people in the world. rooster gallo noun an adult male chicken The rooster is very colorful. ruder más grosero adjective more rude; the comparative form of rude People from big cities are ruder than people from rural areas. safer más seguro adjective more safe; the comparative form of safe Small towns are safer than big cities. sailboat velero noun a boat that moves by using sails to catch wind Richard loves sailing in a sailboat. scissors tijeras noun a tool used to cut things Don’t cut yourself with the scissors. sharpener maquinilla noun a tool used to make a point on the end of a pencil I lent my pencil sharpener to Harold. sicker más enfermo adjective more sick; the comparative form of sick We both have colds, but she is sicker than I am. silver plata adjective shiny gray-white color The old lady’s hair is silver. slower más lento; más despacio adjective more slow; the comparative form of slow Please speak slower so I can understand you. smaller más pequeño adjective more small; the comparative form of small Apples are smaller than watermelons. status estado noun the standing of travel plans Your flight status is on time. stronger más fuerte adjective more strong; the comparative form of strong His friend is stronger than him because she exercises. stuffy tapado adjective filled with mucus due to illness It was hard to breather because of my stuffy nose. sunburn quemadura del sol noun reddening, inflammation, and, in severe cases, blistering and peeling of the skin due to overexposure to the sun After going to the beach, Joe had a bad sunburn. swamp pantano noun a low area of land that collects water The Everglades is a swamp in Florida. tallest el más alto adjective the most tall; the superlative form of tall Trees are the tallest plants. tasty sabroso adjective something that is delicious A tasty snack is exciting. thirsty sediento adjective feeling a need to drink something Without drinking water all day, I was very thirsty. thunder trueno noun the noise that comes after a lightning strike The thunder was super loud. waiter mesero noun a man who serves the customers at a restaurant The woman asked the waiter for more water. warmer más tibio adjective more warm; the comparative form of warm It is warmer Costa Rican than in England. watermelon sandía noun a large, round or oval-shaped fruit with dark green skin, sweet pink flesh, and a lot of black seeds The girl likes to eat watermelon. weakest el más débil adjective the most weak; the superlative form of weak She feels the weakest when she is sick. welder soldadura noun a person who unites pieces of metal by heating them The welder uses fire to weld the pipes together. whiter más blanco adjective more white; the comparative form of white Using bleach on your clothes will make them whiter. worst el peor adjective the superlative form of bad That movie was the worst!
  • 17. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 9 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence attack atacar verb to act against in a violent way Bees don´t attack people unless they are provoked. bathtub bañera noun a fixture in the bathroom where people wash themselves My sister washes her baby in the bathtub. beige beige adjective pale yellowish-brown color My uniform pants are beige. blanket cobija noun a piece of material used on a bed for warmth My bed has a soft blanket. blender licuadora noun an electronic kitchen tool to blend food I make juice in my blender. boyfriend novio noun a male with whom someone has a romantic relationship Her boyfriend is mean. cabinet gabinete noun a piece of furniture used for storage The dishes are stored in the cabinet. children niños noun people who are not adults yet; sons or daughters Children go to elementary school. computer computadora noun machines used to type, send emails, and play games I send emails on my computer. dishes trastes noun what people use to eat on My brother always washes the dishes. dresser guardarropa noun a piece of furniture used to hold clothes My brother's pants are in his dresser. eagle águila noun a large bird of prey with a hooked bill and broad wings The bald eagle is a very important bird in the US. eighth octavo adjective signifying number 8 in a sequence; 8th Carol was eighth in her class. falcon halcón noun a bird of prey with long pointed wings and a notched beak In England, people use a falcon to hunt. feather pluma noun a body part that lets birds fly I found a quetzal feather in the woods! furry peludo adjective having a lot of fur The dog is furry. girlfriend novia noun a female with whom someone has a romantic relationship He does not want a girlfriend. godfather padrino noun a man who sponsors a child during a formal religious ceremony or cultural rite Bill is Melissa's godfather. godmother madrina noun a woman who sponsors a child during a formal religious ceremony or cultural rite Annie's parents died, she lives with her godmother. gorilla gorila noun a great ape with a large head and short neck Tarzan’s adoptive mother was a gorilla. grandparent abuelo noun your father or mother's father or mother He only has one grandparent still living. greedy avaricioso adjective desirous of wealth, profit Armando is greedy. hallway pasillo noun a narrow passage in a house or building A hallway connects the two rooms. heels tacones noun shoes with a tall back The little girl was learning to walk in heels. indirect indirecto adjective not straightforward; roundabout Costa Rica has a very indirect culture. joint articulación noun a junction between two or more bones in the body The baseball player tore his shoulder joint. kettle hervidor noun a deep pot used for boiling liquids like tea or soup The kettle holds the hot soup. leopard leopardo noun a large spotted cat the usually hunts at night It would be scary to see a leopard in the jungle. lizard lagartija noun a cold blooded reptile The lizard eats insects. lobster langosta noun a large marine crustacean with large pincers Lobster is delicious seafood.
