saba
n (f) sap

saber
v conj to know (a fact) / to know how to

n (m) knowledge / know-how

sac
n (m) sack / bag

expr sac de dormir
(m) sleeping bag

expr sac de gemecs
(m) bagpipe(s)

sacrifici
n (m) sacrifice

safareig
n (m) wash basin (in a public wash-house)

expr fer safareig
(col.loq) to gossip

safata
n 1. (f) tray
2. (f) salver

expr safata d'entrada
1. (f) [INFORM] inbox
2. (f) in tray

expr safata de sortida
1. (f) [INFORM] outbox
2. (f) out tray

safir
n (m) sapphire

sagacitat
n (f) shrewdness / astuteness

salari
n (m) wage / pay / salary

expr salari mínim interprofessional
(m) minimum wage

salarial
adj wage / pay

expr augment salarial
(m) pay rise / wage increase

expr congelació salarial
(f) wage freeze

salat
adj 1. salted
2. (too) salty

salm
n (m) psalm

salt
n 1. (m) jump / bound
2. (m) dive
3. (m) vault

expr salt a cavall
(m) show jumping

expr salt amb perxa
(m) pole vault

expr salt d'alçada
(m) high jump

expr salt de llargada
(m) long jump

expr salt de plataforma
(m) (platform) diving

expr salt de pont
(m) bungee jumping

expr salt de trampolí
(m) (springboard) diving

expr salt espectacular
(m) quantum leap

expr salt sobre cavall (or poltre)
(m) vault

expr triple salt
(m) triple jump

salut
n (f) health

interj cheers! / down the hatch! (col·loq)

salutació
n (f) greeting

salvatge
adj wild / savage

n (m / f) savage

sambori
n (m) hopscotch

sami
n 1. (m / f) Sami
2. (m) [LING] Sami (language)

adj Sami

Samoa
n Samoa

expr Samoa Nord-americana
American Samoa

sandvitx
n (m) sandwich

sant
n 1. (m / f) saint
Tots Sants - All Saints Day
2. (m) saint's day / name day

adj holy

santuari
n 1. (m) chapel / shrine
2. (m) sanctuary

São Tomé i Príncipe
n São Tomé and Príncipe

sastre
n (m) tailor

secció
n 1. (f) section
2. (f) cutting up

secret
n 1. (m) secret
2. (m) secrecy

adj secret

expr secret d'estat
(m) state secret

expr en secret
in secret / secretly

expr guardar un secret
to keep a secret

expr policia secreta
(f) secret police

secta
n (f) sect / cult

sector
n (m) sector

expr sector primari
(m) primary sector

expr sector privat
(m) private sector

expr sector públic
(m) public sector

expr sector secundari
(m) secondary sector

expr sector terciari
(m) tertiary (or service) sector

sediciós
adj seditious

segle
n (m) century

segment
n (m) segment

segon
adj 1. second
2. latter

n 1. (m) second
2. (m) second
Hi ha seixanta segons en un minut. - There are sixty seconds in a minute.

segons
adv according to

següent
adj following

seguiment
n 1. (m) monitoring
2. (m) tracking
3. (m) follow up
4. (m) observance
El seguiment de la vaga ha estat elevat - Observance of the strike was high

seguir
v conj 1. to follow
2. to continue

seguit
n (m) series / string
Fa un seguit de dies que plou - It's been raining for days (on end)

adj continuous

seguretat
n (f) security

expr seguretat informàtica
(f) computer security

expr seguretat social
(f) social security

seixanta
adj sixty

n (m) sixty

seixantè
adj sixtieth

expr una seixantena de ...
around (or about) sixty ... / sixty-odd ...

selecció
n 1. (f) selection
2. (f) [ESPORT] (National) Team

seleccionar
v conj to select

semblança
n 1. (f) similarity
2. (f) appearance

semblant
adj similar

n (m) countenance / appearance

seminari
n 1. (m) [RELIG] seminary
2. (m) seminar

sempre
adv always

expr sempre que
(~ + subjunctive) as long as / so long as / provided

senderisme
n (m) hiking / rambling

sense
prep without

expr amb sense
(col.loq) without

sensibilització
n 1. (f) raising awareness / awareness raising
Activitats de sensibilització - Awareness-raising activities
2. (f) (tec.) sensitization / sensitisation (Br.)

