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Useful Idiomatic Expressions

Useful Idiomatic Expressions

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Appendix
B
Useful
Idiomatic
BxPressions
The
fbllowing
is
notanexhaustive
listof
idiomatic
expressions,
but
instead'
a
usefulstarting
place
fbr
learning
these
kinds
of
vocabulary
items.
you
shourdaddnew
"*p."rrion,
toyour rist
as
you
come
across
them'You
should
focus
on
ten
tofifteen
expressions
a
week,
try
to
memorize
them,
andthen
use
them
in
class
in
your
conversationsand
in
your
writtenwork.Theywillnotonlyhelpyouexpressyourselfwithease,buttheywillalsobeusefulinmanypartsofthe
examination,especially
in
the
Writing
(Paragraph
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and
WithoutRootWords)
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estar
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ktvewithto
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verY
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askaquestion
to
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visitto hurt
someone
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in
need
of,
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be
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someone
know
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to
get
hurt,to
hurt
(oneselJ')
to
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to
be
about
to
to
be
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to
date(curuent)
to
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dgreeunanimouslY
to
be
ina
good
(bad)
mood
to
be
in
sryle
(fashionable)to
be
standingto
be
back
Using
hacerlo
talk
aboutweather
iQud
tiempo
hace?
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(mucho)
calor.Hace
(mucho)
fresco.Hace
(mucho)
frio.
Whut
is
the
weuther
like?The
weather
is
g,ood.
h
is(very)hot/warm'
It
is
(very)
cool.
It
is(very)
cold.
Appendix
B
277
 
Hace
mal tiempo.
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(mucho)
sol.
Hace
(mucho)viento.
Using
ft
The
weather
is
bad.
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is(very)
sunny.
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is(very)
windy.tener
presente
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que
*
infinitive
tenerque
ver
con
(no)
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(mucha)
sed
tener
(mucho)
sueflotener
(mucha)
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tener(mucha)vergiienza(de)
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to
keep
in
mind,
to
take
intoaccountto
be
in
a(big)
hurry
to
have to
to
have
to dowithto
be
right
(wrong)to
be
(very)thirstyto
be
(very)
sleepy
to
be
(very)
luclcy
to
be
(very
much)ashamed
(ofl
sersertoc
ir
al centro
ir
de
compras
ir
de
tiendas
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llegar
to
go
downtownto
goshopping
to
goshopping
llegar
a ser
llegar
a
tiempollegar
atrasadollegar
con
atraso
llegar
con retraso
llegar
tarde
llegar
temprano
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ponerse
to
become
(goal
achieved
over time)to
be
(anive)
on time
to
be
(anive)
lateto
be
(arrive)
late
to
be
(anive)
lateto
be
(anive)
lateto
be
(arrive)
early
andar
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(desalud,de
dinero,
etc.)aprender de
memoria
caerle
bien(mal)
a
alguien
caerse
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de ideacontar concostarle trabajocreerquesf
(no)
cumplir...
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(muchos)disparates
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quesf
(no)
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pierna
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a
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(mal)
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querer
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a
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sacar
una
foto(graffa)
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to
be
(sick,
broke,etc.)
to
memoriTe,
to learn
by
heartto
make a
good(bad)
impression
(on
someone
)todrop
dead
to
change one's
mindto rely
on
to
be
dfficult
for
someone
(not)tothink
so
toturn...years
old
to
be
dueto
to talk
nonsense
to
say
yes
(no)
to
drcpto
sleep
like a log(soundly)to earn
one's
living
to
knockon the
door
to
carry
out, to
accomplish,
to
finish
to
get
(not
get)
along withto holdone's interest
to
die laughingto
be
goodfornothing
to
pay
cash
to
call
the
roll
to
have a
good(bad)
time
to borrowto
waste
ctne's
timeto agreetostand
(up)to
behave/misbehave
to
payattentionto look
giod'(on
somebody)to mean
to
taste
like
togeta
grade (on
a
paper
or
assignment)
to
take
a
pictureto
agree
with
one,
tosuit
one
al
ponerse
de
acuerdoponerse
de
pie
ponerse
de
rodillas
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to
agree,
to
come
to
an aqreement
to
stand
to
kneel
(down)
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al
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aaa
aaaaa
aa
a
a
a
a
a
al
al
alal
al
al
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tener...
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(mala)
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(mucha)
calmatener
(mucho)calor
tener(muchos)celos(de)tener
(mucho)
cuidadotener
deseosde
tener
dolor
de(garganta,
cabeza,
etc.)
tener en cuenta
tener
(mucha)envidia(de)tener
(mucho)6xito
tener
(mucho)
frfo
tener
ganasde
tener
(mucha)
hambretener
la culpa
(de)tener
la
palabratener
(mucha)l6stima
de
tener
lugar
tener
(mucho)miedo
(de)tener
mucho
gusto
en
to
be...years
old
to lookgood (bad)to
be
(very)
calm
to
be/feel
(very)hotto
be(very)
jealous
(ofl
to
be
(very)careful
to
feel
like, to
have
an
urge to
to
have
a
(sorethroat,headache,etc.)
to
take
into accountto
be
(very)
envious
(of)to
be
(very)
successful
to
be/feel
(very)cold
to
feel
like,
to have0nurge to
to
be
(very)hungryto
be
to
blame
(for),to
be
one's
fauh
to
have
the
floor
to
feel
(very)
sorry
for
to
take
placeto
be
(very
much)
afraid
(of)to
be
pleasedto
a\
278
Appendix
B
 
