Many of us have taken at least a few semesters of Spanish during our time in school, but how much of it was actually retained? Who listened attentively and made sure that every "i" was dotted and "t" crossed during seventh period Spanish? Who used the period to daydream and secretly write notes to their crush? We are about to find out!
This basic Spanish quiz will be a breeze for those who paid attention during class! These words are ones that any traveler to a Spanish speaking country will need to know in order to get around. These are the most basic of the basic, the building blocks of learning a language. For travelers who are itching to visit some faraway lands where Spanish is the predominant language, this quiz is a good barometer of your skills. We will be able to separate the blooming bilinguals from the rest of the pack. Those who sat through a middle school, high school or even a single college Spanish class will be able to ace this quiz. In thirty-five questions, we will test some simple Spanish ability and reveal whether or not it's time to head back to class. Estas listo?
What is the Spanish word for "sun"?
Let's start off with one of the most important words in the Spanish language! We call it the sun, and it lights and warms up the entire world. Without the sun, humans could not exist! We love watching it rise and sink below the waves of a tropical beach. Sunny days energize us! The sun helps grow our crops and keeps us all from freezing. We'd say it is pretty important! What is the Spanish word for sun? Choose below.
What is the Spanish word for "yes"?
For people traveling to different countries where Spanish is the dominant language, this word is really useful. It helps us distinguish between things we want and things we don't want, and communicates satisfaction. Who wants to order a delicious plate of tacos? Who wants to tell the vendor that yes, they'd like to order one of those pretty scarves? One needs to have a good grasp of this word, which in English is "yes". Which one of the options below is it?
What is the Spanish word for "chicken"?
This delicious food is a favorite all around the world and it is always one of the most familiar items on the menu! Grilled chicken. Chicken and pasta. Chicken wings. We can't go wrong with chicken! In order to order this flavorful dish in a Spanish speaking country, one needs to understand how to say chicken in Spanish. Delicious chicken fajitas are well within reach if we remember what the Spanish word for this delectable dish is! Tell us below.
What is the Spanish word for "dog"?
Check out that cute puppy in the picture above! All around the world, dogs have stolen our hearts. If we want to express our love for man's best furry friend, we will have to know how to say "dog" in Spanish. This common word is used to both refer to pet dogs as well as our favorite junk food: hot dogs! Who knows how to order a hot dog with the works, as well as say hello to a furry friend?
What is the Spanish word for "name"?
This is one of the most important words to learn in Spanish. Our name identifies who we are and is the most important part of an introduction and greeting! We often ask others what their names are as part of an initial meeting. In fact, it is difficult to imagine interacting with someone in a long-term capacity without knowing what their name is! If one wants to be polite while interacting in Spanish, it is super important to know this word.
What is the Spanish word for "music"?
It makes the world go round and connects all of us through the power of song. Music is the universal language. Even if we do not understand what the lyrics are saying, we can hum along and get the feel of what the song is about. Songs can evoke so many different emotions and color our world in a number of different ways, so this is one of the most important words to know if we are trying to communicate in Spanish.
What is the Spanish word for "map"?
If one is traveling in a faraway land, it is absolutely crucial to have one of these to guide the way! Maps are available in old-fashioned paper form as well as though our smartphones, but the concept is the same across the board. Maps guide us from Point A to Point B. Without them, we would be lost... literally. In order to get access to this critical tool of navigation, we must know how to say the word "map" in Spanish.
What is the Spanish word for "light"?
Let there be light! We use the word "light" more than we think. It can describe the illuminating effects of the sun's rays or depict the interior lights of our houses. This is one of those words that only people who were really paying attention during Spanish class will get! Who knows how to ask someone how to turn on the lights? Who knows how to describe the beam that comes out of our iPhones? Tell us the right answer below.
What is the Spanish word for "beach"?
It is the place where each and every one of us wants to head to kick our feet up and get some Vitamin Sea! There are plenty of countries where Spanish is the dominant language that also have some of the most breathtaking beaches on the entire planet, so this is a really good word to know if one is planning on traveling through some of these breathtaking landscapes. Who knows what the Spanish word for beach is? Choose below.
What is the Spanish word for "hello"?
This is the first word that we are likely to say to someone else and it shows that we are friendly and approachable. It is also one of the first words we learn in a different language. Anyone who took a single Spanish class will be able to tell us how to say hello in Spanish! Who knows the standard greeting of people who speak Espanol? There are four choices below. Let us know which one of them is the right answer!
What is the Spanish word for "history"?
