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Spanish wordEnglish translationfeatures
laberintolabyrinth (maze){m}
labiolip{m}
laborarto labor, to work{v}
labradorfarm worker{m}
LíaLeah [in modern versions of the Bible]{prop}
LThe 12th letter of the Spanish alphabet{letter}
lathe{art}
lThe 12th letter of the Spanish alphabet{letter}
lala{n} [music]
laFeminine form of it or that. (May be nominative or accusative){pron}
laImpersonal neuter pronoun (accusative) in certain colloquial phrases: 'it', 'this'{pron}
Líafemale given name{prop}
labiodentallabiodental{adj}
labiodentallabiodental consonant{f}
LabánLaban (Biblical character){prop}
laborjob{f}
laborlabor{f}
laborwork{f}
laboralOf or pertaining to labor{adj}
laboratoriolaboratory{m}
laboreoworking, tilling (of the soil, etc.){m}
laboriosidadindustriousness, laboriousness{f}
laborismolabour movement{m}
laboristaLabour (of the Labour government){adj} [politics]
laboristaLabour Party member or supporter{mf} [politics]
labraworking{f}
labradaA field that has been worked in preparation for planting{f}
labranzafarm{f}
labranzafarming (business of cultivating land){f}
labranzafarmland{f}
labrarto carve, to craft{v}
labrarto plough{v}
lacalacquer, hair spray{f}
lacearto lasso, to snare{v}
lacearto trap{v}
laceraciónlaceration{f}
lacerarto cut, to lacerate{v}
lachafemale lover{f} [Chile, Peru, pejorative]
lachashame{f} [Spain]
lachowomanizer{m} [Chile, Peru, colloquial]
lacholover{m} [Chile, Peru, pejorative]
laciolanguid{adj}
laciolimp, flaccid, flabby{adj}
laciolimp (lacking stiffness){adj}
laciostraight (of hair){adj}
LacioLatium{prop}
lacónpork shoulder{m}
lacónicolaconic, brief, concise{adj}
lacrafault, defect{f}
lacrarto seal{v}
lacrimallachrymal{adj}
lacrimarto weep{v}
lacrimógenotear (attributive); tear-inducing{adj}
lacrimógenotearful, causing tears; sad, emotional{adj}
lacrimosolachrymose; of or relating to tears or weeping{adj}
lacrosselacrosse{m} [sports]
lactanciabreastfeeding{f}
lactarto breast-feed{v}
lactasalactase{f} [enzyme]
lactatolactate{m}
lactoalbúminalactalbumin{f} [protein]
lactosalactose{f} [carbohydrates]
la curiosidad mató al gatocuriosity killed the cat{proverb}
laúdlute{m}
ladearto bank (to incline laterally in order to turn){vr}
ladearto bend{v}
ladearto lean{v}
ladearto tilt{v}
ladearto tip{v}
ladearsereflexive form of ladear{vr}
laderaslope{f}
laderolateral{adj}
ladillacrab louse{f}
ladinoastute, crafty, acute{adj}
ladinomestizo{adj}
ladinoa mestizo person{m}
ladinoLadino; the Judeo-Spanish language{m}
ladinothe Ladin language of Italy{m}
Ladislaomale given name, cognate to English Ladislaus{prop}
ladoface{m}
ladoside{m}
ladrarto bark{v} [of dogs]
ladridobark, yelp, yap, yip (short, loud, explosive utterance){m}
ladrillobrick{m}
ladrónhaving the qualities of a thief{adj}
ladrónthief; robber; crook{m}
ladrowoof, bark{m}
ladronafemale thief, robber{f}
laforinalaforin{f} [enzyme]
lagañasleep (in the corner of the eye){f} [informal]
lagartija(small) lizard{f}
lagartolizard{m}
lagolake{m}
lagomorfolagomorph, lagomorphic{adj}
lagomorfolagomorph{m}
lagostalocust, lobster{f} [obsolete]
lagrimarto cry{v}
lagrimearto water up; to cry easily{v}
lagunalagoon{f}
la HabanaHavana{prop}
La HayaThe Hague (Dutch city){prop}
laicadolaity{m}
laicizarTo laicize, to secularize{v}
lajaslab{f}
la lechewow{phrase} [Spain, idiomatic]
Lalomale given name{prop}
lamamoss{f} [Chile, Colombia, Costa Rico, Mexico]
lamafine sand{f}
lamaslime, mud{f}
lamalama (master of Tibetan Buddhism){m} [Buddhism]
la madre que te parióson of a bitch (literally, "the mother who bore you"; an insult said out of anger){n} [pejorative]
la mamá de Tarzánthe bee's knees{phrase}
lambdalambda; the Greek letter Λ, λ{f}
lamberto lick{v}
lameculostoady, sycophant, brown noser{mf}
lamentablelamentable{adj}
lamentablementeunfortunately, sadly{adv}
lamentarto lament{v}
lamentowail{m}
lamerto lick{v}
lamerafeminine form of lamero{f}
lamerorelated to lamers{adj} [slang]
lameroa water harvesting system{m} [La Gomera]
lameroperson in charge of placing the dinamite.{m} [mining]
lamerolamer{m} [slang]
laminarlaminar{adj}
laminarto laminate{v}
laminillalamella{f} [mycology]
lamininalaminin{f} [protein]
lampiñobeardless{adj}
lampiñohairless bodied{adj}
lampiñohaving less or smaller body hair than other similar{adj}
lamprealamprey (a fish){f}
lanacash, money{f} [colloquial]
lanawool{f}
lancearto spear{v}
lanchaboat{f}
landaplain (a sandy plain){f}
landgravelandgrave{m}
LandronSpanish surname meaning long{prop}
langostalobster{f}
langostalocust{f}
langostinoprawn{m}
languidecerto languish, pine away{v}
languidezlanguor{f}
languorlanguor{m} [rare]
la niña bonitaThe number fifteen in some Spanish card games{f} [Spain, colloquial]
la noche es capa de pecadoresthe night is a cloak for sinners.{proverb}
lanolinalanolin{f}
lantanolanthanum{m}
lantejaalternative spelling of lenteja{f} [obsolete]
lanudolonghaired, shaggy-haired{adj}
lanudowoolly{adj}
lanugolanugo{m}
lanzalance, spear, glaive{f}
lanzadalance thrust{f}
lanzaderashuttle{f}
