Do You Think You Could You Pass Spanish 101?

By: Annette
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About This Quiz

It can be a huge advantage to speak Spanish in the United States. Not only is it a beautiful language, but also it's fun! In this quiz, we're going to explore some of the key words and phrases. By the end, you can freely say that you "Hablo Espanol."

Hola!

"Hola" is the most famous Spanish word. It means hello! It's appropriate to greet someone with "hola," no matter what language they speak.

¿Cómo estás?

"¿Cómo estás?" means "how are you." Keep in mind that this is the informal way of using this phrase.

What do you add to ¿Cómo estás? to make it formal?

You must add "usted" to make it formal, while dropping the S in estás. ¿Cómo está usted?

Muy bien, gracias.

"Muy bien, gracias." This means "fine, thank you." This is the reply to "how are you doing?"

¿Cómo te llamas?

"¿Cómo te llamas?" is a way of saying "what is your name?" Keep in mind, that this is the informal way of saying it.

My name is ______.

When replying to "¿Cómo te llamas?" you say, "Me llamo ______." The verb used here is "llamar."

"Encantado" is said by _____ .

"Encantado" means "Nice to meet you." "Encantado" is said by a man, while "Encantada" is said by a woman.

Please.

"Por favor" is the way of saying "please." When you order a margarita with your chips and salsa, you say, "por favor."

How do you say "thank you"?

"Gracias" is another famous Spanish word. When enjoying Latin hospitality, always be sure to say "gracias"!

De nada.

"De nada" is a way of saying "you're welcome." In terms of literal translation, it means "it's nothing."

Yes.

"Sí" means "yes" in Spanish. When someone asks if you speak Spanish, the answer that you want to use is "Sí."

No.

Well, that was an easy one! In Spanish, you say "no" the same way that we say it in English.

Disculpe.

"Disculpe" is Spanish for "excuse me" or "sorry." When you run into someone on the streets of Tijuana, you say "disculpe."

What's another way of saying "excuse me?"

"Perdón" is another way of saying "excuse me" or "sorry." That one is easy to remember, because it sounds like "pardon."

Lo siento.

"Lo siento" is a way of saying "I'm sorry." When you drop a plate of arroz y frijoles on someone, you say "lo siento."

Adiós.

"Adiós" is the way of saying "goodbye" in Spanish. When someone is pestering you, just tell them "Adiós!"

What's the informal way of saying "goodbye"?

"Hasta luego" is the informal way of saying goodbye to someone. It is pronounced (AH-stah LWAY-goh).

No hablo español.

"No hablo español" is the way to say, "I don't speak Spanish." After finishing this quiz, you don't have to use this phrase!

Is "¿Hablas inglés?" formal or informal?

"¿Hablas inglés?" is the informal way of asking, "do you speak Spanish?" You need to add "usted" to make it formal.

¿Hay alguien que hable inglés?

"¿Hay alguien que hable inglés?" is the way of saying "is there anyone here that speaks English?" When you get blank stares, you have your answer.

Ayuda!

"Ayuda!" is a way of saying "help!" When you're knocked over by a Mexican hurricane, you yell "ayuda!"

Buenos días.

"Buenos días" is the traditional way of saying "good morning." Don't say this at 5 p.m. at night!

Buenos tardes.

"Buenos tardes" is the traditional way of saying "good afternoon." Everyone has a different sense of when afternoon is.

When it's dark out, you say ______ .

When it's dark out, you say "Buenas noches." However, don't use this on a dark morning.

No entiendo.

"No entiendo" is a way of saying "I don't understand." No need to feel ashamed when you say this.

Which of these is the most important phrase?

Dear friends, take note: "¿Dónde está el baño?" is a very important phrase. It means, "where is the bathroom?"

What is SVO?

SVO stands for subject, verb, object. This is the basic grammatical structure of the Spanish language.

Hola, me llamo Juan.

"Hola, me llamo Juan" translates to "Hello, my name is Juan." The English equivalent of Juan is actually John!

Estoy bien.

"Estoy bien" translates to "I am fine." When someone asks you how you are, you say "Estoy bien."

Mucho gusto.

"Mucho gusto" translates into "nice to meet you." It is pronounced MOO-choh GOOS-toh.

Estoy perdido.

"Estoy perdido" is a way of saying "I am lost." It is pronounced ehs-TOY pehr-DEE-doh.

How do you say "bless you"?

"Salud" is a way of saying "bless you." You pronounce it sah-LOOD.

¿Cuánto cuesta?

"¿Cuánto cuesta?" is a way of saying "how much does it cost?" You use this phrase when buying a sombrero on Olvera Street.

¿Qué hora es?

"¿Qué hora es?" is a way of saying "What time is it?" It is pronounced keh OR-ah ehs.

¿Cómo se dice Pizza en Español?

"¿Cómo se dice Pizza en Español?" means "How do you say Pizza in Spanish?" They just say "pizza!"

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