  • 18. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 9 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence monkey mono noun an animal related to humans that lives in trees The monkey sleeps and eats in trees. nephew sobrino noun the son of one´s sibling Her nephew is 2 years old. niece sobrina noun the daughter of one´s sibling The doctor's niece is sick. ninth noveno adjective signifying number 9 in a sequence; 9th I was the ninth person to enter the class. outgoing extrovertido adjective someone who is friendly and likes being around other people Hanna is outgoing. panther pantera noun a black leopard A panther is a very scary animal. peculiar peculiar adjective something interesting or intriguing; abnormal The dwarf looked a bit peculiar without a beard. picture foto, dibujo noun a painting, drawing or photograph A picture of my grandparents is in my bedroom. pillow almohada noun a soft, stuffed item used to rest a head during sleep My bed has a fluffy pillow. serious serio adjective not joking or funny The principal was serious during his presentation. shower ducha noun where a person cleans himself by using water and soap He got into the shower after a long workout. shrimp camarón noun a small crustacean with a long body My mom loves to eat shrimp. smooth liso adjective not rough, even The table is smooth. sociable sociable adjective liking to be with and talking with other people Taylor is very sociable. starfish estrella de mar noun a marine animal with five radiating arms If you cut off the arm of a starfish, it can grow back. stepbrother hermanastro noun not your parent's son but the son of the person your parent has married My stepbrother has blue eyes. stepfather padrastro noun one´s mother´s husband who is not one´s biological father Jim lives with his mother and his stepfather. stepmother madrastra noun one´s father´s wife who is not one´s biological mother Karen's father remarried to her stepmother. stepsister hermanastra noun not your parent's daughter but the daughter of the person your parent has married Your stepsister is tall. stepson hijastro noun the son of your husband or wife from an earlier marriage My stepson has brown hair. sticky pegajoso adjective tending to attach itself to something when touched The sticky rice stayed in the bowl. stove estufa noun enclosed heated space used to cook food The rice is cooking on the stove. television televisor noun a machine with a screen where you can watch shows Marc has a large television in his living room. toilet servicio, inodoro noun a place where people get rid of bodily waste His bathroom has a blue toilet. tongue lengua noun a part of the body in the mouth that you use to taste Tim got his tongue stuck on some ice. tonsils amígdalas noun a body part that protects the immune system from infection Maria had her tonsils taken out. toothbrush cepillo de dientes noun a brush used to clean teeth Each family member has their own toothbrush. toothpaste pasta de dientes noun a paste used with a toothbrush to clean Crest makes good toothpaste. trait característica noun a single characteristic or quality of a person or animal My friend´s best trait is that he is loyal. zebra cebra noun an African wild horse with black and white stripes A zebra looks a lot like a horse.
  • 19. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 10: Verbs II Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence awoken despertado verb the past participle of the verb “to awake” Elena was awoken by the alarm clock. beaten ganado verb the past participle of the verb “to beat” The blue team was beaten by the red team. begun comenzado verb the past participle of the verb “to begin” Lucia has begun to like eating broccoli. bitten mordido verb the past participle of the verb “to bite” I was bitten by a poisonous snake this morning! blown soplado verb the past participle of the verb “to blow” The tree was blown away by the storm. bought compramos verb the simple past conjugation of “to buy” We bought a pet zebra. broke rompió verb the simple past conjugation of “to break” The thief broke the car window with a brick. caught apañó verb the simple past conjugation of “to catch” The fisherman caught all of the fish in the ocean. chosen elegido verb the past participle of the verb “to choose” Francis was chosen to join the soccer club. drank bebí, tomé verb the simple past conjugation of “to drink” I drank all of the coffee this morning. drawn dibujado verb the past participle of the verb “to draw” Flor has drawn many beautiful flowers. driven conducido verb the past participle of the verb “to drive” Emilio has driven a car since he was 16. driving manejando, conduciendo verb the present progressive conjugation of “to drive” They are driving too fast on the boat. drove manejaron, conducieron verb the simple past conjugation of “to drive” They drove to Puntarenas one Sunday morning. drunk tomado verb the past participle of the verb “to drink” Raquel has drunk milk every morning since she was a little girl. eaten comido verb the past participle of the verb “to eat” My friend has never eaten spinach. exercising ejercitando verb the present progressive conjugation of “to exercise” They are exercising with the Insanity program. fallen caído verb the past participle of the verb “to fall” My little brother has fallen in the creek many times. flown volado verb the past participle of the verb “to fly” I have flown to Venezuela twice. frozen congelado verb the past participle of the verb “to freeze” The dinosaur was frozen in the ice. getting obteniendo, cogiendo verb the present progressive conjugation of “to get” He is getting his degree in Physics. given dado verb the past participle of the verb “to give” Lucy has given Carlos a second chance. gotten obtenido verb the past participle of the verb “to get” Karina had never gotten a massage before. grown crecido verb the past participle of the verb “to grow” Sebastian has grown so much since the last time I saw him! having teniendo verb the present progressive conjugation of “to have” Are you having a difficult time with the test? hidden escondido verb the past participle of the verb “to hide” The pirate has hidden his gold in a secret cave. hiking haciendo caminata verb the present progressive conjugation of “to hike” I go hiking every weekend. hitting pegando verb the present progressive conjugation of “to hit” Stop hitting your friend. known sabido, conocido verb the past participle of the verb “to know” Lilliana has known how to skateboard for a long time. living viviendo verb the present progressive conjugation of “to live” I am living in a hut.
