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30 de las palabras más raras en inglés

Helen Doron cumple 30 años. Para celebrarlo, os presentamos una serie de artículos en los que compartimos, con padres y profesores, herramientas útiles y divertidas con las que enseñar inglés a nuestros hijos. Para comenzar, 30 de las palabras más raras en inglés que podemos encontrar en Oxford English Dictionary.

1. Backwash, n. (en español: retrolavado)
The passing of water or other liquid through a filter in the reverse direction to normal flow in order to flush it clean; an instance of this. Also: Liquid used in such a process.

2. Baked Potato, n. (en español: patata asada)
A potato baked whole and served in its skin.

3. Beatboxer, n. (en español: no existe, se toma el mismo término beatboxer)
A performer who uses (amplified) vocal effects to imitate the sounds and rhythms of hip-hop music.

4. Bestie, n. (en español: mejor amiga)
A person’s best friend; a very close friend.

5. Bitcoin, n. (en español: bitcoin)
(A proprietary name for) a digital payment system introduced in 2009, having its own unit of account; the unit of account of this system.

6. Blobfish, n. (en español: pez borrón, pez gota o janira)
Any of several bottom-dwelling deep-sea fishes of the family Psychrolutidae (fathead sculpins), which have large heads; spec. Psychrolutes marcidus of Australian and New Zealand waters, having gelatinous flesh and (once brought to the surface) a distinctive sagging face.

7. BYOD, n. (en español: no existe)
Bring your own device, the policy or practice of allowing employees, customers, etc., to connect to an organization’s network using their own smartphones, computers, etc.

8. Citrusy, adj. (en español: cítrico)
Of a smell, taste, or colour: characteristic or suggestive of citrus fruit. Also: having such a smell, taste, or colour.

9. Conlang, n (en español: idioma artificia o ideolengua)
An artificially created language.

10. Crap shoot, n. (en español: azar)
A situation or undertaking regarded as uncertain, risky, or unpredictable.

11. Evil genius, n. (en español: malvado)
A malevolent spirit imagined as accompanying a person and seeking to influence him or her to do evil, and often paired with an opposed benevolent spirit; (in extended use) a person who exerts an evil influence; a person with an exceptional capacity for wrongdoing or malevolence; (also) a highly intelligent criminal or villain.

12. First World problem, n. (en español: problemas del primer mundo)
A problem affecting the First World and its inhabitants; spec. a cause of frustration or dissatisfaction regarded as trivial, and arising only as a result of the economic and social privilege, access to technology, etc., associated with the First World.

13. Flexitarian, n. (en español: flexivegetariano)
A person who follows a primarily but not strictly vegetarian diet.

14. Godzooks, int. (en español: algo parecido a “cáspita”)
Expressing surprise, alarm, frustration, etc.

15. Group hug, n. (en español: abrazo de grupo)
A hug shared by three or more people in a group, typically as an expression of support or solidarity.

16. Hashtag, n. (en español: se usa hashtag)
(On social media web sites and applications) a word or phrase preceded by a hash and used to identify messages relating to a specific topic; (also) the hash symbol itself, when used in this way.

17. High muckety-muck, n. (en español: pez gordo)
A person of high status and influence; an important person, a bigwig.

18. Hip-hopping, n. adj. (en español: rapear)
The action of hip-hop. Of or relating to hip-hop; that hip-hops.

19. Honky-tonker, n. (en español: no existe)
A person who owns, works in, or frequents a honky-tonk (honky-tonk n. 1). Also: a performer of honky-tonk music.

20. Pescatarian, n. adj. (en español: pesco-vegetariano)
A person who eats fish but avoids eating meat; esp. someone who includes fish in an otherwise vegetarian diet. Keeping to a diet which includes fish but not meat; of or relating to pescatarians or their practices.

21. Sciency, adj. (en español: no existe)
Of a somewhat scientific or technical nature; (also) having an interest in or aptitude for science.

22. Selfie, n. (en español: selfie)
A photographic self-portrait; esp. one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.

23. Skype, v. (en español: conversar por skype)
To have a spoken conversation over the Internet using Skype software, freq. while viewing live images of one another on a computer screen or mobile device. Also with in, into: to participate in a conversation or event in another location by using Skype software.

24. TBH, n. (en español: ser honesto)
(Orig. and chiefly in online and electronic communication) to be honest.

25. TP, n. v. (en español: papel higiénico)
Toilet paper; To cover (a building, trees, etc.) with toilet paper, typically as a prank.

26. Un-PC, adj. (en español: políticamente correcto)
Not politically correct.

27. Upcycling, n. (en español: reciclar, convertir en algo mejor)
The operation or process of reusing waste materials to create a product of higher value or quality; (more generally) the action or process of repurposing or renovating an old or unwanted item to make it more attractive, valuable, etc.

28. Wackadoodle, n. adj. (en español: excéntrico)
Alteration of wackadoo. Crazy, mad; eccentric.

29. Wardrobe malfunction, n. (en español: no existe)
An instance of an article of a person’s clothing slipping out of position, tearing, etc., so as to expose part of the wearer’s body and cause embarrassment.

