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Random Spanish Words #1

Translate these common Spanish words into English.
All the answers are a single word
If multiple answers fit, guess the most common
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Last updated: October 17, 2020
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First submittedSeptember 11, 2014
Times taken98,665
Average score83.3%
Rating4.63
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Spanish
English
rojo
red
trabajar
work
dinero
money
mucho
much
agua
water
perro
dog
playa
beach
fiesta
party
Spanish
English
zapato
shoe
feliz
happy
amigo
friend
tarde
late
noche
night
gracias
thanks
toro
bull
jefe
chief
Spanish
English
también
also
adiós
goodbye
ocho
eight
burro
donkey
barrio
neighborhood
niña
girl
tio
uncle
oro
gold
73 Comments
+5
Level 73
Sep 16, 2014
Yuhuu! 19/24 without a single Spanish lesson. :)
+4
Level 20
Mar 8, 2018
100% with 3:13 remaining... I still don't want to take Spanish 3.
+12
Level 49
Jan 6, 2019
Me too!!! I'm Argentine tho...
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Level 31
Oct 20, 2020
I only got 6
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Level 33
Oct 20, 2020
Exact same score as you but I took Spanish for 3 years lmao.
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2014
Tarde also means afternoon. And the fact that it's immediatly before 'night' doesn't help, you may want to consider accepting it
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Level 62
Oct 7, 2014
Yep.
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Level 75
Oct 7, 2014
Another agree.
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Level 37
May 19, 2017
The quiz master SPECIFICALLY SAID that if more than one answer fit, use the most common. Tarde by itself would more likely elicit "late". For time, it would be moreoften something like .... de la tarde...
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Level 59
Oct 20, 2020
I think people use Good Afternoon more than they scold people for being late (Though it might be like in French where you don't actually say Good Afternoon, and instead say Good Day for morning and afternoon).
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Level 82
Oct 7, 2014
I typed in afternoon first but after thinking about it a second got the right answer. I don't think there's any need for a change.
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Level 74
Oct 7, 2014
Agreed. "A las cuatro de la tarde" is 4:00 in the afternoon.
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Level ∞
Oct 7, 2014
Afternoon will work now.
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Level 20
Mar 8, 2018
That works too!
+4
Level 69
Oct 7, 2014
Turns out I wasn't so bad at Spanish GCSE after all.
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Level 25
Oct 7, 2014
should add some words from movies like Esse, pindejo, cabron. (Not sure how to spell any but seem to be used by gangsters)
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Level 58
Apr 17, 2021
so the curse words?
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Level 36
Oct 7, 2014
Only one I missed was Barrio...3 years of Spanish and I don't ever recall seeing that word.
+1
Level 5
Oct 12, 2014
barrio, village?
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Level 56
Dec 28, 2014
3:20 left!
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Level 11
Dec 28, 2014
Missed 3
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Level 85
Feb 7, 2016
apparently i still remember my lessons from 17 years ago
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Level 74
Dec 24, 2016
3:22 left! At least something simple for us
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Level 47
Dec 24, 2016
For burro, the first thing that came to my head was burrito!
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Level 82
Dec 24, 2016
Burrito just means "little donkey."
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Level 84
Mar 4, 2017
Eso si que es. :-)
+3
Level 82
Oct 20, 2020
socks?
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Level 60
Dec 24, 2016
Since you have diacritics on most of the words that require it, you might want to add it to 'tío' as well.
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Level 75
Dec 24, 2016
It seems to me that a couple of these, fiesta and burro, have become so common in English that they don't need translating. The words have become part of the language even apart from Spanish-speaking areas, and are synonyms of the clues rather than translations.
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Level 69
Jan 14, 2019
never heard of barrio
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Level 64
Dec 24, 2016
Anybody else doing National 5 Spanish
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Level 56
Dec 25, 2016
this should be a quiz like the terms get randomized each time you take it
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Level 65
Dec 26, 2016
Gracias, Jefe de Quiz!
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Level 76
Dec 27, 2016
I submitted burrow first instead of neighborhood for 'burrio'.

Being that they mean the same and share a base, burrow should be accepted.

