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Word of the week!


Se lleva la palma: …takes the cake (phrase)

fauce: jaw

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Week 46: words of the week!


Somier: bed base (sommier (French) – bed springs, the base structure that supports a beds mattress)

Cesar: to terminate (in the context of employment)

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Week 45: words of the week


Arándanos: (fruit)

disminuir: to diminish (verb. similar to reducir)

invernadero: glasshouse

cotidiana: everyday

(in)certidumbre: certitude (un/certainty)

Negó: denied (verb: negar -to deny)

La derrota: the defeat

Apenas: barely (“apenas una hora antes de….” Barely an hour after…)

Aún: yet (aún no lo sé – i don’t know yet)

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Week 44: this weeks new words


Cobre: copper

Macete: pot

Vajilla: crockery

Tetera: teapot

Juego de café: coffee set


cap de fiblo: a tornado (or tornado-like) weather phenomenon is called a cap de fibló in Mallorca when it hits land (It is called a mànegue or a fiblon when it occurs out in the sea.). You can see a video of a fiblon. This year in August the destruction from this weather was spectacular!

fusteria: carpentry

Rebost: pantry

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Week 43: this weeks new words


Babilla: a specific cut of meat from a cow. Part of the hind legs formed by a set of muscles and tendons that articulate the femur with the tibia and the patella. Taste wise it is dry, you can cook it whole, on the brasa, sliced in stew or in fillets.

Tejone: badger

Colmena: hive (for bees)

Buhardilla: attic/loft

Vigas: rafters/beams (wood), girders (metal)

zaguán: (recibidor) hallway (part of a house directly after the front door)

pleno dominio: (to be in) full control

de tal forma: in such a way

sustraer: subtract

buena fe: good faith

camposanto: cemetery

Borrasca: storm

marejada: surge (sea, tidal)

Algarrobo: carob


Com anam: Como va? / How’s it going? / How are you?

Fins un altra: Adiós / Good bye! (Formal)

camaiot: Typical embutido (sausage) from Islas Baleares. It is a cooked, black, and very greasy sausage – usually containing pig (head) minced meat, blood, black pepper, a pinch of paprika and of anise. The meat is inserted in a pig leg, where the name comes from. It is eaten raw, cut in very fine slices, or cooked.

sandvitx: sándwich / sandwich

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Week 42 2020: This week’s New Words


Yodada: Iodized. (Sal yodada)

Navegar a vela: sailing (with a sail..)

Enojo – anger, annoyance

Se hará – verb,

Usufructo – The right by which a person can use the assets of another and enjoy their benefits, with the obligation to preserve and care for them as if they were their own.

This seems to be common in property sales – where the elderly owner(s) of a house agree to sell the house to another, but the original owner retain the right to live in the house until their death.


Bugaderia: Lavandería (Es), Laundry (En)

Tot: todo (Es), everything (En)

Forastero – Stranger, specifically from Spanish mainland.

Used in the Balearic Islands to signify someone who lives in the island for a reasonable time, but is not from the island, specifically is from the Spanish mainland.