If we don't remember history, our future is doomed! Maybe it is not as dire as all that, but history is one of the most important things that one can know. Whether it is ancient history or more modern fare, history is what defines us as a people. In order to have a conversation in Spanish about this crucial topic, we need to know what it is called. Who remembers their Spanish class well? Tell us the Spanish word for history.
What is the Spanish word for "cat"?
Our feline friends have a special name in Spanish. If one is a fan of the animal kingdom, surely they know what cats are called in Spanish speaking countries. Cats delight us and make our lives better! When we are traveling in a Spanish speaking country, we might want to talk about these delightful animals. The only way we will be able to do this is if we know the Spanish word for cat! Tell us the right answer from the choices below.
What is the Spanish word for "boy"?
This is one of the most fundamental words that people learn when they are first picking up Spanish. Who remembers the Spanish word for boy from their high school classes? This word is endlessly versatile as anyone who has ever traveled to a Spanish speaking country knows. It is one of the first ways one will distinguish and identify someone else! In Spanish speaking countries, this word is used as slang to refer to friends. What is the Spanish word for boy?
What is the Spanish word for "banana"?
Bananas are one of the best fruits in the world, and since many Spanish speaking countries produce these yummy fruits by the truckload, visitors to Central and South American countries will absolutely want to be able to say "banana" in Spanish. Fortunately, the word is fairly close to our English one, so once one learns it, it is really tough to unlearn. Who loves delicious fruit? Raise a hand! Who knows how to say banana in Spanish? Tell us below.
What is the Spanish word for "airport"?
It is the place that we go when we want to get to and from our destinations quickly. If one is traveling to a Spanish speaking country, knowing this word is a must for getting around! Fortunately, the Spanish word for airport is fairly similar to our English word so it really shouldn't be too difficult to remember once learned. How do we talk about flying the friendly skies in Spanish? Check out the four choices below and choose the best one.
What is the Spanish word for "love"?
This is one of the most important words in any language. Although love is universal, the word changes depending on what country you are in! We learned this critical word in our Spanish classes in school, so who has retained it? The language of love is the same over every culture, but the word for love is not, so it is important for anyone visiting a Spanish speaking country to learn this critical word! Choose the Spanish word for love below.
What is the Spanish word for "friend"?
We all need friends, so if one is traveling in a Spanish speaking country, this is a really important word to know! It is common slang in the United States and other countries that are English speaking, but it is used predominately in countries where Spanish is the primary language. If one wants to make friends from all around the world, this is easily one of the best words to know and use. What is the Spanish word for friend?
What is the Spanish word for "goodbye"?
We have covered hello and friend and now it is time to talk about another really important word in any language: goodbye. Although Arnold Schwarzenegger popularized the phrase "Hasta la vista, baby", there is actually an easier and more popular way to say goodbye in Spanish. It is used all of the time in the Spanish speaking world and should be instantly recognizable to anyone who has taken even one or two Spanish classes in their lives. What is the word?
What is the Spanish word for "park"?
They are green. They are peaceful. They are places to take a long stroll with a furry friend or a human companion that we trust. They are a great place to restore ourselves and totally destress from a long day. What are we talking about here? Of course, we are talking about parks, those green and vibrant places that one sometimes finds in the middle of bustling cities! The Spanish word for park is very similar to our English word.
What is the Spanish word for "tomorrow"?
Like in every other language, Spanish has different words for past, present, and future tense. One of the ways that they talk about the future is to refer to tomorrow. The Spanish word for tomorrow is different than their word for today or yesterday. It is a word that should be familiar to most people who have taken one or two Spanish classes. When referring to things that will happen in the future, Spanish speaking people will often reference this word.
What is the Spanish word for "red"?
Colors are one of the first things we learn when picking up another language. They help us differentiate between important objects and give context to what we are talking about. The color red is one of the most dominant in society and is found in so many day-to-day items, so people who are traveling to Spanish speaking countries will absolutely want to know what this word is! Choose the correct answer for the Spanish word for red from the four options below.
What is the Spanish word for "blue"?
Keeping with the color theme, let's move on to another primary color that is found in a number of different day-to-day items. People who are traveling to Spanish speaking countries or who simply want to speak Spanish with their friends and family will need to know that the Spanish word for blue is. As one of the most popular colors in the world, blue is found in everything from the color of the ocean to the printed patterns of many articles of clothing.
What is the Spanish word for "store"?
