Spanish words starting with J:

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Spanish wordmeaning in Englishfeatures
jThe tenth letter of the Spanish alphabet{letter}
JThe tenth letter of the Spanish alphabet{letter}
jaRepresentation of laughter, ha{interj}
jabacrate (for transporting bottles or cans){f}
jabalíwild boar{m}
jabalinajavelin{f}
jabónsoap{m}
jabonarto soap up; to lather{vi}
jabonarto soap oneself up{vt}
jaboncillosoapberry{m} [Columbia]
jabonerasoap dish{f}
jabonososoapy{adj}
jacamare{f}
jacapony{f}
jacalhut, hovel, shack{m} [Mexico]
jacaljacal{m} [Mexico]
jacaleroOf or pertaining to a jacal{adj}
jacaleroA person who lives in a jacal, hut, shack, etc{m}
Jacintafemale given name, feminine form of Jacinto, comparable to the English Hyacinth{prop}
jacintohyacinth{m}
JacintoHyacinthus{prop} [Greek mythology]
Jacintomale given name, comparable to the rare English Hyacinth{prop}
JacobJacob{prop}
JacoboJames, the brother of Jesus; also Santiago.{prop} [biblical character]
JacoboJames, the son of Alpheus.{prop} [biblical character]
JacoboJames, the son of Zebedee.{prop} [biblical character]
Jacobomale given name of biblical origin; equivalent to Jacob or James{prop}
jactanciaboastfulness{f}
jactanciabragging{f}
jactanciosoboastful{adj}
jactanciosobraggart{m}
jactarseto brag; to boast{v}
jadejade{m}
jadeantepanting, gasping{adj}
jadearto gasp; to pant; to puff{vi}
jadeoa pant; a gasp{m}
jadeolabored breathing{m}
jadeopanting; gasping{m}
jaezharness{m}
jaezsort; ilk{m}
JafetJapheth{prop}
jaguarjaguar (Panthera onca){m}
jaibacrab{f}
Jaimemale given name, equivalent to James{prop}
jajahaha{interj}
jajajáHahaha{interj}
ja ja jaHa ha ha{interj}
jajajaHahaha{interj}
jalaosweet made from coconuts{m} [Dominican Republic, ]
JalapaA place name, a department of Guatemala and a city in Mexico{prop}
jalapeñoOf or pertaining to the city of Jalapa{adj}
jalapeñoAn inhabitant or resident of Jalapa{m}
jalapeñojalapeño (pepper){m}
jalarto hurry along; to get along{vi} [familiar]
jalarto function properly; to be in working order{vi} [Mexico, familiar]
jalarto pull (together){vi}
jalarto draw (in); to attract{vt} [familiar]
jalarto pull{vt}
jalbeguewhitewash{m}
jaleajelly, gelatine (substance){f}
jaleajelly, jello (dessert){f}
jalearto urge on; to encourage{vt}
jaleoapplause; cheering{m}
jaleoconfusion; hassle{m}
jaleoruckus; uproar{m}
jaliscienseOf or pertaining to the Mexican state of Jalisco{adj}
JaliscoJalisco{prop}
jalónlandmark{m}
jalónmilestone{m}
jalóntug; pull; jerk{m}
jalonarto mark{v}
jalonearto tug{v}
jamacucoflip; freakout (sudden alteration of the mood, losing the calm){m} [Spain, colloquial]
jamaicaroselle{f}
JamaicaJamaica{prop}
jamaicanoJamaican{adj}
jamaicanoJamaican{m}
jamaiquinoJamaican{adj}
jamaiquinoJamaican{m}
jambajamb{f}
jambarto gorge, to pig-out, to devour (stuff oneself with food){vp} [Mexico]
jamelgafeminine form of jamelgo{f}
jamelgoa skinny horse, typically one with poor temperament; a nag{m}
jamónham (meat){m}
jamón de YorkYork ham{m}
jamón serranoA type of dry-cured ham from Spain{m} [Spain]
jamón yorkham (thinly-sliced soft ham){m} [Spain]
jamón Yorkalternative form of jamón york{m}
jamoneroham{adj} [attributive]
jamoneroA stand used to hold a ham (specifically, a jamón serrano){m}
jamásever{adv}