  • 20. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 10: Verbs II Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence making haciendo verb the present progressive conjugation of “to make” Grandma is making empanadas for your birthday. mopped trapeó verb the simple past conjugation of “to mop” She mopped the floor until it was clean. mopping trapeando verb the present progressive conjugation of “to mop” Beatriz is mopping the entire kitchen floor alone. proven probado verb the past participle of the verb “to prove” Tom has proven himself to be a good friend. putting poniendo verb the present progressive conjugation of “to put” He is putting dreads in his hair. ridden montado verb the past participle of the verb “to ride” Yessenia had never ridden a horse before she came to Costa Rica. riding montando verb the present progressive conjugation of “to ride” My friend is riding the bike to the meeting. risen levantado verb the past participle of the verb “to rise” Justin has risen from his bed every day at 5am. running corriendo verb the present progressive conjugation of “to run” He is running to catch the bus. shaken agitado verb the past participle of the verb “to shake” The house was shaken during the earthquake. shaven rasurado verb the past participle of the verb “to shave” The dog was shaven before his operation. shaving rasurándose verb the present progressive conjugation of “to shave” I am shaving and cut my face. shown mostrado verb the past participle of the verb “to show” Lily was shown her new bedroom, and she liked it. sitting sentándose verb the present progressive conjugation of “to sit” He is sitting on the porch outside. slept durmió verb the simple past conjugation of “to sleep” The cat slept on the roof. spoken hablado verb the past participle of the verb “to speak” I have spoken to my friend about traveling. stolen robado verb the past participle of the verb “to steal” My bike was stolen! stood se pararon verb the simple past conjugation of “to stand” My friends stood on the bus all the way to Nicaragua. studied estudió verb the simple past conjugation of “to study” My cousin studied for the science test. swept barrió verb the simple past conjugation of “to sweep” He swept the dirt off the floor. swimming nadando verb the present progressive conjugation of “to swim” The children are swimming in the river. taken cogido verb the past participle of the verb “to take” Beth was taken to the zoo for a day of fun. taking llevando verb the present progressive conjugation of “to take” I am taking the bachillerato at the end of the year. thrown tirado verb the past participle of the verb “to throw” The ball was thrown over the fence on accident. using usando verb the present progressive conjugation of “to use” She is using Tobasco sauce in the soup. waking despertándose verb the present progressive conjugation of “to wake” The brother is waking his little sister from her sleep. woken despertado verb the past participle of the verb “to wake” Jane is always woken by a rooster. writing escribiendo verb the present progressive conjugation of “to writes” I am writing a novel about my life in Costa Rica. written escrito verb the past participle of the verb “to write” I have written many book reports. wrote escribió verb the simple past conjugation of “to writes” He wrote that book in 1974.
  • 21. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 11 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence cheapest el más barato adjective the most cheap; the superlative form of cheap El Rey is the cheapest coffee. cleanest el más limpio adjective the most clean; the superlative form of clean I feel the cleanest after I shower. coldest el más frío adjective the most cold; the superlative form of cold Nighttime is the coldest part of the day. cousin primo noun the child of your aunt or uncle I only have one cousin. daughter hija noun the female child of her parents His daughter has blond hair. deepest el más profundo adjective the most deep; the superlative form of deep This is the deepest end of the swimming pool. diplomat diplomático noun a political representative or civil servant The Costa Rican diplomat to China asked for help with the lights at the national stadium. direction dirección noun a course along which someone or something moves She started to walk in the opposite direction. dolphin delfín noun a playful mammal that lives in the ocean The dolphin swims by the boat. eighteenth decimoctavo adjective signifying number 18 in a sequence; 18th The eighteenth of August is my birthday. elephant elefante noun the largest living land mammal Brandon wants to go to Africa to see an elephant. eleventh undécimo adjective signifying number 11 in a sequence; 11th James K. Polk was the eleventh president of the U.S. excited emocionado adjective feeling very happy and enthusiastic Kelly was excited for the first day of school. eyebrow ceja noun a strip of hair above the eye Ricardo raised his eyebrow. eyelash pestaña noun the hair surrounding the eye My friend’s eyelash fell into her coffee. eyelid párpado noun a part of the body that covers the eye when you blink Sandra put makeup on her eyelid. fifteenth decimoquinto adjective signifying number 15 in a sequence; 15th A fiesta de quince años celebrates a girl’s fifteenth birthday. forehead frente noun the part of the face above the eyebrows Julian put a sticker on his forehead. fourteenth decimocuarto adjective signifying number 14 in a sequence; 14th Brian ate his fourteenth cookie. garage garaje noun a room that a car or motorcycle is kept in The car is parked in the garage. honest honesto adjective sincere, upright, fair The honest salesman sold a cell phone to the gringo at the normal price. hottest el más caliente adjective the most hot; the superlative form of hot The equator is the hottest place on Earth. hundredth centésimo adjective signifying number 100 in a sequence; 100th Today was the hundredth anniversary of the battle. ignorant ignorante adjective not aware, not informed My girlfriend is ignorant when it comes to soccer. impatient impaciente adjective not accepting delay; lacking patience Dago is impatient with traffic delays. insincere insincero adjective not honest in the expression of feelings; deceitful She seemed insincere when she said, "I love you." intestine intestinos noun the part of the body that moves food and bile from the stomach to the rectum Zach has a swollen intestine. jacket chaqueta noun a warm article of clothing Loriana has to put on a jacket at night when it´s cold. kilogram kilogramo noun a measurement of weight equal to 1,000 grams Sally bought a kilogram of meat to make hamburgers. kilometer kilómetro noun a metric unit of measurement equal to 1,000 meters The school is a kilometer away from her house.
