Spanish Food Words Quiz

Below you will see a bunch of Spanish words for food. Enter their English translations.
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Last updated: January 22, 2019
First submittedAugust 8, 2012
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Spanish
English
Arroz
Rice
Pollo
Chicken
Queso
Cheese
Ensalada
Salad
Pan
Bread
Carne
Meat
Cerveza
Beer
Leche
Milk
Spanish
English
Agua
Water
Sopa
Soup
Café
Coffee
Huevo
Egg
Jamón
Ham
Pescado
Fish
Frijoles
Beans
Camarón
Shrimp
Spanish
English
Jugo
Juice
Piña
Pineapple
Bistec
Steak
Naranja
Orange
Maíz
Corn
Plátano
Banana
Manzana 
Apple
Mantequilla 
Butter
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Level 30
Aug 31, 2012
100% 3:10 left. My Spanish is getting better :)
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Level 46
Aug 31, 2012
Missed Mantequilla.
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Level 43
Nov 8, 2014
Anyone remember the South Park where Butters was a superhero, and his name was Mantequilla?
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Level 61
Apr 28, 2022
Vamos Mantequilla!
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Level 65
Feb 3, 2022
In South America where I lived and worked for years: "manteca" is butter and "mantequilla" is margarine.
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Level 48
Sep 1, 2012
Carne means beef
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Level 75
Jun 24, 2013
That's what I thought too...but I've never taken Spanish, so I figured I was wrong.
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Level 37
May 4, 2017
Carne is meat, while bistec comes from the English Beef Steak.
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Level 71
Apr 12, 2020
Carne can refer to meat in general, but it's MUCH more commonly used to mean beef. You might be asked if you want chicken or beef, "pollo o carne?"
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Level 61
Oct 13, 2013
Carne means meat as a food group. It comes from Latin - we have words like Carnivore (meat-eater, not beef-eater)
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Level 27
Apr 19, 2014
Actually carne is meat (generic). Beef is ternera.
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Level 20
Oct 19, 2017
Carne definitely can be more than beef. Carne de cerdo (pig meat AKA pork), carne de pescado (fish meat AKA the fleshy part of a fish that we would normally eat), etc.
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Level 49
Mar 12, 2018
no it means meat.. I livein AZ trust me.. dishes that say con carne = without meat.
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Level 64
May 10, 2018
Except "con" means "with". So, "con carne" = "with meat."

Anything served without meat would be "sin carne." ("Sin" means "without".)

You may live in Arizona, but you apparently don't speak Spanish.

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Level 86
Dec 8, 2019
I can trust you've never looked at your chili con carne very well.
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Level 65
Feb 3, 2022
Thank you, or should I say "le agradezco mucho," for that funny joke. I too get something "con carne" and I can't find the beef.
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Level 42
Jul 7, 2021
Technically res is beef, carne is just meat in general.
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Level 60
Nov 20, 2021
Reminds: carnivoire
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Level 21
Sep 11, 2012
got everything except banana for plátano. my teachers in school said that banana in spanish is banana
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2014
it can be said both ways, it depends on where you are. In my country is banana, if you say plátano you'll get weird looks
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Level 37
Dec 9, 2021
Platano and Banana are similar but not the same. Platano (plantain) is what tostones (salted and fried while green) or maduros (fried when ripened) are made from. Bananas are eaten raw.
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Level 67
Dec 15, 2021
That's the English meaning for those.

In Spain, and "platano" is used exactly like "banana" in English, while, at least in Canary Islands, "banana" refers to what is called "plaintain" in English.

So... there's not really 1-to-1 correspondence.

