Friday, January 23, 2009

Español para los crucigramistas

¡Hola crucigramistas!

Éste es todo lo que usted necesita (salvo errores u omisiones):
a = una
air mail = correo aéreo
are = esta
art = arte
aunt = tía
baby = bebé/nene
ball = pelota
basket = cesta
(to) be = ser
bean = frijole
bear = oso/osa
boss = jefe/jefa
boy = chico
boyfriend = novio
puente deterioradobridge = puente
but = pero
car = coche
cat = gato/gata
chicken = pollo
city = ciudad
cold = frío
cow = vaca
daughter = hija
day = día
devil = diablo
don't mention it = de nada
east = este
Cinco de Mayoegg = huevo
eight = ocho
eleven = once
eye = ojo
five = cinco
flower = flor
four = cuatro
Friday = viernes
girl = chica
girlfriend = novia
gold = oro
good = bueno
happy = feliz
here = aquí/acá
hill = cuesta
hot = caliente
how do you do? = ¿Cómo esta usted?te amo
I love you = te amo
is = esta
island = isla
January = enero
king = rey
kiss = beso
lady = dama
lake = lago
land = tierra
let's go! = ¡vamos!
love = amor
low = baja
Matthew = mateo
maybe = tal vez
miss = srta. (señorita)
mister = señor
Monday = lunes
month = mes
more = más
mouth = boca
mrs = sra. (señora)
nine = nueve
never = nunca
north = norte
now = ahora
one = uno/una
other = otro/otra
palace = palacio
paved road = estrada
peace = paz
perhaps = tal vez
pint = pinta
poem = poema
poor = pobre
port = puerto
quarter = cuarto
queen = reina
red = rojo/roja
rice = arroz
rich = rico/rica
road = camino
tiendaroom = sala
saint = santo
Saturday = sábado
say = decir
sea = mar
see you later = hasta luego!
seven = siete
since = desde
six = seis
sky = cielo
some = unos/unas
son = hijo
south = sur
speak = hable/habla
state = estado
store = tienda
stupid = mensa
sun = sol
Sunday = domingo
ten = diez
that = eso/esa
these = estos/estas
this = este/esta
those = esos/esas
three = tres
Thursday = jueves
today = hoy
tomorrow = mañana
train = tren
Tuesday = martes
twelve = doce
two = dos
uncle = tío
walk = paseo
warning = aviso
water = agua
wave = ola
Wednesday = miércoles
week = semana
year = año
yesterday = ayer
you are = eres
¡Buena suerte, amigos!

12 comments:

liquidSQL said...

another common one: ball = pelota

Crossword Man said...

Thanks liquidSQL. Somehow cesta had got missed out too - that's a classic.

liquidSQL said...

Thanks for the great site! I can usually solve the NYT in about the same time as you and always check in here afterwards. Being confident, I tried the London Times puzzle and was swiftly pummeled and left in abject humility. Don't know how you do it but keep up the great work.

Crossword Man said...

Thanks for the feedback ... glad you like the resource. Yes, cryptic crosswords are something else. If you're North American, maybe try some of the home-grown cryptics first. I'm guessing one of the biggest differences is in the set of abbreviations that might be deployed ... you need to know a bit about cricket for British crosswords :-)

Anonymous said...

Why only Spanish? Why not le français pour les crucigrammistes. There seem to be a lot of repeat French words. Two come most readily to mind: Parisian Girlfriend/boyfriend = amie/ami, summer along the Seine = été; but I know there are many more.

Crossword Man said...

An entirely prejudiced choice on my part, Anon: I did a Spanish cheat sheet first, because I had most problems with it. Italian is in my sights, and then French after that. In the UK, French is much the most common European language to be taught in schools.

stun guns said...

Wow...that helped my crosswords out so much...thank you

Anonymous said...

Mensa is stupid! That's hilarious.

Jamie said...

A nit, really, but a boss can be a jefe or a jefa (the latter is female). The evil constructors like to catch you out on those masc./fem choices.

Crossword Man said...

Thanks Jamie. I've added jefa now. I've just started a Spanish course, so there may be more improvements in store...

Jamie said...

You're welcome. Glad to contribute. I read one of your other cheatsheets before I posted, and yo! (I mean, I say!) you totally saved my rear end with the advice on Sal Paradise on yesterday's puzzle. I just dropped it in w/o ever having read On The Road or having heard of the character.

There are a ton of cheatsheets you could develop. Off the top of my head, a cheatsheet on the Simpsons, Star Trek, and Roman or Greek Gods would be almost invaluable to this non-geek. More valuable if you dropped the images you post, or offered the option, so I could print them out without wasting a ton of ink.

Also, I just got Peter Gordon's book that you recommended and have four more on the way. Can't comment on the rest, but the Gordon book is totally great. Please keep recommending xword books.

Crossword Man said...

Thanks for the suggestions Jamie. There's at least one young whippersnapper who'd benefit from knowing more about James Doohan.