  • 22. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 11 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence kindest el más amable adjective the most kind; the superlative form of kind Their mother is the kindest person I know. machine máquina noun a thing created by people to make work easier The car is a very useful machine. mirror espejo noun a smooth surface that reflects whatever is in front of it I comb my hair using a mirror. muscle músculo noun a tissue in animal bodies that contract The body builder has a lot of muscle. mystery misterio noun anything that is kept secret or unknown Scooby Doo solved the mystery. narrower más estrecho adjective more narrow; the comparative form of narrow This street is narrower than the highway. nineteenth decimonoveno adjective signifying number 19 in a sequence; 19th My nineteenth tooth came in today. obedient obediente adjective disciplined; submissive to authority Man´s best friend is an obedient dog. official oficial noun a person charged with a particular set of duties The official at the airport searched the couple´s bags. ordinary ordinario adjective normal The boy who became a wizard was no ordinary boy! patient paciente adjective able to remain calm and not become annoyed The teacher is very patient with the students. quiet quieto adjective making very little noise Please be quiet during the movie. quietest el más bajo; el más tranquilo adjective the most quiet; the superlative form of quiet Libraries are the quietest places in a community. seventeenth decimoséptimo adjective signifying number 17 in a sequence; 17th My birthday is November seventeenth. shier más tímido adjective more shy; the comparative form of shy New students are shier than older students. shortest el más corto adjective the most short; the superlative form of short Ben has the shortest hair. shoulder hombro noun the top part of the arm Luisa used her shoulder to push open the door. sibling hermano noun a sister or brother My sibling looks like me. sixteenth decimosexto adjective signifying number 16 in a sequence; 16th It’s popular to celebrate a sixteenth birthday in the United states. smoother más suave adjective more smooth; the comparative form of smooth Her hair is smoother because she uses conditioner. squid calamar noun an elongated cephalopod with ten arms The squid sprayed some ink to scare a predator. stomach estómago noun a big sack between the esophagus and the small intestines She ate so much that her stomach got bigger. straighter más recto; más liso adjective more straight; the comparative form of straight When I iron my hair, it is straighter than normal. strange extraño, raro adjective unusual or odd The strange man wore three hats. suitcase maleta noun a bag used to pack personal belongings for travel Pack your suitcase before we leave. surprise sorpresa noun a completely unexpected occurrence His birthday party was a surprise. thirteenth decimotercero adjective signifying number 13 in a sequence; 13th The thirteenth day of each month is bad luck. tighter más estrecho; más apretado adjective more tight; the comparative form of tight Jeans are tighter than sweatpants. toucan tucán noun a bird with a huge beak A toucan has a colorful beak. violent violente adjective uncontrolled strong, rough force American football is a violent sport.
  • 23. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 12 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence above sobre preposition at a higher level than but not touching something else The salt is above the sugar on the shelf. accident accidente noun something unfortunate that wasn't supposed to happen (example: a car crash); by chance There was an accident on the Inter-American highway today. armchair sillón noun a piece of furniture you sit on She sits in the armchair and reads a book. babysitter niñero noun a person who looks after children while parents are out The babysitter watched us while my mom worked. basement sótano noun a room that is under the house, underground My house has a big basement. behind detrás preposition to the far side of something, so as to be hidden by it Brian is behind Kevin in the line. below abajo preposition at a lower level or under something The dictionary is below the binder. beside a la par preposition at the side of or next to My shoe was beside the bed. between en medio preposition in the space separating two other things My car was parked between two trees. bookshelf librero noun a piece of furniture used to hold books My father's books are on the bookshelf. bracelet pulsera noun an accessory worn on the wrist The husband bought his wife a gold bracelet. bright brillante adjective giving off much light The star is very bright. build construir verb to construct from parts Beavers build their houses out of sticks. ceiling cielo raso noun overhead interior surface of a room The bathroom has a white ceiling. character carácter noun a fictitious person in a story Her niece´s favorite Disney character is Tinkerbell. chimney chimenea noun a tall hollow structure that brings smoke outside the house Black smoke exits the chimney. colorful colorido adjective having many colors The quetzal is very colorful. crocodile cocodrilo noun a large reptile with scales that lives in rivers There is a crocodile in the river! cupboard alacena noun a cabinet with shelves for food or dishes I put food in the cupboard. fingernail uña noun a hard part of the body at the tip of the fingers I have dirt under my fingernail from playing. fireplace chimenea noun a space in the room for a fire, uses a chimney The fireplace keeps the house warm during the winter. freezer congelador noun a very cold refrigerator that freezes food The ice cream is in the freezer. gecko geco noun a nocturnal lizard with adhesive pads on its feet There is a small gecko that lives in my bathroom. generous generoso adjective unselfish, willing to share The generous man gave 5.000 colones to a charity. granddaughter nieta noun the daughter of your son or daughter Her granddaughter is two years old. intelligent inteligente adjective very good at learning or thinking about things The intelligent student learns very fast. invincible invencible adjective incapable of being beaten or defeated Superman is invincible. irresistible irresistible adjective incapable of being resisted; strongly desired That chocolate cake is irresistible. jealous celoso adjective upset and angry because someone that you love seems interested in another person Max feels jealous everytime another boy looks at his girlfriend. kidney riñon noun an organ that makes urine He punched Tim in the kidney!
