° tropezar con to run into, come uponTropecé con él en la calle.I came upon him in the street. ° tropezar en to trip overTropecé en el bordillo de la acera.I tripped over the curb. Suspender to suspend, stopSuspendieron el espectáculo por la lluvia.The show was stopped on account of the rain. ▲ to suspend, hangSuspendieron el cuadro de un clavo.They hung the picture on a nail. ▲ to flunk Lo suspendieron en aritmética.They flunked him in arithmetic. Sumo greatHe tenido sumo gusto en conocerle.It’s been a great pleasure to know you.

° ponerse en camino to set outNos pusimos en camino muy temprano.We set out very early. ° ponerse en contra de to be against, opposeLa mayoría de los diputados se pusieron en contra del proyecto.The majority of deputies were against the measure. ° ponerse en marcha to start, start out, pull outEl tren se puso en marcha lentamente.The train started out slowly. ° ponerse en pie to get up, riseCuando entró el presidente se pusieron todos en pie.When the president entered they all stood up.

Exactitud accuracyEste trabajo está hecho con mucha exactitud.This work’s very accurately done. ▲ punctualityLa exactitud es su cualidad característica.Punctuality is his distinguishing characteristic. Estropear to ruin, damageLos niños han estropeado el radio.The boys have ruined the radio. ▲ to spoilSu dimisión estropeó nuestros planes.His resignation spoiled our plans.

° ocurrirsele a uno to occur to oneSe me ocurrió una buena idea.A good idea occurred to me. No no, not”¿Hará Ud. eso?” “No, no lo haré.” “Will you do that?” “No, I won’t.” ° así no más just like thisHágalo así no más.Do it just like this. ° no más only, no moreEsto y no más.This and no more. ° no sea que or elseTenemos que darnos prisa no sea que cierren la tienda.We must hurry or else the shop’ll be closed. Nivelar to levelNivelaron el terreno en muy poco tiempo.They leveled the ground in a very short time. ▲ to balanceTenemos que nivelar nuestro presupuesto.We must balance our budget.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall transmit certified copies of the present Covenant to all States referred to in article 26. Any State Party to the present Covenant may propose an amendment and file it with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Any amendment adopted by a majority of the States Parties present and voting at the conference shall be submitted to the General Assembly of the United Nations for approval. The present Covenant shall be open to accession by any State referred to in paragraph 1 of this article. Most everyone is familiar with this day, as it is celebrated nearly everywhere the world.

▲ to hang Merecía que lo colgaran.He deserved to be hanged. Cocina kitchenLa cocina de esa casa es muy bonita.The kitchen in that house is very nice. ▲ cuisine, cookingMe gusta la cocina francesa.I like French cooking. Clavo nailNecesito artribion ingredients una caja de clavos.I need a box of nails. ° dar en el clavo to hit the nail on the head. Chasco ° darle a uno un chasco to fool, play a joke onLe dimos un chasco dejándole la cuenta.We played a joke on him by leaving him the bill.