Vocabulary - Fairytales!

This Spanish Difficult Review quiz is a magical quiz in that you will learn about people and things that can be found in fairytales. Who doesn’t love a good fairytale? They are the bread upon which children around the world are brought up with. The messages that many of the fairytales contain provide children with an understanding of life’s experiences, experiences that they will be exposed to throughout their lives.

Different cultures do have different fairytales but for this Spanish vocabulary list, you are going to learn the names of some of the more common fairytales and fairytale characters known throughout the world. After all, what good would it be to learn a new language if you couldn’t read your favorite fairytales in that language? Therefore, let’s add these to you vocabulary bank!

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Ariel Ariel
Captain Hook Capitán Garfio
Cinderella Cenicienta
dwarf enano [m]
fairy hada [f]
fairytale cuento de hadas [f]
Little Mermaid Pequeña Sirena [f]
Peter Pan Pedro Pan
Peter Rabbit Pedro Conejo
prince príncipe [m]
princess princesa [f]
Rapunzel Rapunzel
Red Riding Hood Caperucita Roja [f]
Sleeping Beauty Bella Durmiente [f]
Snow White Blancanieves [f]
spell hechizo [m]
stepmother madrastra [m]
stepsister hermanastra [f]
Thumbelina Thumbelina (note that Thumbelina is sometimes referred to as being 'Pulgarcita')
Tinkerbell Campanita
Wendy Wendy
wicked witch mala bruja [f]
Winnie the Pooh Winnie el Pooh
witch bruja [f]
woodsman leñador [m]

As these are all well know, the task of this quiz will be to see if you can quickly determine the fairytale or character in a fairytale by answering each of the ten quiz questions in Spanish.

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  1. In the story of The Wizard of Oz, she melted.
    In the story of The Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch melted. The Spanish words for Wicked Witch are mala bruja.
  2. She lived with seven dwarfs.
    Snow White lived with seven dwarfs. The Spanish word for Snow White is Blancanieves.
  3. She lived in a tower and had very, very long hair.
    The girl who lived in a tower and had very, very long hair was Rapunzel. This is spelled the same way in both English and Spanish.
  4. He is a little boy who never grows up.
    The story about a little boy who never grows up is the story of Peter Pan. The Spanish words for Peter Pan are Pedro Pan.
  5. She wore glass slippers.
    The fairytale girl who wore glass slippers was Cinderella. The Spanish word for Cinderella is Cenicienta.
  6. Ariel is the ____.
    Ariel is the Little Mermaid. The Spanish words for Little Mermaid are Pequeña Sirena.
  7. Sleepy, Dopey, Sneezy and Doc were all ____.
    Sleepy, Dopey, Sneezy and Doc were all dwarves. The Spanish word for dwarves is enanos.
  8. He was the pirate in the story of Peter Pan.
    The pirate in Peter Pan was named Captain Hook. The Spanish words for Captain Hook are Capitán Garfio.
  9. Cinderella had two ugly ____.
    Cinderella has two ugly stepsisters. The Spanish word for stepsisters is hermanastras.
  10. She sprinkled fairy dust on you that made it possible for you to fly.
    The character that sprinkled fairy dust on you that made it possible to fly was Tinkerbell. The Spanish word for Tinkerbell is Campanita.

Author: Christine G. Broome

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