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 32
Aug 31, 2012
100% 3:10 left. My Spanish is getting better :)
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Level 37
Aug 31, 2012
Missed Mantequilla.
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Level 41
Nov 8, 2014
Anyone remember the South Park where Butters was a superhero, and his name was Mantequilla?
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Level 50
Sep 1, 2012
Carne means beef
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Level 72
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 38
May 4, 2017
Carne is meat, while bistec comes from the English Beef Steak.
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Level 48
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 44
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 48
Apr 12, 2020
Latin isn't very relevant, this is Spanish and carne is almost always used to mean beef.
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Level 27
Apr 19, 2014
Actually carne is meat (generic). Beef is ternera.
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Level 48
Apr 12, 2020
Not correct. Carne de ternera can mean calf meat, but carne on its own will mean beef unless followed be "de [animal]".
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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 48
Apr 12, 2020
It *can* mean meat, but almost always means beef if it's on its own.
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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 81
Dec 8, 2019
I can trust you've never looked at your chili con carne very well.
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Level 48
Apr 12, 2020
This shows why carne means beef more than it means meat in general! "con carne" will mean "with beef" NOT with chicken/pork/rabbit etc.
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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 66
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 71
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 61
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 21
Sep 11, 2012
i thought bistec is beef, but i figured out that it is steak
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Level 78
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 28
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 52
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 70
Oct 12, 2018
Platano is the Spanish word for banana in Spain
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Level 69
Feb 16, 2020
In California I've always heard it as platano.
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Level 67
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 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 58
Mar 16, 2015
In my country, "platano" is plantain; banana would be "guineo".
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Level 48
Apr 12, 2020
wot cuntry dat?
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Level 80
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 64
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 30
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 13
Apr 27, 2016
i am a kenyan but braved myself in this language!
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Level 73
May 25, 2016
Unless I'm mistaken, but isnt 'ananas' Spanish for pineapple?? Could this be accepted as well?
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Level 76
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 72
May 25, 2016
Can you allow 'prawn' as well as 'shrimp' for 'camarón'?
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Level 70
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 63
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 76
Sep 14, 2016
I got 19 and I don't know any Spanish.
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Level 82
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 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 60
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 58
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 70
Jun 27, 2017
菠萝
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Level 39
Apr 23, 2017
3:23 left
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Level 41
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 66
Apr 23, 2017
May I remind you Latin American Spanish is still Spanish
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Level 26
Jul 10, 2019
Frijoles are beans.
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Level 48
Apr 12, 2020
habas y frejoles are basically the same..
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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 70
Jun 27, 2017
Your not related to Lance Armstrong by any chance?
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Level 70
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 78
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 54
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 55
Aug 23, 2018
technically maiz is maize
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Level 26
Jul 10, 2019
No, maiz is how you say corn in Spanish.
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Level 66
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 64
Feb 16, 2020
So what’s the difference between maize and corn?
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Level 74
Feb 17, 2020
Maize should work (but doesn't)
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Level 51
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 46
Jan 2, 2019
18/24. I'd like to thank Duolingo and my 5th grade Spanish class.
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Level 60
Jan 22, 2019
Should probably also accept 'prawn' for 'camaron'.
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Level ∞
Jan 22, 2019
Okay
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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 35
Mar 4, 2019
In Spain Jugo is Zumo
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Level 36
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 48
Apr 12, 2020
In Peru we have platano de la selva (for cooking) and platano de la isla (for eating raw)
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Level 42
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 60
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 70
Feb 17, 2020
So I wonder why the Grim Fandango character is called Naranja then?
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Level 29
Feb 19, 2020
Shrimp is called Gamba here in Spain, camarón is like a very specific type of shrimp
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Level 80
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 51
Feb 20, 2020
In Paraguay butter is "manteca" instead of "mantequilla." Maybe they just have bigger butter there.
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Level 48
Apr 12, 2020
I use mantecona on my toast!