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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
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Last updated: October 17, 2020
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First submittedSeptember 21, 2018
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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
53 Comments
+20
Level 75
Oct 17, 2020
"bajo" can also mean "bass", and "under", while "lengua" can also mean "language". I suggest you add these as possible answers
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Level 73
Oct 18, 2020
I tried under first.
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Level 84
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.
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Level 69
Jan 2, 2021
I tried down
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Level 66
Sep 14, 2023
That's not correct lol
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Level 28
Aug 14, 2022
"He was reading under a tree" is more like "Estaba leyendo debajo de un árbol", but both will do.
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Level ∞
Oct 18, 2020
Under will work now. Language was already accepted.
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Level 64
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
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Level 84
Oct 17, 2020
Thankfully my first guess for marinero was correct. Otherwise I would've tried 'seasoning' next.
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Level 87
Oct 17, 2020
Yo no soy marinero. Soy capitan.
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Level 89
Oct 20, 2020
lalalalalala bamba!
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Level 90
Oct 18, 2020
I totally blanked with the word sailor, i tried seaman (which may be accepted?) and some other variations with no luck.
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Level 71
Jan 7, 2021
I would expect "mariner" to be accepted as well
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Level 62
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...
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Level 74
Oct 21, 2020
Yeah, shouldn't "seaman" be accepted?
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Level 20
Nov 18, 2023
lol same
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Level 75
Oct 18, 2020
That's weird. I learned that boy in Spanish was niño or chico
+4
Level 85
Oct 18, 2020
You're not wrong.
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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.
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Level 60
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.
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Level 65
Jun 12, 2023
I used to say "Adios Muchacho" I thought it meant bye friend.
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Level 62
Oct 18, 2020
It's not my fault if the page gets auto-translated...
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Level 90
Jan 7, 2021
Try another browser
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Level 79
Jan 7, 2021
I got only 14/24 but guessed 'marinero' instantly, due to the fact the it was easy to guess.
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Level 75
Jan 7, 2021
that*
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Level 79
Jan 7, 2021
TYPO!
+3
Level 48
Jan 7, 2021
Not to me it wasn't and Im a Spanish first speaker..lol I kept typing Mariner....lol
+3
Level 67
Jan 7, 2021
I tried Mariner too. (I'm from Seattle..so the baseball team comes to mind.)
+4
Level 79
Jan 7, 2021
A mariner is a sailor. I think it should be accepted too.
+1
Level 65
Jun 12, 2023
I tried Spaghetti and Tomato sauce.
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Level 72
Jan 7, 2021
Accept "forever" for "siempre"?
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Level 73
Jan 7, 2021
Agree. That's what came up when I typed siempre into Google.
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Level 43
Jan 9, 2021
but isn't forever two words combined? for + ever, in that case in Spanish it would be 'por siempre'
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Level 58
Jul 15, 2021
You're correct, forever in Spanish is por siempre.
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Level 81
Jan 7, 2021
Why can't seaman work for sailor?
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Level 72
Jan 7, 2021
I also think that seaman should be accepted for marinero.
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Level 35
Jan 7, 2021
Dad should be accepted for padre
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Level 72
Jan 7, 2021
The Spanish word for dad is papá
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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

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Level 79
Jan 7, 2021
I tried so many sea related things... But not sailor D:
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Level 42
Jan 8, 2021
I got half because I can speak french, this was definitely an interesting quiz nice job
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2023
Same, never studied spanish (except a few TV series with subtitles). Notably got "marinero" that's the least guessed one, similar to french "marin" (sailor)
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Level 38
Aug 26, 2021
Can you please add dad as a way to type father
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Level 59
Nov 5, 2021
but it means father and not dad
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Level 79
Nov 18, 2022
it means dad too
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Level 65
Feb 9, 2022
you forgot a dot upon donde
+4
Level 63
Sep 20, 2022
Nada also means swim
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Level 20
Nov 18, 2023
nadar is swim. nada is nothing. (the word nothing lol)
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Level 75
Jun 9, 2023
'cocina' can also mean cooker (stove)
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Level 59
Jun 9, 2023
'padre' also means 'priest' (like father does in english) and it can also mean 'parent'. Would be nice to add those as options.
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2023
Took a few year Spanish during schooling more than 15 years ago, didn't do anything with it since.....still got 19 out of 24 with it, and the other 5 really gave me a 'ah yes, that was it!' kind of vibe. Positively surprised by all of this!
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Level 20
Nov 18, 2023
🎉🎊🥳 ¡buen trabajo amigo!
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Level 65
Nov 9, 2023
Can you accept seaman for marinero?

This is a synonym, also used in English:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seaman