lanzadofearless, reckless{adj}
lanzadovery fast{adj}
lanzadorpitcher, in baseball{m}
lanzadora(female) pitcher, in baseball{f}
lanzallamasflamethrower{m}
lanzamientolaunch{m}
lanzamiento de pesoshot put{m} [athletics]
lanzamisilesrocket launcher{m}
lanzarto launch{v}
lanzarto pitch, in baseball{v}
lanzarto throw{v}
lanzónlancetfish{m}
lanzueladiminutive form of lanza{f}
laoLao (language){adj}
laoLao (of or relating to Laos){adj}
laoLao (person){adj}
laoLao (person){mf}
laoLao (ethnic group){prop}
laoLao (language){prop}
LaosLaos{prop}
laosianoLaotian, Lao{adj}
laosianoLaotian, Lao (person){m}
lapalimpet{f}
laparoscopialaparoscopy{f} [surgery]
laparoscopiolaparoscope{m} [surgery]
laparotomíalaparotomy{f} [surgery]
La PazLa Paz (capital of Bolivia){prop}
lapicerapen{f}
lapidarto stone (to throw stones at){v}
lapislázulilapis lazuli (blue stone){m}
laplacianoLaplacian (of, or relating to Laplace){adj}
laplacianoLaplacian (operator){n} [mathematics]
lapsoA lapse{m}
lapsus linguaeA lapsus linguae; an inadvertent remark, a slip of the tongue{n}
laquearto lacquer{v}
larhome{m}
La raza(literally, "The race") A term which many Mexicans commonly use to denote mestizo ancestry{prop}
largarto go away (leave) blow{vr}
largarTo chase away{v}
largarTo let go{v}
largarTo release{v}
largolong{adj}
larguísimoendless, interminable{adj} [figuratively]
larguísimosuperlative form of largo{adj}
laringelarynx{f}
laringitislaryngitis{f} [pathology]
La RiojaLa Rioja{prop}
La Rueda de la FortunaA Spanish translation for Ferris Wheel{prop}
La Rueda de la FortunaThe Argentinian adaptation of the American bred game show Wheel of Fortune{prop}
La Ruleta de la FortunaThe Spanish or Ecuadorian adaptation of the American bred game show Wheel of Fortune{prop}
lasthe{art}
lasAccusative of ellas{pron}
lasfeminine plural pronoun{pron}
lasañalasagna{f}
lascastone chip, lithic flake{f}
lascathin slice{f}
lasciviaimmoderate appetite, longing{f} [dated]
lascivialasciviousness{f}
lascivolewd, lascivious{adj}
lasitudlassitude, exhaustion{f}
lastimadohurt, injured{adj}
lastimarto hurt oneself{vr}
lastimarto damage, harm{v}
lastimarto hurt (cause physical or emotional pain){v}
lastimarto injure{v}
lastimarto offend{v}
lastimarto pity{v}
lastimarsereflexive form of lastimar To hurt oneself, to feel sorry for{vr}
lastimososhameful, pitiful{adj}
lastraa large flat stone, a slap of stone{f}
lastrarto ballast{v}
lastreballast{m}
latacan, tin (vessel){f}
lataannoyance (that which annoys){f} [colloquial]
latapity{f} [colloquial]
lataplate, sheet of metal{f}
latatin, tin-plate (material){f}
latencialatency{f}
latentelatent{adj}
laterallateral, to the side{adj}
lateralmentelaterally{adv}
latidobeat, pulsation{m}
latifundiolarge estate, large land property{m}
latinarto speak Latin{v}
latinarto write in Latin{v}
latinismoLatinism{m}
latinoof or related to any of the various romance languages{adj}
latinoof or related to Latin people, speakers of romance languages{adj}
latinoof or related to Lazio, Italy{adj}
latinoof or related to the Latin language{adj}
latinoamericanoLatin American{adj}
latinoamericanoLatin American{m}
LatinoaméricaThose countries in the Americas and related islands which speak Latin-derived languages, mostly Spanish and Portuguese: Latin America{prop}
latirto bark{v} [of a dog]
latirto beat, to throb{v}
latitudlatitude{f}
latínLatin; the language of the ancient Romans{prop}
latónbrass{m}
latónhackberry{m} [colloquial]
latosoannoying, tedious, boring{adj} [colloquial]
lauchamouse (small rodent or computer mouse){f}
lauchasagacious person{f}
lauchitadiminutive form of laucha{f}
laudarTo rule or deliver a verdict{vt}
Laurafemale given name{prop}
laurearto honor{v}
laurellaurel{m} [plants]
laurenciolawrencium{m}
laurocerasocherry laurel (shrub){m}
lavalava{f}
lavawashing{f}
lavablewashable{adj}
lavabowashbasin{m}
lavacochescarwash{m}
lavadaA washing, a cleaning, a laundry load{n}
lavadolaundry{m}
lavadorawashing machine{f}
lavamanossink{m}
lavandalavender (color){f}
lavandalavender (plant and flower){f}
lavanderíalaundry, laundromat{f}
lavaparabrisaswindshield washing fluid, screen wash{m}
lavaplatosdishwasher{m}
lavarto wash{vt}
lavarto wipe, clear (disgrace, doubt etc){vt}
lavarropaswashing machine{m}
lavarseto wash oneself{v}
lavavajillasdishwasher{m}
lawrencioalternative spelling of laurencio{m}
laxantelaxative{adj}
laxantelaxative{m} [medicine]
laxarto ease, to loosen{v}
lazarTo lasso something{v}
lazobond{m}
lazobow (type of knot){m}
lazolasso{m}
lazolink{m}
lazoribbon{m}
LíbanoLebanon{prop}
lábarolabarum{m}
lóbregodark{adj}
lóbregogloomy{adj}
lóbregosad{adj}
lúbricolubricous, slimy{adj} [biology, mycology]
lúbricolusty{adj}
lúbricovicious{adj} [rare]
lúbricoslippery{adj}
lóbuloear lobe{m}
lóbulolobe{m}
lóbulolobule{m}
lóbulo frontalfrontal lobe{m} [neurology]
lóbulo occipitaloccipital lobe{m} [neurology]
lóbulo parietalparietal lobe{m} [neurology]
lóbulo temporaltemporal lobe{m} [neurology]
LCDLCD (liquid crystal display){initialismm} [electronics, computing]
lúcidolucid{adj}
lícitamentelicitly{adv}