jamásnever{adv}
JanukáHanukkah{prop}
japchaejapchae{m}
JaphetJapheth (son of Noah){prop}
japónJapanese{adj}
JapónJapan{prop}
japonesafeminine of japonés{f}
japonésOf or relating to Japan, Japanese{adj}
japonésA Japanese person{m}
japonésThe Japanese language{prop}
jaquecheck{m} [chess]
jaquecaheadache; migraine{f}
jaque matecheckmate, mate{m} [chess]
jaquetóngreat white shark{m}
jaquirto forsake, to abandon{v}
jarabejuice{m}
jarabe(liquid) remedy{m}
jarabesyrup{m}
jarabe de maízcorn syrup{m}
jarabe de paloeuphemism for paliza{m} [Spain]
jaranaa small guitar{f}
jaranahorseplay; fooling around{f} [familiar]
jaranarevelry{f} [familiar]
jaranearto go on a spree{v}
jaranearto party{v}
jaranerofun-loving{adj}
jaraneroreveler{m}
jarciafishing tackle{f}
jarciathe rigging of a ship or boat{f}
jardineríagardening{f}
jardinerooutfielder{m} [baseball]
jardinerogardener{m}
jardíngarden{m}
jardín botánicobotanical garden, botanic garden{m}
jaroarum lily{m}
jarrajug, pitcher{f}
jarrastein, mug{f}
jarreteback of the knee{m} [anatomy]
jarretehock{m}
jarrónvase{m}
jarrojug; pitcher{m}
jarrostein; mug{m}
jaspejasper{m}
jaspeadomottled{adj}
jaspeadostreaked; veined{adj}
jaspearto speckle{v}
jaulacage{f}
jaulacrate{f}
jauríapack of hounds{f}
javanésJavanese{adj}
javanésJavanese{m}
Javiermale given name, male form of Javiera, cognate to English Xavier{prop}
Javierafemale given name, female form of Javier, cognate to Xavier{prop}
jazmínjasmine{m}
jazzjazz{m}
jazzistajazz musician; jazzer{mf}
jazzísticoin a jazz manner, jazzy{adj}
jazzísticorelated or belonging to jazz{adj}
jíbarorustic; rural{adj}
jábegatrawler{f}
júbilojubilation; joy{m}
jícamajicama{f}
jícaraA small faience container used to serve hot chocolate or other hot beverages{f}
jícarahead{f} [El Salvador, Nicaragua, colloquial]
jícaraA small, woody container, typically made from the fruit of the calabash tree and used (especially in rural Mexico) to serve hot food in order to preserve its temprature{f} [Latin America]
jícaracalabash{f} [Mexico, Central America]
jícaraPart, or square, of a flat chocolate bar, which can be broken off easily (especially in Andalusia and Murcia){f} [Spain]
jícarocalabash{m} [Mexico, Central America]
jeansjeans (trousers){m}
jebealum{m}
jeberubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis){m} [Latin America]
jebelatex, rubber{m} [Peru]
jefa(female) boss{f}
jefaturaheadquarters{f}
jefaturaleadership{f}
jefeboss; supervisor; manager{m}
jefechief; president; head; leader of a business, political party, or other organization{m}
jefecolonel; major; rank between captain and general{m} [military ranks]
JehováJehovah{prop}
jejéngnat{m}
jengibreginger{m}
jequesheik{m}
jerarcaleader; chief{mf}
jerarquíahierarchy{f}
jerarquíarank{f}
jerarquizarto arrange hierarchically{v}
jerbogerbil{m}
jeremiadajeremiad{f}
jerezsherry{m}
JerezA city in Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain{prop}
JerezA city in Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain{prop}
jergajargon; slang{f}
jergastraw pallet, coarse cotton fringe, (in New Mexican Spanish) any floor covering or mat{f}
jergónstraw mattress{m}
jerigonzagibberish{f}
jeringasyringe{f}
jeringargive an enema{v}
jeringarto syringe{v}
