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Spanish Place Names in English

Based on an English translation, can you guess these places that have a Spanish name?
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Last updated: December 12, 2019
First submittedJune 17, 2013
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The Angels
Los Angeles
Rich Coast
Costa Rica
Large River
Río Grande
The Peace
La Paz
Good Airs
Buenos Aires
The Savior
El Salvador
The Pass
El Paso
River of the Silver
Río de la Plata
Mountain Range
Sierra Nevada
Saint Anthony
San Antonio
Saint Joseph
San José
The Crosses
Las Cruces
Holy Faith
Santa Fe
Rich Port
Puerto Rico
Sand Point
Punta Arenas
Holy Cross
Santa Cruz
The Palms
Las Palmas
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
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.
level 53
Sep 4, 2016
I am flabbergasted that I got so few right with my knowledge of Spanish; so many seem so obvious now.
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).
level 61
Sep 4, 2016
Google translate is not the most accurate source.
level 67
Sep 6, 2016
There is no dialect of Spanish in which "Los Ángeles" means "county".
level 64
Dec 13, 2019
Nope and nope and nope. "Them Angles" would be "ellas/ellos Anglos (since it's capitalized, otherwise it's "ángulos")".
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).
level 66
Sep 4, 2016
Only thought «San Juan» for St-Joseph
level 64
Sep 4, 2016
Juan would be John, so I don't think anything else would work
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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Dec 12, 2019
level 70
Jan 10, 2020
Not saying change it again but wikipedia has the translation as "River of Silver", which sounds more sensible to me. Spanish usage of articles is different from English, so translating word for word isn't always correct e.g. "I like art" in English is "Me gusta el arte" in Spanish.
level 67
Sep 4, 2016
Google translate coming in clutch
level 60
Sep 4, 2016
Very cool quiz.
level 38
Dec 13, 2019
Nice quiz and excellent idea. Thank you!