Grinch Stole your Vocabulary

The Grinch

This guy steals...

In our last post we listened to the Grinch Stole Christmas song “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”.  Why don’t you listen to it again?

We’ll tell you what words are real and give you the definitions.

En nuestra ultima entrada, escuchamos la cancion de navidad de la pelicula How the Grinch Stole Christmas titulada ‘You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch.” Te sugerimos que la escuches de nuevo.

Te contamos cuales palabras son verdaderas y cuales son de mentiras.

Grinch, FAKE AND REAL. Noun, a bad tempered person similar to the main character of the Dr. Seuss story How the Grinch Stole Christmas. (una persona de malas pulgas)

Heel, REAL. Noun, old slang for a dishonorable or irresponsible person or rotter. (una persona rastrera o canalla)

An Eel

Eels are not cuddly! But they are foul and nasty.

Cuddly, REAL. Adjective, suitable for cuddling or snuggling. (adorable o mimoso)

EelREAL. Noun, a long, snake-like fish. (anguila)

Monster, REAL. Noun, any animal or human grotesquely deviating from the normalshape, behavior, or character. (monstruo)FoulREAL. Adjective, gross, filthy or offensive. (asqueroso)

Seasick, REAL. Adjective, suffering from nausea and dizziness caused by the motion of aship at sea. (mareado)

Nasty, REAL. Adjective, bad, filthy, offensive or ugly.  (asqueroso o feo)

Wasty, FAKE.

Gunk, REAL. Noun, sticky or greasy residue or accumulation. (mugre o suciedad grasosa)

Rotter, REAL. Noun, British slang for an unpleasant or despicable person. (persona rastrera o canalla)

Sot, REAL. Noun, drunkard. (borracho)

Splot, FAKE

Nauseous, REAL. Adjective, causing nausea or sickness or being revolting or nasty. (nauseabundo o repugnante)


Super-naus, FAKE

Sauerkraut, REAL. Noun, finely shredded and pickled cabbage. (chucrut)

Toadstool, REAL. Noun, a poisonous mushroom.  (seta venenosa)

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