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Comprehension - I Can Read Spanish! (Quiz 6)

This sixth and final Spanish Easy Review comprehension quiz continues to help you review your ability to be able to read Spanish. It will, perhaps, be the toughest of the quizzes in that the sentences have gotten a little more complex. However, with all of the practice you have been getting through quizzes 1 through 5, that practice should make this quiz a lot easier as you now have a growing understanding of reading in Spanish.

You should still take plenty of time to read each word, where its placement should appear in a sentence and how it would translate into English. Some words can have more than one meaning. The meaning will depend upon its usage in the sentence. This is the same thing as in English. For example, we could say: He read the paper. Or we could say: He can read it during lunch.

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In the first sentence above, the word read sounds like the color red and in the second it sounds like the word reed. That is why it is important to focus on what the entire message of the sentence is trying to convey to you. Therefore, do not race through the sentences too quickly or you might come up with the wrong translation.

Below there are ten sentences. Each sentence is given in Spanish. Locate the correct English translation for each given sentence.

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  1. Ella camina en el pasto verde.
    The word ella is the Spanish pronoun for she. Each answer has translated this correctly. The word verde is Spanish for green. This now means that the first answer can be eliminated. The verb camina is Spanish for walks and the word pasto is Spanish for grass. This means that both the third and last answers can be eliminated. The correct translation is: She walks on the green grass.
  2. Amo vivir en el agua.
    The words en el agua are Spanish for on the water. This has been translated correctly in each answer. The verb vivir is Spanish for to live. This now means that the second and third answers can be eliminated. The word amo is the Spanish verb for I love. The translation is: I love to live on the water.
  3. Carla tiene tijeras en su bolso.
    The words Carla tiene are Spanish for Carla has. Each answer has translated this correctly. The words en su are Spanish for in her and can also be on her. The other words will let you know which translation will be needed for this sentence. The words tijeras and bolso are Spanish for scissors and purse making the translation of the sentence: Carla has scissors in her purse.
  4. Ella es feliz cuando canta.
    The words ella es are Spanish for she is and the words cuando canta are Spanish for when she sings. These have been translated correctly in each answer. The word to focus on then is feliz. Feliz is Spanish for happy. This now tells you that the translation is: She is happy when she sings.
  5. La chaqueta de Davíd es nueva.
    The verb of es is Spanish for is and is translated correctly in each answer as is the English translation of David and new for nueva. The word de means of so that de Davíd means of David. This means that something belongs to David as it shows possession. La chaqueta is Spanish for the jacket. The jacket belongs to David. The literal translation is: The jacket of David is new. However, we would translate that into English as: David’s jacket is new. (As a reminder, in Spanish you could see David with and without an accent mark. The most common way is without but it is good for you to know that it can contain it as we have used here.)
  6. Señor Jones lava el perro.
    The words el perro are Spanish for the dog and they have been translated correctly in each answer. The word señor (which can be shown as Sr. in Spanish) is Spanish for mister (Mr.) which means that the first and last answers can now be eliminated. The name Jones is translated the same in both languages. The verb lava is Spanish for washes. This now shows you that the translation is: Mr. Jones washes the dog.
  7. La ducha es rosada.
    The verb here is es which means is and is correctly translated in each answer. The words la ducha mean the shower and the word rosada means pink. The translation is: The shower is pink.
  8. Miguel juzga sus amigos.
    The words sus amigos are Spanish for his friends and this has been correctly translated in each answer. The word Miguel is Spanish for Michael. This means that the third and last answers can now be eliminated. The verb juzga is Spanish for judges. The translation then is: Michael judges his friends.
  9. Los arándanos congelan de noche.
    The words de noche are Spanish for at night. Each answer has translated this correctly. The verb congelan is Spanish for freeze. This means that the first and second answers can be eliminated. The words los arándanos mean the blueberries. This now tells you that the translation is: The blueberries freeze at night. Of note here, rather than 'a' meaning 'at night', here it is 'de' that means 'at night' or 'of night'.
  10. Ellos sientan en el sofá.
    The words en el sofá are Spanish for on the couch. Each answer has translated this correctly. The word ellos is Spanish for they and it is the masculine form of the word. The first and third answers can now be eliminated. The verb sientan means sit. The last answer can now be eliminated. The translation is: They sit on the couch.

Author: Christine G. Broome

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