The topic of today’s blog post is 5 Handy Spanish Verbs for Life in Latin America. While living in Colombia, I had to ask someone how to say these verbs in Spanish. Either I had never learned them in the home-study courses that I used to learn Spanish or I had forgotten the words before moving to Colombia. Since I found it necessary to ask someone how do you say these verbs, I consider these verbs useful and practical Spanish verbs.
After reading this blog post, you will know how to say the following words or phrases in Spanish:
1. How to say “to stand on one’s tippy toes” in Spanish
2. How to say “to reach or to be sufficient” in Spanish
3. How to say “to avenge one’s self” in Spanish
4. How to say “don’t make fun of me” in Spanish
How To Say To Stand On One’s Tippy Toes in Spanish
1. Empinarse – to stand on one’s tippy toes.
Tuve que empinarme para alcanzar las manzanas en la cesta.
I had to stand on my tippy toes in order to reach the apples in the basket.
2. Alcanzar – a. to reach, b. to be sufficient
b. El sueldo no me alcanza para llegar al fin de mes.
My salary isn’t enough to make it to the end of the month.
How To Say To Avenge One’s Self in Spanish
3. Vengarse – to avenge one’s self
Te vengarás de él algún día.
You will get your revenge on him some day.
How To Say To Make Fun Of in Spanish
4. Burlarse – to make fun of
No te burles de mí.
Don’t make fun of me.
How To Say To Burp in Spanish
5. Eructar – to belch, to burp, to eruct
La gaseosa me hace eructar.
The soda makes me belch/burp.