lícitojust{adj}
lícitolicit{adj}
lácteodairy (containing or made from milk){adj}
lácteolactic, milk (attributive) (of, or relating to milk){adj}
lácteomilky (resembling milk){adj}
lácteoA dairy product{m}
lácteodairy{m} [plural]
lácticolactic{adj}
lúcumalucmo (fruit){f}
líderleader{mf}
lúdicoludic{adj}
leTo her, for her (dative form of ella){pron}
leTo him, for him (dative form of él){pron}
leTo you, for you (dative form of usted, ello, lo){pron}
leñawood (pieces gathered to make fire){f}
LeaLeah{prop} [biblical character]
Leafemale given name{prop}
leñadorlumberjack{m}
leñadorlumber seller{m}
leñador furtivopoacher{n} [logging]
lealloyal{adj}
lealdadobsolete form of lealtad{f}
lealmenteloyally{adv}
lealtadloyalty{f}
LeandroLeander{prop} [Greek mythology]
Leandromale given name{prop}
lebrastafeminine form of lebrasto{f}
lebrastillodiminutive form of lebrasto; a small leveret{m}
lebrastónleveret{m}
lebrastoleveret{m} [obsolete]
lebratoleveret{m}
lebrelsighthound, whippet{m}
lebrunoharelike{adj}
lecciónlesson{f}
lechamilt{f}
lecharmilky{adj}
lecharto milk{v} [Latin America]
lecharto whitewash{v} [Latin America]
lechemilk{f}
lecheejaculate, semen, cum{f} [vulgar, Spain]
lecheshit{interj} [vulgar, Spain]
leche condensadacondensed milk{f}
leche de almendraalmond milk{f}
leche de arrozrice milk{f}
leche de avellanahazelnut milk{f}
leche de avenaoat milk{f}
leche de cáñamohemp milk{f}
leche de cocococonut milk{f}
leche desnatadaskim milk{f}
leche de sojasoy milk{f}
lecheramilk churn{f}
lecheramilkmaid{f}
lecheríadairy, creamery{f}
lecheromilky{adj}
lecheromilkman{m}
lechónsuckling piglet{m}
lechobed{m}
lechoriverbed{m}
lechosomilky{adj}
lechugalettuce{f}
lechugaExpresses anger, upset, or annoyance. Euphemism for leche{interj} [informal, euphemistic]
lechugasExpresses anger, upset, or annoyance. Euphemism for leche{interj} [informal, euphemistic]
lechuzabarn owl{f}
lechuzaowl{f}
lectinalectin{f} [protein]
lectorreading{adj}
lectorreading aloud to other people{adj}
lectorreader{m}
lecturareading{f}
leídoread{adj}
leídowell read{adj}
leerto read{v}
legañarheum or sleep (in the corner of the eye){f} [informal]
legadolegacy{m}
legallegal{adj}
legalidadlegality{f}
legalizarto legalize{v}
legalizarto register (a vehicle){v}
legalmentelegally, lawfully{adv}
legarto hand down{v}
legendariolegendary{adj}
legiblelegible{adj}
legiónlegion{f}
legionariolegionary{adj}
legionariolegionary{m}
legislaciónlegislation{f}
legisladorlegislator{m}
legislarto legislate{v}
legislativolegislative{adj}
legislaturalegislature{f}
legitimarto legitimize{v}
legitimidadlegitimacy{f}
legoignorant, lay{adj}
legolayman{m}
legomena hápaxhapax legomenon{n}
legradocurettage{m} [surgery]
legítimolegitimate{adj}
legítimoreal, true{adj}
legualeague (distance){f}
legumbrelegume{f}
legumbrevegetable{f}
leguminosoleguminous{adj}
lehendakarilehendakari{mf}
Leirefemale given name{prop}
lejíalye{f}
lejaníadistance, remoteness{f}
lejaníafaraway place{f}
lejanofar, faraway{adj}
lejosfar{adv}
lemaheadword, term, title{m}
lemalemma{m}
lemamotto{m}
lemasubject{m}
lemarioindex of entries in a linguist work (such as a dictionary){m}
lemminglemming (rodent){m}
lempiralempira{f}
LempiraOne of the departments of Honduras{prop}
leónantlion{m}
leóncougar, puma, mountain lion{m} [Central America, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela]
leónA brave person{m} [figurative]
leónlion{m}
LeónLeón (region, department){prop}
Leónmale given name{prop}
LeónSpanish surname{prop}
LeónSpanish surname{prop}
lenceríalingerie{f}
lendrosonitty (having nits in one's hair){adj}
lengüetaflap; tab{f}
lengüetazo(big) lick{m}
lengüetearto lick{v}
lengualanguage{f}
lenguatongue{f}
lenguadosole (fish){m}
lenguajelanguage as in choice of words{m}
lenguajeprogramming language{m}
lenguaje de programaciónA programming language{m}
lengua maternamother tongue{f}
lenguaradalick{f}
león marinosea lion{m}
lentamenteslowly{adv}
lentelens{mf}
lentejalentil{f}
lentejarA lentil field{m}
lentejuelaspangle; sequin{f}
lentesglasses{mp}
lentesPlural of lente{mp}
lentillocontact lens{m}
lentitudslowness{f}
lentoslow{adj}
leñojoint{m} [Honduras, slang]
leñolog; piece of wood, timber{m}
LeoLeo, the constellation{prop}
leonafeminine form of león, a female lion; lioness{f}
Leonardomale given name, cognate to Leonard{prop}
Leonorfemale given name, cognate to Eleanor{prop}
leonésLeonese{adj}
leonésLeonese person{m}
leonésLeonese language{prop}
leopardoleopard{m}
leñosowoodlike{adj}
leporinocleft- or hare-{adj} [upper lips]
lepraleprosy{f}
leprosoleprous{adj}
leptinaleptin{f} [hormone]
leptónlepton{m}
leptónicoleptonic{adj}
leroUsed to indicate a long and dull conversation{interj} [El Salvador, Often used repeatedly]
leroUsed to indicate mockery{interj} [Guatemala, Often used repeatedly]
lesbianalesbian{f}
lesbianismolesbianism{m}
lesbianoLesbian (of or from Lesbos){adj}
lesbianoLesbian (native of Lesbos){m}
lesbioLesbian (of or from Lesbos){adj}
lesbiolesbian (of or pertaining to lesbians and lesbianism){adj}
lesbioLesbian (native of Lesbos){m}
