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Writing - Nursery Rhyme: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

This Spanish Difficult Review quiz you will cover the nursery rhyme of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star as it is spoke in Spanish. Now what child has never heard of this nursery rhyme. One would be very hard pressed the world over to find anyone who hasn’t heard it. It is an English lullaby that was written by Jane Taylor. It was originally simply titled The Star and was published for the first time in 1806.

As it was a lullaby, it was originally meant to be sung, although it also fell into the rhyme category. Like so many other nursery rhymes, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star contains several verses but only the first verse is widely known. For this quiz, however, lines/phrases will be drawn from even the lesser known verses so pay very close attention to your Spanish vocabulary words.

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Once again, as has been the format for all of the writing quizzes, you are being asked to write down each quiz sentence/phrase on a piece of paper and then write out its English translation. The act of writing goes a long, long way towards helping the brain remember not only the Spanish vocabulary words, but their order in a sentence and trains the brain to bounce easily back and forth from one language to another. Now – shall we begin? Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

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  1. Brilla, brilla pequeña estrella,
    The given phrase reads: Twinkle, twinkly little star.
  2. ¡Cómo me pregunto lo que eres!
    The given sentence reads: How I wonder what you are!
  3. Por encima del mundo tan arriba,
    The given phrase reads: Up above the world so high.
  4. Como un diamante en el cielo.
    The given sentence reads: Like a diamond in the sky.
  5. Entonces usted muestra su poca luz,
    The given phrase reads: Then you show your little light. It comes from one of the lesser known verses.
  6. Cuando él nada brilla sobre,
    The phrase reads: When he nothing shines upon. It comes from one of the lesser known verses.
  7. Gracias por sus pequeñas chispas;
    The phrase reads: Thank you for your tiny sparks. It is from one of the lesser known verses.
  8. En el cielo azul marino…
    The phrase reads: In the dark blue sky… It is from one of the lesser known verses.
  9. Para que usted nunca cierre su ojo…
    The phrase reads: For you never close your eye… Sometimes it reads as: For you never shut your eye… It is from one of the lesser known verses.
  10. Aunque yo no sé lo que eres,
    The phrase reads: Though I know not what you are. It is from one of the lesser known verses.

Author: Christine G. Broome

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