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Spanish Place Names in English

Based on the English translation, guess the place with a Spanish name.
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Last updated: November 26, 2013
First submittedJune 17, 2013
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English
Spanish
The Angels
Los Angeles
Rich Coast
Costa Rica
Equator
Ecuador
Large River
Río Grande
The Peace
La Paz
Good Airs
Buenos Aires
The Meadows
Las Vegas
English
Spanish
The Savior
El Salvador
Assumption
Asunción
The Pass
El Paso
River of Silver
Río de la Plata
Snow-Covered
Mountain Range
Sierra Nevada
Saint Anthony
San Antonio
Saint Joseph
San José
English
Spanish
The Crosses
Las Cruces
Holy Faith
Santa Fe
Rich Port
Puerto Rico
Sandy Point
Punta Arenas
Holy Cross
Santa Cruz
The Palms
Las Palmas
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level 77
Aug 1, 2013
cool quiz. Got most of them. I always thought Ascuncion mean "ascension," so looked it up and it can mean both. Had no idea that Las Vegas meant the meadows.. the rest I knew but missed a few due to memory/grammar
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level 73
Nov 26, 2013
I am flabbergasted by how many i got right. My very basic knowledge of spanish got me 19/20. I think I just got lucky on a few.
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level 52
Sep 4, 2016
I am flabbergasted that I got so few right with my knowledge of Spanish; so many seem so obvious now.
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level 29
Nov 26, 2013
Buenos Aires means Good Airs, in plural. Punta Arenas would be translated as Sands Point, Sandy Point would be Punta Arenosa.
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level ∞
Nov 26, 2013
Fixed Buenos Aires, but I think the quiz is correct for Punta Arenas:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punta_Arenas

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level 49
Sep 4, 2016
It would be Sand Point, not Sandy Point.
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level 45
Sep 8, 2019
it does mean punta arenosa, so sands point is correct
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level 14
Nov 30, 2013
Not saying this should be changed (just think it's funny): Los Angeles could also be translated as "Them Angles". Google Translate says it means "county" (without accent mark or capitalization).
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level 61
Sep 4, 2016
Google translate is not the most accurate source.
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level 66
Sep 6, 2016
There is no dialect of Spanish in which "Los Ángeles" means "county".
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level 62
Mar 22, 2016
Great quiz! I never really thought about what Santa Cruz and Santa Fe meant in Spanish, but I was able to guess them. If you wanted to expand this quiz, you could add Trinidad (Trinity).
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level 31
Sep 4, 2016
Well, I'm Spaniish and I've never heard the word "vegas" before. We refer to "meadows" as "prados". But I suppose it is Latin Spanish. You should tell that in the title. And also, punta arenas should be sand point, not sandy point, since sandy is "arenos@". Otherwise, great quiz! Some places were really funny written in English xD
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level 61
Sep 4, 2016
Well, I'm from Mexico and also never heard the word "Vegas" in spanish. We also say "prado".
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level 65
Sep 4, 2016
Uruguayan here, and I've never heard of the word "Vega" other than in surnames
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level 66
Sep 6, 2016
Same here, Mexican Spanish and never heard "vegas". Prados, praderas, even campos, but never vegas. Oddly, there's a street in Los Angeles called "La Tijera" and it literally means "the scissor"—which is just as awkward in Spanish as it is in English.
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level 31
Sep 4, 2016
Oh and also, the literal translation of "river of silver" is "río de plata"; "río de la plata" should be "river of the silver".
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level 38
Nov 21, 2018
I thought so too. But Rio de Plata wasn't accepted..
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level 66
Sep 4, 2016
Only thought «San Juan» for St-Joseph
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level 62
Sep 4, 2016
Juan would be John, so I don't think anything else would work
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level 28
Sep 4, 2016
For Río de la Plata, it should be "River of the Silver". River of Silver translates to "Río de Plata".
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level 69
Sep 4, 2016
Only missed Las Vegas. Never hear of a 'vega' before and have never really considered what the place's name means.
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level 66
Sep 4, 2016
Google translate coming in clutch
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level 60
Sep 4, 2016
Very cool quiz.
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level 76
Sep 6, 2016
High school Spanish was a long time ago, so surprised I only missed three. I knew point was Punta, but no idea about sandy, and the only place name I could think of with Punta was Punta Gorda. Never heard of Punta Arenas. Nice quiz to get the gray matter woke up this morning.
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level 38
Nov 7, 2016
Ever hear of the surname De La Vega? - It means from the meadows!
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level 61
Jan 16, 2019
I think a closer translations for vegas is fertile plain, or riverbank. (the wet and fertile is an important part)