lesiónlesion; injury{f}
lesionarto wound{v}
lesnaawl{f}
lesotenserelating to Lesotho{adj}
lesotenseMosotho{mf}
LesotoLesotho{prop}
letallethal{adj}
letaníalitany{f}
Leticiafemale given name{prop}
letónLatvian (from or native to Latvia){adj}
letónLatvian (pertaining to Latvia){adj}
letóna Latvian{m}
letónthe Latvian language{prop}
letonafeminine form of letón{f}
LetoniaLatvia{prop}
letraA letter (symbol){f}
letrahandwriting{f}
letralyrics{f}
letradoeducated; erudite{adj}
letra mayúsculacapital letter{f}
letra minúsculalower-case letter{f}
letra pequeñafine print, small print{f}
letrerosign, signboard, signpost{m}
letrinalatrine{f}
leucemialeukemia{f} [pathology]
leucinaleucine{f} [amino acid]
leuciscoroach (fish){m}
leucémicoleukemic{adj}
leucémicoA person who has leukemia{m}
leucocitoleukocyte{m}
leucoplastoleucoplast{m} [cytology]
leucotomíaleukotomy{f} [surgery]
LevíLevi (Biblical character and tribe){prop}
levadraft (of troops){f}
levadurayeast{f}
levantamientolifting, raising{m}
levantamientouprising{m}
levantarto wake up{vr}
levantarto lift{v}
levantarseto get up, to get out of bed{v}
levantarse con el pie izquierdoto get out of bed on the wrong side{v} [idiomatic]
levanteeast{m}
levanteEast (wind), levanter{m}
levantistaA person connecting with Levante UD, as a fan, player, coach etc.{mf} [soccer]
leveminor; trivial{adj}
leveslight; light{adj}
levedadlightness; levity{f}
levementelightly{adv}
levementesoftly{adv}
levógirocounterclockwise, anticlockwise, widdershins{adj}
leviatánleviathan (all senses){m}
levigarto levigate, to make smooth{v}
levitaciónlevitation{f}
levitarto levitate{v}
levísticolovage{m}
lexemalexeme{m}
lexicógrafolexicographer{m}
lexicografíalexicography (art or craft of writing dictionaries){f}
leylaw{f}
leyreligion, credence, worship of a god{f}
leyendacaption, footer (on a photo or illustration){f}
leyendalegend, idol (famous and admired person){f}
leyendalegend, inscription (on a coin or medal){f}
leyendalegend, saga, traditional story{f}
leyendalife of a saint{f}
leyendathe act of reading{f}
Leyenda NegraBlack Legend{prop}
Leyenda RosaWhite Legend{prop}
ley orgánicaorganic law{f}
leznaawl{f}
légamoslime{m}
lógicafemale logician{f}
lógicalogic{f}
lógicamentelogically{adv}
lógicological{adj}
lógicologician{m}
lágrimatear, teardrop{f}
lúgubrelugubrious, mournful, gloomy{adj}
liñaline{f} [archaic]
lianaliana{f}
liarto deceive{v} [colloquial]
liarto bind, to tie{v}
liarto wrap, to wrap up{v}
liasalyase{f} [enzyme]
libanésLebanese (A person from Lebanon){adj}
libanésLebanese (A person from Lebanon){mf}
libarTo swig or sip a beverage (usually implies an alcoholic beverage){v}
libídinelust{f}
liberaciónliberation{f}
liberadoliberated{adj}
liberadorliberator{m}
liberalliberal{adj}
liberalizaciónliberalization{f}
liberarto liberate or to release or make it free{v}
LiberiaLiberia{prop}
liberianoLiberian{adj}
liberianoLiberian{m}
libertadfreedom{f}
libertadorliberating; that which liberates or frees{adj}
libertadorliberator{m}
libertarto liberate or set free{v}
libertariolibertarian{adj}
libertariolibertarian{m}
libertarismolibertarianism{m} [politics]
libertinajedebauchery{m}
libertinajelibertinage{m}
LibiaLibya (country in Northern Africa){prop}
libidinosolibidinous, lustful{adj}
libidolibido, sex drive{m}
libioLibyan{adj}
libioLibyan{m}
libéluladragonfly{f}
librapound (unit of currency of the United Kingdom and its dependencies){f}
librapound (unit of mass or force/weight){f}
LibraLibra (astrological sign){prop}
LibraLibra (constellation){prop}
libra esterlinapound sterling{f}
librarto expel the placenta{v}
librarto free, to exempt{v}
librarto give birth{v}
librarto issue (a check, a decree){v}
librarto make (an appointment){v}
librarto place, to put (hope, trust){v}
librarto save, to rescue, to deliver, to preserve{v}
librarto wage, to engage (battle, war){v}
librefree, clear, at liberty{adj}
LIBRELiberalismo Renovador{acronym}
librementefreely{adv}
librepensadorfreethinker{m}
libreríabookshop, bookstore{f}
libretanotebook{f}
librobook{m}
libro de bolsillopaperback{n}
libro de textotextbook{m}
libérrimoabsolute superlative of libre{adj}
licenciadolicensed{adj}
licenciadobachelor (person having the first university degree){m}
licenciarto license{v}
licenciaturadegree, bachelor, Bachelor's degree (first academic degree){f}
liceosecondary school, high school (in some countries){m} [Latin American Spanish]
lichialternative form of lychee{m}
licitaciónbid{f}
licitarto bid{v}
licántropowerewolf, lycanthrope{m}
licorliqueur{m}
licoreríaliquor store{f}
licuadorablender{f}
licuarTo puree; to blend; to liquify using a blender{v}
licuefacciónliquefaction{f}
lidfight{f}
lidlawsuit{f}
liderarto lead{v}
lideratoleadership (state or position of being a leader){m}
liderazgoleadership{m}
LidiaLydia.{prop} [biblical character]
Lidiafemale given name{prop}
lidiarto fight{v}
liebrehare{f}
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein{prop}
liechtensteinianoOf, from, or relating to, Liechtenstein{adj}
liechtensteinianoLiechtensteiner{m}