jeringosoa Spanish kind of pig Latin, in which each syllable is followed by the letter 'p', followed by the same vowel as contained by that syllable{m}
jeroglíficohieroglyphic{adj}
jeroglíficohieroglyphic{m}
jerárquicohierarchical{adj}
jerseysweater, pullover{m}
JerusalénJerusalem{prop}
Jesúsbless you, gesundheit (said after a sneeze){interj}
JesúsJesus{prop} [Christianity]
Jesúsmale given name, traditionally popular in Spanish-speaking countries{prop}
JesucristoJesus Christ{prop}
jesuitaJesuit{adj}
jesuitaJesuit{mf}
jetaanger face{f} [Mexico, colloquial]
jetasleep (act){f} [Mexico, colloquial]
jetasnout{f}
jetaface, mush, mug, scoundrel (impudent person){mf} [familiar]
jichi; the Greek letter Χ, χ{f}
jibiacuttlefish{f}
jilgueroEuropean goldfinch{m}
jilotecorn silk{m} [by extension, Mexico]
jiloteImmature, green ear of maize{m} [Central America, Mexico]
JiménezSpanish surname{prop}
jinetehorseman, horsewoman, rider{mf}
jinetearto ride horseback{vi}
jinetearto break in a horse{vt}
jinetearto ride; to perform{vt}
jingoísmojingoism{m}
jingoístajingoistic{adj}
jingoístajingoist{m}
JinotegaJinotega{prop}
jioterash{m} [Mexico]
jipijapaPanama hat{f}
jirapicnic{f}
jirafaboom microphone{f}
jirafagiraffe{f}
jiráfidoGiraffid{m}
jirónrag; shred{m}
jitomatetomato{m} [Mexico]
JJOOinitialism of Juegos Olímpicos{prop}
jónicafeminine form of jónico{f}
jónicoIonic{adj} [architecture]
jónicoIonian; Ionic{adj}
jónicoIonian{m}
jostop (especially when commanding a horse or imitative thereof){interj}
joUsed to express surprise, amazement, or confusion{interj}
Joaquinafemale given name, a feminine form of Joaquín{prop}
Joaquínmale given name, cognate to Joachim{prop}
jocoquestrained yogurt{m} [Mexico]
jocosamentejocularly{adv}
jocosidadjocularity{f}
jocosojocular{adj}
jocotemombin (fruit, tree){m}
joderfuck!{interj} [Spain]
joderto annoy, bug, bother{v}
joderto damage, break{v}
joderto put in a difficult situation{v}
joderto suck; to blow{v}
joderto fuck{v} [vulgar, Spain]
jodidamentefucking{adv} [colloquial]
jodidodifficult{adj} [colloquial]
jodidoscrewed, crappy, fucked{adj} [Mexico, vulgar]
jodidofucked, screwed{adj} [Spain, vulgar]
jodidofucked up, screwed up{adj} [Spain, vulgar]
jodidofucking, darned, crappy{adj} [Spain, vulgar]
jofainawashbowl{f}
joggingA form of exercise, running{m}
jolgoriomerrymaking{m}
jolinesExpresses surprise. cor!{interj}
jolinesExpresses anger, upset, or annoyance. Euphemism for joder.{interj} [informal, euphemistic]
jolínExpresses surprise. cor!{interj}
jolínExpresses anger, upset, or annoyance. Euphemism for joder.{interj} [informal, euphemistic]
JoniaIonia{prop} [historical]
jonrónhome run{m}
JordaniaJordan (country){prop}
jordanoJordanian{adj}
jordanoJordanian{m}
JordánJordan, Guimaras, a city in Philippines{prop}
JordánJordan [river]{prop}
jorgecockchafer{m}
Jorgemale given name, equivalent to the English George{prop}
jornadaarduous trail{f}
jornadaday{f}
jornadaday trip, especially a trip that must be completed in one day (due to lack of water en route){f}
jornadashort hike or journey{f}
jornadaworking day{f}
jornalA day's pay{m}
jornaleroday laborer{m}
jorobapain in the neck{f} [colloquial]
jorobatrunk, boot (of a car){f} [Costa Rica]
jorobahump{f}
jorobadafeminine form of jorobado{f}
jorobadohumpbacked{adj}
jorobadohumpback{m}
jorobarto be annoying{vi}
jorobarto annoy{vt}
