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  1. Spanish
    1. Pronunciation
    2. The Spanish Alphabet
    3. Capitalization
      1. Proper nouns
      2. Proper adjectives
      3. Proper names
      4. Book titles
    4. Accents
    5. Numbers 0 to 99
      1. Matching endings with nouns
    6. Honey, We Need to Talk (Conversations)
sample test

1. The modern Spanish alphabet has how many letters?
a) 25
b) 26
c) 27
d) 28

2. The word yo means _______ in Spanish.
a) I
b) you
c) he or she
d) they

3. Which one of the following should be capitalized in Spanish?
a) people's titles
b) proper adjectives
c) people's names
d) all of the above

4. The English translation of buenas tardes is:
a) good morning
b) good afternoon
c) good night
d) goodbye

5. True or false: In Spanish, a question has an additional upside-down question mark at the beginning of the sentence.

6. How do you say "thank you" in Spanish?
a) danke
b) gracias
c) grazie
d) merci

7. If you were painting a picture of the sun, what color would you use?
a) amarillo
b) azul
c) rojo
d) verde

8. True or false: Some Spanish words are only distinguished by their accents.

9. Nouns that end in "o" are usually _______ and nouns that end in "a" are usually _______.
a) masculine, feminine
b) feminine, masculine
c) masculine, masculine
d) feminine, feminine

10. Uno + dos + tres =
a) cinco
b) seis
c) siete
d) ocho

11. What is Spanish for "thirty"?
a) trece
b) quince
c) veintitrés
d) treinta

12. How would you say, "the hats" in Spanish?
a) el sombreros
b) la sombreros
c) las sombreros
d) los sombreros

13. If you are referring to a group consisting of both men and women, you should use the pronoun:
a) ellas
b) ellos
c) unas
d) unos

14. Using the regular verb correr, how would you say, "She runs"?
a) Ella corra
b) Ella corre
c) Ella curri
d) Ella corr

15. How do you translate "President Taft" in Spanish?
a) el Presidente Taft
b) el Presidente taft
c) el presidente Taft
d) el presidente taft

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something to consider
1. Why do you think there is an upside down question mark at the beginning of sentences in Spanish?

2. Compared to other languages, do you think Spanish is easier to learn, or harder? Why?

3. A false cognate is a word in Spanish that looks like a word in English but has a different meaning. For example, in Spanish mayor means "older". What false cognates can you think of? Do you think false cognates are coincidences, or is there something more to them?

4. If you could pick a universal language that everyone would speak, and it couldn't be your native language, which one would you pick?

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did you know?
The longest word in Spanish is superextraordinarisimo. This 22-letter word means "extraordinary."

top ten
Top Ten Salsa Flavors

10. caliente (hot)

9. picante (spicy)

8. picante caliente (spicy hot)

7. caliente y picante (hot and spicy)

6. picante caliente caliente (spicy hot hot)

5. tibio (lukewarm)

4. muy estupendo picante caliente (very super spicy hot)

3. extremadamente estupendo picante caliente (extremely super spicy hot)

2. picante caliente de la pimentón grande (big pepper spicy hot)

1. mi lengua se está quemando (my tongue is burning)

abogado/a— lawyer

aguacate— avocado

amarillo— yellow

año— year

árboles— trees

azúcar— sugar

bonito— pretty

calle— street

camarero/a— waiter

cena— dinner

cigüeña— stork

cine— movie theater

ciudad— city

clase— class

coche— car

cocos— coconuts

dentistas— dentists

escritor/a— writer

estúpida— stupid

ferrocarril— railway/train

gato— cat

gracias— thank you

guitarra— guitar

historia— history

idiota— idiot

justicia humana— human justice

manzanas— apples

marzo— March

muy— very

niño— little boy

no más— no more

ojo— eye

pato— duck

pelo— hair

pingüino— penguin

plantas— plants

puntos— points

queso— cheese

quinto— fifth

rápido— fast

regalo— gift

septiembre— September

también— also, too

taza— cup

tetera— teapot

tostador— toaster

trucha— trout

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