liendrenit (egg of a louse){f}
lienzocanvas{m}
ligaband; suspender (UK), garter (US){f}
ligamistletoe{f} [botany]
ligaelastic band{f}
ligaalloy, mixture{f} [metallurgy]
ligaleague{f} [politics, general]
ligaciónbinding, joining, union{f}
ligadoligature{m}
ligaduraknot{f}
ligaduraligature{f}
ligamentoligament{m}
ligarTo flirt{v}
ligarTo link, to join{v}
ligarTo tie{v}
ligasaligase{f} [enzyme]
ligeramentelightly{adv}
ligeramenteslightly{adv}
ligerezaagility{f}
ligerezainconstancy, instability{f}
ligerezalightness, levity{f}
ligerolight, not heavy{adj}
light[by extension] Lacking substance or seriousness; lite{adj}
lightlight (low in fat, calories, salt, alcohol, etc.){adj}
light[of cigarettes] light (low in tar, nicotine and other noxious chemicals){adj}
lignificaciónlignification{f}
ligninalignin{f} [biochemistry]
ligreliger; a species crossbred between a male lion and a female tiger{m}
liguecruising (a concerted effort to find sex) or gay sex{m}
lijasandpaper{f}
lijarto sand{v}
lilacolored lilac, purple, violet{adj}
lilaa lilac's flower{f}
lilaa lilac shrub{f} [plants]
Liliafemale given name, equivalent to the English Lilia{prop}
Lilianafemale given name, cognate to English Lilian{prop}
limafile (tool to smoothen a surface){f}
limalime (fruit){f}
LimaLima (capital of Peru){prop}
limacoslug (animal){m}
limarto file (with a file or rasp){v}
limbolimb{m} [astronomy]
limboblade, edge{m} [botany]
limbolimbo{m} [Roman Catholic theology]
limenthreshold, doorstep{m} [poetic]
limitaciónlimitation{f}
limitarto border{vi}
limitarto limit{vt}
limónlemon{m}
limomud, slime, silt{m}
limonadalemonade{f}
limonadolemon colored or flavored{adj}
limoncillomamoncillo{m}
limoneralemon seller{f}
limonerolime tree [citrus]{m} [botany, Latin America]
limonerolemon, lemon tree{m} [botany]
limonerolemon seller{m}
limonerowagon shaft{m}
limosinalimousine{f}
limosnaalms{f}
limosnacharity; charitable donation{f}
limosnearto beg for alms{v}
limpiaa cleansing, a cleaning{n}
limpiabotasWork that consists in washing shoes and boots{m}
limpiachimeneaschimney sweep{mf}
limpiacristaleswindow cleaner (person){m}
limpiacristaleswindow cleaner (product){m}
limpiadorcleaning{adj}
limpiadorcleaner (cleansing product){m}
limpiadorwindscreen wiper (see limpiaparabrisas){m}
limpiaparabrisaswindshield wiper; windscreen wiper{m}
limpiarto clean{v}
limpiarto wash{v}
limpiarse(reflexive form of limpiar) to clean oneself{vr}
limpiezacleaning{f}
limpiezacleanliness{f}
limpieza de sangrePure (usually Iberian) Christian ancestry, absent Muslim or Jewish blood{f}
limpioclean{adj}
limpiobroke, out of pocket{adj} [colloquial]
limítrofeneighboring, bordering{adj}
limusinalimousine, limo{f}
linaflaxseed, linseed{f}
linajeancestry, lineage{m}
linalollinalool{m} [chemistry]
linarflax field{m}
LinaresSpanish surname{prop}
lincelynx{m}
lincharto lynch{v}
lindanolindane{m} [organic compound]
lindantebordering{adj}
lindarto border{v}
lindopretty{adj}
lineallinear{adj}
linealmentelinearly{adv}
linealmente independientelinearly independent{adj} [linear algebra]
linearlinear{adj} [botany]
linearto line{v}
linearto outline, to mark out{v}
linfalymph{f}
linfawater{f} [poetical]
linfocitolymphocyte{m} [cytology, immunology]
linfomalymphoma{m}
linfáticolymphatic{adj}
lingüiçalinguica{f}
lingüicidiolinguicide{mf}
lingüistalinguist{mf}
lingonberilingonberry{m}
lingoteingot{m}
lingüísticalinguistics{f}
lingüísticolinguistic{adj}
linóleolinoleum{m}
linoflax{m}
linolinen{m}
linoleatolinoleate{m}
linoleicolinoleic{adj}
linternaflashlight, torch{f}
linternalantern{f}
linterna eléctricaflashlight{f}
LiornaLivorno (town){prop}
lipasalipase{f} [enzyme]
lipídicolipidic; of or pertaining to lipids{adj}
lipomalipoma{m} [oncology]
lipooxigenasalipooxygenase{f} [enzyme]
lipopolisacáridolipopolysaccharide{m} [organic compound]
liposolubleliposoluble{adj}
liposucciónliposuction{f}
liquenlichen{m}
liquidaciónsale (sale of goods at reduced prices){f}
liquidarto liquefy{v}
liralyre{f}
lirioflag (plant){m}
lirioiris (plant){m}
liróndormouse{m}
lisamullet, white mullet{f}
LisboaLisbon (capital of Portugal){prop}
lisboetaFrom Lisbon{adj}
lisboetaOf or relating to Lisbon{adj}
lisboetaA native of Lisbon; Lisboner{mf}
lisiarto cripple{v}
lisinalysine{f} [amino acid]
lisislysis{f} [chemistry]
lisoflat{adj}
lisoflat-chested (woman){adj}
lisoplain{adj}
lisosmooth{adj}
lisostraight{adj}
lisonjaflattering comment{f}
lisonjeadorflatterer{m}
lisonjearto delight; to please{v}
lisonjearto flatter; to wheedle; to fawn{v}
lisonjearto pay compliments to{v}
lisonjeramenteflatteringly, fawningly{adv}
lisonjerocomplimentary{adj}
lisonjeroflattering, fawning{adj}
lisonjeropleasing, agreeable{adj}
lisonjeroflatterer, fawner{m}
lisosomalysosome{m} [cytology]
lisozimalysozyme{f} [enzyme]
listaa list, roll{f}
listaa stripe{f}
listadoreadied{adj}
listadoskipjack (official term){m}
listarto list{v}
listezacleverness{f}
listillosmart aleck, smartass{m} [colloquial]
listínlist of highlights{m}
listíntelephone book{m}
listónbatten, slat{m}
listónlath{m}
listónribbon{m}
listónbar crossbar{m} [sports]