jorongofull-length poncho{m} [Mexico]
JoséJoseph, father of Jesus{prop} [biblical character]
JoséJoseph, son of Jacob (Israel){prop} [biblical character]
Josémale given name cognate to Joseph{prop}
JoséThe letter J in the Spanish phonetic alphabet{prop}
Josefafemale given name, feminine form of José ( =Joseph){prop}
Josefinafemale given name, cognate to Josephine{prop}
José Maríamale given name{prop}
JosuéJoshua{prop} [biblical character]
Josuémale given name{prop}
jotaa jack in a deck of cards{f}
jotajota (Iberian folk dance){f}
jotajota (music to which a jota is danced){f}
jotajot; iota{f}
jotagay male{f} [Mexico]
jotathe name of the letter j{f}
joteseeking out sexual liaisons, especially in a very studied manner with no intent of commitment{adj} [Chile, colloquial, pejorative]
jotealcoholic drink consisting of wine and cola{m} [Chile]
joteturkey vulture{m} [Chile, Argentina]
jotevulture{m} [Chile, Argentina]
jotearTo flirt with or woo someone, often with the intent of making a sexual conquest{v} [Chile, colloquial]
joteríaAn effeminate or gay action, or saying, sentence, voice, accent, gesture, or posture (does not apply for masculine women){f}
jotitodiminutive form of joto small child{m}
jotito(effeminate boy) girl, faglet{m}
jotofaggot (male homosexual (pejorative)){m} [vulgar, Mexican Spanish]
jovenyoung, youthful{adj}
jovenyouth, young person{mf}
jovencitadiminutive form of joven{f}
jovencitodiminutive form of joven{m}
jovenzueloyoungster{m}
jovialcheerful, jovial{adj}
jovialJovian{adj}
jovialidadcheerfulness; joviality{f}
jovialmentejovially{adv}
joyagem; treasure{f}
joyajewel{f}
joyajewellery, jewelry{f}
joyelSmall jewel{m}
joyeríajewelry{f}
joyeríajewelry shop / store{f}
joyería de fantasíacostume jewellery{f}
joyerogoldsmith{m}
joyerojeweler{m}
Júpitertin{prop} [alchemy]
JúpiterJupiter (god){prop}
JúpiterJupiter (planet){prop}
Juºabbreviation of Juan{abbr} [obsolete]
JuanJohn (Biblical character){prop}
Juanmale given name{prop}
JuanOne of the Gospel books of the New Testament{prop}
Juanafemale given name; equivalent to Jane{prop}
JuanaJoanna (Biblical figure){prop}
Juan BautistaJohn the Baptist{prop}
juanetebunion{m}
Juanfranmale given name{prop}
Juanitafemale given name{prop}
Juanitomale given name{prop}
Juanomale given name{prop}
jubilaciónpension{f}
jubilaciónretirement{f}
jubiladoretired{adj}
jubiladoretired person{m}
jubilarto get rid of{v} [colloquial]
jubilarto retire{v}
jubilarseto rejoice{v}
jubilarseto retire{v}
jubileojubilee{m}
jubilosamentejubilantly{adv}
jubilosojubilant{adj}
jubóndoublet (article of men's clothing){m}
JudáJudah (Biblical character and tribe){prop}
judíabean{f}
judíafeminine form of judío{f}
judaicamenteJewishly{adv}
judaicoJewish, Judaic{adj}
judaísmoJudaism{m}
juderíaJewish neighborhood{f}
judicaturajudiciary{f}
judicialjudicial{adj}
judicialmentejudicially{adv}
judiegoJewish; relating to Jews{adj}
judíoJewish{adj}
judíoJew; Jewish person{m}
judojudo{m}
juegogame; sport{m}
juegogaming{m}
juegokit{m}
juegoparlor trick; sleight of hand{m}
juegoplay{m}
juegoset{m}
juegoto match{m}
juego de palabraspun, wordplay{m}
juego de piesfootwork{m} [idiomatic]
Juegos OlímpicosOlympic Games (sport event){prop}
Juegos ParalímpicosParalympic Games{prop}
jueguitodiminutive form of juego{m}