This is one of the most important words that anyone who wants to speak Spanish or travel to a Spanish speaking country should know. Going to the store is one of the most critical function in our days! We need to visit the store to buy groceries, beauty supplies, and other items that help us stay healthy and happy. The Spanish word for store does not sound much like the English one, but who can tell us the correct answer?
What is the Spanish word for "moon"?
It replaces the sun and lights up our nights along with all of the stars. The moon is one of the most important celestial bodies in the universe and has been the subject of many poems, stories and pieces of folklore. Sailors used the moon before there was any GPS. It helped them navigate safely from shore to shore. For centuries, the moon has provided light and a sense of safety to people who venture out in the dark. What's the Spanish word for moon?
What is the Spanish word for "book"?
Long before there was the internet, there were these wonderful volumes full of information and musings from people who came before us. Books are one of the best expressions of humanity and they are incredibly popular throughout the entire world. Many books have been translated into a number of different languages, but who can translate the English word for book into the Spanish word that means the same thing? Choose the one correct answer from the four options presented below.
What is the Spanish word for "girl"?
Anyone who has taken even a preliminary Spanish class should be able to tell us what the Spanish word for girl is. If one is thinking about traveling to a Spanish speaking country, it is vital that they know this word, as it is used all the time as a descriptor and term of endearment in the Spanish speaking world. Chances are, we all have used this word at least once in our lives! What is the Spanish word for girl?
What is the Spanish word for "white"?
When we are first learning a new language, one of the most important parts is picking up different colors. White is one of the most dominant colors in the natural world, and is a great descriptor to give context and talk about things in everyday life! Many pieces of clothing are white, as are flowers that exist in the natural world so it is very useful to know this common Spanish word. Who knows what the Spanish word for white is?
What is the Spanish word for "no"?
The flip side of yes, the word no is one of the most important in any language. Want to tell a taxi driver that his services are not needed? Who wants to make sure the waiter knows that they do not want any mushrooms on the salad? If one is learning another language, one of the first words that comes up is no. The Spanish word for no is very close to the English word for no. Tell us the right answer below.
What is the Spanish word for "mountain"?
While not an everyday word, visitors to Spanish speaking countries in the Andean region of South America would want to understand what the Spanish word for mountain was. Whether or not to avoid the mountain or climb it, it is pretty critical to know this word in certain parts of the world! The Spanish word for mountain is similar to the English word that means the same thing. With this hint in mind, check out the choices below and pick one.
What is the Spanish word for "rice"?
Rice is easily one of the most popular foods in the entire world. From the far reaches of Southeast Asia, to the hearty soups of Colombia and Peru, to dinner tables all across the United States and Canada, rice is one of those foods that everyone loves. We all also associate rice with the best comfort food in the world. If one wants to learn Spanish, this word is an absolute must, especially for ordering food. What is the Spanish word for rice?
What is the Spanish word for "river"?
This is one of the first words we learn in Spanish class. We have also heard it a million times before to describe different types of rivers from all around the world. We will give out a hint- it starts with the same letter as the English word for river and everyone will immediately recognize it if it is said aloud. Guessed what it is yet? Check out the options below and choose the one that contains the Spanish word for river.
What is the Spanish word for "eyes"?
They are the windows to the soul, the most expressive feature of our entire face and we love to enhance and make them stand out with some makeup and plenty of mascara. They are eyes! This is the only item on the list which is plural because nobody refers to just one eye. They always come as a pair. Just as in English, they are eyes, in Spanish, they are this word which contains exactly the same number of characters.
What is the Spanish word for "hat"?
A hat is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing on the planet. It protects our eyes from the sun, shields our faces from the rain and looks really stylish if we do it right! Hats have been around for ages and have gone through a million different styles and trends. Most people have definitely heard this Spanish word for hat before, even if they didn't know it meant hat at the time. Tell us the Spanish word for hat.
What is the Spanish word for "water"?
Water is one of the most important elements in our natural world. It also makes up the majority of the material in our bodies! It is true, humans are made mostly of water. Since water is so incredibly important, anyone who has ever taken a Spanish class undoubtedly has learned what the Spanish word for water is. Who remembers this four letter word that is used to describe the most important element on our planet? Let us know the right answer below.
What is the Spanish word for "house"?
Home is where the heart is. That is what they say in English when they want to convey the importance of home in our daily lives. In Spanish it is similar, but instead of the four letter word "home" they use a different four letter word that everyone has most certainly heard at least once in their lives. If your Spanish speaking friend wants to invite someone over to her house, she will tell them that they are always welcome here.