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Level 73
Dec 8, 2018
Guineo is also banana
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Level 67
Jan 12, 2019
here a platan is similar to a (modern day) banana but not the same. Platans are only good when cooked
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Level 63
Feb 16, 2020
Plantains (platanos) are related to bananas. Banana is banana. Platano is plantain. The blacker they are, the sweeter they are. And they're much harder to peel than bananas.
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Level 26
Feb 12, 2021
Banana is only an english word since platano is the translation of banana
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Level 21
Sep 11, 2012
i thought bistec is beef, but i figured out that it is steak
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Level 77
Mar 16, 2015
I first tried beefsteak which is another translation.
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Level 52
Nov 7, 2012
I was thinking of the dough sopapillas are made with for sopa...derp.
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Level 35
Oct 25, 2013
Prawn should be accepted for shrimp. I never, ever use the word shrimp. I know they're both technically different things, but let's be a little more lenient, huh?
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Level 44
Dec 20, 2013
100% 3:21 left, take that Memento I am better than you!!!!!!!
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Level 30
Dec 20, 2013
100% 3:23 left... what now!
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Level 36
Jan 25, 2015
100% 3:28 left... what now!
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Level 53
Jan 21, 2014
100% with 3:17 remaining

BTW: Platano is plantain - Guineo is banana

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Level 37
Jan 20, 2018
Thank you, JersezFinest: Couldn't think of Guineo, but I knew that the Spanish word for banana is not platano (at least not in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean).
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Level 73
Oct 12, 2018
Platano is the Spanish word for banana in Spain
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Level 73
Feb 16, 2020
In California I've always heard it as platano.
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Level 30
Mar 6, 2021
For me in Argentina we say Banana and for plantain we say platano
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Level 69
Aug 24, 2014
I learned the word for chicken from Los Pollos Hermanos
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Level 49
Mar 12, 2018
lol here in AZ we have a place called pollo loco the crazy chicken haha
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2021
It's a Los Angeles-based chain in multiple states, I'm not sure how many.
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Level 75
Nov 12, 2014
100% with 2:28 left. It doesn't hurt to live in Arizona and travel in Mexico.
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Level 64
Mar 16, 2015
In my country, "platano" is plantain; banana would be "guineo".
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Level 83
Mar 16, 2015
100% no guessing. Spanish class came back to me. Though I did type in "beef steak" before "steak" probably just because it sounds similar.
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Level 67
Mar 16, 2015
don't speak a lick of spanish but a lot of these words are similar to the french words
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Level 31
Mar 16, 2015
I speak no Spanish and still got 16 haha
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Level 37
Mar 21, 2015
OMG!!! Guessed logically and got full
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Level 27
May 14, 2015
I tried 'soap' for 'sopa' on a food quiz...
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Level 67
Jan 12, 2019
you are not alone ;) did get soup eventually though
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Level 63
Dec 15, 2021
I asked for "La Sopa" in a Barcelonian Supermarket. I was directed to the Soup section. To my surprise, there were only Soups there, not Soaps(which I was looking for)
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Level 29
Aug 29, 2015
That was easy because I'm actually Spanish \^^/

Anyway, this quiz is made on Latin Spanish. In Spanish juice would be "zumo", shrimp would be "gamba", steak would be "filete" (well could also be "bistec" but is not comonly used) and beans would be "alubias" or "judías". Anyway, great quiz ;))