listónstrip{m}
listoalert{adj}
listoclever (with ser){adj}
listoready (with estar){adj}
lisuracheeky remark, disrespectful comment{f} [Latin America]
lisurasincerity{f}
lisurasmoothness, calmness{f}
lisurasmoothness, flatness{f}
litarto make a sacrifice in order to please the gods{v}
literabunk{f}
literalliteral{adj}
literalmenteliterally{adv}
literalmenteverbatim{adv}
literarioliterary{adj}
literatoliteratus, man of letters{m}
literaturaliterature{f}
litógrafafeminine form of litógrafo{f}
litógrafolithographer{m}
litigarto litigate{v}
litigiolitigation, lawsuit{m}
litiolithium{m}
lito-litho-{prefix}
-lito-lith, -lite{suffix}
litografíalithography{f}
litográficolithographic{adj}
litoralcoastal{adj}
litoralcoast; coastline{m}
litoteLitotes, understatement.{f}
litúrgicoliturgical{adj}
litrolitre{m}
lituanafeminine form of lituano{f}
LituaniaLithuania{prop}
lituanoLithuanian (from or native to Lithuania){adj}
lituanoLithuanian (pertaining to Lithuania){adj}
lituanoa Lithuanian{m}
lituanothe Lithuanian language{prop}
LituecheLitueche{prop}
liturgialiturgy{f}
liturgiaritual{f}
LiublianaLjubljana (Capital city of Slovenia){prop}
livermoriolivermorium{m}
livianolight (not heavy){adj}
livoneLivonian; a person from Livonia{m}
livoniothe Livonian language{prop}
livora bluish color{m}
livorbruise{m} [archaic, literary]
livormalice, malignity{m}
lixosalyxose{f} [carbohydrates]
llelle, the 14th letter of the Spanish alphabet, after l and before m{letter}
LlThe 14th letter of the Spanish alphabet{letter}
LLelle, the 14th letter of the Spanish alphabet, after L and before M{letter}
llagasore{f}
llagaulcer{f}
llagawound{f}
llamaflame{f}
llamallama (mammal){f}
llamadacall{f}
llamada a la oracióncall to prayer{f} [Islam]
llamadocalled{adj}
llamadocall{m}
llamadorcaller{m}
llamadordoor knocker{m}
llamadormessenger{m}
llamamientocall, appeal{m}
llamarto cost{vr} [Spain, colloquial]
llamarto be called{vr}
llamarto appeal; to attract{v}
llamarto refer to{v}
llamarto summon{v}
llamaradaflushing{f}
llamaradasudden flare-up, blaze{f}
llamarada de petateflash in the pan{f} [idiomatic]
llamarse(reflexive form of llamar) to be called (to call oneself){vr}
llamativaflamboyant{n}
llamativo(said of food) dry; inducing thirst{adj}
llamativostriking, showy{adj}
llameanteflaming, blazing{adj}
llamearto blaze{v}
llanatrowel{f}
llanamentecandidly{adv}
llanero(South America) plainsman, cowboy, llanero{m}
llanezafrankness{m}
llanezaplainness{m}
llanezasimplicity{m}
llanoeven; flat; level{adj}
llanoplain{adj}
llanostraightforward{adj}
llanoa plain (an open, grassy, mostly treeless land){m}
llantafat, protruding belly{f} [idiomatic, Mexico]
llantatire{f} [Latin America]
llantaplant{f} [obsolete]
llantatire rim{f}
llanténplantain (plant of the genus Plantago){m}
llanténRibwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata){m}
llantén menorribwort (Plantago lanceolata or Plantago major){m}
llantocrying{m}
llanuraplain{f}
llavecurly bracket{f}
llavekey{f}
llavespanner, wrench{f}
llavevalve, faucet{f}
llave de cierrestopcock{f}
llaverokeyring{m}
llegadaarrival{f}
llegarto arrive{v}
llegar a final de mesto make ends meet{v} [idiomatic]
llegar a la suela del zapatoTo not compare to, to have nothing on{v} [idiomatic, usually in the negative]
llenadorfilling{adj}
llenarto complete a group{v}
llenarto fill something up{v}
llenarseto gorge oneself{vr}
llenitochubby; plump{adj}
llenitodiminutive form of lleno{adj}
llenofull{adj}
llescaweed, dope (marijuana){f} [slang]
lleísmothe practice of merging the sound of the Spanish letter ye ("y") into the sound of the digraph elle ("ll"){m}
llevaderoentertaining{adj}
llevaderotolerable{adj}
llevarto have spent time{vt}
llevarto include (have as a component, part, accesory or ingredient){vt}
llevarto lead away; to carry away (implies moving someone further from the speaker){vt}
llevarto take, carry, take away, carry away (implies to move something further from who speaks){vt}
llevarto wear (short form of llevar puesto){vt}
llevar a cabocarry out, fulfill, accomplish{v}
llevar los pantalonesto wear the trousers{v} [idiomatic]
llevarseto wear{v}
llevarse el gato al aguato pull it off (suceed){v} [idiomatic]
llorarto cry{v}
lloriquearto cry a little{v}
lloriqueowhimper{m}
lloriqueowhining{m}
lloróncrybaby{m}
llorona(female) crybaby{f}
llorosomournful, sad{adj}
llorosoweeping{adj}
llovedizoleaky{adj}
lloverto rain{vi} [impersonal]
llover a cántarosTo pour; to rain heavily; to rain cats and dogs{v} [idiomatic]
llover a maresTo pour; to rain heavily; to rain cats and dogs{v} [idiomatic]
lloviznadrizzle{f}
lloviznarto lightly rain; to drizzle{vi} [impersonal]
lluviarain{f}
lluvia ácidaacid rain{f}
lluvia de estrellasA meteor shower{f}
lluvia de meteorosA meteor shower{f}
lluviosorainy{adj}
láminalamina{f} [botany, anatomy]
láminablade{f} [botany]
láminaengraving{f}
láminaslap, sheet{f}
límitelimit{m}
lámparalamp{f}
lámparatorch, flashlight{f}
lémurlemur{m}
líneaa thin, long dose of cacaine (slang){f}
líneacommand, order (government and enterprises){f}