  • 24. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 12 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence macaw guacamayo noun a colorful, tropical bird The macaw is blue and yellow. microwave microondas noun a machine that cooks food quickly When the food is cold I put it in the microwave. monthly mensualmente adverb every month The women's magazine runs monthly. napkin servilleta noun a piece of cloth or paper used to protect clothes and wipe the mouth The napkin saved his clothes from the soup that he spilled in his lap. oatmeal avena noun a cereal made from ground oats Apple and cinnamon oatmeal is delicious. occasion ocasión noun an event or planned activity A girl´s 15th birthday is a special occasion. occur ocurrir verb to happen Natural disasters occur when you least expect them. oxygen oxígeno noun life-supporting component of the air Humans need oxygen to breathe. penguin pingüino noun a large flightless bird with black upper parts and white underparts The emperor penguin lives in Antarctica. persistent persistente adjective persevering; continuing on despite obstacles You must be persistent to get what you want. phrase frase noun a sequence of two or more words without a verb "Oh my God" is a popular phrase in English. preference preferencia noun liking something more than another Pepperoni is the most common preference among pizza lovers. probably probablemente adverb very likely Costa Rica probably won´t win the World Cup in Brazil. quarter cuarto noun one-fourth; may also refer to fifteen minutes It is a quarter until two o' clock. reptile reptil noun a cold blood animal that lays eggs Snakes are a class of reptile. ridge cresta noun a long narrow hilltop or mountain range Billy the goat was standing on the ridge. rough áspero adjective an uneven surface; not smooth Sand is rough. scales escamas noun the skin of reptiles and fish The fish has slimy scales. season temporada noun a period of the year characterized by climatic feature Fall is my favorite season. seldom rara vez adverb once in a while She seldom has a reason to shower at night. sometimes a veces adverb some of the time Sometimes we are tired in the morning. stepdaughter hijastra noun the daughter of your husband or wife from an earlier marriage His stepdaughter is seven years old. tapir danta noun a nocturnal mammal with a flexible nose that lives in the forests of tropical America and Malaysia In Corcovado you can see a tapir. temperature temperatura noun degrees of heat or coolness, measured in Celsius or Fahrenheit The temperature in Guanacaste is usually very hot. toothache dolor de diente noun a pain in a tooth or teeth Tom went to the dentist because of a toothache. vegetable verdura noun a plant, root, seed, or pod that is used as food, Broccoli is a vegetable. violet violeta adjective bluish-purple color They painted their house violet. walrus morsa noun a large marine mammal with two large tusks A walrus can live in very cold climates. weekly semanalmente adverb every week The school sends out announcements weekly. yearly anualmente adverb every year The bachillerato is a yearly exam for seniors.
