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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English
Spanish
The Angels
Los Angeles
Rich Coast
Costa Rica
Equator
Ecuador
Large River
Río Grande
The Peace
La Paz
Good Airs
Buenos Aires
Flowery
Florida
English
Spanish
The Savior
El Salvador
Assumption
Asunción
The Pass
El Paso
River of the 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
Sands Point
Punta Arenas
Holy Cross
Santa Cruz
The Palms
Las Palmas
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Level 79
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 55
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 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 64
Sep 4, 2016
Google translate is not the most accurate source.
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Level 69
Sep 6, 2016
There is no dialect of Spanish in which "Los Ángeles" means "county".
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Level 65
Dec 13, 2019
Nope and nope and nope. "Them Angles" would be "ellas/ellos Anglos (since it's capitalized, otherwise it's "ángulos")".
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Level 64
Mar 30, 2020
Yeah, "them angles" is based on a misunderstanding of Spanish grammar. "Los" can mean "them," but not if it's directly preceding a noun.
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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 66
Sep 4, 2016
Only thought «San Juan» for St-Joseph
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Level 64
Sep 4, 2016
Juan would be John, so I don't think anything else would work
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Level 26
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 ∞
Dec 12, 2019
Okay.
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Level 74
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.
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Level 46
Mar 30, 2020
Todo tipo de arte
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Level 64
Mar 30, 2020
Yeah, translation is not a literal word-for-word match. "River of silver" makes more sense.
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Level 68
Sep 4, 2016
Google translate coming in clutch
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Level 53
May 14, 2020
Cheating much?
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Level 62
Sep 4, 2016
Very cool quiz.
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Level 38
Dec 13, 2019
Nice quiz and excellent idea. Thank you!
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Level 64
Jan 30, 2020
Shouldn't it be Sands Point?
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Level 66
Feb 7, 2020
Yeah, I didn't get awarded that one because I didn't type the final 's'.
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Level 68
Feb 13, 2020
I typed ‘Punta Arena’ and got it wrong too. If the clue had been ‘Sands Point’, I’m pretty sure I would have got it right. 😊 If you translate word by word (rather than the whole expression), ‘Punta Arenas’ = ‘Sands Point’, not ‘Sand Point’.
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Level ∞
Feb 13, 2020
Changed it to Sands Points.
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Level 72
Feb 28, 2020
Not much love for Punta Arenas. I spent some time there a few years ago. It's a perfectly pleasant, if cold and windy city on the shores of the Strait of Magellan, close to the southernmost point of the South American mainland, Cape Froward.
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Level 70
Mar 30, 2020
After getting Holy Cross, I took that translation and somehow managed to work out the answer to The Crosses, although I have never heard of that place before.
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Level 78
Mar 30, 2020
I only knew it because in high school, my best friend moved to New Mexico. I cried for weeks until her family changed their minds and moved back from Las Cruces.
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Level 44
Mar 30, 2020
Wow, these aren't very catchy in English.
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Level 46
Mar 30, 2020
Pretty sure people type "Punto Arenas" and then give up.
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Level 31
Apr 3, 2020
Pretty easy when you speak spanish