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Spanish word of the week: cuidado

el cuidado NOUN care One of the basic meanings of cuidado is care: Esta blusa hay que lavarla con cuidado. This blouse needs to be washed with care. The phrase con cuidado often translates as carefully: Lo abrió con cuidado. He opened it carefully. And you can intensify cuidado… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: parecer

parecer VERB to think Parecer is a very common way of expressing what you think. You use it in the structure me parece que …, word for word ‘it seems to me that’: Me parece que no va a venir. I don’t think he’s going to come. Read More

World Space Week

Today, 9 October, is the penultimate day of this year’s World Space Week, a UN event launched in 1999. Space Week falls at this calendar juncture because this first October week is bookended by two key dates. The fourth of October 1957 saw the… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: aunque

aunque CONJUNCTION although, though; even though; even if Aunque is a very commonly used linking word, or conjunction. Its main meaning is although or though: No esperaba eso de él, aunque entiendo por qué lo hizo. I wasn’t expecting that from him, although I can understand why… Read More
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An instant check for words allowed in Scrabble™. Includes Scrabble word definitions and scores. Collins is the only online Scrabble word checker to use the official tournament word list, including over a quarter of a million permissible words. It’s endorsed by Mattel and the World English-Language Scrabble™ Players’ Association.  … Read More
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Collins is the Official Scrabble™ publisher, with over 279,000 playable words, Collins Scrabble™ books are used across the globe to settle Scrabble™ squabbles at every level. Whether a tournament player, a Scrabble™ champion-in-training or just playing for fun, the Collins Scrabble™ range caters for players’ needs. Discover the full range… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: importar

importar VERB to mind; to matter importar is a very useful word to describe how people feel about something. No me importa tener que levantarme temprano. I don’t mind having to get up early. Apart from being used with the infinitive, as in the previous example,… Read More