ser
aficionado
a
ser
hora
de
tocarle
a
unotomar el
sol
tomarleelpelo
a
alguienvaler
lapenavolverse
loco
Otheridiomaticexpressions
to
be
a
fan
of, to
be
fond
of
to
be
time
to
to
be
one's turnto
sunbatheto
pull
someone's
leg,
to
fool
(someone)
to
be
worthwhile,to
be
worth
the
troubleto
gocrazy
asresque
asf,
as(
cada
vez
cadavez miis
cadavez
menos
claro
que sf
(no)como
siempre
con(sin)
cuidado
con(su)permisocon
frecuencia
con
muchogustoCreoque
no.
Creo
que
sf.
cuanto
antes
de antemano
de
aquf enadelantedebuena
(mala)
ganade
costumbre
de
dfade
ese
(este)modo
/
de
esa
(esta)manera
de
excursi6nde
frente
degolpe
de
hechode
hoy
en adelantede
memoria
de
nada
de
ningrinmodo
de
ninguna
manerade nochede nuevode otra manerade
otro
mododeparenpardepostredeprisade
pronto
de
repentede todosmodos
de
riltima
modade una
vez
de
veras
devez
en
cuandodentrodepocoderecho
desde
luego
dia
de fiesta
(m)
enalgunaparteen balde
en
broma
en
cambio
',2,o
each timemore and more
less
and
less
of
course
(not)
as
usual
c
arefully
(c
are
le s
sly
)
excuse me,
withyour
permissionfrequentlygladly
I
don't
think
so.
I
think
so.
as
soon
as
possiblebeforehand
from
now
on
willingly
(
unw
illingly
)
usually
by day
in
that
way,
so
on
a
picnic
facing forward,
from
the
front
all
at
once, suddenly
in
fact,
us
a
matter
of
fact,
actually
from
now
on, henceforthby
heartyouare
welcomeby no means,onno account,
absolutelynot
by nomeans, onno account,
absolutelynot
by
night
againin another
wayotherwise
wide
open
for
dessert
quickly
suddenly,
all
of a
suddensuddenly,
all
of
a sudden
at any rate,
anyway,anyhow
in
the latest style
at
once,
at
one time
really, truly,
honestly
from
time
to
time,
once
in awhilein
a
shortwhile,
in
a
little
whilestraight
ahead
of
course
holiday
somewhere
in
vain
in
fun,
jokingly
on the
other handiBastal
a
(algunas)
vecesa
bordo
a
ciegas
a
diario
a
tin
decuentasa
fondo
a
la
*
nationality
(f)
a
la
carrera
a
la
fuerza
a
la
larga
a
la
veza
lo
largo
a
lo
lejos
a
miis
tardar
a
menudoa
mi
parecer
a
pie
a
prop6sito
a
solasa
su
veza
tiempo
a
tropezones
a
riltimahora
a
ver
ahora
mismoal airelibreal
amanecer
al
anochecer
al
contado
al contrarioal
fin
al
fin
yal
cabo
al
menos
al
mismo tiempo
al
parecer
alpie
de
la
letra
al
por mayor
al
por menoral
principioal
revds
Enough!
sometimes,
at
timeson
board
blindlydailyin
the end,
after
all
(is
said
anddone),
in
the
final
analysisthoroughly,
in
detail
in(nationalitv)
sryle
of
quickly,
onthe
run
by
forcein
the
longrunat
the
same
time
throughout,along
in
thedistance,
far
off,
at a
distance
at
the latest
often,
frequently
in
my
opinion
on
foot,
walking
by thewayalone
in
turnon
time
by
fits
and
startsat
the
lastminutelet's
see
right
now,
right
away,
at
once
outdoorsat dawn, at
daltbreak
at
dusk,
at
nightfall
cash,
for
cash
on the
contrary
finally,
atlast
in
the end,aJier
all
(is
said
and
done)
at
least
at
the
same
time
apparently,
seemingly
literally
wholesale
retail
at
first,
at
the
beginning
upside
down, inside
out,
backwards
Appendix
B
279

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