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Level 37
Oct 12, 2018
If your word for steak is "Filete", what would you call a T-bone Steak? And I thought that "Gamba" was what we call Prawns.
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Level 26
Feb 12, 2021
yeah all of these are according on where you live because i live on mexico and got all of them first try.
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Level 45
Dec 15, 2021
Yeah, I missed both steak and shrimp because of the Latin Spanish. Luckily I had heard of Jugo = Zumo
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Level 13
Apr 27, 2016
i am a kenyan but braved myself in this language!
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Level 77
May 25, 2016
Unless I'm mistaken, but isnt 'ananas' Spanish for pineapple?? Could this be accepted as well?
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Level 80
Sep 14, 2016
Nope, it's the French.
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Level 52
Feb 28, 2020
Actually in Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina, they call pineapple “ananas.”
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Level 80
May 25, 2016
Can you allow 'prawn' as well as 'shrimp' for 'camarón'?
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Level 71
Jun 27, 2017
In Australia they farm a freshwater crayfish that is called 'Marron' very similar to the name Camaron.
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Level 37
Jan 20, 2018
Gamba is Prawn; Camaron is shrimp.
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Level 15
May 29, 2016
Banana - la banana
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Level 68
Jul 1, 2016
Unless you have a strong Hispanic heritage or studied Mexican food a lot, there;s no way you could have gotten a lot. I got 8, and I;ve never studied food in Spanish classes before.
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Level 80
Sep 14, 2016
I got 19 and I don't know any Spanish.
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Level 86
Apr 24, 2017
Way to go on assuming what everyone else on this site could possibly know! That will get you far in life!
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Level 68
Dec 16, 2021
Yeah, because making logical assumptions about anonymous Internet quiz takers is an abundantly important skill in life. This response was a bit much, no?
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Level 67
Jan 12, 2019
We dont even have spanish lessons here. And no neighbouring countries speaking spanish, so really no exposure at all to the language here. And still got 15. In hindsight I would ve know atleast two more. A lot of times the clue is in the word allready. And for cerveza it is something you sometimes hear in movies or something, Im not sure where, but it is a word that gets around ( maybe from others bragging they know what beer is in spanish, I know I did when I was young haha, though I cant remember where I picked it up)
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Level 66
Feb 17, 2020
I got 19 and I don't speak any Spanish, but I do eat food - And most of these words are in names of dishes - Brands/ varieties of foods. Really wasn't too difficult to work out.
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Level 64
Aug 2, 2016
Spanish and English are probably the only two languages that don't call pineapples "ananas". Piña and Pineapple look like they have the same origin.
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Level 71
Jun 27, 2017
菠萝
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Level 39
Apr 23, 2017
3:23 left
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Level 40
Apr 23, 2017
in Spanish, it should be "habas", "habichuelas", "judías"...but definitively not "frijoles", at least in Spain. Frijoles is more a word from South America
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Level 68
Apr 23, 2017
May I remind you Latin American Spanish is still Spanish
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Level 25
Jul 10, 2019
Frijoles are beans.
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Level 26
Feb 12, 2021
in mexico they are only called beans, it is interesting how there is different words for it.
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Level 30
Apr 23, 2017
It's really just a Spanish Language quiz, not really about Spanish Food.
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Level 43
Apr 23, 2017
:( Only 79%
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Level 25
Apr 25, 2017
Google Translate came in handy!
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Level 71
Jun 27, 2017
Your not related to Lance Armstrong by any chance?
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Level 71
Jun 27, 2017
Mantequilla, a beautiful name for Butter, I thought it was a sort of veil worn by aristocratic ladies.
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Level 77
Sep 3, 2017
I like that word, too, but to me it sounds as though it's a place that should be in a movie title - "Indiana Jones and the Treasure of Mantequilla". :)
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Level 67
Jan 12, 2019
I wonder what womantequilla would be, margerine?
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Level 57
Feb 16, 2020
I think you are talking of "mantilla" not "mantequilla"
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Level 44
Nov 29, 2017
This could work as a reverse test for Spanish speakers
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Level 24
Apr 13, 2018
you should also put zumo for juice as that's the most common form of the word.
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Level 15
Apr 17, 2018
I speak spanish and I had no idea what bistec was. Is this only in Spain?
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Level 62
Aug 23, 2018
technically maiz is maize
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Level 25
Jul 10, 2019
No, maiz is how you say corn in Spanish.
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Level 67
Feb 1, 2020
No it isn't! "Maiz" is the translation of "maize", "corn" translates to "granos" or "cereales". It also appears elsewhere above that it is not only the British and the Americans who are divided by a common language.
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2020
So what’s the difference between maize and corn?
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Level 85
May 19, 2021
@roadrage: In the USA (and apparently in Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well according to Wikipedia) maize and corn are largely considered synonymous and refer to the "staple grain of indigenous Americans". In the UK, however, corn is a more general term for cereal grains.
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Level 78
Feb 17, 2020
Maize should work (but doesn't)
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Level 65
Feb 20, 2020
The English word "corn" has different meanings depending on where you are. In North America, "corn" is maize. In other parts of the world, "corn" is a synonym for "grain" or "cereal," and so "corn" includes maize, wheat, barley, rice, etc.