  • 25. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 13 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence antenna antena noun the feeler of an insect The antenna is what bugs use to feel things. armadillo armadillo noun a nocturnal mammal that has a body covered in bony plates Alicia saw an armadillo in Monteverde. badger tejón noun a gray and black nocturnal mammal of the weasel family Emily was excited to see a badger while hiking. bartender cantinero noun a person who mixes and serves drinks at a bar The bartender made a piña colada. beaver castor noun a broad-tailed rodent that gnaws tree trunks to build dams The beaver built a dam in the river. beetle escarabajo noun an insect that has a hard shell The beetle walks across the floor. blackberry mora noun a small, soft, dark purple fruit with seeds The blackberry was too sour. bleeding sangrando verb to lose blood After her fall, Sarah realized her knee was bleeding. breathing respirando verb to take air into and expel it from the lungs After going for a run, he was breathing very rapidly. businessman empresario noun a man who works in financial matters The businessman wears a suit and tie to work. businesswoman empresaria noun a woman who works in financial matters The businesswoman works at the bank. caterer proveedor de comida noun a person who prepares the food for a social event The caterer made delicious cakes for graduation. centimeter centímetro noun a metric unit of length, equal to one hundredth of a meter The ant is just one centimeter wide. chopped picado adjective cut up into small pieces Chopped onions are an ingredient in salsa. clause cláusula noun an article or provision in a legal written document The new law was rejected due to a very controversial clause. coconut coco noun a very large nut with a hard, hairy shell, a white part that you eat, and liquid in the center Coconut is used to make a lot of desserts. creature criatura noun an animal or person A scary creature was lurking in my closet. cursive cursivo adjective a slanted, formal type of handwriting Most people only use cursive handwriting to sign their name. difference diferencia noun dissimiliarity Those cars are the same. The only difference is the color. diligent diligente adjective showing dedication; hard-working and thorough The Spelling Bee finalist was diligent in her studies. dishonest deshonesto adjective not trustworthy; disposed to lie, cheat and steal The dishonest politician stole some of the tax money. dizzy mareado adjective a sensation of spinning around and losing one's balance Jonathan began to suffer from dizzy spells. doubt duda noun feeling of uncertainty There is no doubt that Costa Rica will be in the World Cup in Brazil! drowsy somnoliento adjective sleepy and lethargic; half asleep After being in the sun all day, I felt very drowsy. elderly mayor, anciano adjective a person who has lived a long time My elderly neighbor needs help crossing the street. epidemic epidemia noun when a disease affects a lot people quickly There is a malaria epidemic in Haiti. extinct extinto adjective a species that has no living members Dinosaurs are extinct. flabby flácido adjective soft, loose and fleshy My grandmother has flabby arms. flamingo flamenco noun a tall bird with pink or red feathers and long legs and neck The flamingo is a very beautiful bird. fundamental fundamental adjective the most important, essential Stock speculation was the fundamental problem that led to the crash in 1929.
  • 26. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 13 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence giraffe jirafa noun the tallest land animal Pablo wants to go to the zoo to see a giraffe. guilty culpable adjective feeling worry or unhappiness that you have because you have done something wrong Susan felt guilty for forgetting to call her mother. hairdresser peluquero noun a person who cuts and styles hair The hairdresser cut my hair too short. handsome guapo adjective having an attractive appearance Richard is a very handsome man. hopeful optimista adjective to want something to happen or to be true, and usually have a good reason to think that it might Abby is hopeful that she will be able to attend college next year. ketchup salsa de tomate noun a red tomato sauce I like to put ketchup on my French fries. lonely solo adjective unhappy because you are not with other people Brittany was lonely after her best friend moved away. milkshake batido noun a drink made from ice cream and milk Alicia got a milkshake for dessert. peacock pavo real noun a bird with very long tail feathers that have markings The peacock had a very beautiful tail. pebble piedrita noun a small stone made smooth and round Margarita has a pebble stuck in her shoe. persevere perseverar verb to press on; to keep going She was able to persevere despite her problems. petite chiquita adjective a person that is small in stature and height Yessenia is petite so she can wear small clothes. predator depredador noun an animal that naturally preys on others Man is the most dangerous predator. pronoun pronombre noun a substitute for a noun (example: I, she, he, we, etc.) "I" is the most commonly used pronoun in English. recipe receta noun instruction for cooking a dish She had her family's famous recipe for tamales. reference referencia noun a mention, allusion The writer added the reference to the bibliography. sacrifice sacrificio noun the offering of a plant, human or thing to something else Every country owes its independence to the sacrifice of a group of people. scaly escamoso adjective covered with scales A snake is scaly. selfish egoista adjective having or showing concern for only yourself and not for the needs of other people The little boy is very selfish because he didn't share his cookies. sentence oración noun a group of words that collectively form a thought The example sentence contained the word "sentence" twice. separate separado adjective division of people or things Boys and girls often play sports separate. skiing esquí noun the sport of moving down a hill covered in snow Skiing is my Canadian friend’s favorite sport. slender esbelto adjective someone that is slim My niece is a slender girl. slimy viscoso adjective made of or like slime This snake feels very slimy. specific específico adjective explicit or definite Coffee production is not specific to Costa Rica. squash ayote noun a kind of vegetable-like fruit including pumpkins Susan loves to eat squash. strait estrecho noun a narrow passage of water connecting two areas of water The strait of Magellan is very famous. supplies útiles noun a stock of resources The teacher asked us to take out our supplies. termite termita noun a small insect that lives in large colonies The termite ate a part of my door. vomiting vomitando verb eject matter from the stomach through the mouth Matt began vomiting after smelling the rotten food.
