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Spanish Verbs

Translate these Spanish verbs into English.
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First submittedAugust 30, 2013
Last updatedOctober 25, 2018
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Español
English
bailar
dance
beber
drink
cantar
sing
comer
eat
comprar
buy
contar
count
correr
run
dormir
sleep
enseñar
teach
Español
English
escribir
write
escuchar
listen
fumar
smoke
gastar
spend
hablar
talk
hacer
do
ir
go
jugar
play
nadar
swim
Español
English
pagar
pay
pensar
think
querer
want
trabajar
work
vender
sell
ver
see
viajar
travel
vivir
live
volar
fly
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level 49
Nov 8, 2013
"Querer" needs more synonyms. The first meaning that came to mind was the opening of a letter--"querida" as a translation of "dear"--so I was trying things like "love" and "cherish", and feeling puzzled that they weren't being accepted.
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level 51
Nov 8, 2013
Querida is not a conjugation of querer. Querida is a noun not a verb, so using it as a reference for this quiz led you to the wrong answer. It is true that querer can mean to love, in the sense that it already means to want. So if you wanted to tell your significant other that you love them, you'd literally be saying I want you, which can sort of mean the same thing. For the most part if you were talking to family you wouldn't really say "Te quiero" you'd most likely use "Te amo" which literally means "I love you" instead of figuratively like "te quiero."
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level 17
Sep 7, 2014
The main problem is that we (because I live in Argentina) use "Te quiero" almost as much as "Te amo", although the last one is stronger, which isn't common in English. If you said "I want you" wouldn't mean the same.... But I guess that his doubt is perfectly understandable since sometimes "I love you" is translated as "Te quiero".
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level 66
Apr 7, 2016
"Querida" is not a noun, is an adjective, and definetely not a conjugation of the verb querer. "Querido" is the past participle, and it happens to be an adjective as well, as almost all past participles
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level 59
Jul 23, 2016
Uh... At least in my country, "Te amo" has a connotation of romantic love, so it would be creepy to say that to your family. "Querer" can also mean love in a non-romantic way depending on what dialect of Spanish you speak. I'm a native speaker and think both "want" and "love" should be accepted
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level 45
Nov 8, 2013
I disagree - the word 'querer' translates as 'to want' - simple as!
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level 66
Apr 30, 2014
Yeah but "Te quiero" isn't the same as "I want you", I agree with third party, my first guess was love
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level 28
Apr 10, 2016
Technically ''te quiero'' means ''I want you'', ''I love you'' would be ''Te amo''. Its just that context where it basically means ''I love you''. Quiero un gato - I want a cat (and not I love a cat) Quiero tomar algo. - I want to drink something Quiero bailar. - I want to dance etc.
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level 21
Mar 8, 2018
Querer means "to want." It sounds like the quizmaster wants the infinitive form of the verb.
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level 24
Nov 8, 2013
Aprender also means to teach, include synonym please! I still got it though :P
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level 57
Apr 7, 2016
Aprender isn't "to teach". Aprender in English is "to learn".
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level 41
Jul 8, 2019
I was taught ensenar is to teach and aprender is to learn. Yo aprendo espanol means I learn spanish, not I teach spanish.
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level 76
Nov 9, 2013
My Spanish is getting so rusty... can't believe I missed so many, especially vivir.. duh...
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level 40
Dec 7, 2013
only got querer wrong
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level 71
Apr 26, 2014
Wow, my Spanish is so bad! Although I don't actually HAVE any Spanish, so that,s undoubtedly why. I just hazarded guesses based on similarity with French, plus the couple Spanish words I DID know. Would never thougt I'd be so grateful for having learned a few years ago that "para bailar la bamba" meant "to dance the bamba" :-DD.
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level 38
May 9, 2014
26/27 only using my knowledge of Portuguese to guess the Spanish. I just couldn't come up with hacer = fazer for some reason.
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level 33
Jul 9, 2019
Joao
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level 66
Sep 24, 2014
Another voice for allowing "love" for "querer". "Te amo" is an extremely strong statement, whereas you'll see signs all over, say, Tijuana saying "TJ TQ" (Tijuana te quiero), and it definitely does not mean "Tijuana I want you".
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level ∞
Oct 3, 2015
Okay. I don't speak Spanish so I'll take your word for it.
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level 82
Apr 7, 2016
No, querer is to want. When you say in spanish, "Te quiero", you are saying, "I want you". It is exactly the same as in english. Are you saying it passionately? Yes, but that doesn't change the meaning of the word.
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level 56
Apr 11, 2016
Well, yeah, when literally translated. But "te quiero," at least in Latin America, definitely means "I love you" in a familial or friendly sense. For example, siblings might express their love to each other using that term. And it definitely isn't used passionately... Quizmaster, you're right to accept "love" for "querer."
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level 56
Apr 7, 2016
Gastar also means waste. "Gasto de tiempo" is a "waste of time"
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level 33
Jul 9, 2019
Second
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level 38
Jul 15, 2019
^ Third.
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level 61
Apr 7, 2016
100% with 2:46 left
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level 56
Apr 7, 2016
I got 48% by just guessing regular verbs. :) This is sort of how I got through high school spanish 25 years ago. ugh.
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level 10
Apr 11, 2016
I think I did very good considering I'm in 9th grade and it's my first year learning Spanish. I got 20/27. I missed vivir, pensar, comprar, pagar, contar, volar, and gastar. Oh well. I'll end up learning very soon this year. :D
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level 38
Aug 7, 2017
I got 16 from knowing French but no Spanish
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level 78
Jul 5, 2018
Got 19 from the same background, though when my French ran out I did just guess a few random verbs.
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level 17
Jul 8, 2019
3:32 left 100%
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level 34
Jul 9, 2019
but gastar means to waste too
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level 33
Jul 9, 2019
Please accept waste for gastar