Face it. Don’t deny that at least once in your life you have done a quiz from Cosmopolitan magazine. I used to work for a beauty company that places regular ads in Cosmopolitan, and they gave us complementary magazines every month. So in every issue they featured a Cosmo Test, a quiz or personality test that you fill out and depending on the answers you found out what type of person you are.
Along those lines, test your Spanish slang knowledge here with the following quiz to find out if if you are an expert, a beginner or just don’t have any clue.
1. Butt, wait a line, tail, and glue are some of the different meanings of what single word?
2. The word kite can be translated to the following words in Spanish depending on the country?
a. piragua, papalote, volantín, chichigua, barrilete
b. piragua, papalote, cometa, chichigua, barrilete, pitillo
c. chiringa, papalote, volantín, chichigua, barrilete, cometa
3. In some Latin American countries such as Perú, Argentina and Chile the word luca means a specific amount of money? How much?
a. One hundred (100)
b. One thousand (1,000)
c. One million (1,000,000)
4. The words plata, chavos, pasta, quivo, lana, pisto and guita mean ___________ in different countries of Latin America.
5. Which countries use the word chela for a beer?
a. Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Perú
b. Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Puerto Rico
c. Mexico, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico
6. In Puerto Rico this word means bitch, in Nicaragua a beer and in El Salvador a women. What word we are talking about?
7. What is straw in Chile and a light bulb in Puerto Rico?
8. Ecuador, Panamá and Puerto Rico share the word panas to refer to ____________?
a. your parents
b. loaves of bread
c. your friends
9. Micro, guagua, buseta, chiva, and colectivo are words for ______________?
a. an SUV
b. a truck
c. a bus
10. In which countries should you be a little discreet when using the word concha as it refers to a woman’s vajajay?
a. Venezuela, España, Argentina
b. Perú, Argentina, Bolivia
c. Bolivia, Venezuela, Perú
Check your answers using the key bellow and see how deep your knowledge is about Spanish Slang using the following ranges:
10 of 10 correct answers: You are a Speaking Latino Guru.
8 to 9 correct answers: You’re an expert! You can live anywhere in Latin America.
5 to 7 correct answers: You’re a Hispanic Slang beginner. You need to read or travel more around Latin America.
0 to 4 correct answers: You don’t have a clue of what we are talking about. Start by re-reading all the Speaking Latino blog.
Answers: 1-A, 2-C, 3-B, 4-B, 5-A, 6-C, 7-A, 8-C, 9-C, 10-B
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