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Vocabulary - Getting Around Town

This Spanish Easy Review tests your vocabulary on getting around town. Is your head beginning to hurt with the vast amount of Spanish vocabulary words that you have been learning lately?

One of the amazing things about the series of quizzes here on this site is that you can take them at your leisure and you can take them again and again for practice. Sometimes, though, you want to get away from it all for just a little while. Take a breather and get outside. Ah, what a nice intro into more vocabulary. You knew it was coming!

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Since you want to get out for a while, let’s look at some ways you can get around the town and get away!

English Spanish Pronounced (Phonetically) As
airplane (el) avión ă-vē-ŏn
ambulance (la) ambulancia ăm-bū-lăn-cē-ă
bicycle (la) bicicleta bē-cē-klět-ă
boat / ship (el) barco băr-kō
bus (el) autobús ău-tō-boos
car (el) coche kō-chāy
helicopter (el) helicóptero hāy-lē-cop-těar-ō
motorcycle (la) motocicleta mō-tō- cē-klět-ă
skateboard (la) patineta pă-tē-ně-tă
train (el) tren trěn
tractor (el) tractor trăc-tŏre
trolley (el) tranvía trăn-vē-ă
truck (el) camión că-mē-on

Now you know how to get away from it all! Did you find a favorite way to travel from the list given? When you get back - be sure to study your new vocabulary words and see if you can start using some of them in your everyday life when you get outside. Always pay close attention to how each word is spelled and what gender the word is. Finally, always practice saying the words using the help of the phonetically shown pronunciations.

When you feel rested, move on to the quiz section and see just how well you can remember how to get around town!

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  1. They will take you to the hospital in this.
    They will take you to the hospital in an ambulance. The Spanish word for ambulance is ambulancia.
  2. Titanic was one of these.
    Titanic was a ship. The Spanish word for ship is barco.
  3. This is famous in San Francisco.
    The trolley is famous in San Francisco. The Spanish word for trolley is tranvía.
  4. Delta will get you on one of these.
    Delta is a huge airline and they will get you on an airplane. The Spanish word for airplane is avión.
  5. Children often get to school on this.
    Children often get to school on a bus. The Spanish word for bus is autobús.
  6. A Harley Davidson is one of these.
    A Harley Davidson is a type of motorcycle. The Spanish word motorcycle is motocicleta.
  7. This is a great way to travel across the country by land.
    A great way to travel across the country by land is to travel by train. The Spanish word for train is tren.
  8. Most people learn how to drive this when they are still teenagers.
    Most people learn how to drive a car when they are still teenagers. The Spanish word for car is coche.
  9. This helps to bring troops into battle or to pick up the wounded from the battlefield.
    A helicopter is used to help bring troops into battle and to pick up the wounded from the battlefield. The Spanish word for helicopter is helicóptero.
  10. These can be found in an Olympic event.
    Skateboards can be found in an Olympic event. The Spanish word for skateboards is patinetas. (Notice it is plural.)

Author: Christine G. Broome

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