thumbnail

Random Spanish Words #3

Translate these common Spanish words into English.
All the answers are a single word
If multiple answers fit, guess the most common
Quiz by TrajanDecius
Rate:
Last updated: October 17, 2020
First submittedSeptember 21, 2018
Times taken22,206
Average score75.0%
Rating4.60
4:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 24 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Spanish
English
sombrero
hat
diablo
devil
diez
ten
bajo
low
marinero
sailor
usted
you
amor
love
muchacho
boy
Spanish
English
cocina
kitchen
padre
father
bueno
good
donde
where
naranja
orange
nada
nothing
siempre
always
pan
bread
Spanish
English
montaña
mountain
año
year
sol
sun
lengua
tongue
vida
life
reina
queen
y
and
palabra
word
+16
Level 76
Oct 17, 2020
"bajo" can also mean "bass", and "under", while "lengua" can also mean "language". I suggest you add these as possible answers
+3
Level 73
Oct 18, 2020
I tried under first.
+1
Level 81
Oct 18, 2020
Me too. And below. But missed low. I think all three are correct. He was reading under a tree. - Estaba leyendo bajo un árbol.
+1
Level 67
Jan 2, 2021
I tried down
+1
Level 28
Aug 14, 2022
"He was reading under a tree" is more like "Estaba leyendo debajo de un árbol", but both will do.
+1
Level ∞
Oct 18, 2020
Under will work now. Language was already accepted.
+6
Level 65
Oct 19, 2020
I tried Bass at the begining and I think it should be accepted as well as it really comes from the same word
+5
Level 82
Oct 17, 2020
Thankfully my first guess for marinero was correct. Otherwise I would've tried 'seasoning' next.
+14
Level 85
Oct 17, 2020
Yo no soy marinero. Soy capitan.
+4
Level 86
Oct 20, 2020
lalalalalala bamba!
+4
Level 88
Oct 18, 2020
I totally blanked with the word sailor, i tried seaman (which may be accepted?) and some other variations with no luck.
+7
Level 70
Jan 7, 2021
I would expect "mariner" to be accepted as well
+1
Level 61
Nov 6, 2022
I second-guessed myself after it wasn't accepted. You'd think it would be, being a direct cognate with exactly the same definition and a fairly common word at that...
+3
Level 71
Oct 21, 2020
Yeah, shouldn't "seaman" be accepted?
+1
Level 73
Oct 18, 2020
That's weird. I learned that boy in Spanish was niño or chico
+3
Level 83
Oct 18, 2020
You're not wrong.
+3
Level ∞
Oct 18, 2020
It's not wrong, but it's orthogonal to the question. The quiz does not ask the user to translate from English to Spanish, but from Spanish to English. The question is correct. We also accept things like "guy" and "dude" for muchacho.
+1
Level 72
Jan 7, 2021
It's getting pretty common as an English loan word as well. Perhaps you should accept 'muchacho' as well? :p
+1
Level 55
Dec 20, 2021
They way my favorite Spanish teacher taught it to me was that muchacho meant lad, as its meaning is closer to young man than boy and is used in a similar context to lad. However, boy is a perfectly reasonable translation.
+9
Level 63
Oct 18, 2020
It's not my fault if the page gets auto-translated...
+1
Level 87
Jan 7, 2021
Try another browser
+1
Level 76
Jan 7, 2021
I got only 14/24 but guessed 'marinero' instantly, due to the fact the it was easy to guess.
+1
Level 72
Jan 7, 2021
that*
+1
Level 76
Jan 7, 2021
TYPO!
+3
Level 47
Jan 7, 2021
Not to me it wasn't and Im a Spanish first speaker..lol I kept typing Mariner....lol
+2
Level 65
Jan 7, 2021
I tried Mariner too. (I'm from Seattle..so the baseball team comes to mind.)
+3
Level 76
Jan 7, 2021
A mariner is a sailor. I think it should be accepted too.
+2
Level 73
Jan 7, 2021
Accept "forever" for "siempre"?
+1
Level 72
Jan 7, 2021
Agree. That's what came up when I typed siempre into Google.
+3
Level 43
Jan 9, 2021
but isn't forever two words combined? for + ever, in that case in Spanish it would be 'por siempre'
+1
Level 58
Jul 15, 2021
You're correct, forever in Spanish is por siempre.
+5
Level 81
Jan 7, 2021
Why can't seaman work for sailor?
+4
Level 70
Jan 7, 2021
I also think that seaman should be accepted for marinero.
+2
Level 36
Jan 7, 2021
Dad should be accepted for padre
+2
Level 70
Jan 7, 2021
The Spanish word for dad is papá
+1
Level 28
Aug 14, 2022
Padre is more formal, like father.

Dad is a bit mor informal, like, normally you'd call your dad, well, dad, not father. In Spanish, Dad goes translated to papá

+2
Level 61
Jan 7, 2021
I tried so many sea related things... But not sailor D:
+2
Level 42
Jan 8, 2021
I got half because I can speak french, this was definitely an interesting quiz nice job
+1
Level 33
Aug 26, 2021
Can you please add dad as a way to type father
+1
Level 55
Nov 5, 2021
but it means father and not dad
+1
Level 72
Nov 18, 2022
it means dad too
+1
Level 61
Feb 9, 2022
you forgot a dot upon donde
+1
Level 62
Sep 20, 2022
Nada also means swim