30. YOLO (en español: sólo se vive una vez)
You only live once!

 

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30 de las palabras más raras en inglés

Helen Doron cumple 30 años. Para celebrarlo, os presentamos una serie de artículos en los que compartimos, con padres y profesores, herramientas útiles y divertidas con las que enseñar inglés a nuestros hijos. Para comenzar, 30 de las palabras más raras en inglés que podemos encontrar en Oxford English Dictionary.

1. Backwash, n. (en español: retrolavado)
The passing of water or other liquid through a filter in the reverse direction to normal flow in order to flush it clean; an instance of this. Also: Liquid used in such a process.

2. Baked Potato, n. (en español: patata asada)
A potato baked whole and served in its skin.

3. Beatboxer, n. (en español: no existe, se toma el mismo término beatboxer)
A performer who uses (amplified) vocal effects to imitate the sounds and rhythms of hip-hop music.

4. Bestie, n. (en español: mejor amiga)
A person’s best friend; a very close friend.

5. Bitcoin, n. (en español: bitcoin)
(A proprietary name for) a digital payment system introduced in 2009, having its own unit of account; the unit of account of this system.

6. Blobfish, n. (en español: pez borrón, pez gota o janira)
Any of several bottom-dwelling deep-sea fishes of the family Psychrolutidae (fathead sculpins), which have large heads; spec. Psychrolutes marcidus of Australian and New Zealand waters, having gelatinous flesh and (once brought to the surface) a distinctive sagging face.

7. BYOD, n. (en español: no existe)
Bring your own device, the policy or practice of allowing employees, customers, etc., to connect to an organization’s network using their own smartphones, computers, etc.

8. Citrusy, adj. (en español: cítrico)
Of a smell, taste, or colour: characteristic or suggestive of citrus fruit. Also: having such a smell, taste, or colour.

9. Conlang, n (en español: idioma artificia o ideolengua)
An artificially created language.

10. Crap shoot, n. (en español: azar)
A situation or undertaking regarded as uncertain, risky, or unpredictable.

11. Evil genius, n. (en español: malvado)
A malevolent spirit imagined as accompanying a person and seeking to influence him or her to do evil, and often paired with an opposed benevolent spirit; (in extended use) a person who exerts an evil influence; a person with an exceptional capacity for wrongdoing or malevolence; (also) a highly intelligent criminal or villain.

12. First World problem, n. (en español: problemas del primer mundo)
A problem affecting the First World and its inhabitants; spec. a cause of frustration or dissatisfaction regarded as trivial, and arising only as a result of the economic and social privilege, access to technology, etc., associated with the First World.

13. Flexitarian, n. (en español: flexivegetariano)
A person who follows a primarily but not strictly vegetarian diet.

14. Godzooks, int. (en español: algo parecido a “cáspita”)
Expressing surprise, alarm, frustration, etc.

15. Group hug, n. (en español: abrazo de grupo)
A hug shared by three or more people in a group, typically as an expression of support or solidarity.

16. Hashtag, n. (en español: se usa hashtag)
(On social media web sites and applications) a word or phrase preceded by a hash and used to identify messages relating to a specific topic; (also) the hash symbol itself, when used in this way.

17. High muckety-muck, n. (en español: pez gordo)
A person of high status and influence; an important person, a bigwig.

18. Hip-hopping, n. adj. (en español: rapear)
The action of hip-hop. Of or relating to hip-hop; that hip-hops.

19. Honky-tonker, n. (en español: no existe)
A person who owns, works in, or frequents a honky-tonk (honky-tonk n. 1). Also: a performer of honky-tonk music.

20. Pescatarian, n. adj. (en español: pesco-vegetariano)
A person who eats fish but avoids eating meat; esp. someone who includes fish in an otherwise vegetarian diet. Keeping to a diet which includes fish but not meat; of or relating to pescatarians or their practices.

21. Sciency, adj. (en español: no existe)
Of a somewhat scientific or technical nature; (also) having an interest in or aptitude for science.

22. Selfie, n. (en español: selfie)
A photographic self-portrait; esp. one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.

23. Skype, v. (en español: conversar por skype)
To have a spoken conversation over the Internet using Skype software, freq. while viewing live images of one another on a computer screen or mobile device. Also with in, into: to participate in a conversation or event in another location by using Skype software.

24. TBH, n. (en español: ser honesto)
(Orig. and chiefly in online and electronic communication) to be honest.

25. TP, n. v. (en español: papel higiénico)
Toilet paper; To cover (a building, trees, etc.) with toilet paper, typically as a prank.

26. Un-PC, adj. (en español: políticamente correcto)
Not politically correct.

27. Upcycling, n. (en español: reciclar, convertir en algo mejor)
The operation or process of reusing waste materials to create a product of higher value or quality; (more generally) the action or process of repurposing or renovating an old or unwanted item to make it more attractive, valuable, etc.

28. Wackadoodle, n. adj. (en español: excéntrico)
Alteration of wackadoo. Crazy, mad; eccentric.

29. Wardrobe malfunction, n. (en español: no existe)
An instance of an article of a person’s clothing slipping out of position, tearing, etc., so as to expose part of the wearer’s body and cause embarrassment.

30. YOLO (en español: sólo se vive una vez)
You only live once!

 

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