Grammar & Vocabulary

Vocabulario de política y economía

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El Congreso de Estados Unidos, aprobando una ley. / PUBLIC DOMAIN

Here is some vocabulary on politics and the economy so you can argue (in Spanish) with your friends and family about the last election and the new president:

El/la presidente/a – the president

El/la vicepresidente/a – the vicepresident

La campaña – the campaign

Las elecciones – the election (it’s plural in Spanish)

Los votantes – the voters

El voto popular – the popular vote

El colegio electoral – the electoral college

La investidura – the inauguration

El/la congresista – the congressman/congresswoman

El congreso – the congress

El senado – the senate

El partido político – the political party

El veto – the veto

La orden ejecutiva – the executive order

El/la secretario/a de estado – the secretary of state

La legislatura – the term

Aprobar una ley – to pass a law

Derogar una ley – to repeal a law

El seguro médico – the health insurance

El tratado internacional – the international treaty

Libre mercado – free market

Proteccionismo – protectionism

Globalización – globalization

La tasa de desempleo – the unemployment rate

Los impuestos – the taxes

Producto interior bruto – gross domestic product

La bolsa – the stock market

Los índices – the indexes

La Reserva Federal – the Federal Reserve

El banco central – the central bank

Los tipos de interés – the interest rate

And here are some newspapers where you can read about US (and international) politics in Spanish. Reading newspapers is a great way to improve your vocabulary and reading skills!

El País

El Espectador

El Diario

El Sol de México

 

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