  • 27. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 14 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence accountant contador noun a person who keeps and inspect financial accounts An accountant helps her with her taxes. angrier más enojado adjective more angry; the comparative form of angry The Hulk is angrier than Iron Man. arrival llegada noun the action of getting somewhere Barbra’s time of arrival was 3:30pm. baggage equipaje noun personal belongings packed in suitcases Pick up your baggage after you get off the airplane. billionth billonésimo adjective signifying number 1,000,000,000 in a sequence; 1,000,000,000th The billionth star was discovered in 1936. celery apio noun a vegetable with long, thin, whitish or pale green stems that can be eaten uncooked or cooked Celery is delicious in soup. chubbier más rechoncho adjective more chubby; the comparative form of chubby Babies are chubbier than adults. crackers galletas noun a thin, crisp wafer Some people put tuna on their crackers. craziest el más loco adjective the most crazy; the superlative form of crazy His uncle is the craziest member of the family. delicious delicioso adjective something that tastes very good My mom’s cooking is delicious. departure salida noun the action of leaving somewhere Your time of departure is 12:45pm. dessert postre noun a sweet dish at the end of a meal Dessert is my favorite part of the meal. destination destino noun the place you are going to San Jose is our destination! diagnose diagnosticar verb to examine a person in order to identify a disease The doctors weren´t able to diagnose the patient suffering from a very rare disease. disease enfermedad noun illness or sickness Dengue is a common disease in Costa Rica. earlier más temprano adjective more early; the comparative form of early I arrived earlier than everyone else. earrings aretes noun accessories worn on the ears Sally got new earrings for her birthday. easiest el más fácil adjective the most easy; the superlative form of easy Small words are the easiest to spell. eightieth octogésimo adjective signifying number 80 in a sequence; 80th Grandpa Kevin celebrated his eightieth birthday. envelope sobre noun a flat, paper container with a sealable flap I put the letter in an envelope. farthest el más lejos adjective the most far; the superlative form of far Guanacaste is the farthest province from Limón. fiftieth quincuagésimo adjective signifying number 50 in a sequence; 50th Being a teacher is the fiftieth best job in the world. fortieth cuadragésimo adjective signifying number 40 in a sequence; 40th Jesus came out of the desert on the fortieth day. funnier más gracioso adjective more funny; the comparative form of funny Comedies are funnier than dramas. handsomest el más guapo adjective the most handsome; the superlative form of handsome Her husband is the handsomest man in the city. healthier más saludable adjective more healthy; the comparative form of healthy Vegetables are healthier than ice cream. highlighter resaltador noun a broad felt-tipped pen used to mark notes Erin used her highlighter to mark important notes. janitor conserje noun a person who takes care of a building The janitor swept the classroom floor. lawyer abogado noun a person who practices law The lawyer convinces a juror to change his mind. lonelier más solitario adjective more lonely; the comparative form of lonely We are lonelier when we aren’t together.
  • 28. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 14 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence luggage equipaje noun suitcases or bags used to pack personal belongings Don’t bring more luggage than you can carry. manager gerente noun a person who is responsible for controlling all or part of a company He got a promotion to manager at the hotel. mechanic mecánico noun a person who repairs vehicles The mechanic repaired the transmission on my car. millionth millonésimo adjective signifying number 1,000,000 in a sequence; 1,000,000th Jose was the millionth person through the door! motorcycle motocicleta noun a two-wheeled vehicle resembling a bicycle with a motor It is important to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle. necklace collar noun accessory worn around the neck The gold necklace was very expensive. ninetieth nonagésimo adjective signifying number 90 in a sequence; 90th The ninetieth song sung was beautiful. passenger pasajero noun a traveler on public or private transportation The passenger fell asleep on the train. plantain plátano noun a tropical fruit similar to a banana with green skin, or the plant that produces this fruit There are many ways to cook plantain. prettiest el más bonito adjective the most pretty; the superlative form of pretty This is the prettiest butterfly of all. rainier más lluvioso adjective more rainy; the comparative form of rainy It is rainier in the winter than in the summer. saddest el más triste adjective the most sad; the superlative form of sad It was the saddest story he had heard. scariest el más espantoso adjective the most scary; the superlative form of scary Conjunto is the scariest movie. sculptor escultor noun a person who makes statues The garden was filled with the works of the famous sculptor. seventieth septuagésimo adjective signifying number 70 in a sequence; 70th Abby finished seventieth in the race. sixtieth sexagésimo adjective signifying number 60 in a sequence; 60th My mom celebrated her sixtieth birthday this year. skinniest el más flaco adjective the most skinny; the superlative form of skinny He is the skinniest boy because he doesn’t eat enough. spaghetti espagueti noun long thin pasta Spaghetti with meatballs is my dad’s favorite food. sunglasses gafas del sol noun worn when it is sunny to protect the eyes I lost my sunglasses at the beach. tailor sastre noun a person who makes clothes to fit individually The tailor fixed my pants to fit me. therapist terapeuta noun a person who is trained to help patients overcome issues I talked to the therapist about my anxiety. thirtieth trigésimo adjective signifying number 30 in a sequence; 30th I am taking my thirtieth class this year. thousandth milésimo adjective signifying number 1,000 in a sequence; 1,000th Yesterday was the thousandth day at my job. twelfth duodécimo adjective signifying number 12 in a sequence; 12th Jesus was betrayed by the twelfth disciple. twentieth vigésimo adjective signifying number 20 in a sequence; 20th This is the twentieth time Joe spilled his juice. uglier más feo adjective more ugly; the comparative form of ugly The town was much uglier before we cleaned it up. usually usualmente adverb a lot of the time The bus usually comes at noon. waitress mesera noun a women who serves customers at a restaurant The waitress asked me what I wanted to eat. wavier más ondulado adjective more wavy; the comparative form of wavy Yilena’s hair is wavier than mine. wettest el más mojado adjective the most wet; the superlative form of wet Winter is the wettest season.