sentimentalitat
n (f) sentimentality

sentir
v conj 1. to feel
2. to hear
3. to be sorry / to regret / to feel sad
Sento haver de dir-te que.. - I'm sorry to have to tell you that..
sentir-se
1. sentir-seto feel
2. sentir-seto regret

expr sentir a dir
to hear (tell)
Sempre he sentit a dir que Dublin és molt segura - I've always heard (tell) that Dublin is very safe

expr sentir a parlar (de...)
to have heard of (or about)
No l'he vist però n'he sentit parlar - I haven't seen it but I've heard of it
Jo tampoc he llegit res de Sandor Marai però sempre n'he sentit parlar bé d'ell - I've never read anything by Sandor Marai either but I've heard good things about him

sentit
n (m) sense

expr sentit comú
(m) common sense

senzill
adj 1. single
2. easy / simple
3. simple

senzillesa
n (f) simplicity

separació
n (f) separation

expr separació conjugal
(f) (marital or legal) separation

sepulcre
n (m) tomb

seqüència
n 1. (f) sequence
2. seqüències (fpl) footage

ser
v conj to be

expr sigui com sigui
be that as it may

expr sigui com vulgui
be that as it may

serenitat
n (f) serenity / calm / calmness

serenor
n (m) serenity / calm / calmness

serp
n (f) snake

expr serp de cascavell
(f) rattlesnake

expr serp marina
(f) sea snake

expr serp pitó
(f) python

serralada
n (f) mountain range

serrat
adj 1. serrated
2. [tallat amb una serra] sawn

n 1. (m) sawing
2. (m) low range of mountains
3. (m) cheese from the Pyrenees region, made from raw sheep's milk

servei
n 1. (m) service
2. (m) [ESPORT] serve
Nadal va trencar el servei d'Agassi. - Nadal broke Agassi's serve.

expr servei d'àpats
(m) catering

expr servei cartogràfic
(m) mapping agency

expr servei de centre
(m) kick-off

expr servei de despertador
(m) wake-up service

expr servei d'habitacions
(m) room service

expr servei d'urgències
(m) casualty (Br.) / A&E (Br.) / Accident and Emergency (department) (Br.)/ emergency room (Am.)

expr serveis de neteja
(mpl) cleaning services

expr serveis secrets
(mpl) secret service

expr serveis socials
(mpl) social services

servidor
n 1. (m) server
2. (m / f) servant
3. (m / f) yours truly
Això ho ha fet un servidor - It was made by yours truly

expr servidor FTP
(m) FTP server

servir
v conj 1. to serve as / to be used as (or for)
2. [a taula] to serve
3. [en una botiga] to serve
4. to use / to make use of
servir-se
servir-seto use

expr fer servir
to use

expr servir Déu
to serve God

expr servir la pàtria
to serve your country

setanta
adj seventy

n (m) seventy

setè
adj seventh

n (m) seventh

setembre
n (m) September

setmana
n (f) week

expr setmana que ve
(f) next week

expr setmana vinent
(f) next week

setmanal
adj weekly

expr paga setmanal
(f) (weekly) pocket money (Br.) / allowance (Am.)

seu
adj his/her/its/their

pron his/hers/theirs

n 1. (f) headquarters
La seu de l'ONU és a Nova York. - UN headquarters are in New York.
2. (f) venue
Hanover va ser la seu de la Expo 2000. - Hanover was the venue for the 2000 World Fair.
3. (f) seat
La seu de govern. - The Seat of Government.
4. (f) [RELIG] see

expr la Santa Seu
the Holy See

seure
v conj to sit (down)

sexe
n (m) sex

sexual
adj sexual

sexualitat
n (f) sexuality

Seychelles
n (fpl) Seychelles

si
conj if

n (m) bosom / heart


adv yes / yeah (argot) / yep (argot) / uh-huh (argot) / absolutely

n (m) yes

sibarita
adj sybaritic / decadent / epicurean

n (m / f) sybarite / pleasure seeker

Sierra Leone
n Sierra Leone

signar
v conj to sign

signatura
n (f) signature

expr signatura electrònica
(f) electronic signature

signe
n 1. (m) sign / mark
2. (m) signal

expr signe de puntuació
(m) punctuation mark

significat
n 1. (m) significance
2. (m) meaning
3. (m) [LING] signified

significatiu
adj meaningful / significant / substantial

silicona
n (f) silicone

similar
adj similar

similitud
n (f) similarity

simpatitzant
n (m / f) sympathizer / sympathiser (Br.)

