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Spanish Noun Flashcards Quiz
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Apr 8th, 2012 at 04:54 GMT
Not sure I'd include both street/calle and road/camino in there, since the distinction between the two is fuzzy in both English and Spanish (I had to guess which was meant where, and just got lucky). Other than that, great quiz!
Apr 8th, 2012 at 06:41 GMT
@MRL: Swapped one of them out. Thanks!
May 27th, 2012 at 01:27 GMT
Happiness is "felicidad", joy is "alegría"
Game published: Sep 1st, 2012 at 19:00 GMT
Sep 1st, 2012 at 19:08 GMT
Esta prueba es muy divertido. Gracias por lo que hace druhutch.
Sep 1st, 2012 at 19:16 GMT
Gracias, Shakira, por Suerte.
Sep 1st, 2012 at 19:38 GMT
@Geo1: if you have "esta" and "prueba" (both feminine), "divertida" must also be feminine. I agree that the conjugation of Spanish verbs is very hard, but gender of nouns/adjectives is relatively easy. (Yes, "mano" ends in "o" and it's feminine, but you must blame the Romans for that: "manus" was feminine in Latin, in spite of ending in "us").
Sep 1st, 2012 at 20:06 GMT
This was fun, having only Latin in my background. It was interesting to see what words I could pick out with similar roots.
Sep 1st, 2012 at 23:22 GMT
Since 61% missed 5 or fewer, it's probably too easy.
Sep 2nd, 2012 at 00:38 GMT
I managed 37 out of 50...this might sound bad to those of you who did much better than that, but it's pretty good. Since 18 years have passed by since my last Spanish class, and 74% is in line with my grades back then...I've lost nothing!
Sep 2nd, 2012 at 01:03 GMT
Piso refers to a story in a building. 1st floor, 2nd floor, etc. Suelo is the floor where my feet are.
Sep 2nd, 2012 at 01:55 GMT
Good to know that my eight years of Spanish in school wasn't wasted.
Sep 2nd, 2012 at 03:19 GMT
@singin185: "Piso" has both meanings: a floor or stor(e)y in a building, e.g. "El edificio Empire State tiene 102 pisos" but also the floor of a room (marble, tiles, wood, etc.), e.g. "El piso del dormitorio es de madera". In theory "suelo" should mean only the ground, earth or soil (it's a cognate of English "soil") but it's also accepted for a paved surface (so it's a synonym of "piso").
Sep 2nd, 2012 at 05:15 GMT
To keep in the same construct as your male/female clues, you should reorder grandmother/grandfather to grandfather/grandmother. Also, "Piso" is most definitely correct, as anyone who has ever seen a "Cuidado: Piso mojado" sign should know.
Sep 2nd, 2012 at 08:00 GMT
@Singing185: So every sign that reads "Cuidado! Piso mujado" is either wrong or only means "Caution, wet story"
Sep 2nd, 2012 at 12:00 GMT
I guess I'll have to tell my Spanish teacher from high school she was wrong. I definitely remember her correcting me on that. I had considered that it was one of those differences in Spain-Spanish versus Mexican/Latin American-Spanish.
Sep 2nd, 2012 at 13:52 GMT
it's a good mix of words that are similar to english (hora/hour, flor/flower), words which are similar to other latin languages (pais, sol) and then spanish words which everyone just seems to know (rio, amor) so there wasn't too much guesswork needed.
Sep 2nd, 2012 at 14:10 GMT
In Spain we only use "suelo" for ground or soil and "piso" for floor or story in a building. In Latin American Spanish, "piso" means ground or soil as well, though.
Sep 4th, 2012 at 04:01 GMT
50 out of 50. Senorita Keane would be proud.
Sep 9th, 2012 at 00:31 GMT
Learning French for around nine years certainly helps a lot, I've only been learning Spanish for one, but I could still get words I hadn't learnt (like 'mundo' and 'muerte') from similar French words (In these cases, 'monde' and the verb 'mourir').
Sep 18th, 2012 at 17:31 GMT
Bah, "luck" and "happiness" are too similar for me, oh well.
Nov 13th, 2012 at 01:08 GMT
You should have included the Spanish for 'name' to muddle things up.
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