Can You Name All These Spanish Words?

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The Spanish language is one of the most beautiful languages in the world and has over 400 million speakers worldwide. Because of its popularity, it’s easy to pick up a few words over the years. But have you added enough to your memory to pass this quiz? If you’re looking to prove that you know more Spanish than the average English-speaker, try this test!

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1. What do you think the word “agua” means?

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  1. Fire
  2. Air
  3. Earth
  4. Water
Agua means water - it is a feminine noun which is believed to have derived from the Latin word, acqua.
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2. Which classic drink is a “cerveza”?

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  1. Water
  2. Tequila
  3. Beer
  4. Vodka
Because beer is classically a man’s drink, it is often assumed that it is a masculine noun. But it’s feminine and that’s exactly what a cerveza is.
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3. A “pollo” is an animal, but which of the following is it?

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  1. Chicken
  2. Cow
  3. Horse
  4. Goat
Pollo is a masculine word that most often means chicken. But in some places, it can also mean, boy.
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4. What do you think a “caballo” is?

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  1. Bridle
  2. Horse
  3. Gate
  4. Stable
Caballo is a masculine noun which means horse. It’s often confused with the word cabello, which means hair.
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5. “Desierto” is Spanish for what word?

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  1. Man
  2. Camel
  3. Sand
  4. Desert
The word desierto is masculine. As a noun, it means desert. As an adjective, it can refer to something that’s empty, deserted or void.
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6. Which item in the picture is a “reloj”?

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  1. Chicken
  2. Clock
  3. Newspaper
  4. Bowling pin
The masculine word “reloj” is how one would refer to a clock or watch in Spanish.
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7. Which month of the year is known in Spanish as “Enero”?

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  1. July
  2. May
  3. January
  4. March
Enero is the very first month of the year, January.
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8. What does the Spanish word “estrella” mean?

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  1. Hills
  2. Star
  3. Light
  4. Night
The feminine noun, estrella is how one says star - the celestial body. But it can also refer to a star that’s a shape, a star that’s a celebrity and a star that’s a ranking.
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9. Of the options, which food is represented by the word “helado”?

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  1. Cone
  2. Ice cream
  3. Fruits
  4. Fruit
Most times, helado is a masculine noun which means ice cream. But it’s also an adjective that can mean freezing, iced and stone-cold.
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10. What do you think a “jardín” is?

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  1. Boots
  2. Watering can
  3. Garden
  4. Trowel
Jardín doesn’t seem masculine, but it is. It’s the noun used to represent garden, but can also mean yard.
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11. Which of these things, which loves water, is a “pez”?

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  1. Leaf
  2. Pond
  3. Fish
  4. Lily
A pez is a fish. It doesn’t represent one specific kind of fish, but can refer to any.
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12. What necessity do you think “dinero” is?

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  1. Piggybank
  2. Chalkboard
  3. Calculator
  4. Money
Dinero is one of the most popular Spanish words because it represents a popular item, money.
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13. What object in this picture do you think is the “pie”?

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  1. Orange
  2. Deck
  3. Beach
  4. Foot
When speaking about anatomy, the word pie means foot. This masculine noun can also mean base, bottom or stem.
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14. What part of the body is the “cabeza”?

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  1. Head
  2. Hands
  3. Nose
  4. Eyelashes
The cabeza represents the head, but it can also mean mind, top, leader or source.
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15. In a bedroom, what would the “cama” be?

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  1. Shelf
  2. Bed
  3. Painting
  4. Stool
A feminine noun, cama is how one would refer to a bed, in Spanish.
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16. What is an “árbol”?

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  1. Christmas
  2. Tree
  3. Presents
  4. Snow
An árbol is a tree, but the masculine noun is also used to describe other things. It can be used when talking about a ship’s mast or a shaft of a vehicle.
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17. Which of the following words is the meaning of “granja”?

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  1. Horse
  2. Fence
  3. Farm
  4. Cow
Granja is a feminine noun and means farm. It can also mean country estate.
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18. Of the options, which is closest in meaning to the word “mar”?

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  1. Gym
  2. Apple
  3. Sunset
  4. Sea
Mar is one of those words that can be either masculine or feminine, depending on what’s place in front of it. It means sea. Figuratively, it can mean world or wave.
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19. What do you think the word “montaña” means?

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  1. Field
  2. Mountain
  3. Grass
  4. Flowers
Montaña is a feminine noun. It’s how the Spanish say mountain.
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20. What color does “blanco” represent?

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  1. White
  2. Orange
  3. Pink
  4. Red
Blanco means white in Spanish. When referring to one’s skin color, it can mean fair.
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21. What does the noun “río” most commonly refer to?

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  1. River
  2. Rocks
  3. Water
  4. Trees
In the Spanish and Portuguese languages, río means river. As a verb, it is a conjugated form of the word reir, which means to laugh.
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22. What do you think the noun “hierba” means?

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  1. Grass
  2. Bugs
  3. White
  4. Birds
The Spanish word hierba can mean many things, including grass and herb.
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23. What does the Spanish word “perro” mean?

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  1. Cat
  2. Dog
  3. Bed
  4. Pebble
Perro is most commonly used to refer to a dog. As an adjective, it means lousy, difficult and even cunning. English speakers have issues with this word when learning Spanish because it sounds similar to pero, which means but.
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24. Which item in the picture is the “puerta”?