adj sympathetic

simplicitat
n (f) simplicity

simultàniment
adv simultaneously

sindicació
n (f) syndication

Singapur
n (m) Singapore

singular
adj singular

sinó
conj but (rather)

síntesi
n 1. (f) summary / digest
2. (f) synthesis

sirià
n (m / f) Syrian

adj Syrian

sis
n (m) six

sisè
adj sixth

n (m) sixth

sistema
n (m) system

expr sistema de gestió de base de dades
(m) database management system

expr sistema gestor de base de dades
(m) database management system

expr sistema operatiu
(m) OS / operating system

expr sistema solar
(m) solar system

situació
n 1. (f) situation
2. (f) location

situar
v conj to situate / to locate

sobirà
n (m / f) sovereign

adj sovereign

sobrar
v conj 1. to be too much (o too many) of (something)
2. to be surplus (to requirements) / to not be needed
3. to be left (over) / to remain / to be (going) spare

sobrat
adj 1. excessive
2. [~ de] plenty of / lots of
Anar sobrat(s) de... - To have plenty (or lots) of...
3. (over-)confident

sobre
adv 1. on
2. about

n 1. (m) top
2. (m) envelope

sobreviure
v conj 1. [un fet / un desastre] to survive
2. [un altre] to outlast

soci
n (m / f) member

social
adj social

expr serveis socials
(mpl) social services

socialisme
n (m) socialism

socialista
n (m / f) socialist

adj socialist

socialitzar
v conj 1. to nationalize
2. to socialize

societat
n (f) society

socioeconòmic
adj socioeconomic / socio-economic

sociologia
n (f) sociology

sociològic
adj sociological

soja
n (f) soy / soya

expr llet de soja
(m) soya milk / soy milk

expr salsa de soja
(f) soy sauce

sol
n 1. (m) sun
2. (m) [MÚSICA] soh

adj 1. alone / lonely / lonesome
nota: 'Lonesome' i 'lonely' impliquen una solitud no desitjada.
2. single

expr a soles
1. alone
2. in private

expr prendre el sol
to sunbathe

interj ets un sol (col.loq) you're a star! / you're wonderful!

sòl
n 1. (m) soil
2. (m) ground

solapa
n 1. (f) (roba) lapel
2. (f) (llibre) flap

solar
adj solar

n 1. (m) [casa] ancestral home
2. (m) plot (of land)

expr central solar
(f) solar power plant

expr energia solar
(f) solar energy (o power)

expr llum solar
(f) sunlight

expr panell solar
(m) solar panel

expr placa solar
(f) solar panel

expr sistema solar
(m) solar system

solista
n (m / f) soloist

solitari
adj solitary

n 1. (m) solitaire
nota: Anell en el que hi ha una sola pedra muntada.
2. (m) [joc de cartes] solitaire (Am.) / patience (Br.)
3. (m) [cuc ~] tapeworm
4. (m / f) loner

expr en solitari
alone / solo

sol·licitant
n (m / f) applicant

sol·licitar
v conj to request / to ask for / to apply for

solo
n (m) solo

solter
adj single

n 1. (m) bachelor
2. soltera (f) single woman

solvència
n 1. (f) [FIN] solvency
2. (f) ability / capability

somiar
v conj [~ amb / en] to dream (about / of)

somniar
v conj to dream

son
n 1. (m) sleep
El son REM - REM sleep
2. (f) sleepiness

expr tenir son
to be sleepy / to be tired

expr trencar el son
to have (or take) a nap / to nap

sonor
adj 1. sound
2. [LING] voiced

expr banda sonora
(f) soundtrack

expr efecte sonor
(m) sound effect

sorgir
v conj to spring up / to rise / to emerge / to arise

sorollós
adj 1. noisy
2. vocal
Una minoria sorollosa. - A vocal minority.

