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Spanish Phrases Quiz

Can you translate these Spanish phrases into English?
Quiz by LanguagePunk
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Last updated: February 24, 2023
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First submittedMarch 25, 2012
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Español
English
¿Dónde está el baño?
Where is the bathroom?
¿De dónde eres?
Where are you from?
Quiero una cerveza
I want a beer
Estoy ocupado
I'm busy
Tengo miedo
I'm scared
Me duele la cabeza
My head hurts
Tengo que cambiar dinero
I need to exchange money
Verde es mi color favorito
Green is my favorite color
Me encantan
los Backstreet Boys
I love the Backstreet Boys
Mi vuelo sale en
una hora
My flight leaves in
one hour
Español
English
Llámame esta noche
Call me tonight
El autobús está lleno
de niños
The bus is full of children
Tu mamá está esperando
Your mom is waiting
Estoy hablando contigo
I am speaking with you
La cuenta, por favor
Check please
Tengo una reserva
I have a reservation
Necesito ir al aeropuerto
I need to go to the airport
Los tacos de pescado
son ricos
The fish tacos are
delicious
No es justo
It's not fair
¿Quién es el jefe?
Who's the boss?
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Level 16
Oct 27, 2020
I love the BSB as well ;)
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Level 89
Feb 24, 2023
I was stumped by - I love the Backstreet Boys. Isn't that like admitting that you love anchovies and wasabi on a kale pizza?
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Level 82
Feb 24, 2023
What if I want it that way?
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Level 45
Mar 14, 2023
Tell me why
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Level 87
Feb 24, 2023
They legitimately sell Grey Poupon ice cream. The taste lasted for less than a Backstreet Boys song.
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Level 93
Feb 24, 2023
Can't you say the tacos are delicioso?
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Level 74
Feb 26, 2023
Less common, but yes, if you add the s at the end of delicioso
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Level 62
Feb 24, 2023
Correct answers that were not accepted include: I'd like a beer; I need the airport.

Since when does anyone say in a bar, I want a beer?! That's downright rude!

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Level 87
Feb 24, 2023
I always get stumped on translation quizzes by saying things a lot more naturally.
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Level 69
Feb 26, 2023
"I need the airport" and "I need to go to the airport" are different things.
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Level 77
Mar 14, 2023
But you can say to a friend, "I want a beer" and then you'd both head to the bar.
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Level 68
Mar 14, 2023
...or the fridge
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Level 28
Mar 14, 2023
sure but who says i need the airport?
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Level 79
Feb 24, 2023
The tacos phrase is open to far too much interpretation. Firstly because of the number of possible translations of rico, even in that context, and also because tacos de pescado can also mean pieces/chunks of fish, especially outside of Mexico and the U.S. (The reason that Mexican tacos are called tacos is that they're small - literally "plugs" to fill a gap when you're hungry during the day.)
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Level 77
Feb 27, 2023
Agreed. There are dozens of correct translations to that phrase that are not accepted. Both "tacos" and "delicious" could be rendered in many ways. I'd suggest changing that one.
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Level 74
Feb 24, 2023
Seems just like a Duolingo test. You just need to change the Backstreet Boys to Shakira.
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Level 76
Feb 24, 2023
I feel like "No es justo" needs more type-ins. I tried "It's not just" and "It's not right" but couldn't figure out the exact wording you wanted.
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Level 79
Feb 24, 2023
I'd second accepting both of those.
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Level 82
Feb 25, 2023
I put "That's not right" and "That's not fair" - I guess my Spanish is rusty, so what would that be?
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Level 79
Feb 25, 2023
I agree that the quiz needs either less ambiguous phrases or more accepted answers. As it stands right now, there's a ridiculous number of perfectly-acceptable translations which aren't accepted. A truly bilingual speaker could run out of time, as I very nearly did.
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Level 44
Mar 16, 2023
There would have to be an "Esto/Eso" in front of "no es justo" in order to make "This/That is not fair" correct ;)
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Level 59
Feb 26, 2023
"I have a headache" should also be accepted.
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Level ∞
Feb 26, 2023
Okay
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Level 84
Feb 27, 2023
I tried my plane leaves in an hour, my plane leaves in one hour, I'm leaving in one hour, I'm leaving in an hour...Argh.
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Level 72
Mar 1, 2023
I got the cuenta one because of Weird Al's Taco Grande song.
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Level 62
Mar 1, 2023
Its a lot easier with google translate turned on.
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Level 87
Mar 6, 2023
What's the point?
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Level 62
Mar 6, 2023
Probably because Google Translate is as bad at translating Spanish into natural English as this quiz is
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Level 74
Mar 3, 2023
as Spaniard, I always said 'booking' instead of reservation tbh, and people seem to understand me lol
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Level 70
Mar 3, 2023
When you are describing food as tasty or delicious, you use estar rico, not ser rico. "Ser rico" is only for people. Mi tío es rico = my uncle is rich. Los tacos de pescado están ricos = the fish tacos are delicious.
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Level 87
Mar 6, 2023
To be fair, Uncle Rico is from Napoleon Dynamite.
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Level 73
Mar 15, 2023
'Los tacos son ricos' sounds good to me, would be weird if you used 'están'. Maybe that's the Latin American Spanish that I'm used to though.
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Level 66
Mar 6, 2023
Nice quiz. Is it meant to be a crash course on how to survive in Mallorca as a foreigner?
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Level 44
Mar 16, 2023
No, this is not a german quiz ;)
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Level 57
Mar 14, 2023
"ricos" in the context of the tacos could mean "rich" but in the food sense
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2023
Not really, you would say "pesado" (heavy) especially if you're saying the food is to rich or dense
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Level 72
Mar 14, 2023
Change title to "Basic tourist Spanish phrases" lol
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Level 73
Mar 14, 2023
LanguagePunk, HistoryPunk - I've noticed them around, are they real people? They never engage in the comments and don't have any levels or badges or anything...
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Level 86
Mar 15, 2023
I think they may be alternate accounts the Quizmaster uses. Not sure why though.
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2023
Why not I've headache?
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Level 61
Mar 14, 2023
My plane leaves in an hour seems like a legit alt
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Level 38
Mar 14, 2023
can you accept this is not fair for it's not fair
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Level 44
Mar 14, 2023
This is not fair = Este no es justo

It's not fair = No es justo

So - no, the sentence with "this" shouldn't be accepted.

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Level 51
Mar 14, 2023
I haven't learned most of these words yet.

: \

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Level 40
Mar 14, 2023
Now you have! :)
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Level 67
Mar 15, 2023
Shouldn’t I need to exchange money use necesito instead of tengo? I tried “I have money to exchange”, along with multiple variations, but all using “I have”.
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Level 38
Mar 15, 2023
Please accept "the autobus is full of kids" and more because there a lot of synonyms
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Level 50
Mar 16, 2023
I put for "tengo que cambiar dinero" I must exchange money, which I feel is a valid translation.