Random Spanish Words #2

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
First submittedSeptember 11, 2014
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Spanish
English
hola
hello
grande
big
siempre
always
primero
first
nosotros
we
hombre
man
biblioteca
library
ciudad
city
Spanish
English
navidad
christmas
casa
house
hermano
brother
baño
bathroom
corazón
heart
río
river
chica
girl
gato
cat
Spanish
English
pez
fish
fuego
fire
muy
very
caliente
hot
queso
cheese
cerveza
beer
guerra
war
mañana
tomorrow
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Level 72
Sep 12, 2014
I can never remember cuidad = city. I always think of cuidado, which is careful or caution. So I always end up trying all kinds of synonyms for careful.
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Level 88
Sep 18, 2014
For some reason I have a similar problem with cerveza. Every time I see it, I think I'm reading cabeza, which is really not the same thing.

Help me out spanish speakers, can you have a cabeza on your cerveza? You can in English...

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Level 74
Oct 30, 2014
Cerveza is about the only one I knew without thinking. I consider it a necessity to be able to ask for beer in any country I travel to.
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Level 47
Apr 2, 2020
What about la cereza, the cherry?
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Level 82
Sep 23, 2014
You're right - cuidado is careful. City is ciudad (i before the u), not cuidad.
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Level 62
Oct 16, 2017
Is morning an accepted answer for manana? Manana means morning or tomorrow.
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Level 73
Sep 13, 2014
manana also means morning in Spanish
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Level ∞
Sep 13, 2014
Morning will work now
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Level 85
Nov 13, 2014
In my experience, when someone in Mexico tells you "mañana", it means "eventually". LOL
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Level 80
Dec 6, 2014
^ yeah it's the equivalent of "insh'allah" which literally means "god willing" but in common use is closer in meaning to "piss off" or "fat chance"
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Level 28
Nov 9, 2014
'mañana' is tomorrow and 'la mañana' is morning
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Level 50
Dec 6, 2014
Not really, it just depends on the context, "la mañana" can only be "the morning" but "de mañana" is "in the morning" you could be asked "es de mañana o tarde?" and it would be "is it in the morning or the afternoon?" you also have "el mañana" which would be "tomorrow" meaning "the future" best they can do here is accept both "tomorrow" and "morning" since that word is both.
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Level 80
Jan 6, 2019
yeah when they say "manana" to mean later or tomorrow they mean "in the morning" as in... not today.
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Level 50
Dec 6, 2014
I thought fish was pescado.
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Level 63
Sep 21, 2015
I think pez is live fish in the water, pescado is more likely to refer to fish for eating. Kind of like cow vs beef in English
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Level 22
Jan 7, 2019
Yes, 'pez' refers to the live animal and 'pescado' reffers to dead fish, any dead fish.
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Level 47
Apr 2, 2020
i think its dead vs. alive, just like pollo is dead chicken, but gallo refers to living chickens.
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Level 41
Dec 6, 2014
I think pez means fish that are swimming and pescado means fish served at a meal.
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Level 72
Dec 6, 2014
I'm not Spanish so I might be wrong but I think 'home' should be accepted, too
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Level 75
Jan 6, 2019
Hogar = home
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Level 22
Jan 7, 2019
Yes, I think you're right, because you can always say 'me voy a casa' meaning i'm going home or you could say 'me voy a mi casa? meaning i'm going to my house.
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Level 59
Jan 8, 2019
There is definitely wiggle room between direct translations of an isolated word vs translating it for meaning in the context of a sentence
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Level 47
Apr 2, 2020
That's why its so neat to find very specific foreign words your language doesn't have a word for.
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Level 31
Dec 6, 2014
familiar with all of these words but can never quite remember what they mean. only got 7
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Level 70
Dec 6, 2014
And I always thought a pez dispenser was for candy. LOL.
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Level 67
Feb 20, 2020
Yes ! Childhood memories. I thought it was unlikely, but tried words that could be related, like head (which you flip back and in latin head is caput, so put->pez somehow.... I was desperate haha also tried mouth and money..

If it was the other word for fish people mention in the comments I think I would have gotten it. Looks closer to pisces

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Level 50
Dec 6, 2014
fire very hot. not very random word placement lol
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Level 70
Dec 6, 2014
In Mexico, "chica" also means "small". Like when you say "dame una manzana chica", give me a small apple.
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Level 68
Dec 6, 2014
When they use the phrase "small screen" like referring to TV as opposed to movies they say "pantalla chica"
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Level 38
Dec 6, 2014
Knew all except cerveza...oh the travails of a spanish student who is underage in America. Never learned that one.
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Level 40
Dec 7, 2014
I was taught that "calor" means hot, as in "Yo tengo calor," which is the equivalent of "I feel hot." (And I mean "hot" in the sense of temperature :) )
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Level 29
Dec 15, 2014
Actually calor means heat, caliente is hot.
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Level 22
Jan 7, 2019
Calor is a noun and caliente is an adjective.
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2014
And here I thought Guerra was the feminine of Guerro.
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Level 81
Sep 24, 2015
As I answered them, I thought they told a story - River, Girl, CatFish, Fire, Very Hot Cheese, Beer. Sounds like a nice campout by the river with catfish frying, fondue, and beer. Not sure fish and hot cheese is a combo I want to try, but still.
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Level 81
Sep 24, 2015
Of course, the downside of this picnic by the river is war tomorrow. Shame.
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Level 24
Dec 1, 2015
Please accept "xmas" for navidad.
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Level 48
Sep 8, 2018
100 % and 2:49 remaining
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Level 89
Nov 30, 2018
Very hot fish beer war tomorrow was just an awesome set of words to have in a row... I think I'll stay home tomorrow.
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Level 80
Jan 6, 2019
sounds dangerous. good idea.
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Level 67
Feb 20, 2020
Actually, a beer war sounds rather cool. (Like a foodfight,)
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Level 45
Jan 6, 2019
18/25. Not bad. Thanks 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade Spanish! (Also Duolingo)
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Level 80
Jan 6, 2019
I'm happy I can still easily get 100% on this. All those Spanish classes weren't a total waste.
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Level 78
Jan 6, 2019
I love the Spanish language, everything is pronounced as it's spelled, short vowel sounds.
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Level 62
Jan 6, 2019
I studied Spanish for 3 years, long ago (live in Netherlands), and I am surprised I still got 18 of 'm. My memory is so rusty about Spanish, that i had little yeay moment when i did this test. :P
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Level 70
Jan 7, 2019
Very hot cheese? Beer war tomorrow!
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Level 22
Jan 7, 2019
easy quiz. all on first try with 2:53 left...could be because I live in Spain...
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Level 18
Feb 21, 2020
Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad prospero anyo felizidad I wanna wish you a merry christmas, I wanna wish you a merry christmas, I wanna wish you a merry christmas from the bottom of my heart
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Level 44
Jun 6, 2020
I only got "pez" because of playing Spy Ring in my youth. Anyone who plays that gets to learn the word "fish" in about a dozen languages.