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    Mar 27, 2015

    40 Beautiful Words In Spanish

    Ahora y siempre.

    What are the most beautiful words in the Spanish language?

    We asked friends and colleagues for some of their favorite lovely words -- both in terms of sound and meaning -- to share with you.

    1. Vivir

    To live.

    2. Esquirla

    Splinter.

    3. Almendra

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    Almond.

    4. Púrpura

    A shade of purple.

    5. Serenidad

    Serenity.

    6. Caricia

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    Caress.

    7. Diáfano

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    Diaphanous.

    8. Cascabel

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    Jingle bell.

    9. Sangre

    Blood.

    10. Pirulí

    A cone-shaped sugar candy.

    11. Fantasía

    Fantasy.

    12. Aceituna

    Olive.

    13. Azar

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    Chance (also, misfortune, accident).

    14. Añoranza

    Longing.

    15. Milagro

    Miracle.

    16. Abecedario

    Alphabet.

    17. Frenesí

    Frenzy.

    18. Derramar

    To spill, to shed tears or blood.

    19. Ojalá

    Perhaps, or "God willing." Phrase derived from "O, Allah."

    20. Mandarina

    Mandarin orange.

    21. Éxtasis

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    Ecstasy.

    22. Frutilla

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    A regional term for strawberry.

    23. Hechizo

    Spell.

    24. Majestuoso

    Majestic.

    25. Lejano

    Distant, far away.

    26. Fascinante

    Fascinating.

    27. Sentido

    Deeply felt. Meaning.

    28. Zanahoria

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    Carrot.

    29. Chinchulín

    A grilled dish made of intestines, from the Quechua word "ch'unchul."

    30. Voluntad

    Volition, will.

    31. Tempestad

    Tempest, storm.

    32. Lujuria

    Lust.

    33. Selva

    Jungle, woods.

    34. Alma

    Soul.

    35. Cariño

    Affection.

    36. Enamorado

    Male form of "the state of being in love."

    37. Mariposa

    Butterfly.

    38. Lluvia

    Rain.

    39. Encantada

    Feminine form of enchanted or bewitched.

    40. Siempre

    Always, forever.

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