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With b or with v?: 101 words in Spanish to not be mistaken

Is it written with b or with v? Many students of Spanish language, and native itself too, have asked this question any time. There are rules that help us to know when to use b or v, but there are always exceptions.

 


Thus, Practica Español has made a list with 101 words to practice your orthography and expand your vocabulary. In this list, you can find words that only are written with b, other only with v and others with b and v in the same word.


With b:


ablandar – to soften – abrandar
absoluto -absolute – absoluto
albaricoque – apricot – alperce
amabilidad – kindness -amabilidade
ambición -ambition – ambição
ambulancia – ambulance -ambulância
arboleda – grove – arvoredo
bálsamo -balsam – bálsamo
billar – pool -bilhar
bombero – fireman- bombeiro
cabecilla – leader -cabecilha
caber – to fit – caber
cable – cable -cabo
combustible – fuel – combustível
contabilidad- accounting -contabilidade
contribuyente – taxpayer – contribuinte
credibilidad – credibility – credibilidade
debilidad – weakness -debilidade
estabilidad -stability – estabilidade
grabación – recording – gravação
haber – there is /are – haver
hambruna – famine- fome
impecable – impeccable – impecável
imperceptible – imperceptible – impercetível
laborable – working – útil
legible -readable – legível
liberación – release -libertação
liberal – liberal – liberal
ombligo – navel – umbigo
palabra -word – palavra
probable – likely – provável
prohibición -prohibition – proibição
rebelde – rebel – rebelde
responsabilidad – responsability – responsabilidade
simbolismo – symbolism – simbolismo
tablero – board – tabuleiro
temblor – tremble – tremor
tubería – pipe – tubo
urbanización – urbanization – urbanização


With v:


advenimiento – advent – advento
adversario- adversary – adversário
advertencia – warning – advertência
avanzar – to advance – avançar
carnívoro – carnivore – carnívoro
caverna – cave – caverna
clavel – carnation – cravo
cóncavo – concave – côncavo
conveniente – convenient – conveniente
convivencia – living – convivência
convulsión – seizure – convulsão
convulso – convulsed – convulso
disolvente – solvent – solvente
divergencia – divergence – divergência
diversidad – diversity – diversidade
envejecido – aged – envelhecido
envolver – to wrap – embrulhar
extraviar – to misplace – extraviar
hervir – to boil – ferver
iniciativa – initiative – iniciativa
inmovilizar – to immobilize – imobilizar
innovador – innovative – inovador
invención – invention – invenção
investigación – research – investigação
juvenil– youthful – juvenil
móvil – mobile – móvel
movilidad – mobility – mobilidade
nerviosismo -nervousness – nervosismo
ovalado – oval – oval
positivo – positive – positivo
precavido – cautious – cauteloso
prevención – prevention – prevenção
rejuvenecer – to rejuvenate – rejuvenescer
retrovisor – wing mirror – retrovisor
revólver – revolver – revólver
rival – rival – rival
salvavidas – lifeline – salva-vidas
servidor – server – servidor
solvente – solvent – solvente
superviviente – survivor – sobrevivente
trivial – trivial – trivial
vecindad – neighbourhood – vizinhança
verosímil – credible – credível
vicepresidente – Vice-President – vice-presidente
volver – to come back – voltar
voraz – voracious – voraz


With b and v:


absolver – to absolve – absolver
adverbio -adverb – advérbio
benevolencia – benevolence – benevolência
bóveda – vault – abóbada
bravo – brave – bravo
breva – early fig – bêbera
breve – short – breve
bulevar – boulevard – bulevar
inolvidable – unforgettable – inesquecível
observatorio – observatory -observatório
obvio – obvious – óbvio
proverbio – proverb – provérbio
subjetivo – subjective – subjetivo
subvención -grant – subvenção
verbena – fair – verbena
vocabulario – vocabulary – vocabulário


Madrid, May, 24, 2016, Practica Español

 

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Question 1
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A
Albaricoque.
B
Alvaricoque.
Question 2
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A
Livro.
B
Libro.
Question 3
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A
Omvligo.
B
Ombligo.
Question 4
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A
Simbolismo.
B
Simvolismo.
Question 5
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A
Ribal.
B
Rival.
Question 6
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A
Advervio.
B
Adverbio.
C
Adbervio.
Question 7
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A
Verbena.
B
Vervena.
C
Berbena.
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