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Level 48
Jan 4, 2017
I cheated. I speak Spanish :|
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Level 60
Dec 1, 2023
Maybe this is more like an English test ;)
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Level 84
Mar 4, 2017
I would like to point out that while I habla no Español, I do know how to say, "You're ugly and your mother dresses you funny," in Spanish, as well as French, Russian and German. Just never know when you're gonna need that one.
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Level 75
Oct 22, 2020
'I hablo* no Español' is the correct way to say it.
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Level 50
Jan 6, 2021
If we're going to be correcting one's Spanish...it's "Yo no hablo..."
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Level 75
Oct 14, 2021
I wasn't correcting his Spanish, I was correcting his Spanglish :p
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Level 67
May 8, 2017
was a bit too easy ngl
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Level 90
May 19, 2017
Even though I've never used Spanish outside of the classroom and while south of the border, I use at least half of the words on the list in regular English conversations without anyone noticing. I'm not sure if that would be the case if I lived in New York or Michigan but in Houston it's the case.
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Level 43
Jun 8, 2019
Just took my Spanish final yesterday. Got all of these except Barrio.
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Level 25
May 14, 2020
24/24 ay spanish GCSE came thru
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Level 69
Oct 20, 2020
Dinero=Dinner. Dinner! Dinner!!! Oh right... oops.
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Level 79
Oct 20, 2020
I think festival (fiesta), granddaughter (niña), and area (barrio) are common enough to be included, they were all the first ones I thought of.
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Level 72
Oct 20, 2020
Festival, yes, it could be. Granddaughter, no, that would be 'nieta', which also refers to an adult, 'niña' refers to a child (female). Area (área in Spanish) is too general, could mean any area, neighborhood is more specific
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Level 11
Oct 20, 2020
Yo hablo español asi que me lo saque todo bueno
+2
Level 7
Mar 8, 2022
yo igual xd
+1
Level 43
Oct 20, 2020
As a brazilian, 22/24 is a very good result!
+1
Level 46
Oct 20, 2020
Good Quiz. The only thing I am wondering is which countrie's spanish this quiz came from? Mexico? Spain? Argentina? etc.
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Level 57
Oct 21, 2020
I'm Filipino and I got 19/24! Not bad I guess. I was surprised "barrio" was the least answered. Every Filipino would know what it means, though I think 'village' should also be accepted.
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Level 66
Oct 21, 2020
Can't "tarde" also mean evening?
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Level 75
Oct 22, 2020
It means afternoon, but QM has decided 'late' is more common. Probably right, given the common uses of (being) late and also (+ más) later.
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Level 51
Oct 22, 2020
no random at all
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Level 22
Oct 22, 2020
nice quiz :)
+1
Level 67
Aug 28, 2021
40 seconds, fun chill quiz
+6
Level 76
Dec 28, 2021
RIP to everyone with any relation to Italian who kept guessing butter for burro
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Level 90
Dec 28, 2021
mantequilla
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2023
Imagine ordering some butter at a restaurant and they bring you a live donkey.
+1
Level 67
Feb 24, 2022
Never had a spanish lesson in my entire life, but i am Brazilian so i only missed 3. Because of that i thought barrio was barrel.
+1
Level 18
Mar 16, 2022
17 right in spanish 1, not bad
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Level 20
Apr 17, 2022
Barrio is wrong. According to the answers, it's Neighborhood, but I used Google Translate to figure it out. Turns out that Neighborhood means "Vecindario," in Spanish. Barrio in English is "quarter."

That's why I got 23/24.

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Level 60
Dec 1, 2023
Google Translate is limited to the most common word for a word (and besides not the most accurate). Barrio is common for neighborhood. Perhaps quarter is reasonable to accept, but neighborhood is not incorrect.
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Level 59
Sep 13, 2022
you have a face como un burro
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Level 19
Apr 17, 2024
Minions!!!
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Level 70
Oct 30, 2022
its mad how much french helps with spanish, like trabajar, fiesta, tarde, toro, oro. ig they're even more closely related than i thought
+1
Level 67
Dec 11, 2022
15/24 pretty good for me who don't speak Spanish at all, uh? 😃
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Level 54
Dec 11, 2022
Todos gringos hablan espanol.
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Level 57
Dec 11, 2022
It's quite difficult for someone to whom Spanish has absolutely no cultural significance.

(Neither from the Americas, Europe, northwestern Africa, nor southeast Asia).

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Level 61
Dec 12, 2022
barrio - quarter, ie part of a town
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Level 24
Dec 31, 2023
Tío needs an accent mark on the i.
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Level 24
Dec 31, 2023
I am taking Spanish 101. It is awesome.