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  1. House
  2. Pumpkin
  3. Door
  4. Candles
In addition to this feminine noun meaning door, it also means gate. In sports, it can mean a goal.
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25. What do you think the word “barco” refers to?

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  1. Boat
  2. Sky
  3. Beach
  4. Water
Barco is the masculine noun for the words ship or boat.
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26. What does “fuego” mean?

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  1. Pineapple
  2. Home
  3. Food
  4. Fire
The word fuego can refer to many things, all of which are related to fire (which is its most common meaning). It can represent a flame, heat, a burner and even illnesses that involve inflammation.
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27. Which royal is known as the “rey” in Spanish?

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  1. Duke
  2. Donkey
  3. King
  4. Princess
The word rey means king. It could refer to a king on a chessboard, a king on a playing card or an actual person.
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28. Which food-related word is the correct meaning of “cena”?

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  1. Utensils
  2. Duck
  3. Dinner
  4. Asparagus
The word cena is a feminine noun. It means dinner or supper.
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29. What does the word “calle” mean?

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  1. Street
  2. Car
  3. Traffic light
  4. High-rise
The feminine noun calle can mean many different things, including road, outside, lane and fairway. Most commonly, it refers to the word, street.
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30. Which of these celestial bodies is the definition of “luna”?

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  1. Moon
  2. Stars
  3. Cloud
  4. Night
Luna may seem like just a popular girls’ name, but it’s Spanish for moon.
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31. What do you think the “nieve” means?

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  1. Snow
  2. Scared
  3. Windy
  4. Ball
Because of its spelling and pronunciation, nieve is often mistaken with nueve - the word that represents the number nine. Nieve actually means snow.
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32. What does “flor” mean?

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  1. Food
  2. Candles
  3. Flower
  4. Juice
The word flor is a feminine noun, which means flower.
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33. Which body part is the “boca”?

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  1. Nose
  2. Shoulders
  3. Man
  4. Mouth
Boca is used to refer to one’s mouth. The feminine noun can also refer to a slot or an entrance.
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34. What does the Spanish word “vestido” refer to?

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  1. Closet
  2. Shoes
  3. Bags
  4. Dress
The word vestido is both a noun and an adjective. As a noun, it means dress. As an adjective, it means dressed or clothed.
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35. What spice is “canela”?

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  1. Peppercorn
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Rosemary
  4. Turmeric
Canela is a feminine noun and it’s also how you say cinnamon in Spanish.
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36. What does the word “médico” refer to?

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  1. Hospital
  2. Nurse
  3. Doctor
  4. Gurney
As a noun, the word médico means doctor, though using simply 'doctor' is also correct.
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37. “Libro” is the Spanish version for which of the following words?

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  1. Book
  2. Hallway
  3. Shelf
  4. Stool
Libro is a masculine noun. The plural form can be achieved by simply adding an ‘s’ at the end.
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38. Which item in the picture is the “miel”?

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  1. Honey
  2. Field
  3. Man
  4. Wasps
Miel is a feminine noun, and it means honey.
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39. What do you think an “anillo” is?

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  1. Food
  2. Ring
  3. Groom
  4. Bride
An anillo is a ring. If you want to say “engagement ring,” it would be “anillo de compromiso.”
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40. Which element in the picture is the “maíz”?

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  1. Farm
  2. Trees
  3. Truck
  4. Corn
A masculine noun, maíz means corn. It can also mean sweetcorn.
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41. Which element in the picture is the “esposa”?

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  1. Wife
  2. Chocolate
  3. Cheese
  4. Suits
Esposa is how one says wife in Spanish. By simply changing the last letter to an ‘o,’ the word will mean husband.
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42. Which commonly eaten food is the English word for “pan”?

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  1. Tea
  2. Fruit
  3. Bread
  4. Egg
The word pan is masculine. It means bread - one of the most popular breakfast foods in the world.
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43. Which beachy item is a “concha”?

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  1. Sunglasses
  2. Shell
  3. Sand
  4. Hat
Concha is a feminine noun that can refer to a shell (as in a turtle’s shell) or a seashell.
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44. Which popular ingredient is known as “azúcar”?

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  1. Shakers
  2. Salt
  3. Sugar
  4. Pepper
Azúcar is how you say sugar in Spanish. It can be either masculine or feminine and still mean the same thing.
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45. Which of the following foods in this picture is a “manzana”?

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  1. Apricot
  2. Lemon
  3. Apple
  4. Kiwi
This word is a feminine noun. It’s one of the most popular fruits in the world- an apple.
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46. What do you think a “zapato” is?

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  1. Pillow
  2. Shoe
  3. Hat
  4. Shirt
A zapato is how you say shoe, in Spanish. Shoes, the plural form, would be zapatos.
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47. What do you think the word “algodón” refers to?

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  1. Cotton
  2. Picture
  3. Wreath
  4. Leaf
The word algodón is a masculine noun. When translated, it means cotton.
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48. Which writing instrument below is a “lápiz”?

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  1. Highlighter
  2. Marker
  3. White
  4. Pencil
The word lápiz is a masculine noun. It’s the Spanish word for pencil.
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49. Of all the items in the picture, which is a “silla”?

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  1. Glass
  2. Fork
  3. Table
  4. Chair
Silla is a feminine noun. It means chair.
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50. What is a “pastel”?

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  1. Custard
  2. Cake
  3. Balloon
  4. Party hat
The Spanish word pastel does not refer to colors. It means cake.
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