sortejar
v conj 1. to draw lots for
2. to raffle

sortida
n 1. (f) exit / way out
2. (f) [TRANSP] departure
3. (f) outing / trip
Sortida de camp - Field trip
4. (f) solution
5. (f) [INFORM] output

expr punt de sortida
1. (m) starting point
2. (m) [INFORM] return point

expr tenir sortida
to sell well

expr sortida del sol
(f) sunrise

sortir
v conj 1. to go out / to leave
2. to come out
3. [tooth] to come through
4. to come out with
5. to turn out
6. to appear

expr sortir a la llum
to come to light

expr sortir al pas de
to deny

expr sortir de l'armari
to come out (of the closet)

expr sortir per cames
to leg it / to beat it

expr sortir per potes
to leg it / to beat it

sostenibilitat
n (f) sustainability

sostenible
adj sustainable / tenable
Energia sostenible - Sustainable energy

sota
adv underneath / below / beneath

prep under / underneath / below / beneath

sou
n 1. (m) wage / pay / salary
2. sous (mpl) money

expr per quins cinc sous
why the heck?

expr per quins set sous
why the heck?

soviètic
adj Soviet

expr Unió Soviètica
(f) Soviet Union

expr Unió de Repúbliques Socialistes Soviètiques (URSS)
(f) Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Sri Lanka
n Sri Lanka

suar
v conj 1. to sweat
2. to soak with sweat

subaquàtic
adj underwater

subhastador
n (m / f) auctioneer

subjectar
v conj to hold (down) / to tie (down) / to pinion

subministrament
n (m) supply / provision

submissió
n (f) submission

substancial
adj substantial

substancialment
adv substantially

subtítol
n (m) subtitle

subvenció
n (f) subsidy

subvertir
v conj to subvert

succeir
v conj 1. to happen / to occur
2. to succeed

successió
n 1. (f) succession
2. (f) sequence

successiu
adj successive

sucumbir
v conj [~ a] to succumb (to)

sud
adj south
Del sud. - Southern.

Sudan
n (m) Sudan

expr Sudan del Sud
(m) South Sudan

sud-coreà
n (m / f) South Korean

adj South Korean

suficient
adj sufficient / enough

suficientment
adv sufficiently (x) / (x) enough

suggerent
adj suggestive

suggeridor
adj suggestive

suggeriment
n (m) suggestion

suma
n 1. (f) addition
2. (f) sum

sumari
n (m) summary

summament
adv extremely

sumo
n (m) sumo (wrestling)

súper
n 1. (m) (col.loq) supermarket
2. (m / f) (col.loq) member of Club Super3
3. (f) (col.loq) premium (gasoline) (Am.) / super (Br.)

adv (col.loq) really well
Ens ho vam passar súper. - We had a great time.

superar
v conj 1. to exceed
Superar totes les expectatives. - To exceed all expectations.
2. to overcome
Superar les dificultats. - To overcome difficulties.
superar-se
superar-seto surpass oneself

superfície
n (m) surface

superior
adj 1. higher
2. upper
Límit superior - Upper limit
Llavi superior - Upper lip
3. better / superior
~ de qualitat superior - Superior quality ~

n 1. (m / f) superior
2. (m / f) [RELIG] superior
Mare superiora - Mother superior

superioritat
n (f) superiority

suplent
adj stand-in / substitute

n 1. (m / f) stand-in / replacement / substitute
2. (m / f) [ESPORT] substitute / sub (col·loq)
3. (m / f) supply teacher (Br.) / substitute teacher (Am.) / relief teacher (Aus.)
4. (m / f) [MED] locum

suport
n (m) support

expr donar suport a
to support

suportable
adj tolerable / bearable

suposar
v conj 1. to suppose / to guess / to presume
2. to imply / to suppose / to presuppose
3. to mean

supressió
n 1. (f) suppression
2. (f) abolition / removal / elimination / eradication

supurar
v conj to suppurate (formal) / to fester

sushi
n (m) sushi

sustentar
v conj 1. [fornir aliment] to sustain / to nourish
2. to sustain / to maintain


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