But yes, "maize" should be accepted.

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Level 45
Jan 2, 2019
18/24. I'd like to thank Duolingo and my 5th grade Spanish class.
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Level 44
Feb 2, 2019
BISTEC is Beef Steak. The actual word is the spanish pronuntiation of it (in Spanish)
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Level 36
Mar 4, 2019
In Spain Jugo is Zumo
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Level 37
May 23, 2019
2 ez 4 me
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Level 37
Sep 16, 2019
A plantain is (perhaps only in Latin America and the Caribbean) a fruit similar to a banana, but not identical. A banana can be picked and eaten as is; a plantain is either boiled or fried while green or after it has ripened. The term for the fried green plantain is "tostones" while the fried ripened variety are called platanos maduros or simply "maduros".
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Level 41
Sep 25, 2019
18/24 and I don't speak Spanish :)
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Level 17
Jan 20, 2020
Put the yellow box on this quiz? It's too easy to fluke unconnected answers otherwise.
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Level 66
Feb 17, 2020
I got 19 and I don't speak any Spanish, but I do eat food - And most of these words are in names of dishes - Brands/ varieties of foods. Really wasn't too difficult to work out.
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Level 77
Feb 17, 2020
So I wonder why the Grim Fandango character is called Naranja then?
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Level 39
Feb 19, 2020
Shrimp is called Gamba here in Spain, camarón is like a very specific type of shrimp
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Level 83
Feb 20, 2020
not that way in Mexico according to what I learned from my coworkers at Denny's in 2001.
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Level 52
Feb 28, 2020
In Cuba, they also say camarón.
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Level 65
Feb 20, 2020
In Paraguay butter is "manteca" instead of "mantequilla." Maybe they just have bigger butter there.
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Level 26
Feb 12, 2021
in mexico, manteca comes from an animal's grease and mantequilla is the milk one
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Level 30
Mar 6, 2021
In Argentina we say manteca too. I have not really heard anyone say Mantequilla.
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Level 43
Oct 3, 2020
Wouldn't platano mean plantain instead of banana? Plantains are similar to bananas, they are just slightly different. I always thought banana was la banana.
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Level 30
Dec 26, 2020
Easy. I am learning Spanish. Got em all.
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Level 20
May 19, 2021
i'm spanish and camaron isn't a shrimp, camaron is something similar but shrimp would be "gamba"
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Level 72
Nov 10, 2021
I was really confused by this too. I think that they used Latin American Spanish for this quiz, and there they call gambas "camarones". It's not easy being European, but at the end of the day, Americans wish they were us.
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Level 55
Dec 5, 2021
like 95% of spanish speakers are in the americas though
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Level 59
Jun 1, 2021
Only missed cerveza
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Level 59
Dec 15, 2021
I just guessed random foods and I got 19, didn’t even think about the words except Agua. maybe change the predictability/averageness of the quiz.
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Level 83
Dec 27, 2021
Use yellow box.
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Level 61
Dec 16, 2021
Lava Los Manos - Piso Mojado - Cuidado - Asta Lavista - Hombre - La cooka rocha.
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Level 36
Dec 25, 2021
Spanish English Goggle Translate is the best way to get full points.
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Level 48
Jan 11, 2022
Well this is more about practicing, not cheating.
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Level 15
Jan 24, 2022
I forgot Pina... A conjugation
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Level 56
May 18, 2022
In Spain we say zumo for juice, instead of jugo, and alubias for beans, for example.

Regards

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Level 34
Jun 22, 2022
17/24. Not bad for saying I haven’t spoke a word of it for 2 years