líneagovernment policy, government action (e.g. línea dura = hard or strict government policy){f}
líneaindividual script, dialogue for each actor (theatre and TV){f}
línealine (mathematics, art, electricity or telephone){f}
línea fijalandline{n}
lánguidolanguid, weak{adj}
lúnulalunula{f} [geometry]
líobundle{m}
líohuddle{m}
líotrouble{m}
loneuter definite article used to make abstract nouns from adjectives; the{art}
loimpersonal neuter pronoun; it, that{pron}
loapraise{f}
loablelaudable{adj}
loablementelaudably, commendably{adv}
loarto praise{v}
lobafeminine form of lobo she-wolf{f}
lobaan attractive woman{f} [slang]
lobatoa wolf cub, a wolfling{m}
lobeznoa wolf cub, a wolfling{m}
lobisónwerewolf{m}
lobowolf{m}
lobo de Tasmaniathylacine{m}
lobo marinoseadog{m}
lobo marinoseal{m}
lobo marinosea lion{m}
lobunolupine, wolflike, wolfish{adj}
locafeminine form of loco{f}
loca(slang) an effeminate man or boy{f}
loca(slang) a very flirtatious homosexual man or boy{f}
locaciónrental, leasing{f}
locallocal{adj}
localpremises, rooms{m}
local de alternehostess bar{f}
localidadplace, locality{f}
localizaciónfinding, location{f}
localizaciónlocalization{f}
localizadolocated{adj}
localizadorlocalizer{m}
localizarto be located, localized{vr}
localizarto find{vt}
localizarto localize, locate{vt}
locamentemadly, crazily{adv}
loceraA woman who makes or sells items made of china.{f} [colloquial, Honduras, and, Venezuelan Spanish]
loceroOne who makes or sells items made of china.{m} [colloquial, Honduras, and, Venezuelan Spanish]
lociónlotion{f}
lococrazy, insane, mad (asserting that something is out of place in the head){adj}
locoloose (pipe fittings, pulley){adj}
locoovergrown, rambling{adj}
locorash, risky, imprudent{adj}
locosexy (only with "ser" ex. soy loco){adj}
locotremendous, terrific, huge, enormous{adj}
locoA highly affected homosexual; fruit{m}
locoA plant in the genus Astragalus or Oxytropis{m}
locoChilean edible gastropod mollusk resembling abalone but is, in fact, a muricid (Concholepas concholepas){m} [Chile]
locoA crazy person{m} [pejorative]
locomociónlocomotion{f}
locomocióntransportation{f}
locomotoraengine, locomotive{f}
locos y niños dicen la verdadChildren and crazy people tell what's true, meaning they have no inhibition to express how they see things{phrase}
locriodish made from rice cooked with meat{m}
locuacidadloquacity, talkativeness, garrulity, flippancy{f}
locuazloquacious{adj}
locuciónidiom{f}
locución adverbialadverbial phrase{f}
locuraAn act of madness{f}
locuraMadness{f}
locuslocus{m} [genetics]
locutorannouncer, newscaster, newsreader, commentator{m} [media]
locutoriocall shop{m}
lodomud; muck; mire{m}
-logía-logy, -ology{suffix}
loganaloganberry{f}
loganberiloganberry{m}
logarplace{m} [archaic]
logarto rent{vt} [archaic]
logaritmologarithm{m}
logialodge (Freemasons){f}
-logo-logist (one who studies){suffix}
logotipoA logo{m}
logotipoA mascot{m}
logradosuccessful{adj}
lograrto achieve{vt}
lograrto get; to obtain{vt}
lograrseto be successful{vr}
logroattainment, success{m}
LogroñoLogroño{prop}
logísticalogistics{f}
logísticologistical{adj}
lolagirl{f} [colloquial, Chile]
lolabreasts, bosom, boobies, knockers{f} [colloquial, usually in plural, Mexico]
Lolitafemale given name{prop}
loloyoung, teen, juvenile (person){adj} [colloquial, Chile]
lolokid, boy, girl{m} [colloquial, Chile]
LololLolol{prop}
lomahill{f}
lomasuburb{f}
lombrizA worm{f}
lombriz solitariatapeworm{f}
lomoback (the rear of body){m}
lomocrease{m}
lomoloin{m}
lonacanvas{f}
lonacotton duck{f}
lonasail cloth{f}
lonatarpaulin{f}
lonchaslap{f}
lonchaslice{f}
lonchetea (light meal with tea or coffee){m} [Peru]
loncolonco{m}
londinenseOf or pertaining to London{adj}
londinenseLondoner{mf}
LondresLondon{prop}
longalonga{f} [music]
longanizapork sausage{f}
longanizawiener, dick (penis){f} [slang]
longevidadlongevity{f}
longitudlength{f}
longitudlongitude{f}
longitudinallongitudinal{adj}
longitudinalmentelongitudinally{adv}
longkoalternative form of lonco{m}
lookLook; style, appearance{m} [informal]
Lopemale given name{prop}
lo primero es lo primerofirst things first{proverb}
loquearto act foolishly{v}
lo que no mata, engordaThat which does not kill us makes us stronger.{proverb}
loqueroA psychologist or psychiatrist{m} [colloquial, deprecative]
lordlord (British title){m}
Lorenafemale given name transferred from the place name{prop}
LorenaLorraine ( region ){prop}
Lorenzafemale given name, feminine form of Lorenzo{prop}
Lorenzomale given name, equivalent to Laurence{prop}
LorenzoThe letter L in the Spanish phonetic alphabet{prop}
lorigabard (armor for a horse){f}
lorigamail, chain mail{f}
loroa chatterbox{m}
loroparrot, parakeet{m}
loro tricahueburrowing parrot (Cyanoliseus patagonus){m}
losthe{art}
losAccusative form of ellos or ustedes{pron}
losPlural masculine or neuter pronoun, e.g. los que no hablan, "those who do not speak"{pron}
losaflagstone, slab, tile{f}
lo sientosorry{interj}
Los ÁngelesLos Angeles (seaport in southern California){prop}
Los ÁngelesThe angels{prop}
