If you are learning Spanish as a second language, you are probably eager to learn as many useful verbs as you possibly can. While all verbs are important for everyday communication, some of them are more commonly used among native speakers than others. For instance, the word abrir, which is translated as ‘‘to open’’ in English, can be used to refer to actions such as ‘‘to uncover,’’ ‘‘to cut,’’ ‘‘to start,’’ ‘‘to unlock,’’ and ‘‘to turn on.’’
When you think of a lever, you may think of a piece of construction machinery or laboratory equipment. But like most simple machines, levers are part of your everyday life — and in many ways, they make your everyday life possible! Keep reading for examples of levers that you see every day, including in the house, in the garden and in the sports world.