  • 29. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 15: Nationalities Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence Argentinian argentino adjective from Argentina The best meat in the world is Argentinian. Austrian austriaco adjective from Austria I love Austrian music. Belizean beliceño adjective from Belize My favorite food is Belizean. Brazilian brasileño adjective from Brazil The Brazilian soccer team is very good. Bulgarian búlgaro adjective from Bulgaria I love the Bulgarian snow hats. Cambodian camboyano adjective from Cambodia We have a friend who is Cambodian. Canadian canadiense adjective from Canada Many Canadian people travel to Costa Rica. Chilean chileno adjective from Chile My mom loves Chilean food. Chinese chino adjective from China You must study to learn the Chinese language. Danish danés adjective from Denmark My Danish friends have the prettiest smiles. Dutch holandés adjective from Netherlands My dad and brother are both Dutch. Ecuadorian ecuatoriano adjective from Ecuador Many people eat Ecuadorian cuisine. Egyptian egipcio noun from Egypt The Egyptian pyramids are ancient. Ethiopian etiope noun from Ethiopia Ethiopian food is popular in America. European Europeo noun from Europe European history is very interesting. Finnish finlandés adjective from Finland My husband is Finnish. French francés adjective from France Some say that the French language is similar to the Spanish language. German alemán adjective from Germany I like to eat German chocolate. Ghanaian ghanés noun from Ghana The Ghanaian soccer team is going to the world cup. Greek griego adjective from Greece Greek chefs cook with lots of garlic. Guatemalan guatemalteco adjective from Guatemala It would be cool to be Guatemalan. Honduran hondureño adjective from Honduras I had a friend at my university who was Honduran. Hungarian húngaro adjective from Hungary My ex-boyfriend was Hungarian. Icelandic islandés adjective from Iceland My best friend is Icelandic. Indian indio adjective from India My friend Lauren loves to cook Indian food. Indonesian indonesio adjective from Indonesia Indonesian islands are beautiful. Iranian iraní adjective from Iran Iranian almonds are delicious. Irish irlandés adjective from Ireland St. Patrick´s Day is an Irish holiday. Jamaican jamaiquino adjective from Jamaica Bob Marley was Jamaican. Japanese japonés adjective from Japan I like Japanese dancers.
  • 30. 2014 English Spelling Bee Word List, High School, Level 15 Word Spanish Translation Part of Speech Definition Example Sentence Jordanian jordano adjective from Jordan Jordanian people eat a lot of lamb. Kenyan keniano adjective from Kenya President Obama is part Kenyan. Korean coreano adjective from Korea Korean barbeque is very popular. Malaysian malasio adjective from Malaysia I want to visit Malaysian beaches. Mongolian mongol adjective from Mongolia Mongolian chicken is the best chicken. Moroccan marroquí adjective from Morocco I use Moroccan oil on my hair. Nicaraguan nicaragüense adjective from Nicaragua A woman in my town is Nicaraguan. Norwegian noruego adjective from Norway The Norwegian accent is really cool. Pakistani paquistano adjective from Pakistan Malala's family is Pakistani. Panamanian panameño adjective from Panama My friend Betty is Panamanian. Paraguayan paraguayo adjective from Paraguay Paraguayan spices are the best. Peruvian peruano adjective from Peru The best clothes are Peruvian made. Polish polaco adjective from Poland Many of my friends are Polish. Portuguese portugués adjective from Portugal I like the sound of the Portuguese language. Romanian rumano adjective from Romania The president and his wife are both Romanian. Russian ruso adjective from Russia Russian roulette is not a safe game to play. Rwandan ruandés adjective from Rwanda My boyfriend's grandmother is Rwandan. Scottish escocés adjective from Scotland My favorite dogs are the Scottish kind. Slovakian eslovaco adjective from Slovakia Many European countries border the Slovakian territory. Sudanese sudanés adjective from Sudan The Sudanese people have two countries. Swedish sueco adjective from Sweden I have a Swedish friend with pretty blonde hair. Swiss suizo adjective from Switzerland The Swiss are known for their neutrality. Syrian siriano adjective from Syria Syrian people once had a country. Taiwanese taiwanés adjective from Taiwan I like to drink Taiwanese juice. Turkish turco adjective from Turkey I love Turkish meat. Ugandan ugandés adjective from Uganda Ugandan teachers work with Peace Corps volunteers. Ukrainian ucraniano adjective from Ukraine I went to volunteer in Ukrainian schools last year. Uruguayan uruguayo adjective from Uruguay His father is Uruguayan. Venezuelan venezolano adjective from Venezuela My godmother is Venezuelan. Vietnamese vietnamita adjective from Vietnam Vietnamese spring rolls are good.