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Vocabulary - The First 25 U.S. States

In both Spanish Medium Review quiz series and the Spanish Difficult Review quiz series you were given the chance to learn how to say and spell many different countries of the world. Now in this Spanish Difficult Review quiz, and the one to follow, you will be introduced to the Spanish names of twenty-five of the fifty U.S. states. You will notice that many of the state’s names are spelled exactly the same way in both English and Spanish. However, their pronunciations will, at times, be different.

You might be thinking that this quiz is more of a geography quiz than a Spanish quiz. However, the emphasis here is for you to become familiar with how the state names sound with their Spanish pronunciation. Therefore, as you take the quiz below, please say the answers out loud so that you can hear the pronunciations.

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This quiz, the quiz that follows and the quizzes on the countries have all been created to help you more with hearing the sounds and training the brain to quickly recognize those sounds over learning any real new vocabulary words. They are also designed to carry you forward into conversational Spanish should you decide to continue on further with your Spanish learning. So, for now, let’s get familiar with the first set of 25 U.S. states.

LISTING OF 25 U.S. STATES

ENGLISH SPANISH
Alabama Alabama (note that in Spanish it sounds like ă-lăr-bă-mă)
Alaska Alaska (note that in Spanish it sounds like ă-lărs-kă)
Arizona Arizona (note that in Spanish it sounds like ă-rē-zō-nă)
Arkansas Arkansas (his has the same pronunciation in both languages)
California California (note that in Spanish it sounds like că-lē-for-nē-ă)
Colorado Colorado (note that in Spanish it sounds like cō-lō-ră-dō)
Connecticut Connecticut (this has the same pronunciation in both languages)
Delaware Delaware (this has the same pronunciation in both languages)
Florida Florida (note that in Spanish it sounds like flŏ-rē-dă)
Georgia Georgia (note that in Spanish it sounds like gē-ŏ-gē-ă)
Hawaii Hawái (note that there is only one 'i' in Spanish and sounds like hă-why)
Idaho Idaho (this has the same pronunciation in both languages)
Illinois Illinois (note that in Spanish it sounds like ill-ē-noy)
Indiana Indiana (this has the same pronunciation in both languages)
Iowa Iowa (this has the same pronunciation in both languages)
Kansas Kansas (note that in Spanish it sounds like cărn-zŭs)
Kentucky Kentucky (this has the same pronunciation in both languages)
Louisiana Luisiana (note the spelling difference)
Maine Maine (this has the same pronunciation in both languages)
Maryland Maryland (this has the same pronunciation in both languages)
Massachusetts Massachusetts (this has the same pronunciation in both languages)
Michigan Michigan (this has the same pronunciation in both languages)
Minnesota Minnesota (this has the same pronunciation in both languages)
Mississippi Misisipí (note the different spelling although the pronunciation is the same)
Missouri Misuri (note the different spelling although the pronunciation is the same)

And there you have the first set of 25 U.S. states. Note that some do have different spellings and some have slightly different pronunciations. Again, the main point of learning to say the states is to hear them pronounced in Spanish even when their pronunciation is the same or very close to the same as in English. As you are probably very family with the U.S. states, this quiz is going to tell you the capitals of the different states and you will need to find the correct state with that capital. Please use correct pronunciations and pay attention to spelling.

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  1. Indianapolis is the capital of ____.
    Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana.
  2. Annapolis is the capital of ____.
    Annapolis is the capital of Maryland.
  3. Phoenix is the capital of ____.
    Phoenix is the capital of Arizona that is pronounced as ă-rē-zō-nă.
  4. Baton Rouge is the capital of ____.
    Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana or Luisiana in Spanish.
  5. Sacramento is the capital of ____.
    Sacramento is the capital of California that is pronounced as că-lē-for-nē-ă.
  6. Honolulu is the capital of ____.
    Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii spelled as Hawái in Spanish and pronounced as hă-why.
  7. Lansing is the capital of ____.
    Lansing is the capital of Michigan.
  8. Juneau is the capital of ____.
    Juneau is the capital of Alaska pronounced as ă-lărs-kă.
  9. Jackson is the capital of ____.
    Jackson is the capital of Mississippi and is spelled as Misisipí in Spanish. Note the accent mark above the last 'i'.
  10. Tallahassee is the capital of ____.
    Tallahassee is the capital of Florida pronounced as flŏ-rē-dă.

Author: Christine G. Broome

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