10-12 materiales escolares WITH MNEMONICS (español al inglés)

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la pluma
la pluma
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the pen (the fountain pen) (Picture a PLUM with a pen stuck through it.)
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el bolígrafo
el bolígrafo
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the pen (the ballpoint pen) (Picture a BOwLing ball with a pen jabbed into it.)
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el lápiz
el lápiz
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the pencil (Picture your LAP with a pencil on it.)
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el papel
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the paper (All you have to do is change the \”l\” to an \”r.\”)
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una hoja de papel
una hoja de papel
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a sheet of paper (Santa says \”HO\” and laughs \”JA\” with a sheet of paper in his hand.)
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una carpeta
una carpeta
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a folder; a binder (Picture a folder and a binder made out of CARPET.)
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un bloc
un bloc
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a notebook (Picture a cinder BLOCk that has a notebook attached to the top for you to use.)
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una libreta
una libreta
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a notebook (This word looks a lot like library. Picture a library of just notebooks.)
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un cuaderno
un cuaderno
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a notebook (What is a QUADrilateral [CUADrilátero]? A four-sided figure. A notebook is four-sided. Usually.)
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la mochila
la mochila
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the backpack (This word looks like MOCHA. Picture a MOCHA colored backpack or someone pouring a MOCHA latte on a backpack.)
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un disco
un disco
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a disk (DUH!)
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una goma de borrar
una goma de borrar
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a pencil eraser (This word looks like GuM. Picture someone using his or her GuM to erase something on paper.)
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la pizarra
la pizarra
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the board (Picture a PIZzA stuck to a chalkboard or to a dry erase board.)
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el pizarrón
el pizarrón
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the board (Picture a PIZzA stuck to a chalkboard or to a dry erase board.)
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un marcador
un marcador
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a marker (DUH!)
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un borrador
un borrador
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a board eraser (It would be a BORe to erase an entire board.)
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un pupitre
un pupitre
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a student desk (This word looks like PUPil, another word for student. It sounds like poopy tray. Picture a tray of poopy on a student desk.)
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una mesa
una mesa
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a table (After eating you often have a MES on the table.)
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un escritorio
un escritorio
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a teacher desk (eSCRItorio includes the first four letters of the word SCRIBBLE. Picture yourself sitting down to SCRIbble at a teacher desk. escritORIO [OREO])
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una silla
una silla
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a chair (silla looks like SILLy. Picture someone SILLy sitting in a SILLy chair.)
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una calculadora
una calculadora
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a calculator (DUH!)
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una computadora
una computadora
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a computer (DUH!)
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un ordenador
un ordenador
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a computer (You can easily ORDEr things using a computer.)
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los sujetapapeles
los sujetapapeles
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the paper clips (suJETapapeles. Picture a JET made out of paperclips. Or remember that SUJETA means to fasten or hold. sujetapapeles literally means \”fasten papers\” or \”hold papers.\”)
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un perforador
un perforador
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a hole puncher (A perforador is literally a PERFERAtOR, a device that makes PERFORAtions or holes in things.)
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una grapadora
una grapadora
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a stapler (GRAPaDORA contains part of the word GRAPe and the DORA. Picture a GRAPe being stapled to the by DORA.)
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una tarjeta de índice
una tarjeta de índice
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an index card (TARjeta contains the word TAR. Picture a business card or a Christmas card covered in TAR.)
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un libro
un libro
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a book (The word libro begins with the first four letters of the English word LIBRary.)
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una revista
una revista
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a magazine (vista=view. You may be aware that there are hotels, subdivisions, and apartment complexes in the U.S., especially on the coast, with the word VISTA in their title: LA VISTA [THE VIEW], BUENA VISTA [GOOD VIEW], ETC. They are called this because from these locations, you have beautiful views of the ocean, mountains, etc. If the word vista means view then revista is literally a \”review.\” What is a magazine but a review of cars, fashion, celebrities, sports, etc.)
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una papelera
una papelera
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a trash can (PAPELera=a place were you put PAPEL when you want to throw it away.)
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un bote de basura
un bote de basura
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a trash can (BOTe includes the word bot [roBOT]. Picture a trash can designed to look like R2-D2. It is good idea to go ahead and learn that bote=can and basura=trash. So literally bote de basura is a ‘can of trash’ or a \”can for trash.\”)
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un texto
un texto
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a textbook (DUH!)
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el reloj
el reloj
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the clock; the watch (Look how much RELOJ looks like ROLEX.)
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un mapa
un mapa
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a map (DUH!)
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las altavoces
las altavoces
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the loudspeakers (ALTA=tall, high, loud; VOCES=VOiCES)
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la lámpara
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the lamp (DUH!)
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el archivador
el archivador
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the file cabinet (You may be aware that an ARCHIVE in English is a place in a library or a museum where you keep old documents. In Spanish an ARCHIVADOR is a simple file cabinet. If you are not familiar enough with the word ARCHIVE, then picture a file cabinet beneath an ARCH.)
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el tablón de anuncios
el tablón de anuncios
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the bulletin board (literally a TABLe of ANnoUNCements)
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el techo
el techo
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the ceiling; the roof (It looks a bit like the word TouCH so you could think \”TouCH the ceiling and the roof.\” It looks more like tech [TECHnology]. Picture TECHnology [computers, ipads, cell phones, etc.] attached to the ceiling and the roof.)
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el piso
el piso
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the floor (PISO looks like the word PISs, something you should not do on the floor.)
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yes
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no
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no; not
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es
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is; it is; is it
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qué
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what (QUEstion what)
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entonces
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then; so (Add an \”n\” to the beginning of the word, then look closely and you can see the two English words in the Spanish word: nentonces–>NEhTonces and entOnceS.)
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ay
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oh
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chico
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boy
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chica
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girl

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