juergabinge; spree{f}
juergapartying{f}
juerguistareveler{mf}
juevesThursday{m}
juezjudge{mf}
juezumpire; referee; official{mf}
juezafemale judge{f}
juez de pazjustice of the peace{m}
jugabilidadplayability (extent to which something is playable){f}
jugableplayable{adj}
jugadaplay{f}
jugadatrick{f}
jugadorgambler{m}
jugadorplayer{m}
jugarto play{v}
jugar con fuegoto play with fire{v} [idiomatic]
jugarretaprank{f}
juglarpoet, reciter{m} [archaic]
juglarminstrel{m}
jugojuice{m}
jugosubstance{m}
jugo de limónlemon juice{m}
jugosidadjuiciness{f}
jugosojuicy{adj}
juguetetoy{m}
juguetearto fiddle; to toy{vi}
juguetearto play; to cavort{vi}
jugueteríatoy store{f}
jugueterotoy vendor{m}
juguetónplayful{adj}
juguetonamenteplayfully{adv}
juiciogood judgement; reason{m}
juicioopinion{m}
juiciotrial{m}
juiciosojudicious{adj}
juiciosowise{adj}
Juliafemale given name{prop}
Julianafemale given name{prop}
Julietafemale given name{prop}
JulietaJuliet, the lover of Romeo{prop}
Juliánmale given name, cognate to Julian{prop}
julioJuly{m}
Juliomale given name, cognate to Julius{prop}
jumodrunkenness{f} [Dominican Republic, Costa Rica , slang]
juncácea(plants) rush{f}
junciasedge{f}
juncojunk (a Chinese boat){m}
juncoreed; rush{m}
junglajungle{f}
junioJune{m}
juníperojuniper{m}
junquillojonquil{m}
juntacontact, acquaintances{f}
juntacouncil{f}
juntajoint, gasket{f}
juntameeting (A gathering for a purpose){f}
juntamentetogether; jointly{adv}
juntarto gather together; to socialize{vr}
juntarto join together{vr}
juntarto close partway{vt}
juntarto combine, to unite{vt}
juntarto gather (together); to collect{vt}
juntojoined{adj}
juntonear{adj}
juntotogether{adj}
juntoaltogether, totally{adv}
juntonear{adv}
juntotogether{adv}
junturacoupling (of train cars){f}
junturajoint{f}
juradoa judge or referee{m}
juradoa jury{m}
juradoa member of a jury{m}
juramentadobound by oath{m}
juramentadoNorth African Moor who takes a Muslim oath to slay Christians till he dies{m}
juramentoan oath{m}
juramentoa sworn statement{m}
jurarto curse or swear{vi}
jurarto swear; to take an oath{vt}
jurídicolegal; just{adj}
jureljack (edible fish of the genus Caranx or Trachurus){m}
jurisdicciónjurisdiction{f}
jurisdiccionaljurisdictional, territorial{adj}
jurisprudenciajurisprudence{f} [legal]
juristajurist, lawyer{mf}
juroownership{m}
JurásicoJurassic{adj}
JurásicoJurassic{prop}
justajoust{f}
justatournament{f}
justamentejustly, fairly{adv}
justamenteprecisely; exactly{adv}
justarto joust{vi}
justiciajustice{f}
justiciathe law{f}
justicialismojusticialism, peronism{m}
justicialistaOf or relating to justicialism{adj}
justicierorighteous{adj}
justificablejustifiable{adj}
justificaciónjustification{f}
justificadojustified{adj}
justificantejustification{m}
justificanteproof{m}
justificarto justify{v}
justojust{adj}
justoexactly{adv}
justoright{adv}
justotightly{adv}
Justomale given name, cognate to English Justus{prop}
JutiapaA department of Guatemala{prop}
JutlandiaJutland (peninsula belonging to Denmark){prop}
juveniljuvenile{adj}
juvenilteenage{adj}
juventuda youth, young person{f}
juventudyouth{f}
juzgadoa court of law with a judge{m}
juzgadoa place for adjudicated individuals{m}
juzgarto consider{vt}
juzgarto judge{vt}
juzgarto pass judgment{vt}
juzgarto try (a case){vt}