LotLot (Biblical character){prop}
lotebatch{m} [informatics]
lotelot (chance assignement){m}
lotelot, claim{m}
loteplot (of land){m}
lotebatch{m} [production]
loteríalottery{f}
lotificaciónsubdivision of land{f}
lotolotus{m}
Lourdesfemale given name{prop}
LovainaLeuven/Louvain (Belgian city){prop}
lozaceramic floor tile{f}
lozadishes, dishware{f}
lozaearthenware{f}
lozaporcelain, china{f}
lozanofresh or lush{adj}
LópezSpanish surname{prop}
lápidatombstone, gravestone{f}
lípidolipid{m} [organic compound]
lápizpencil{m}
lápiz labiallipstick{m}
lúpulohop plant{m}
líquidoliquid{adj}
líquidoliquid{m}
líquido cefalorraquídeocerebrospinal fluid{m}
líquido cerebroespinalcerebrospinal fluid{m}
líricamentelyrically{adv}
láserlaser{m}
lástimaa pity{f}
látexlatex{m}
látigowhip{m}
LuandaLuanda{prop}
lubinasea bass{f}
lubricaciónlubrication{f}
lubricantelubricant{m}
lubricarto lubricate{v}
lubrificaciónlubrication{f}
lubrificantelubricant{m}
lubrificarto lubricate{v}
lucathousand pesos{f} [Chile, colloquial]
Lucíafemale given name; Spanish equivalent of Lucy or Lucia{prop}
LucasLuke{prop} [biblical character]
Lucasmale given name{prop}
LucernaLucerne (city){prop}
lucerobrilliance, luster{m}
luceroluminary (natural light-giving body){m}
lucíferobright, radiant, dazzling, luminous, giving off light{adj} [poetic]
lucíferothe morningstar, daystar, planet Venus{m}
luchafight{f}
luchastruggle{f}
Luchafemale given name, Luz María or María de la Luz{prop}
luchadorfighting{adj}
luchadorfighter{m}
luchadorwrestler{m}
luchadorafeminine form of luchador{f}
lucha en lodomudwrestling{f}
lucha grecorromanaGreco-Roman wrestling{f} [martial arts]
lucha librefree-style wrestling{f} [martial arts]
lucharto fight{v}
LuchoNickname for Luis{prop}
Lucianafemale given name, feminine form of Luciano{prop}
LucianoLucian, the Sophist{prop}
Lucianomale given name, cognate to Lucian{prop}
lucidezlucidity, lucidness{f}
LuciferLucifer{prop}
luciónslowworm{m}
luciobright, luminous{adj}
lucioshiny{adj}
luciopike (any carnivorous freshwater fish of the genus Esox){m}
lucioslowworm{m}
lucirto shine{v}
lucirto show off, to display{v}
luciérnagafirefly{f}
lucrarto obtain one's desires{v}
lucrarto profit, win, gain, opportune, lucrate{v}
lucrativolucrative, profitable{adj}
lucroprofit, gain, lucre{m}
luctuososad, mournful, grieving{adj}
láudanolaudanum{m}
ludistaLuddite{mf}
ludotecagames room{f}
ludotecaplayroom{f}
luegolater{adv}
luegosoon{adv}
luegothen{adv}
luegotherefore{adv}
luego luegoat once, immediately{adv}
lugarplace{m}
lugartenientedeputy, lieutenant{mf}
Luismale given name, cognate to Louis{prop}
Luisafemale given name, cognate to Louise{prop}
LuisianaLouisiana{prop}
Luisitomale given name{prop}
lujoluxury{m}
lujosoluxurious{adj}
lujuriaexcess{f}
lujurialust{f}
lujuriosolustful{adj}
LulaA pet form for Lourdes (including María de Lourdes){prop}
luloA tart tomato-like fruit that grows in Colombia and Ecuador{m}
lumbarlumbar{adj}
lumbrecombustible material{f}
lumbrefire (matter that has produced or is capable of producing fire){f}
lumbrelight produced by fire{f}
lumbreluminosity, clearness{f}
lumbreralamp or other device for giving light{f} [dated]
lumbreralouver{f}
lumbreraluminary (all senses){f}
lumbreraeyes{f} [poetic, plural]
lumiawhore; hooker{f}
luminariaaltar lamp{f}
luminarialamp, light{f}
luminariavigil fire{f}
luminarialuminary, star, celebrity{mf}
luminolluminol{m} [organic compound]
luminosoluminous, bright{adj}
lumpectomíalumpectomy{f} [surgery]
lunamoon{f}
LunaEarth's Moon{prop}
Lunafemale given name of modern usage{prop}
LunaSpanish surname{prop}
luna de mielhoneymoon (trip taken by a newly married couple){f}
lunamotomoonquake{m}
lunarlunar{adj}
lunarmole, birthmark{m}
lunesMonday{m}
lunetalunette{f} [architecture]
lunetabox (seating compartment in a theater){f}
lunetalens{f}
lunáticolunatic{m}
lupamagnifying glass{f}
lupanarbrothel{m}
luso-españolLuso-Spanish{adj}
luso-francésLuso-French{adj}
lustrabotasshoeshiner{m}
lustrarto polish{v}
lustreluster{m}
lustrolustrum{m}
lustrosolustrous, glossy{adj}
luteciolutetium{m}
LuteroLuther{prop}
lutomourning{m}
lutriaotter{f}
luxlux{m}
LuxemburgoLuxembourg{prop}
luxemburguesafeminine form of luxemburgués{f}
luxemburguésLuxembourgish (from or native to Luxembourg){adj}
luxemburguésLuxembourgish (pertaining to Luxembourg){adj}
luxemburguésA person from Luxembourg{m}
luxemburguésthe Luxembourgish language{prop}
luzlumen{f} [anatomy]
luzlight{f}
Luzfemale given name{prop}
luz de crucedipped headlight{f}
luz traserataillight; taillamp{f}
luz zodiacalzodiacal light{f} [astronomy]
lívidolivid, ashen, leaden gray{adj}
léxicolexical{adj}
léxicolexicon (dictionary or vocabulary){m}
LyónLyons (a city in France){prop}
LucesLights
Spanish words that start with the letter L

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Number of Spanish words that start with L

We have found a total of 1283 words in the Spanish language that start with the letter L. That is less than the average 1600 words per letter.

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